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The UT Dallas Student Health Insurance Office provides unique and confidential health insurance advising services for currently enrolled students. Group health insurance is available for purchase by all students enrolled at UT Dallas and is required of all international students (students who are not US Citizens, US Permanent Residents, Asylees, Refugees or undocumented aliens). Effective spring 2009, all international students will be assessed the Student Health Insurance (SHI) fee at the time of registration for classes. Call (972) 883-4189 or go to www.utdallas.edu/insurance for more information.
The Student Health Center offers routine medical treatment to all currently enrolled students who have paid their tuition, have a Comet Card and are attending classes. Services include diagnosis and treatment of acute illnesses and injuries, general medical problems, some gynecological problems, health education, and limited immunizations. Chronic health problems and pregnancy and related services are out of the scope of practice of the Health Center and must be managed by an off campus provider. While there is no cost for most services, there are charges for laboratory services, medications and specific procedures provided at the Health Center. The Health Center schedules patients by appointment and promptness of arrival for your appointment is important. All charges for services or treatment obtained from facilities other than the campus Health Center are the full responsibility of the individual student. The staff at the Health Center makes referrals as indicated.
The Student Health Center provides information on the prevention and transmission of HIV infection and AIDS, offers HIV and AIDS education programs, and offers testing.
Information about bacterial meningitis is available upon request at the Student Health Center and is also distributed in Orientation packets, on the graduate and undergraduate applications for admission to the University and in the UTD Mercury at the beginning of each semester.
The Health Education Office is also a part of the Student Health Center. Health Education programming is presented to students throughout the year on many health topics, such as HIV, STDs, nutrition, and alcohol/drug abuse. More information on the Health Education Office can be found at www.utdallas.edu/healthed.
All medical services and records are held confidential to the extent permitted by law and are governed by the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, the Texas Open Records Act, and Article 5561(h), Vernon’s Annotated Texas Civil Statutes.