UT University Health Services

Charges and Insurance

Information: (512) 475-8394

Billing and Insurance Office Hours:
Monday - Friday 8:00am - 5:30pm
Closed Saturday and Sunday and UT Holidays

Semester hours exceptions


There are charges associated with a visit to UHS. However, we believe that finances should not prevent students from getting necessary healthcare. Your tuition helps cover the cost for many UHS services, and we work hard to keep care affordable.

Healthcare costs depend on what kind of care you need and your insurance plan, if you have one. Health insurance plans vary a great deal, and usually cover only part of the costs. You are responsible to pay any part that isn't covered by health insurance or by tuition.

For details, click the section below that matches your situation.

You do not need health insurance to use UHS. A discounted rate is available to students who don't have health insurance, who are covered by Medicaid or Medicare, or are otherwise underinsured.

The student administrative health fee (included in your tuition) helps cover part of the cost for appointments at UHS. With a few exceptions, your financial responsibility for most office visits is $10, and additional charges apply for tests and treatment. If you don't wish to pay on the day of your appointment, we will bill your What I Owe.

Read the UHS Charges Statement.

We strongly urge all students to have health insurance. The UT Student Health Insurance Plan provides great, affordable coverage plus an option for dental insurance. Explore your health insurance options by clicking on the link on this page.

Medicaid (including CHIP) and Medicare cannot be used at UHS, so students with these plans will receive a discounted rate as if they had no insurance.

The student administrative health fee (included in your tuition) helps cover part of the cost for appointments at UHS. With a few exceptions, your financial responsibility for most office visits is $10, and additional charges apply for tests and treatment. If you don't wish to pay on the day of your appointment, we will bill your What I Owe.

Read the UHS Charges Statement.

Explore your health insurance options by clicking on the link on this page.

We accept and are in-network with most major US-based insurance plans.

If we are not in-network with your insurance, we can file a courtesy claim with them. You will receive a discounted rate, either from UHS or your insurance company.

Find out if UHS is in-network with your insurance

The student administrative health fee (included in your tuition) helps cover part of the cost for appointments at UHS. Your financial responsibility is $10 for most  office visits (see exceptions).

Additional charges apply for tests and treatments. Your health insurance may cover some or all of those costs. If you don't wish to pay on the day of your appointment, we will bill your What I Owe.

The cost of healthcare depends largely on what kind of care you need and the details of your insurance plan. Health insurance plans vary a great deal, and they usually cover only part of the costs. You are responsible to pay the remainder.

To learn what your plan covers at UHS, call your insurance company and give them our tax ID 74-6000203. You can also learn about your plan at the website listed on your insurance card.

Read the UHS Charges Statement.

Submit your insurance information before your first visit to UHS: Log on to the MyUHS Patient Portal [UT EID required], and upload an image of your insurance card.

Bring your valid photo ID and your insurance card to every visit.
How to Read Your Insurance Card

To use your insurance at UHS, call your primary care provider (PCP) and ask them to request an authorization for you to be seen at UHS for the entire current (or upcoming) semester. Give your PCP both the UHS tax ID (74-6000203) and NPI (1740313337) numbers. You must do this before each semester to use your TRICARE Prime at UHS.

HMO plans typically do not pay for services at UHS. However, if you have an HMO plan, call your primary care provider (PCP) and ask them to request an authorization for you to be seen at UHS for the entire current (or upcoming) semester. Give your PCP the UHS tax ID number (74-6000203). You must do this before each semester.

Students with an HMO plan who have not received authorization to be seen at UHS will receive a discounted rate as if they had no insurance.

Explore your health insurance options by clicking on the link on this page.

Health insurance from companies based outside the United States cannot be used at UHS, so students with these plans will receive a discounted rate as if they had no insurance.

Explore other health insurance options by clicking on the link on this page.

If you have insurance but you don't want the policy holder to know about your visit to UHS, you may choose not to use your insurance for that appointment. But medical care typically costs more if you don’t use your insurance.

When you use your health insurance, UHS bills (files a claim with) the health insurance company for the charges incurred at your visit. When the insurance company processes that claim, they send the policy holder a statement called an Explanation of Benefits (EOB).

How this decision affects privacy and cost:

  • If you don’t want to use your insurance for a specific appointment at UHS, you must notify the UHS Billing and Insurance Office at the time of your appointment.
  • Your appointment may cost significantly more than $10.
  • Due to insurance regulations, the student administrative health fee is not available to students who have insurance but choose not to use it.

    UHS will extend the discounted rate to you, but it will still cost more than if you had used your insurance and you must pay in full on the day of your appointment.

    Learn about the Student administrative health fee by the clicking on link on this page

  • About lab tests: Occasionally, lab test results indicate a need for further testing, which is done using the specimens that were collected at your appointment. If this happens, UHS will notify you. If you don't want UHS to bill your insurance company for those additional tests, you must pay the cost within two business days after we notify you.
  • Learn more about Patient Privacy at UHS

    UHS Notice of Privacy Practices (HIPAA notice)


Other helpful information

If you have insurance but you don't want the policy holder to know about your visit to UHS, you may choose not to use your insurance for that appointment. Before you decide, you need to be aware of these important considerations:

  • If you don't want to use your insurance for an appointment at UHS, you must notify the UHS Billing and Insurance Office at the time of your appointment.
  • Your appointment may cost significantly more than $10. Because of insurance regulations, UHS cannot use the student administrative health fee (included in your tuition) to help cover office visits or other costs for students who have insurance and choose not to use it.

