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After Hours Options

If you get sick after hours, on weekends or holidays and you would like to be seen by a physician, you may seek off-campus health care. There are many options in the Houston area. The list of Convenient Care and Urgent Care Centers below offers some suggestions but does not include all available medical facilities.

If you are experiencing a medical emergency, call 911 or proceed to the nearest emergency room.

In case of an emergency involving your eyes, you may call the Ocular Diagnostic and Medical Eye Service of the UH Eye Institute 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.

Nurse Lines/Provider Lookup

Memorial Hermann Nurse Health Line

713-338-7979
Available 24 hours/7 days a week to anyone in Texas.

Your Health Insurance Plan Nurse Line

Check your insurance card or call member services for additional information or provider lookup.

UHS Endorsed Student Health Insurance Plan

Locate a Convenient Care Center, Urgent Care Center, Emergency Room or other Preferred Provider.

Understanding Your Options

The cost at local healthcare facilities vary widely based on the facility and your insurance status. Such costs are the patient's responsibility - the university does not cover them. It is the responsibility of the student to understand the details of their particular health insurance policy (e.g., costs, limitations, etc.). Don't forget to bring your photo ID and health insurance card with you.

Many insurance plans, including the UH Student Health Insurance Plan, include a deductible, co-payment and co-insurance. That means that the higher the bill, the more money YOU pay out of YOUR own pocket! Visit an Urgent Care Center for a sore throat, and your average bill will be $94; at an Emergency Room, the average bill comes to $525.

Always confirm the participation status of the physician or non-physician provider with your insurance company before receiving services. When you get medical care from an out-of-network physician or health care professional, you may be responsible for all or part of the fees for services that are not paid or covered by your health benefit plan.

Telehealth

Need a virtual appointment with a healthcare provider when the Student Health Center is closed.

Use these resources for common conditions such as sinus infections, fevers, cold & flu, allergies, and pinkeye. Or schedule an appointment with a licensed psychologist, counselor or psychiatrist to help you with life's challenges.

AcademicLiveCare

Thanks to AcademicLiveCare, students who are enrolled in the University of Houston System endorsed Student Health Insurance Plan can now talk with a healthcare or mental health provider via the app or your computer FOR FREE!

Amwell

Not enrolled in the UH System endorsed Student Health Insurance Plan. Amwell provides telehealth services to those without insurance for a fee.

Some insurance plans are accepted.

Convenient Care Centers

Health care for minor, non-emergent injuries and illnesses, screenings and vaccinations.

MinuteClinic at select CVS

  • Locations available throughout the metro Houston area
  • Open 7 Days a Week and Weeknights
  • Walk-ins Welcome/Online Appointment Scheduling Available

RediClinic

  • Locations available throughout the metro Houston area
  • Open 7 Days a Week and Weeknights
  • Walk-ins Welcome/Online Appointment Scheduling Available

Urgent Care Centers

Health care for non-life-threatening minor injury or illness that need to be assessed the same day.

Concentra Urgent Care

  • Locations available throughout the metro Houston area
  • Monday - Friday at most locations
  • Walk-ins Welcome

MedExpress Urgent Care

  • Locations available throughout the metro Houston area
  • Open 7 Days a Week – Evening Hours Available
  • Walk-ins Welcome

Memorial Hermann Urgent Care

  • Locations available throughout the metro Houston area
  • Open 7 Days a Week – Evening Hours Available
  • Walk-ins Welcome/Online Appointment Scheduling Available

The clinics and hospitals presented have no contractual or any other type of, relationship with the University of Houston Student Health Center or the providers of the Student Health Center.

This list does not guarantee that the health care facility or physician providing services to you is in-network with the Student Health Insurance Plan or other insurance companies.