University Services

Health Insurance

Health Insurance The University of Houston offers a student health insurance plan at a reasonable rate. Students may enroll at the beginning of the fall and spring semesters. Spring enrollment includes summer coverage. Student insurance is available as an option for U.S. students carrying 6 or more credit hours (3 for Summer). Insurance may be obtained by going to the Student Financial Optional fee section of your MyUH (PeopleSoft) student account.

Annual, Summer only, and Optional Dental Coverage are not available on the student fee bill. Enrollments forms must be completed and mailed directly to the insurance company or online at

Student health insurance is mandatory for international students and is automatically added to the fee bill each fall, spring and summer semester. If an international student has alternate health insurance coverage that meets university requirements, they may request a waiver online at prior to the deadline shown below. Waiver requests are subject to review and verification each semester. There is no guarantee of acceptance of a waiver request. No other department is authorized to remove this charge.

The deadline for adding or waiving student health insurance for each fall, spring and summer semester is the Official Reporting Day (ORD) as posted on the academic calendar. This deadline applies to both International and U.S. students. For questions, please go to or call the Health Center's Student Health Insurance Office at 713-743-5137.