    Learn about the Student administrative health fee by clicking on link on this page

  • UHS will extend the discounted rate to you, but it will still cost more than if you had used your insurance, and you must pay in full on the day of your appointment.
  • If you get lab tests at your appointment, the results could indicate a need for further testing, which will automatically be done on the specimens collected at your appointment. If this happens, UHS will notify you. If you don't want UHS to bill your insurance company for those additional tests, you must pay for them within two business days after we notify you.
Learn more about Patient Privacy at UHS

To protect your privacy, we don't post medical details to What I Owe. We will give you an itemized statement upon request. Anyone with eProxy privileges to your What I Owe will see the amount due to UHS, but not why you came in or what services you received.

If you have insurance, learn about health insurance and your privacy at UHS by opening “I have health insurance” above, then click the section “I’m concerned about privacy.”

Learn more about Patient Privacy at UHS

UHS Notice of Privacy Practices (HIPAA notice)

Unexpected healthcare costs can disrupt your education. We strongly urge all students to have health insurance. Please consider these options:

Student Health Insurance Plan. The UT Student Health Insurance Plan (Academic HealthPlans) provides affordable coverage designed specifically for UT students and their eligible dependents. This plan has all of the essential features required by the Affordable Care Act plus optional dental coverage. Click here for details or call 855-247-7587.

Many international students are already enrolled in the Student Health Insurance Plan. The International Office can assist - call 512-471-2477.

Students who sign up for the Student Health Insurance Plan may use University Health Services as soon as their insurance coverage begins, which may occur before the semester begins.

Your parent's insurance plan. Most people ages 25 and younger can be on their parent's insurance plan. Ask your parents if they have health insurance that you could enroll in.

If your parents have insurance, ask them to help you compare the benefits and cost of their plan to the UT Student Health Insurance Plan to see what option would be best for your family.

Health Insurance Marketplace. Sign up for a plan at Healthcare.gov (sometimes called the "exchange"). Financial help is available to qualifying individuals.

People under age 30 with a limited income may qualify to enroll in a "Catastrophic" health plan as a way to protect against worst-case scenarios. But you would still have to pay for most routine medical expenses yourself. Learn More about Catastrophic Plans.

Your employer's insurance plan. If you have a job, ask your supervisor or human resources contact if you're able to get insurance through your workplace.

State of Texas Medicaid provides free or low-cost health coverage to certain people with very limited income or with disabilities. Find out if you qualify for Medicaid by calling 211. While Medicaid cannot be used at UHS, students with Medicaid will received discounted rates at UHS.

Travis County Medical Assistance Program (MAP) is for people who live in Travis County, aren’t able to afford health insurance, and who do not have other healthcare coverage like Medicaid or private insurance. Learn more at  Travis County MAP.

Remain uninsured. Uninsured people are responsible to pay for 100% of their medical expenses. UHS does not recommend this option.

In 2018, if you are required to have insurance and you don't get it, you may have to pay a tax penalty in compliance with the Affordable Care Act.

To pay on the day of your appointment, come to the UHS Billing and Insurance Office. We accept cash, major credit cards (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover), personal checks, and Bevo Bucks.

Call or come by to discuss charges, pay a bill, arrange a payment plan, or clear a financial bar. Our staff can also help you understand your health insurance or find options for insurance coverage.

Charges posted to What I Owe can be paid online, in person at the UHS Billing and Insurance Office (SSB 2.106), or by phone at 512-475-8394.

Read the UHS Charges Statement.

To protect your privacy, we don't post medical details to What I Owe. Anyone with eProxy privileges to your What I Owe will see the amount due to UHS, but not why you came in or what services you received. We can give you an itemized statement upon request.

For more information click on the Privacy with Regards to Billing link on this page

A $25 charge applies when students miss an appointment or cancel without sufficient notice: at least 24 hours before the appointment time for dietitian, physical therapy, and ultrasound appointments; at least two hours before the appointment time for all other appointments.

We ask all patients to arrive at least 15 minutes prior to their appointment time. If you arrive late, you might not be seen and will be charged a missed appointment fee.

Appeal a missed appointment/late cancellation charge.

Each year, the Student Services Budget Committee allocates money from tuition to student services, including UHS. Those funds allocated to UHS are called Student Administrative Health Fees (SAHF).

The SAHF helps keep healthcare affordable by covering part of the financial responsibility for certain medical services, tests, and supplies for students, whether they have insurance or not. Because of insurance regulations, the SAHF can’t be used to cover the costs incurred by students who have insurance but choose not to use it.

Highlights of SAHF coverage:

Effective January 12, 2018 for the 2017-18 academic year, the SAHF covers:

Read the University of Texas UHS-SAHF Plan Document



View a PDF list of UHS charges (discounted rates)

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