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Recent News & Announcements 

HPV Recommendations

October 16, 2019

The Student Health Center recognizes the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has recently expanded its approval for the Gardasil 9 (HPV vaccine) for males and females aged 27 through 45.

The Student Health Center follows recommendations from both the FDA as well as the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP). Please note, ACIP does not recommend routine use of this vaccine for males and females older than 26 years.

Student Health Center clinicians will approach HPV vaccine recommendation as shared clinical decision making with patients and may consider discussing HPV vaccination with males and females aged 27 through 45 who are most likely to benefit.

The UH-System endorsed Student Health Insurance Plan and most other insurance companies currently accept claims for this vaccine administered to the expanded age range.

References:

Crawford, C. (2019, July 3). ACIP Approves New Guidance on HPV, Pneumococcal Vaccines. Retrieved October 7, 2019, from https://www.aafp.org/news/health-of-the-public/20190703acipjunemtg.html.

Human Papillomavirus Vaccination for Adults: Updated Recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices | MMWR. (2019, August 15). Retrieved October 7, 2019, from https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/68/wr/mm6832a3.htm.​


Flu Shots

September, 2019

Flu shots are now available at the UH Student Health Center to all UH students, faculty and staff. Cost is $35.

No out-of-pocket cost for students enrolled in the UHS endorsed Student Health Insurance Plan.
Call 713-743-5151 or go to the Healthy Coog Patient Portal for UH students to make an appointment.

Key Facts About Influenza (Flu)
Why Get Vaccinated?
Vaccine Information Statement

Medical Services

  • General Medicine Clinic

    The Health Center General Medicine Clinic offers services at affordable cost to currently enrolled students, faculty and staff. At our clinic you will be cared for by board certified physicians who are assisted by nurse practitioners, registered nurses, licensed vocational nurses, and certified medical assistants. Services include treatment for both short-term and long-term medical problems and injuries.

  • Men's Clinic

    The Men’s Clinic provides health care education and services that encourage men of all ages and ethnicities to implement positive lifestyles for themselves and their loved ones. We offer a full range of testing and treatment for sexually transmitted infections and general health screenings.

  • Orthopedic Clinic

    Our orthopedic specialist is available to diagnose and treat musculoskeletal conditions. This includes sports injuries and diseases of the bone and muscle. Referral for physical therapy may be obtained through this clinic.

  • Psychiatry Clinic

    The UH Health Center Psychiatry Clinic maintains a reputation for distinction in helping students cope successfully with challenges and stresses of everyday life to mental health as students work toward their academic goal.

  • Women's Clinic

    The Women’s Clinic provides well woman exams. Additionally, gynecological complaints are evaluated, and both contraception and STD evaluations and treatments are available. The clinic is staffed by a nurse practitioner and a physician with specific training in women’s health. Referral to specialists may be obtained through the clinic.

Student Health Insurance

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.

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