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Health Services encourages students insured by the UT System student health insurance plan (UT SHIP), Academic Blue with Academic Health Plans, to utilize virtual visits through MDLive. Academic Health Plans has announced that co-pays for virtual visits (normally $20) will be waived through April 30, 2020.

For information on virtual visits please review the Academic Blue Virtual Visits Flier.

For information on tools and resources please review the Academic Blue Student Health Resources Flier.

If you have fever and respiratory symptoms, have had recent international travel or contact with an individual known to have the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) please let the clinic or office you are visiting know before you arrive.

Academic Blue does not require prior authorization and will not apply member co-pays or deductibles for testing to diagnose COVID-19 when medically necessary and consistent with Centers for Disease Control guidance. For questions about Academic Blue coverage, students can call 1-855-267-0214. With regard to treatment for COVID-19, Academic Blue will cover medically necessary health benefits, including physician services, hospitalization and emergency services consistent with the terms of member benefits. Additional information can be found here:

The University of Texas System contracts with Academic Health Plans to provide an affordable and comprehensive student health insurance plan to UT Arlington students. The insurance plan, Academic Blue, is underwritten by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas. Please visit Academic Health Plans' website for information about student health insurance coverage and how to enroll.

Health insurance is not a requirement to be seen at Health Services. All enrolled UT Arlington students that pay the Medical Services Fee are able to utilize Health Services and receive services at a discounted rate.

Health Services does not file claims for Medicaid, Medicare, Tricare or any other private health insurance at this time.

Treatment at Health Services

The annual deductible is waived and benefits paid at 100% of covered expenses incurred at Health Services. Prescription co-pays in the pharmacy are $15 for generic, $30 for preferred brand-name and $50 non-preferred brand-name prescriptions. Spouses and dependents enrolled in Academic Blue cannot receive treatment at Health Services unless they are also enrolled UT Arlington students.

Treatment at Another Facility

An annual deductible of $350 (in-network) $1,050 (out-of-network) applies for treatment received at a facility other than Health Services. When seeking treatment outside of the student health center, please use the Provider Finder Tool from Blue Cross Blue Shield to find in-network doctors and hospitals in your area. Co-payments, deductibles, and out-of-pocket expenses are applicable when receiving treatment outside of the student health center. Please review the Academic Health Plan benefits page for more information.


Registered nurses are on-call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at 1-800-581-0368 to give general health tips and trusted guidance on where to seek care when Health Services is closed. This benefit is only available to students covered by Academic Blue.

Academic Blue 24/7 Nurseline Flier

Students enrolled in Academic Blue also have access to virtual visits powered by MDLive. Virtual visits provide a live consultation with an MDLive doctor for many non-emergency medical health needs. Students can also speak with a licensed counselor, therapist or psychiatrist for support with issues such as anxiety, depression, trauma and loss or relationship problems.

Academic Blue Virtual Visits Flier

international students

Health insurance coverage is a requirement for all F1, F2, J1 and J2 international students. Students are not required to purchase the student health insurance plan. However, it is the only insurance currently accepted at Health Services. The student health insurance plan offered by UT System meets all requirements under the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA). Students with other insurance plans will be charged the discounted rate for the services they receive at Health Services. Students may request an itemized receipt to self-file for reimbursement with their private health insurance plan.

ENROLLMENT for 2019-2020 coverage

Students can enroll in Academic Blue student health insurance by visiting International students cannot enroll online. Please contact the Office of International Education for more information on enrolling.

Enrollment periods for the 2019-2020 academic year are as follows:

  Fall: 06/01/2019 - 09/16/2019

  Spring/Summer: 11/01/2019 - 01/29/2020

  Summer: 04/01/2020 - 06/15/2020

Please note: Spring/Summer coverage is grouped together. Spring coverage cannot be purchased separately.

  Students purchasing AHP prior to the coverage start date will have their plans effective on the plan coverage start date.

  • Students purchasing AHP after the coverage start date will be covered the day the company receives the premium payment.
  • Students who do not purchase by the last day of the enrollment period will have to wait until the next semester's open enrollment period.
  • A monthly payment option is only available for the full annual premium. Please call AHP at (855) 247-7587 for more information on signing up for the monthly payment option.


  • The Annual Premium is $2789.
    • Coverage is 08/15/2019 - 08/14/2020.
  • The Fall Premium is $1059.
    • Coverage is 08/15/2019 - 12/31/2019.
  • The Spring/Summer Premium is $1730.
    • Coverage is 01/01/2020 - 08/14/2020.
  • The Summer Premium is $702.
    • Coverage is 05/15/2020 - 08/14/2020.

2019-2020 Student Health Insurance Plan Highlights 

2019-2020 Student Health Insurance Plan Brochure