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After Hours Options

If you get sick after hours, on weekends or holidays and you would like to be seen by a physician, you may seek off-campus health care. There are many options in the Houston area. The list of Convenient Care and Urgent Care Centers below offers some suggestions but does not include all available medical facilities.

If you are experiencing a medical emergency, call 911 or proceed to the nearest emergency room.

In case of an emergency involving your eyes, you may call the Ocular Diagnostic and Medical Eye Service of the UH Eye Institute at 713‐743‐2010 immediately. Symptoms that require prompt attention include sudden loss of vision, seeing flashes of light, unusual light sensitivity, extreme pain, and/or redness of the eye(s). Licensed practitioners are on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Nurse Lines/Provider Lookup

  • Memorial Hermann Nurse Health Line: 713-338-7979
    Available 24 hours/7 days a week to anyone in Texas.
  • Call your healthcare insurance Nurse Line - check your insurance card or call member services for additional information or provider lookup.
  • Students enrolled in the UH endorsed Student Health Insurance Plan can locate a Convenient Care Center, Urgent Care Center, Emergency Room or other Preferred Provider.

    2018-2019 - United Healthcare Student Resources:

    • Find a Doctor or Hospital
    • Select Location
    • Search by Doctor Name or Specialty, Facility Name, Clinic Name, Medical Group Name or by Category

    2017-2018 – Academic Blue

Understanding Your Options

The cost at local healthcare facilities vary widely based on the facility and your insurance status. Such costs are the patient's responsibility - the university does not cover them. It is the responsibility of the student to understand the details of their particular health insurance policy (e.g., costs, limitations, etc.). Don't forget to bring your photo ID and health insurance card with you.

Many insurance plans, including the UH Student Health Insurance Plan, include a deductible, co-payment and co-insurance. That means that the higher the bill, the more money YOU pay out of YOUR own pocket! Visit an Urgent Care Center for a sore throat, and your average bill will be $94; at an Emergency Room, the average bill comes to $525.

Always confirm the participation status of the physician or non-physician provider with your insurance company before receiving services. When you get medical care from an out-of-network physician or health care professional, you may be responsible for all or part of the fees for services that are not paid or covered by your health benefit plan.

Telehealth

HealthiestYou

Current United Healthcare – Service Resources member and non-member students can connect with a physician via phone and/or video chat using this nationwide telehealth service. During a physician consult, you will be able to speak to a physician for diagnosis and treatment of many different acute illnesses.

Convenient Care Centers

Health care for minor, non-emergent injuries and illnesses, screenings and vaccinations.

Walgreens Healthcare Clinic

Locations available throughout the metro Houston area
Open 7 Days a Week and Weeknights
Walk-ins Welcome/Online Appointment Scheduling Available

MinuteClinic at select CVS

Locations available throughout the metro Houston area
Open 7 Days a Week and Weeknights
Walk-ins Welcome/Online Appointment Scheduling Available

RediClinic

Locations available throughout the metro Houston area
Open 7 Days a Week and Weeknights
Walk-ins Welcome/Online Appointment Scheduling Available

Urgent Care Centers

Health care for non-life-threatening minor injury or illness that need to be assessed the same day.

Concentra Urgent Care (American Current Care)

Locations available throughout the metro Houston area
Monday-Friday at most locations
Walk-ins welcome

MedExpress Urgent Care

Locations available throughout the metro Houston area
Open 7 Days a Week – Evening Hours Available
Walk-ins Welcome

MedSpring Urgent Care

Locations available throughout the metro Houston area
Open 7 Days a Week – Evening Hours Available
Walk-ins Welcome/Online Appointment Scheduling Available

Memorial Hermann Urgent Care (MHMG)

Locations available throughout the metro Houston area
Open 7 Days a Week – Evening Hours Available
Walk-ins Welcome/Online Appointment Scheduling Available


The clinics and hospitals presented have no contractual or any other type of, relationship with the University of Houston Student Health Center or the providers of the Student Health Center.

This list does not guarantee that the physician providing services to you is in-network with the Student Health Insurance Plan or other insurance companies.