The UH System-endorsed Student Health Insurance Plan is AcademicBlue, underwritten by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas and administered by Academic HealthPlans (AHP). Academic HealthPlans is a separate company that provides management and administrative services for AcademicBlue.
The information included on this webpage is provided on behalf of the university and the UH System-endorsed Student Health Insurance Plan. The Student Health Center facilitates the reporting functions and general communication for the university and the plan.
Questions about plan enrollment, international student waivers, address changes, or Academic HealthPlans account should be directed to Academic HealthPlans. Their customer service team is available by phone, live chat, or a online help request to answer your Student Health Insurance Plan questions.
Underwritten by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas
Questions about claims, coverage for specific services, locating a provider, or obtaining an ID card should be directed to AcademicBlue (BlueCross BlueShield of Texas) Customer Service.
BCBSTX Customer Service
Undergraduate students attending the University of Houston who are enrolled in 6 or more credit hours (3 for summer sessions) are eligible to enroll for coverage in the UH System-endorsed Student Health Insurance Plan direction through Academic HealthPlans during the Open Enrollment Period each term.
Graduate students attending the University of Houston who are enrolled in 3 or more credit hours are eligible to enroll for coverage in the UH System-endorsed Student Health Insurance Plan directly through Academic HealthPlans during the Open Enrollment Period each term.
International students with “F” or “J” visa status are required to be covered under the UH System-endorsed Student Health Insurance Plan or have equivalent health insurance coverage, regardless of the number of credit hours taken.
International Student Health Insurance Requirements
Advantages of Membership
Thanks to AcademicLiveCare, students who are enrolled in the University of Houston System-endorsed Student Health Insurance Plan can now talk witha healthcare or mental health provider via the app or your computer FOR FREE!
AcademicLiveCare User Guide
Academic Student Assistant Program (ASAP)
Students enrolled in the University of Houston System-endorsed Student Health Insurance Plan have 24/7 FREE access to unlimited assessment, counseling, individual crisis intervention, and support for stress, depression, family and relationship concerns, and substance abuse.
ASAP User Guide
Learn to Live
Life can be hard. Finding support shouldn't be. Learn to Live includes confidential online resources to help you manage your mental well-being and successfully confront life's challenges.
As an AcaemicBlue member, you have access to the mental health resources offered by Learn to Live. These digital tools are accessible antime, anywhere to help you tackle life's challenges.
Learn To Live Guide