University Health Services
University Health Services (UHS) is part of the Division of Student Affairs. Located in the Student Services Building, UHS is a fully accredited ambulatory healthcare facility. It provides medical services primarily for currently enrolled students at The University of Texas at Austin and extends its travel health, physical therapy and nutrition services to university faculty and staff. UHS offers certain services for some non-students who are officially enrolled in particular university programs. UHS 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, physician assistants, physical therapists, a registered dietitian and, in conjunction with the Counseling and Mental Health Center (CMHC), an integrated behavioral health team. UHS offers laboratory, radiology and ultrasound services and other specialty services including an allergy shot/immunization/travel health clinic, women's health and sports medicine.
For routine health concerns, students can schedule appointments by calling (512) 471-4955 on weekdays during posted business hours. Students can also schedule many types of appointments online. Students whose illness or injury requires prompt medical attention may be asked to come to UHS 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 UHS website.
Students with medical emergencies should go directly to an emergency facility or call 911.
The UHS 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 UHS is closed must go to a healthcare facility in the community and are responsible for any charges incurred.
The Longhorn Wellness Center (LWC), part of UHS and CMHC, supports student life and academic success by addressing relevant health topics including high risk drinking prevention, bystander interventions, sleep promotion, healthy sexuality, interpersonal violence prevention, active living and mental health promotion. The LWC uses multi-level, evidence-based prevention strategies such as peer education, social marketing, social norms initiatives, environmental change strategies and strategic campus partnerships.
There are charges associated with UHS clinic visits. The complete University Health Services Charges Statement is posted on the UHS website.
Students sometimes are affected by medical conditions beyond the scope of services offered by UHS. 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 have insurance coverage under another policy. Additional information about the student health insurance plan can be found here.
UHS accepts most types of health insurance; however, students are not required to have health insurance to use UHS. For more information, including types of plans with which claims cannot be filed, go to the UHS website.