Recent News & Announcements
Information Regarding Tuberculosis
The health and wellbeing of our campus community is our top priority. The University of Houston has received notification from the Houston Health Department (HHD) that a member of the campus community is being treated for tuberculosis. As such, some members of the campus community may have been exposed to TB.
The University is following the protocols outlined by HHD for handling a TB case. HHD is conducting a contact investigation to identify, test and treat individuals who may have been exposed. Email notifications have been sent to those individuals. Individuals who did not receive the notification are not at risk for infection.
We trust the expertise and guidance of HHD as we take appropriate precautions to ensure the public health of our community. HHD will be holding two meetings on campus to educate our community about TB and the routine steps that are being taken to investigate this case. The presentations will be 1 p.m. Monday, Oct. 29, and 9 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 30, in the Fine Arts, 132D Building -- Dudley Recital Hall.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, TB is rarely spread to persons who spend brief amounts of time together— it requires extensive direct contact with a contagious person who has active TB disease. TB infection can be cured and prevented from progressing to active disease if identified and treated.
For more information on TB, visit the Center for Disease Control and Prevention. For the latest on the TB Program in Texas, visit the Texas Department of State Health Services. Specific questions can be directed to HHD.
HPV Vaccine Recommendations
The Student Health Center recognizes the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has recently expanded its approval for the Gardasil 9 HPV Vaccine up for males and females up to 45 years of age.
The Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s Advisory Committee on Immunizations Practices (ACIP) should be reviewing the expanded age range and determine if the changes will be included in the 2019 immunization schedule.
The Student Health Center follows the ACIP approved immunization schedule which DOES NOT include the expanded age range at this time. The Student Health Insurance Plan and most other insurance companies will not currently accept claims for this vaccine administered to the expanded age range.
Background Application for Expanded Age Indication for 9-valent HPV Vaccine
Flu Shots Now Available
Location: Student Health Center
No out-of-pocket cost for current UH students enrolled in the 2018-2019 UH endorsed Student Health Insurance Plan.
Make your appointment using the Healthy Coog Patient Portal for UH Students.
The University of Houston Student Health Center has been granted re-accreditation by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC). Accreditation distinguishes the UHStudent Health Center from many other out-patient facilities by assuring that the highest quality of care is delivered to its patients as determined by an independent, external process of evaluations. The UH Student Health Center has been accredited by the AAAHC since 2012.
We are excited to announce that the UH Student Health Center and Student Health Pharmacy has moved to our new facility. Location and Parking.