Generally, students will not incur significant out-of-pocket costs when they use Duquesne University Health Services (DUHS). It remains important to have health insurance that has comprehensive medical coverage in the Pittsburgh area. Students and parents are encouraged to consider enrollment in the Student Health Insurance Plan.

Contact your insurance carrier to find out if you have comprehensive medical coverage in the Pittsburgh area. Duquesne University Health Services will bill for services, and you will be solely responsible for those medical expenses your insurance does not cover.

All full-time students must have medical insurance coverage and provide the University with verifiable proof of coverage. If you have a question or need further information, contact QM Services at 1 (800) 273-1715 - ext. 2, or email

Duquesne University partners with UPMC and QM Services to provide a comprehensive and affordable student health insurance plan.

Students have access to the following services at DUHS for which their personal health insurance is not billed. These services will have an out-of-pocket cost for students and DUHS does not submit these charges to students' personal health insurance.

  • Allergy injections
  • Tuberculosis skin testing and Quantiferon-Gold blood testing
  • Over-the-counter medications and starter packs for prescription drugs
  • Blood titer testing for MMR, Hepatitis B and Varicella immunity
  • Travel medicine consultation with Center for Pharmacy Care staff
  • Public health services or benefits that are essential for either the personal safety of an individual student or for overall campus safety
  • Physical exams that require completion of a health questionnaire for participation in club sport athletics, clinical rotations, internships, employment physicals, PA driver's license physical

Duquesne University Health Services will submit payment for eligible services, including charges for physician, mid-level practitioner and nurse visits to students' health insurance plans. The services for which insurance is billed includes but is not limited to:

  • Evaluation and treatment of illness and or injury
  • General health and wellness consultations with appropriate referral as necessary
  • Continuation of care for chronic diseases
  • Annual physical exams / preventive care (provided under a variety of insurance providers deemed as a covered benefit)
  • Routine well-woman care and well-male care
  • Minor procedures
  • Medical evaluations for behavioral health care services
  • Durable medical equipment
  • Other services and supplies as determined by DUHS

Charges for services provided at DUHS that are not covered by the students' insurance, (with the exception of co-pays) will be the sole responsibility of the student or guardian. Bills from laboratories and any outside diagnostic testing facilities will not be the responsibility of Health Services. Students are asked to be aware of their insurance coverage and any financial responsibilities such as coinsurance, deductibles and co-payments.

If you have any questions regarding a bill received from Health Services, please contact HMA (Healthcare Management Advisors) at (412) 920-1111.