UT University Health Services

Medical requirements for incoming international students

The following medical clearance requirements must be completed before you will be allowed to register for classes. You also must wait one business day following your admission to UT Austin to access the MyUHS portal.



UHS accepts most major U.S. insurance plans. All international students are automatically enrolled in the UT System student health insurance plan – AcademicBlue or SHIP. Please note, for students entering UT in the fall semester, this insurance does not become active until August 1.

Vaccines and TB tests at UHS are covered by the Student Health Insurance Plan.

If you choose to receive vaccines and/or TB tests prior to your insurance effective date, the charges will be at your own expense.

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

To Obtain a Copy of Your AcademicBlue Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP) Insurance Card – For Domestic and International Students:

  1. Go to the AHP website: https://www3.academichealthplans.com/findCoverage
  2. Enter your EID and date of birth.
  3. After, a screen will populate that will allow you to select Find Group and Member ID.
  4. Once you have obtained your Group and Member ID, create an account within the BCBS Blue Access for Members (BAM) system.
  5. Within this system, click on the ID card icon on the left side of the page.
  6. Download a digital copy of the card to keep on your phone for instant access.
  7. You can also print a copy or order a new physical card.
    • If you would like to request a physical card, it is imperative that you first confirm or update your mailing address within the BAM system, UT Direct and myIO.
    • The default mailing address for all new international students is Texas Global at UT Austin. Texas Global cannot accept your insurance card on your behalf, so it will be destroyed upon receipt.

Getting Vaccines and TB tests at UHS

You can receive all required vaccines and TB tests at University Health Services. Vaccines and TB tests at UHS are covered by the Student Health Insurance Plan. It may take up to 5 days to obtain your tests results. Bring your passport or photo ID to your appointment.

International Student Clinics

Special International Student Clinics are offered every January and August to ensure all students have the opportunity to attain all tests and vaccines needed prior to registration. Check back closer to these time periods for additional information.

Acceptable Vaccine Documentation to Meet Requirements

Visit the required vaccine page for more information.

How To Submit Your Medical Clearance Documentation to UHS

Visit the required vaccine page for more information.


For questions regarding medical clearance requirements and medical bars (H bars), call the UHS Allergy, Immunization and Travel Health at 512-475-8301 or email imm@uhs.utexas.edu. In your email, provide your UT EID. Be as detailed as possible about your question or circumstance.

Helpful Links

Acceptable vaccine documentation to meet requirements
How to submit your medical clearance documentation to UHS


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