Even if you are in peak health, having good health insurance coverage is important.
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The University of Texas System contracts with Academic Health Plans to provide an affordable and comprehensive student health insurance plan (UT SHIP) to UT Arlington students. The insurance plan, Academic Blue, is underwritten by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas. Please visit Academic Health Plans 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 UTA students that pay the Medical Services Fee are able to utilize Health Services and receive services at a discounted rate.


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 UTA Health Services unless they are also enrolled UTA students. Please review Academic Health Plan benefits for more information.

Academic Health Plans Benefits


An annual deductible of $350 (in-network) $1,050 (out-of-network) applies for treatment received at a facility other than UTA 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.

Provider Finder


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 UTA Health Services is closed. This benefit is only available to students covered by Academic Blue. Students enrolled in UT SHIP also have access to virtual visits powered by MDLive. Virtual visits provide a live consultation with an MDLive physician for many non-emergency medical health needs. You 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 24/7 Nurse Line

Academic Blue Virtual Visits


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

2022-2023 UT System Student Health Insurance Plan Highlights


Health insurance coverage is a requirement for all F1, F2, J1 and J2 international students. You are not required to purchase the UT System Student Health Insurance Plan (UT SHIP). However, it is the only insurance currently accepted at UTA Health Services. UT SHIP meets all requirements under the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA). If you waive UT SHIP, you will be charged the discounted self-pay rate for the services you receive at UTA Health Services. You may request an itemized receipt to self-file for reimbursement with your private health insurance plan. 


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Benefits-eligible graduate students now have an option of enrolling in UT SHIP as an alternative to the UT Select employee plan. Please contact an Academic Health Plans (AHP) at 1-855-247-7587 or visit the AHP website at