Laboratory Services

Student Health on Haven performs a limited number of laboratory tests onsite. We also contract with a full-service laboratory (LabCorp) so that your blood or other specimens can be collected at Student Health. Any student who has paid the Health and Related Services Fee is eligible to utilize lab services. We are not able to send lab tests requested by any clinician outside of Student Health on Haven. You should request that your provider send the labs or go to the nearest service center for your in-network lab.

Laboratory Tests and Fees

  • Students with the Columbia University Student Health Insurance Plan administered by Aetna: There are no additional out of pocket fees for lab tests ordered by Student Health clinicians that are sent to our reference laboratory.
  • Students with alternate insurance coverage: If you waived the Columbia University Student Health Insurance Plan administered by Aetna because you have comparable coverage and you have lab tests ordered by a Student Health clinician, we can submit your insurance information to our reference lab, LabCorp, and they can bill your insurance.

Please check that LabCorp is in-network with your insurance plan prior to your appointment at Student Health. You are responsible for any co-insurance or out-of-network costs associated with lab testing.

If you prefer not to submit your insurance information, you will be required to pay the cost of the laboratory tests at the time of service and then seek reimbursement from your own insurance plan. This will be considered an out-of-network service by your insurance.

We are not able to send lab tests requested by any clinician outside of Student Health. You should request that your provider send the labs or go to the nearest service center for your in-network lab.

The in-network lab for Aetna Student Health Insurance Plan is Quest Diagnostics. The closest service center to campus is located at 4071 Broadway, between 171st and 172nd Street.

Notification of Test Results

Once Student Health receives your laboratory or radiology results, the ordering clinician will contact you via secure messaging. Please check the Student Health portal for the message and links to the results where applicable.