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The Student Health Center provides both primary and preventative health care to currently enrolled students who have paid the medical services fee along with their tuition. The payment of the medical fee allows students to schedule appointments with medical providers at no additional cost to them.
The caring staff of licensed medical providers is committed to keeping students healthy and providing for their medical needs. The clinic is open Monday-Thursday from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and on Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Students needing immediate medical attention after hours or on weekends should go to a local physician, urgent care facility, minute clinic, or a hospital emergency room if they have a true emergency.
Some countries in West Africa (Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria, and Sierra Leone) are experiencing an outbreak (dramatic increase in number of cases) of Ebola. Although this virus is rare in the United States, it is important to know the facts and take precautions.
What is Ebola?
Ebola is a virus transmitted through direct contact with the blood or bodily fluids of an infected, symptomatic person or through exposure to objects (such as needles) that have been contaminated with infected blood or bodily fluids.
What are the symptoms of Ebola?
Symptoms include the sudden onset of fever, weakness, muscle pain, headache and sore throat, followed by vomiting, diarrhea, rash, and in some cases, bleeding from the eyes, ears, nose, mouth, or rectum.
How can I protect myself and others?
- Avoid all contact with blood and body fluids of infected people or animals.
- Do not handle items that may have come in contact with an infected person’s blood or body fluids.
- If you lived in, visited or stayed in any of the areas where Ebola cases have been recently reported, seek medical attention if you feel sick or have any of the symptoms listed above. If you are unsure of your symptoms, contact the Student Health Center at 972-883-2747.
- If you have a fever of 100 degrees or higher, or any of the symptoms listed above do not report to work or school.
- For more information related to the recent Ebola outbreak by visiting the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (www.cdc.gov)
Special Announcements and Updates
Changes for Fall 2014
- Beginning fall, 2014, students who have purchased the UT Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP) will no longer be required to make payment at the time they receive services. The Student Health Center will start filing insurance claims directly with Blue Cross Blue Shield on behalf of students who are covered by the plan. Services received at the UT Dallas Student Health Center are 100% covered by the UTD SHIP. Students who have chosen NOT to purchase the UT SHIP will continue to be required to make payment at the time they receive services.
- Thanks to the UTD Student Fee Advisory Committee, 75% of the cost of STD screenings will be supplemented by allocations from the medical services fee. Students who request these screenings and are not covered by the UT Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP) will be required to pay only 25% of the cost. Students covered by the UT SHIP will not be required to pay anything since their services are covered by the plan.