UT University Health Services

Incoming Students

Welcome to the University of Texas at Austin

Affordable Student Health Insurance

The Student Health Insurance Plan is an affordable plan that pays for all covered services obtained at UHS at 100%. An optional dental plan is available.

AlcoholEDU and Sexual Assault Prevention

AlcoholEdu and SAPU are online programs which are mandatory for all incoming first-year and transfer students at UT.

Immunizations and Medical Clearance Requirements

You cannot register for classes until University Health Services (UHS) receives and processes documentation showing you have met all applicable Medical Clearance Requirements.

Things to Do Before Coming to Campus

Helpful Links for Parents

Obtain your immunization records

If you don't have your immunization records, look in these places:

Institutions where immunization records might be found usually have rules for how long they are kept, so very old records may no longer be available.

Meet all medical clearance requirements that pertain to your circumstances

Go here for details on acceptable documentation and how and by when to submit it.

Considering getting recommended immunizations

Students entering UT should consider getting the following vaccines:
  • Hepatitis A and B
  • Human Papillomavirus (HPV) - approved for men and women
  • Influenza (flu)
  • Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis (Tdap)
  • Varicella (chickenpox)
  • COVID-19

After being admitted, you can make an appointment at UHS to get required or recommended immunizations, TB screening tests or blood tests proving immunity to measles, mumps and/or rubella. Charges apply. For vaccine information, go to Immunization Information.

Acknowledge the "Important Information about Bacterial Meningitis" statement

Texas law requires all new students to read and acknowledge the "Important Information about Bacterial Meningitis" statement online. If you don't, you may be barred from registering for classes and accessing University resources.
Important Information about Bacterial Meningitis

Learn about your personal and family medical history

At age 18, you'll be responsible for consenting to your medical care and providing information to healthcare providers. Ask your parents these questions, and put the answers in your phone:
  • What medications do I take and why?
  • Am I allergic to any medications, foods or to latex?
  • What significant illnesses, injuries or surgeries have I had?
  • What chronic illnesses run in my family and who had them? (e.g. your mother's mother, father's mother, father's sister, siblings, etc.)

Learn about your health insurance coverage

Healthcare can be extremely expensive, especially if you need to see a specialist, have a medical emergency or require hospitalization. We encourage you to have health insurance so that medical expenses do not disrupt your studies.

Whether you will remain on your parent's health insurance plan or have your own, bring copies of your medical and prescription drug insurance card(s) to Austin. Compare coverage and cost of the UT System-selected student health insurance plan, AcademicBlue (SHIP), to your current plan to ensure you're getting the most coverage for your money.

If you don't have insurance, consider getting it

The AcademicBlue (SHIP), the student health insurance plan is an affordable plan that pays for all covered services obtained at UHS at 100%. It also provides in and out of network benefits with a national network. An optional dental plan is available.

Learn what your insurance covers, how it works, the difference between "in-network" and "out-of-network" care and any pre-authorization requirements. Knowing these things can save time and money.

Learn whether your insurance is accepted at UHS and call the Billing and Insurance Office at (512) 475-8394 for clarification or questions.

Check whether UHS accepts your insurance plan.

Complete your new patient forms online

Log on to MyUHS and complete your new patient forms. Do this now to save time when you schedule and check in for appointments. Have a parent or family member help you complete your personal and family medical history.

Enter your insurance information (if insured) AND upload your insurance card

  • Log in to MyUHS and click Messages.
  • Click New Message and select I Want to Submit my Insurance Information.

To upload your insurance card

  • Scan and save the front and back of the card.
  • Log in to MyUHS. Click Insurance Card.
  • Click Add New Card.
  • Select Choose Front and then Save. Repeat for the back.

Find out about on-campus healthcare

All UT students are automatically eligible to use UHS. Staff in our fully-accredited facility provide care in a supportive environment that focuses on the needs of college students. Expect everything from UHS that you get from your family doctor... and more.

Charges apply. We are in-network with most health insurance plans and offer discounted rates for uninsured students, students covered by Medicaid or Medicare, underinsured students or students who choose not use their insurance.

Students choosing not to use their insurance are required to notify the Billing and Insurance Office and pay all charges incurred in full before close of business on the day of service.

UHS employs board-certified physicians, advanced nurse practitioners and certified physician assistants. They are supported by nurses, laboratory and radiological technologists, licensed counselors, physical therapists, registered dietitians and professional health promotion specialists. If you need medical specialty care that UHS doesn't offer, we can refer you to community resources.
UHS Staff

Stock a "medicine cabinet" for your room or apartment

Keep basic supplies on hand so you don't have to go out when you feel sick or experience a minor injury. Consider the following, depending on your needs and what you use at home.

First Aid Supplies

  • Bandages for small wounds and blisters
  • Gauze and tape for larger wounds
  • Antibacterial cleanser to clean wound
  • ACE wrap for minor sprains
  • Ice pack
  • Heating pad
  • Digital thermometer
  • Antibacterial cream or ointment like Bacitracin
  • Anti-inflammatory cream like Cortaid (for rashes and bug bites)

Over-the-Counter Medications

  • Antihistamine such as Benadryl©, Zyrtec©, Claritin© or Allegra©
  • Antacid such as Tums© or Mylanta©
  • Acid reducer such as Pepcid©
  • Anti-diarrhea medication like Imodium AD©
  • Fever reducer / pain reducer containing acetaminophen or ibuprofen
  • Nasal decongestant such as Mucinex©, saline spray or nasal rinse
  • Cough suppressant like Robitussin© or Delsym©

Plan for getting your prescription medications while you're in Austin.

If you need to renew most prescriptions, you can schedule an appointment at UHS.

Plan for special medical needs

If you get allergy shots or require routine lab tests for a medical condition, click below for information.

Allergy, Immunization and Travel Clinic

UHS Laboratory

If you have other special health needs, have a plan in place before you arrive on campus. Call UHS administration at 512-475-8349 if you have questions.

Put these important numbers in your phone

  • 512-475-6877 UHS Nurse Advice Line. Students can call the free UHS Nurse Advice Line 24/7/365 for advice when sick or injured.
  • 911 for medical or other emergencies
  • 512-471-4955 UHS Appointments and Information
  • 512-471-2255 UT 24/7 Counseling and Mental Health Center Crisis Line to speak confidentially with a counselor
  • 512-471-3515 UT Counseling and Mental Health Center

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Congratulations on joining the Longhorn family!

We hope you enjoy excellent health during your time on campus. When you need credible health information or caring medical attention, UHS is here for you.

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University Health Services is committed to providing high-quality care to patients of all ages, races, ethnicities, physical abilities or attributes, religions, sexual orientations, or gender identities/expression.


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