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Health Insurance

The Student Accident and Sickness Insurance Plan is endorsed by the University of Houston-Downtown for Domestic and International Students.​

Students enrolled in the English Language Institute are not covered by this plan. Visit the ELI Student Health Insurance section for more information.

General Information: ​

  • Take the time to read and understand the policy prior to enrollment including exclusions.
  • The student must first use the resources of Student Health Services where treatment will be administered or an outside medical referral will be issued.
  • Be responsible for your health care.  Know what to do in the event of a medical emergency or urgent care when Student Health Services is closed.
  • Eligible fees for Student Health Services are billed directly to the insurance company for students who are enrolled in the Plan.  Office visit fees, co-pays, and non-eligible expenses will be transferred to a student's account.

Eligibility:​​

All domestic students attending the University of Houston-Downtown who are enrolled for 6 or more credit hours (3 hours for summer session) are eligible for coverage (see brochure for complete eligibility requirements).

Health insurance is mandatory for all International students.

Please read brochure prior to enrollment, including eligibility requirements and exclusions.

  • Download policy brochure
  • Download insurance card
  • On-Line Enrollment
  • Locate an in-network provider
  • Dental
  • 24-Hour Nurseline
  • Frequently Asked Questions ​

For enrollment and eligibility questions contact:

AHP (855) 824-9683​

Website: http://uhd.myahpcare.com/

For Benefit and claim questions:

BCBSTX (855) 267-0214

Prescription Medications:

Prescriptions are written when clinically necessary. The covered person may purchase prescription drugs from pharmacies contracting with Prime Therapeutics​.

Medical Emerg​encies:

Student Health Services is an ambulatory facility and not equipped as an emergency facility.

On-Campus Medical Emergencies:

  • Come to Student Health Services or contact the UH-Downtown Police Department by using a Emergency Call Box or calling 713-221-8911.

Off-Campus Medical Emergencies:​

  • Call 9-1-1 or go to a local emergency room.
  • Read and understand the plan's provisions for medical emergencies, your responsibilities and required notification procedures.
  • Know the emergency room or urgent care center in your area that is covered under the insurance plan.

Optional Dental Insurance


For confidential health care advice and information, 24 hours a day, call toll-free The BCBS 24/7 Nurseline 800-581-0368. For more information, please read the Nurseline flyer

Office of Student Affairs
Last updated 7/13/2017 9:24 AM