Message from the Student Health Center’s Executive Director - University of Houston
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Message from the Student Health Center’s Executive Director

Welcome to the University of Houston! We are very pleased that you have chosen to join the many successful Cougar scholars at our campus. Here, at the Student Health Center, our aim is to assist you with your health related questions and needs in the most accommodating and respectful way possible. We offer convenient and easily accessible comprehensive primary healthcare to students as well as staff and faculty.

Our experienced team consists of a diverse group of devoted, highly skilled and knowledgeable health care professionals. Our objective is to help you recover from illness as fast and as safely as possible so you can focus on why you came to UH in the first place. We focus on generalized preventative care, treat a broad number of illnesses, stabilize minor injuries, perform minor procedures, offer health screenings, provide vaccinations, labs & records and refer when indicated. We promote disease prevention, health maintenance and wellness via education and support throughout the year.

The benefit of receiving medical care on campus is not only convenience but also quality of care within a modern, multi-disciplinary setting. We connect students with some of the other valuable resources available to them on campus. All currently enrolled students at the University of Houston are eligible for services at the Student Health Center. Costs for services, procedures, tests and medications are maintained at a reasonable rate. These out-of-pocket costs for any visit are greatly reduced to make it competitive and affordable. Our onsite Campus Pharmacy operates like any outside pharmacy and carries many prescription and non-prescription (over the counter) medications. The process is designed to deliver an expeditious and customized experience to all served.

The University of Houston System offers an excellent Student Health Insurance Program (SHIP) endorsed by and designed specifically for its students. It offers many benefits to be seen in our clinics, obtain specialty and/or urgent care outside and acquire meds with lowest co-pays. The Student Health Insurance Coordinator is located in the health center and is available to help answer SHIP related questions as well.

For most efficient use of your time, call 713-743-5151 or sign into Healthy Coog (patient web portal) to secure an appointment within the General Medicine, Men’s or Women’s Clinics. Same-day visits are available if/when there is urgency but it is always best to schedule before arrival whenever possible. Either way, the staff is here to help you navigate through these decisions and answer your questions. We welcome the opportunity to serve you now and in the future. Good luck in your academic pursuits and always remember that we are here for a healthier you!

Your Health, Your Choice, Your Future.