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UTSHIP info session

Questions about student health insurance coverage? Health Services and Academic Health Plans will provide education on how health insurance works and how to compare insurance plans to ensure you are getting the best deal. Free healthy snacks, door prizes and giveaways will also be available.

Thursday, February 27, 3 PM - 4 PM
San Saba Room, Second floor of UC (University Center)
Free and open to UTA students.

For more information on the UT System Student Health Insurance Plan visit: https://www.uta.edu/healthservices/insurance/index.php


 

The University of Texas at Arlington continues to closely monitor the outbreak of the 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) in China. UTA’s top priority is to protect the health and safety of students, faculty, staff, and visitors.

Travel Guidance

On January 30, 2020, the U.S. Department of State issued a “Level 4: Do Not Travel” travel advisory for China.

UTA suspended all official university travel to China. All faculty, staff, and student university-related travel requests to China must be reviewed by the UTA International Oversight Committee. Any questions regarding UTA IOC approval should be directed to the UTA IOC chairman Jay Horn (horn@uta.edu).

On February 24, 2020, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued a "Level 3 warning" that travelers avoid all nonessential trips to South Korea. UTA encourages its community members to reconsider any nonessential travel to South Korea.

This is a rapidly evolving situation. For current travel guidance related to coronavirus, visit https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/index.html.

Symptoms

According to the CDC, patients with coronavirus have reportedly had mild to severe respiratory illness with symptoms of fever, cough, and shortness of breath. Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure.

Prevention

We recommend that our community continue to refer to the CDC for the latest information and follow prevention guidelines, including:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol if soap and water are not available.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
  • Stay home when you are sick.

Healthcare

If you have been in China or other countries with current travel warnings related to coronavirus within the past two weeks and develop symptoms, call your healthcare provider before visiting their clinic. This will help the healthcare provider’s office take steps to keep other people from getting infected or exposed. Contact your healthcare provider if you are not feeling well and stay at home until you are better.

It is currently flu and respiratory disease season. CDC recommends getting vaccinated, taking everyday preventive actions to stop the spread of germs, and taking flu antivirals if prescribed.

Primary care visits and flu shots are FREE to eligible students at Health Services. Make an appointment by calling 817-272-2771 if you are not feeling well and avoid attending classes until you are better. 

Updates from UTA will be shared as information becomes available.

Please visit https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html for updates from the CDC regarding 2019-nCoV (novel coronavirus).

 Last updated 02/26/2020


According to the Texas Department of Health and Human Services Flu report, influenza activity is high across the state and at the highest level in ten years. See report for full details: http://ow.ly/wy2T50xOhuG

The best protection against the flu is a flu shot. Free flu shots are available for current UTA students. No appointment necessary.

Immunization Clinic Hours:
Monday through Friday
8:30 AM - Noon and 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM.

Can't make it to the health center? Use the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Flu Vaccine Finder to locate nearby clinics and pharmacies offering flu vaccines. Prices may vary by location.


Visit https://www.uta.edu/healthservices/health/flu.php to learn more about flu symptoms, prevention, and treatment.

medical services fee option for online students

Currently enrolled online students now have the option to purchase the Medical Services Fee through the UTA Marketplace.

Students that pay the Medical Services Fee can schedule appointments with medical and mental health providers and have access to other services available in the health center.

Online students can pay for the Medical Services Fee by visiting https:/www.uta.edu/marketplace.

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