Student Health Insurance

Sickness is expensive in terms of time and money. The University strongly encourages all students to carry health insurance.  The student health insurance plan is endorsed by and designed especially for the University of Houston.

The University of Houston Health Center accepts only the University endorsed Student Health Insurance Plan. For services rendered at the University Health Center, you are responsible only for payment of any applicable co-pays and ineligible expenses for services rendered at the Health Center. The University Health Center will bill the insurance company for any eligible expenses.  Services obtained outside the Health Center are subject to deductibles and co-insurance requirements for eligible expenses, and all other policy provisions/limitations.

Spring/Summer 2016 Open Enrollment and Waiver Period


Option 1: 
Enrollment through your myUH account
December 15, 2015 through February 3, 2016

Option 2:
Enroll through the insurance broker
December 15, 2015 through February 22, 2016

WAIVER Period (International Student Only)
December 30, 2015 through February 3, 2016 (5:00 PM CST)

Domestic students, who are enrolled in at least six (6) credit hours during the Fall and Spring semesters (three (3) credit hours for Summer), are eligible to purchase the University endorsed policy. More Information

International Students

Non-immigrant International students, who are carrying hours, will be automatically enrolled and charged for health insurance each semester to satisfy the University policy regarding maintaining acceptable health insurance coverage.

A waiver of the health insurance fee may be requested online with proof of acceptable alternate insurance. The insurance plan and University’s criteria are reviewed periodically and may be subject to change. More Information

Insurance Tips

Students enrolled in the UH endorsed Student Health Insurance Plan should read and understand the policy’s coverage. This information can be found in the plan’s brochure and online.

  • Carry your insurance card at all times. The information on your insurance card will be needed in the event you have a medical emergency or use an outside provider. A temporary insurance card can be found in the brochure or online.
  • Know your after-hour and emergency options before you need it.
  • Keep a copy of all documentation for claim submission. You will need to submit a copy of the referral (if applicable) and all documentation with your referral.
  • Contact the insurance carrier with any questions about submitting your claim. The contact information is listed on your insurance card.

Important Links

Online Student Health Insurance Information
Online Language and Cultural Center Student Health Insurance Information

Contact Information

UH Health Center Student Health Insurance Office
Claims, Insurance and Waiver Information

Preferred Provider Information

Private Healthcare Systems
24 Hour Emergency Care Hotline
Services provided by American Health Holding, Inc.
is not affiliated with the UH Health Center