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General Medical Care

General Medical Care


(512) 471-4955
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Monday - Friday 8:00am - 5:00pm
Closed Saturday and Sunday
Wednesdays Closed 12pm - 1:30pm
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University Health Services is here to keep you healthy while you focus on your studies at UT Austin. You can expect the same types of services here that you can get from your family doctor.

  • Appointments are required for all non-urgent medical conditions. Call (512) 471-4955 for an appointment.
  • For advice on how to care for an illness or injury at home or guidance about whether and when to see a healthcare provider, call the 24-hour Nurse Advice Line any time, 24 hours a day, any day of the year at (512) 475-6877 (NURS).
  • For severe or potentially life-threatening symptoms, go to a local hospital emergency room or call 911.

Our healthcare providers are licensed physicians, physician assistants, certified nurse practitioners, and behavioral health consultants supported by a staff of nurses, medical technologists, radiological technologists, pharmacists, chemical dependency counselors, dietitians, and professional health educators. For more information, click UHS Staff in Helpful Links.


UHS general medicine clinics provide primary medical care tailored to the unique needs of college students. Common medical services include diagnosis and treatment of:

  • Upper respiratory infections
  • Sexually transmitted infections
  • Stress, anxiety, and depression
  • Eating disorders
  • Minor injuries

You can also schedule appointments for

  • Physical exams for work or travel
  • Minor surgical procedures
  • Chronic disease management (asthma, diabetes, hypertension)
  • Assistance with prescription medications

We also offer a 24-Hour Nurse Advice Line, an urgent care clinic, allergy shots, immunizations, and travel health appointments as well as sports medicine, and women's health specialty clinics. If you need care that isn't offered at UHS, we can refer you to a specialist in the community - just like your family doctor would.

Dr. Tai is board certified in Internal Medicine, which means he cares for a diverse patient population with all kinds of problems ranging from minor illnesses and injuries to potentially serious problems and chronic conditions like asthma and diabetes. Here, Dr. Tai discusses why he chose medicine and what he likes about his vocation:

dr tai

"I chose medicine because I felt it was a field that offered many options. General internal medicine combines my interests in science, the arts, and individuals and allows me to work in a variety of areas. Every day is a little different. Some cases need straightforward evidence-based decision making while others require less well-defined verbal and nonverbal practices. Working in a university environment involves constant change and is an ongoing learning experience. If you are thinking about a career in healthcare, I suggest exploring not only medical school but also nursing fields, advanced practice nursing programs, physician assistant programs, and pharmacy programs as they all play integral roles in healthcare now."