Student Health Insurance
The Student Accident and Sickness Insurance Plan is endorsed by the University of Houston-Downtown for Domestic and International Students.
Students enrolled in the English Language Institute are not covered by this plan. learn more
International Students: Requirements & Waiver Information
Plan Information and Forms
UHD 2013-2014 Student Health Insurance Booklet
UHD Student Health Insurance Plan 2014/2015
- Take the time to read and understand the policy prior to enrollment including exclusions, pre-existing condition clause and coverage limitations.
- The student must first use the resources of Student Health Services where treatment will be administered or an outside medical referral will be issued.
- Be responsible for your health care. Know what to do in the event of a medical emergency or urgent care when Student Health Services is closed.
- Eligible fees for Student Health Services are billed directly to the insurance company for students who are enrolled in the Plan. Office visit fees, co-pays, and non-eligible expenses will be transferred to a student's account.
Examples of non-eligible services: See plan for list of exclusions
- Routine Pap Smear
- Routine STD Screening
- Routine Lab Screening (cholesterol, glucose, etc.)
- Non-Oral Contraceptives
- Routine Immunizations
- HPV Vaccine is covered on this policy
Students enrolled in the Student Health Insurance Plan for the first time are required to complete a Patient Information and Authorization forms with Student Health Services no later than the 30th day of the current semester (12th day in Summer semester).
Students not submitting the required forms by the posted deadline will have a hold placed on their student records.
OPTION 1: Stop by Student Health Services during regular business hours to complete required paperwork.
OPTION 2: Students enrolled in Distance Education or Saturday only classes should contact our office for alternative arrangements.
All domestic students attending the University of Houston-Downtown who are enrolled for 6 or more credit hours (3 hours for summer session) are eligible for coverage (see brochure for complete eligibility requirements).
Health insurance is mandatory for all International students.
If you do not meet the eligibility requirements of this Plan, or desire dependent coverage, please call Macori, Inc. at (281) 651-8787 for information on alternate insurance plans.
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Premiums • Benefits Coverage • Claims
Policy Information and Forms
Please read brochure prior to enrollment, including eligibility requirements, exclusions and pre-existing condition limitations.
- Download policy brochure
- Download insurance card
- On-Line Enrollment
- Locate an in-network provider
- 24-Hour Nurseline
- Frequently Asked Questions
Eligibility coverage and questions contact:
AIG Educational Markets at 1-844-337-4873
Prescriptions are written when clinically necessary. The covered person may purchase prescription drugs from local pharmacies. Prescription drug coverage is provided through a prescription card program administered by Catalyst Rx.
Student Health Services is an ambulatory facility and not equipped as an emergency facility.
On-Campus Medical Emergencies:
- Come to Student Health Services or contact the UH-Downtown Police Department by using a Emergency Call Box or calling 713-221-8911.
Off-Campus Medical Emergencies:
- Call 9-1-1 or go to a local emergency room. St. Luke's Hospital is recommended by the Student Health Insurance Plan.
- Read and understand the plan's provisions for medical emergencies, your responsibilities and required notification procedures.
- Know the emergency room or urgent care center in your area that is covered under the insurance plan.
Optional Dental Treatment
See page 11 of the UHD Student Health Insurance Plan 2014/2015
AMERICAN HEALTH HOLDING, INC. 24-HOUR STUDENT EMERGENCY CARE HOTLINE
(American Health Holding, Inc. is not affiliated with National Union Fire Insurance Company of Pittsburgh, Pa.)
For confidential health care advice and information, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, call toll-free 866-315-8756.
Comprehensive Resources and Advice from Registered Nurses
- Direct access to an Extensive Health Information Library, covering issues ranging from women's health to pediatrics. Detailed directories with topic codes and instructions for access to health-related topics.
- Choose to talk directly with a nurse. Discuss a current illness or health issue, or receive counseling on chronic conditions. Nurses can also educate callers about treatments, lifestyle choices and self-care strategies.
- Integrated phone access to specially trained personnel, trained to provide referral services for a number of health related concerns including mental health and/or substance concerns.
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Last updated or reviewed on 7/2/14