UH Faculty and Staff
The University of Houston Health Center offers general patient services at an affordable cost to UH faculty and staff members. The Health Center Pharmacy is able to fill prescriptions from faculty/staff members' current physicians. The benefit of receiving medical care on campus is not only convenient but also desirable.
For most efficient use of your time, call 713-743-5156 to make an appointment to be seen by a physician in the General Medicine Clinic. Walk-in visits are available if there is an urgent concern. In those cases, the triage nurse will review your symptoms and refer you for urgent or same-day care or offer a scheduled appointment in the near future.
Some services available include, but are not limited to:
- Physician Visits
- Nurse Visits
- Lab Work
- Immunizations/Flu Shots
- Weigh Ins
- Health Education
- Anonymous/Confidential HIV Testing
Dental Services are available by appointment. Most dental insurance plans are accepted including the UH PPO Dental insurance for employees. We are unable to accept Dental DMO (including the UH employee Dental DMO) or discount plans.
A fee is charged for professional services, medications, laboratory procedures, and injections. Our prices are very competitive. Payment is due at time of service.
Cash, personal checks, MasterCard and Visa are accepted forms of payment.
The UH Health Center DOES NOT treat Worker’s Compensation injuries or illnesses for UH employees or employees of other organizations.
Information about how to seek medical treatment or to report a Worker’s Compensation injury/illness can be found at http://www.uh.edu/af/riskmanagement/workerscomp.htm.
The only insurance plan accepted at time of payment is the UH Student Health Insurance. For all other insurance plans, the patient must pay at the time of service. A statement suitable for submission to their insurance will be provided.
Responding to medical emergencies involving employees, students, or visitors: Faculty and Staff need to be aware of medical emergency conditions requiring immediate attention. These would include, but are not limited to:
- Chest Pain
- Difficulty breathing
- Symptoms of stroke
- Altered mental status
- Loss of consciousness
- Overdose-accidental or intentional
- Major trauma-including head trauma with loss of consciousness or altered mental status, and injuries
- involving more than one body part
- Severe allergic reactions with facial swelling and difficulty breathing
- Severe Pain
In each of the above medical emergency conditions, immediately notify University Police at 713-743-3333 or dial 9-1-1 from a campus phone and report the nature and severity of the medical problem and the location of the individual needing emergency medical care. University Police will meet emergency care providers and direct them to the individual needing medical assistance. If possible, someone should stay with the individual until the University Police officer or EMT arrives. Do not move the individual unless there is an immediate threat to life (i.e. fire, dangerous fumes)
Notifying the University Health Center or transporting the individual experiencing the medical emergency conditions to the Health Center instead of immediately notifying University Police is not an appropriate, life-saving response. The Health Center is neither staffed for nor supplied with medications or devices to administer Advanced Life Support.
In case of an ocular (eye) emergency, please notify the University Eye Institute Ocular Diagnostic and Medical Eye Service 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.