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Medical Emergencies

For severe or potentially life-threatening medical or mental health emergencies,
call 911 or go to a local hospital emergency room.

To find hospitals and urgent care clinics in Austin, click Emergency Rooms and Urgent Care Clinics below. Alternatively, search the internet or check your health insurance for a list of in-network doctors.

What to Do When University Health Services is Closed

24-Hour Nurse Advice Line

UT students who are sick or injured can call the UHS 24-hour Nurse Advice Line at (512) 475-6877 (NURS) anytime for self-care advice and help determining whether and when to see a doctor.
UHS 24-Hour Nurse Advice Line

Urgent Care Clinics and Hospitals

Urgent care facilities have extended hours and can save you time and money compared to hospital emergency rooms. You can go to an urgent care facility when you’re sick or have a minor injury or health issue that isn’t life-threatening – it doesn’t have to be an “urgent” problem.

Hospital emergency rooms should be used only for true medical emergencies (serious or possibly life threatening problems). Many insurers cover hospital emergency room visits only for medical emergencies.)

Emergency Rooms and Urgent Care Clinics

The cost for visits to local healthcare facilities vary widely based on the facility and whether you have health insurance. Such costs are the patient's responsibility - the university does not cover them.

UHS Hours and Contact Information

Mental Health Crisis

UT students can call the UT Counseling and Mental Health Center CMHC Crisis Line at (512) 471-2255 (CALL) to speak with a trained counselor about their concern.

UT Counseling and Mental Health Center CMHC Crisis Line

This information is provided as a courtesy. Additional healthcare providers are available, so consult with your insurance company if needed.