At University Health Services, your son or daughter will receive the highest quality care in a supportive environment that focuses on the needs of college students. You can expect everything from UHS that you get from your family doctor... and more. Take some time to browse our website.
Our accredited facility is conveniently located in the Student Services Building (SSB) on W. Dean Keeton between University and Wichita Streets.
UHS healthcare providers are physicians, advanced nurse practitioners, and physician assistants. They are supported by teams of nurses, laboratory and radiological technologists, licensed counselors, registered dietitians, and professional health educators. If your Longhorn needs medical specialty care not offered at UHS, we can refer him or her to appropriate community resources.
Meningococcal (bacterial meningitis) vaccine requirement for entering UT students. Your Longhorn may need a second shot.
Your longhorn will not be able to register for classes, even at new student orientation sessions, until UHS has received documentation that they have complied with this requirement. Entering students must have had the vaccine during the five year period prior to, but no later than ten days before the first day of the semester they will enter UT Austin. Therefore, many students will need a more current dose of the vaccine to comply.
Students can schedule most UHS appointments online or can call the UHS Appointments Line at (512) 471-4955. A limited number of same-day appointments and an Urgent Care Clinic are reserved for students with pressing medical conditions.
Students can call the UHS 24-hour Nurse Advice Line at (512) 475-6877 anytime 24/7/365 to get guidance about whether and how to care for themselves at home, schedule an appointment, come to our Urgent Care Clinic, or go to an off-campus 24-hour clinic or emergency room.
Charges and Billing
There is a nominal charge for office visits, and charges apply for all tests, procedures, and supplies used to diagnose and treat illness and injuries. Details about charges and payment options can be found on our Charges page.
UHS is not health insurance, and UT students are not automatically enrolled in an insurance plan. UHS can bill your insurance if your policy covers your student. Click the link below to learn how insurance works at UHS.
Students without health insurance can use UHS. However, your Longhorn may need medical care when UHS is closed, require specialty services not provided at UHS, or suffer an illness or injury that requires an emergency room visit or hospitalization. Keep your son or daughter on your insurance plan if possible. Otherwise, consider Student Health Insurance, a UT System-approved plan by Academic Health Plans- Blue Cross Blue Shield. Click the link below for details.
Complete required health forms online. Make it easy on your Longhorn by helping them enter their health history and insurance information before they need an appointment at UHS. For complete instructions, go to:
Ensure that your Longhorn has complied with vaccine and (for international students) medical test requirements. Students entering in January 2012 and thereafter must provide documentation to UHS that they have complied with a new meningococcal (bacterial meningitis) vaccine requirement before they will be allowed to register for classes. Many students will have to get a second meningococcal vaccine to comply. International students must comply with additional vaccine and medical test requirements. Also check your Longhorn's immunization records to see if they are current with vaccines that are recommended (but not required) for students.
Stock their medicine cabinet or dorm room first-aid kit. Our nurses often refer to over-the-counter medications and first-aid supplies. If they ever run out, these items are available in the Forty Acres Pharmacy.
Supply them with hand sanitizer for their backpack or purse. Encourage frequent hand washing/sanitizing to prevent colds, flu, sore throats, and stomach upsets.
Check in with your Longhorn and offer support. If you are concerned about your Longhorn, know that help is available.
The UHS Health Promotion Resource Center offers individual consultations with students on alcohol or drug use, healthy sexuality, and nutrition. We also teach classes and workshops about how students can get and stay healthy on campus.