University Health Services
University Health Services is part of the Division of Student Affairs. Located in the Student Services Building, University Health Services is a fully accredited ambulatory healthcare facility. It provides medical services primarily for currently enrolled students at The University of Texas at Austin, and also extends its travel health, physical therapy, and nutrition services to university faculty and staff. University Health Services offers certain services for some non-students who are officially enrolled in particular university programs. University Health Services also provides public health leadership and initiatives, including the promotion of a healthy campus.
The medical staff includes board-certified physicians (family medicine, internal medicine, and sports medicine), nurse practitioners (family and women's health), physician assistants, physical therapists, a registered dietitian, and an integrated behavioral health team. University Health Services offers laboratory and radiology services and other specialty clinics including an allergy shot/immunization/travel health clinic, women's health, and sports medicine.
For routine health concerns, students should schedule appointments by calling (512) 471-4955 on weekdays during posted business hours. Students can also schedule many types of appointments online. Students who need prompt medical attention for illnesses or injuries may be asked to come to University Health Services for an urgent care visit not requiring an appointment. Regular operating hours, as well as those for the summer semester, holidays, and semester breaks, are posted on the University Health Services website.
Students with medical emergencies should go directly to an emergency facility or call 911.
The University Health Services Nurse Advice Line, (512) 475-NURS (6877), is available 24 hours a day to offer guidance to ill or injured students. Students who need medical treatment when University Health Services is closed must go to a healthcare facility in the community and are responsible for any charges incurred.
The Office of Health Promotion, a department within University Health Services, offers programs and services that foster students' academic and personal success through the promotion of healthy behaviors and a healthy campus. The Office of Health Promotion uses evidence-based approaches including multi-level prevention strategies such as peer education, health education, social marketing, social norms initiatives, environmental change strategies, and strategic campus partnerships to address a variety of health topics that are relevant to college populations.
There are charges associated with University Health Services clinic visits. The complete University Health Services Charges Statement is posted on the University Health Services website.
Students sometimes are affected by medical conditions beyond the scope of services offered by University Health Services. Payment for services at other healthcare facilities is the sole responsibility of the student; therefore, students are encouraged to purchase the optional student health insurance plan or to have sufficient insurance coverage under another policy. Additional information about the student health insurance plan can be found through University Health Services website.
For more information, including types of plans with which claims cannot be filed, go to the University Health Services website. Students are not required to have health insurance to use University Health Services; however, University Health Services can file claims with most health insurance plans.