Smiley’s FAMILY MEDICINE Clinic – 612-333-0770
Call early to have the best chance of a same-day appointment; Smiley’s opens at 8am. See information below about how uninsured Augsburg students can access services at Smiley’s for a $5 co-pay. Augsburg’s Department of Public Safety will provide rides to Smiley’s as they are available (we advise calling an hour ahead of your appointment if you would like a ride). Smiley’s is also accessible by light rail (one stop from Augsburg on the Blue Line).
Augsburg University contracts with Smiley’s Family Medicine Clinic, a neighborhood family practice clinic run by University of Minnesota Physicians, to provide a wide range of health care services year-round for uninsured Augsburg students. Smiley’s also accepts most insurances, and many of our students who have insurance use the clinic for their health concerns. Students with insurance should contact their insurance customer service number to confirm that Smiley’s Family Medicine Clinic is in their provider network.
Uninsured Augsburg students may see a family physician at Smiley’s Clinic for a $5 co-pay (on showing their Augsburg identification card). Some other services at Smiley’s (such as some labwork) are included in the Augsburg contract, others are not. Students using the Augsburg contract at Smiley’s should thoroughly read the contract below to familiarize themselves with what is, and is not, covered. Call the Center for Wellness & Counseling if you have questions (612-330-1707).
Augsburg Student Health Service Agreement WITH SMILEY’S CLINIC
June 1, 2017 through May 31, 2018
University of Minnesota Physicians through Smiley’s Clinic, agrees to provide student health services to Enrolled Augsburg University Students according to the following guidelines.
For students without insurance: $5 co-pay
- Students are responsible for $5.00 co-pay at the time of their visit under the Augsburg Student Health Service Agreement.
- Smiley’s Clinic will provide the following services that are covered by the Augsburg contract:
- Office visits for acute or chronic medical problems
- Annual physical exams 1 per year
- Lab tests drawn and completed at Smiley’s Clinic
- X-rays performed at Smiley’s Clinic
- Tetanus immunization
- Tuberculosis skin test (Mantoux)
- Casts, crutches, splints, slings and ace bandages
- Allergy injections (prescription and supply must be provided by student)
- The following services are not covered by the Augsburg contract:
- Sports physicals
- All laboratory charges that are required to be sent to an outside lab (Fairview)
- Majority of STD tests are completed and billed through Fairview Lab and therefore are not covered
- X-rays not performed at Smiley’s
- Psychological services. These services are covered by the Augsburg Center for Wellness & Counseling
- All immunizations, except tetanus
- Flu shots
- Birth control, ie: IUDs, Depo, etc
- For birth control, students will need to access community centers such as: Planned Parenthood. See Sexual Health page.
For students with insurance:
- Smileys Clinic will bill the student’s insurance company for all charges.
- The remaining balance after insurance has processed the claim is the responsibility of the student.
- Students are responsible for knowing what a covered service is and what is not covered by the Augsburg contract. Services that are not covered under the Augsburg contract are the responsibility of the student.
- Students are responsible for services not provided by Smiley’s clinic, including any hospital, urgent care, or emergency services.
- Students are responsible for any co-pays, deductibles, or a balance remaining after insurance has processed the claims.
- Augsburg students covered under this contract are subject to the same rights and responsibilities of other Smiley’s Clinic patients. Students shall also be subject to the Augsburg University Student Code of Conduct while receiving services at Smiley’s Clinic.