Contact Tracing for COVID-19

The Texas Department of Health and Human Services uses a public health process called "contact tracing" to help slow and contain the spread of COVID-19 in the state.

Contact tracing is a method to find and follow up with people who have been in close contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19. People who were around an individual who test positive are called "contacts." By tracing the contacts of COVID-19 cases and having those contacts self-isolate if necessary and test when appropriate, the spread of COVID-19 may be reduced. Contact tracing also may help reopen the Texas economy faster and more safely.

Texas Health Trace, the online app that helps track and stop the spread of COVID-19 in Texas.

Welcome

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.

Student Health Alert

The Student Health Center is closed until further notice.

If you have the university Student Health Insurance Plan, you have access to a 24/7 nurse line and telehealth appointments by calling 1-800-581-0368. Virtual Health appointments are available to current policyholders at no cost. Specific information about the Student Health Plan can be found on the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas website.

If you need a prescription renewal during the time that the Student Health Center is closed due to COVID-19, please log in to the Patient Portal and send a message to your healthcare provider. The provider will be able to send a prescription refill to the pharmacy of the patients' choice.

Statement about Coronavirus

UT Dallas Monitors Coronavirus

The University of Texas at Dallas continues to monitor the outbreak of COVID-19.

Given the global nature of UT Dallas, we want to share important tips on how to stay healthy, and remind you of the health and wellness resources that are available. Please refer to the University’s COVID-19 webpage for more information.

Health and Safety

The health of our campus is very important. As with any communicable illness, we encourage students, faculty and staff to always take precautions to avoid becoming sick. Please review CDC guidelines on preventative measures.

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
  • Follow CDC’s recommendations for using a facemask.
    • The CDC recommends wearing cloth face coverings in public settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain (e.g., grocery stores and pharmacies), especially in areas of significant community-based transmission.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
    • If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty.

COVID-19 symptoms may include fever, muscle or body aches, sore throat and cough, fatigue and headaches. If you or anyone you know has traveled to countries designated by CDC as Level 2 or higher — where widespread transmission has occurred (see here for latest list) — or has been in close contact with a traveler to one of these countries and are exhibiting any of these symptoms, we advise that you follow guidelines recommended by the CDC.

The Student Health Center does not have masks available.

The Student Health Center does not have COVID-19 test kits. If you think you've been exposed to the virus, please follow CDC guidelines .

 

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