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. The caring staff of licensed medical providers is committed to keeping students healthy and providing for their medical needs.
Mumps Health Advisory
Twenty three students and staff at a high school in Dallas County have been diagnosed with mumps within the past 3 weeks, with an additional 9 cases under investigation. All of the students diagnosed with mumps infections have had documentation of two prior doses of mumps-containing vaccine. Dallas County Health and Human Services is recommending that all students and staff at the school receive an additional third booster dose of MMR (measles, mumps, and rubella) vaccine. more
New Student Health Center Hours
- Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
- Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
The flu season has arrived in the North Texas area, with a large number of cases throughout the state.
The UT Dallas Student Health Center no longer has flu vaccines. If you have not already been vaccinated, we encourage you to check with local pharmacies or your primary care physician to get the flu vaccine. You may also visit flushot.healthmap.org/ to find locations near you that may still be offering the vaccine.
You should seek medical attention and isolate yourself from others immediately if you think you may have the flu. The Student Health Center can diagnose and treat students who show symptoms of the flu.
Here are some simple ways to fight the flu, according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC):
- Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. Throw the tissue in the trash after you use it. If a tissue is not available, use your arm to cover a cough or sneeze.
- Wash your hands often with soap and water. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
- Try to avoid close contact with sick people.
If you are sick with flu-like illness (headache, body ache, cough, fatigue, fever), the CDC recommends that you stay home for at least 24 hours after your fever is gone, except to get medical care or for other necessities. Students are urged to have a temperature below 100 for 24 hours without the use of fever reducing medication before returning to class.
For the most up-to-date information about prevention and spread of the flu, visit www.flu.gov.
Thank you,The UT Dallas Student Heath Center
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Student Health Center
The University of Texas at Dallas
800 W. Campbell Rd., SSB43
Richardson, TX 75080
After Hours Nurse Line
If the Student Health Center is closed, call 972-883-2747 and follow the prompts to speak with a registered nurse about your symptoms at no additional cost.