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Health Insurance

Student Health Insurance

The Board of Regents of The University of Texas System mandates health insurance for all students enrolled in the UT System health components. As such, each UTHealth student who cannot provide evidence of coverage under another approved plan will be enrolled in the Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP) with Academic HealthPlans and assessed a health insurance fee. Click on Student Insurance Rates and Term Dates for more information.

For more information regarding the UTHealth Insurance Plan provider visit

For MD Anderson students, visit

Before registering for classes each term, every student must complete the health insurance certification process via the myUTH student portal. Through this process, students either provide information about their own coverage or confirm their participation in Academic HealthPlans. For students who attest to coverage under another approved plan, the health insurance fee will not be assessed to their student account.

Medical Evacuation and Repatriation Insurance for International Students

The Board of Regents of The University of Texas System also requires that all international students holding F or J non-immigrant visas and living in the United States carry coverage for medical evacuation and repatriation while enrolled at any component of The University of Texas. 

The health insurance fee assessed for health coverage with Academic HealthPlans includes coverage for medical evacuation and repatriation. Therefore, international students enrolled in Academic HealthPlans do not need to obtain additional coverage.

However, international students with outside medical insurance coverage must ensure that their coverage includes medical evacuation and repatriation. (Please note that the majority of outside insurance carriers do not provide medical evacuation and repatriation coverage.) If needed, international students can purchase supplemental coverage specifically for medical evaluation and repatriation through their student account.

Questions about Health Insurance or Repatriation Insurance?
Auxiliary Enterprises - 713/500-8400


NOTE: It is your responsibility to confirm that the insurance charge has been removed from your bill once you have provided proof of insurance.  You may view your bill online at myUTH.

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