UHS cares about your Longhorn’s success. Your Longhorn will receive the highest quality 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.
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Every entering student, regardless of age or classification, must satisfy one or more vaccine and/or medical test requirements, before they can register for classes - even at new student orientation sessions.
There is a nominal charge for office visits. Additional charges apply for all tests, medications, procedures and supplies used for patient care.
Insurance is not required to use UHS, but UHS is in network with most insurance plans. Discount rates apply for many medical services for uninsured students, those covered by Medicaid or Medicare or students who are otherwise underinsured.
For questions, call the UHS Billing and Insurance Office (512) 475-8394.
UHS is not health insurance, and UT students do not receive health insurance coverage by merit of being a UT student.
While uninsured students can use UHS, and UHS keeps charges as low as possible, health insurance coverage is strongly encouraged. Your Longhorn may need care when UHS is closed or they are out of town, require services not provided at UHS or have to go to an emergency room or be hospitalized.
Keep them on your insurance plan, if possible. Otherwise, consider the optional Student Health Insurance Plan, a UT System-selected Blue Cross Blue Shield Plan administered by Academic Health Plans. There are deadlines for enrollment for each semester.
Ease your Longhorn's transitions and your worries by taking care of these things before they arrive on campus:
Print and sign the form and fax it to 512/475-8282 or mail it to ATTN: Medical Records Department, The University of Texas at Austin, University Health Services, P.O. Box 7339, Austin, TX 78712.
If your Longhorn needs specialty care, plan ahead to locate a healthcare provider. To ask whether UHS can manage your Longhorn’s chronic physical medical condition or temporary special treatment for an acute condition, complete the brief, online form below. Our staff will get back with you as soon as possible.
For questions about transitioning mental health care, including psychiatric care, call the Counseling and Mental Health Center at (512) 475-7110.
UHS can post your Longhorn's balance, but not the reasons for their visit, to their What I Owe page. Parents with eProxy privileges can pay online.
Find instructions in #2 here.
Make it easy on your Longhorn by helping them enter their medical history (which you know best) and other required forms, before they need a UHS appointment. Find instructions in #1 here.
They will be responsible for giving this information to healthcare providers.
UHS Advice Line nurses often recommend over-the-counter medications and first-aid supplies when giving self-care advice to students, and they almost always ask for their temperature. You will do the same when your Longhorn is injured or not feeling well and calls you.
Clean hands help prevent the most common illnesses that make students miss class. Encourage frequent hand washing/sanitizing to prevent colds, flu, sore throats and stomach upsets.
Remind your student of deadlines for completing these programs. Learn strategies to engage your son or daughter in thoughtful and constructive conversations about how to stay healthy and well in college and beyond and read about the effectiveness of this program on college campuses.
UHS does not provide dental or vision care. A dental check-up and corrective care can keep your Longhorn from having to find a dentist in Austin to take care of a painful situation. Make studying easier by ensuring their vision prescription is up to date.
Late nights, allergens in Austin and upper respiratory infections can make wearing contacts difficult at times. If possible, send a pair of glasses for when this occurs.
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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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