Student Health & Wellness Fee

Summer Health Fee

Students who are NOT enrolled in summer classes can pay a $60* summer health fee for continued access to Medical Clinics and Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS). 

  • *Summer Health fee is prorated to $40* beginning July 1, 2024  
  • Students enrolled in Fall 2024 semester can access Medical Clinics and CAPS beginning August 1, 2024 
  • All patients will be billed through health insurance (or can self-pay) for Medical Clinic visits and psychiatry services; see our Charges Policy.

The University of Arkansas requires all enrolled students to pay a mandatory health fee of $7.69 per credit hour. This fee enables the health center to provide high-quality, accessible health care and primary prevention services. 

The student health and wellness fee is different than health insurance, in that the fee extends beyond direct patient care, and encourages students to take advantage of other services that contribute to positive health and wellness and help keep students on the path toward graduation.

While the student health and wellness fee does not cover all services offered at the health center, it is essential for sustaining programs related to public health surveillance, regulatory compliance and crisis response. The fee also addresses important concerns for the entire campus community, including communicable disease, sexual health, mental health, and substance abuse. 

The student health & wellness fee covers and supports the following at Pat Walker Health Center including Medical Services; Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS); Substance Education, Assessment and Recovery (SEAR); and UARK Wellness with University Recreation:

  • 24-hour mental health emergency care
  • Consultation with a registered dietician
  • Various group therapy sessions and workshops
  • Individual consultations with a certified wellness coach
  • Wellness and health education programs and outreach initiatives
  • Consultations and short-term counseling with a mental health clinician
  • Consultation with an orthopedic specialist (office visit fee waived and other charges still apply)
  • Healthy student behavior programs that promote positive health and safety (e.g. peer support for students in or seeking recovery from substance abuse; programs that educate about sexually transmitted infections, stress management, and contraception)

For additional questions about the student health and wellness fee, call the health center at 479-575-4451 or email