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Medical Services provides health care for:

Most services are covered by students’ health insurance policy, so there are few out-of-pocket costs for full-time undergraduate and international students who have already paid the student health fee.

Use of Medical Services

All full-time undergraduates (registered for 12 or more hours)...
All full-time undergraduates (those students registered for 12 or more hours) and all full-time graduate students (those students registered for eight or more hours) are eligible to use the health center. Part-time students, student family members and faculty or staff members are not eligible for health and counseling services.

Appointments

Students should call (813) 253-6250 to schedule an appointment...

Students should call (813) 253-6250 to schedule an appointment for services. Certain types of appointments are available only on certain days. Only emergencies are guaranteed to be seen without an appointment.

Students should use the Online Student Health Portal to complete medical visit forms prior to their appointment. This allows the student to complete forms at their convenience, accurately and in privacy, also shortening their time in the Health and Wellness Center lobby where they may be exposed to other illnesses.

Students who do not complete visit forms on the portal must arrive at least 10 minutes prior to their scheduled appointment time in order to complete the forms. Students who are 10 minutes or more late for their appointment will be rescheduled.

Due to high patient demand and the limited availability of appointments, the health center has instituted the following no-show fees:

  • Counseling Appointments: $25 fee if not canceled a minimum of 24 hours before appointment time.
  • Women's Health Appointments: $25 fee if not canceled a minimum of two hours before appointment time.
  • Nexplanon Placement or Removal Appointments: $50 fee if not canceled a minimum of two hours before appointment time.
  • Any Other Appointments: $10 fee if not canceled a minimum of two hours before appointment time.

Students can cancel appointments through the Online Student Health Portal, by sending an email to healthcenter@ut.edu or by calling our office at 813-253-6250.

    After Hour Non-Emergency Attention

    Your student health insurance policy provides you with access...

    Your student health insurance policy provides you with access to a telephone nurse line and telephonic counseling. Students can call toll-free (877) 950-5004, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to speak with a registered nurse for advice about any health concerns, to access an audio library of more than 1,100 health and well being topics, or to access counseling services with a licensed clinician.

    You may also go to www.mystudenthealthzone.com for the equivalent of 80 encyclopedias of health and wellness information.

    If you need immediate medical attention after hours, we recommend using one of the following facilities located close to campus:

    South Tampa Immediate Care located at 602 S. Howard Ave. (across from Evos restaurant and behind Chase Bank). Hours are Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-10 p.m. and Saturday-Sunday 9 a.m.- 5 p.m. No appointment needed. (813) 579-4862.

    The Minute Clinic – located inside the CVS pharmacy at 611 South Howard Ave. Hours are Monday–Friday 8:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., and Sunday 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. No appointment needed. (866) 389-2727.

    FOI Orthopaedic Urgent Care (urgent care for bone, joint or muscle injuries) -located at 909 N. Dale Mabry Hwy. Hours are Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m.-8 p.m., Friday 8 a.m.-5 p.m. and Saturday 8 a.m.-12 p.m. No appointment needed. (813) 287-9372.

    The student insurance policy through United HealthCare Student Resources provides coverage for off-campus care without a referral ONLY if the Health and Wellness Center is closed or when emergency treatment is required.

    Service provided off campus at a preferred provider is covered by the policy under the following conditions:

    • First $2,500 in claims: Insurance pays covered benefits at 80 percent and student pays 20 percent
    • After $2,500 in claims have been paid: student pays $2,500 deductible
    • After $2,500 deductible is met: Insurance pays covered benefits at 100 percent
    • ER expenses: $100 copay and subject to the above out-of-pocket costs

    There are also conditions that are excluded by the policy. A list of these exclusions can be found in the full policy.

    Medical Emergencies

    In case of emergency, call (or ask someone to call) 911...
    In case of emergency, call (or ask someone to call) 911 to dispatch rescue personnel immediately.

    Treatment

    Most medical care will be by an advanced registered nurse...
    Most of your medical care as a UT student will be provided by an advanced registered nurse practitioner who is able to diagnose and treat most common physical health problems and prescribe medications. A physician is also available for consult at any time and on-site one afternoon per week.

    Prescriptions and Over-The-Counter Medications

    Prescriptions written at the health center by the nurse practitioner...

    Many prescriptions written at the health center by the medical providers can be filled on-campus for a minimal co-pay. This service is based on availability of medications. You may also take prescriptions to any drugstore. Walgreens, located three blocks away on Platt Street, offers a pharmacy within walking distance. There is also a CVS on Swann Avenue in Olde Hyde Park Village and a Wal-Mart Marketplace on Kennedy Boulevard.

    The Health and Wellness Center cannot fill prescriptions written by off campus providers.

    Several over-the-counter medications are available at Medical Services for purchase at a minimal price without an appointment or a prescription. We carry over the counter medicine to alleviate allergy symptoms, cough, chest and nasal congestion, fever, sore throat, runny nose, sinus pain and pressure, muscle pain relief and heartburn.

    Medical Services has partnered with the UT organization Roots and Shoots to offer students a way to recycle old prescription bottles. Students can bring any old bottles, free of medication and labels, to the health center front desk for recycling. If you have old medications that you need to dispose of, please contact the health center for instructions.

    Medical Services Fees

    Full-time undergraduate students who have paid student health fees...

    If you are a full-time undergraduate or international student who has paid your student health fee or a full-time graduate student who has elected to purchase the student insurance policy, many of the center’s services are covered 100 percent by student health insurance. Medical Services is not contracted to provide services under any other health insurance policy other than the student health insurance. For services that are not covered by student health insurance, Medical Services charges a reasonable fee at the time of visit.

    Please visit our Student Health Insurance page to view detailed coverage information.

    Fees are due at time of service.

    Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR) Vaccination Requirement

    The State of Florida University System requires all students...
    The State of Florida University System requires all students born after 1956 to present proof of immunity to measles and rubella. The documentation for measles consists of at least one of the following: documentation of two doses of live measles virus vaccine on or after first birthday or laboratory (blood) evidence of measles immunity. Please go to SpartanWeb, click on the Orientation tab and go to the Send Health Forms link to download forms.

    Since there is no evidence of increased risk from measles re-vaccination, it is recommended that those students who cannot provide an immunization date after extended research and those who cannot prove immunity through a measles blood titer, be vaccinated/re-vaccinated prior to registration. All immunizations should be given in accordance with the recommendations of the United States Public Health Service, Center for Disease Control’s (CDC) Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (http://www.cdc.gov).

    Meningitis Vaccine Requirement

    Meningitis vaccine protects against bacterial meningitis...

    Meningitis vaccine protects against bacterial meningitis. ALL students living in campus housing are required to provide proof of the meningitis vaccination within the past five years. This record must be submitted to the health center before you can check into your residence hall. To read more about this vaccine, please go to the vaccine information sheet provided by the CDC.

    New students: please go to SpartanWeb, click on the Orientation tab and go to the Send Health Forms link, for the required forms.

    Additional Vaccinations

    Hepatitis B Proof of Immunization Series is recommended...

    Hepatitis B Proof of Immunization Series is recommended. You are required to sign a waiver if you opt not to have the Hepatitis B series. To read more about the Hepatitis B vaccine, please go to the vaccine information sheet provided by the CDC.

    Tetanus vaccination is required every 10 years for prophylactic purposes. In the event of a “dirty” puncture wound, it is recommended to have a tetanus vaccination within five years. Currently, the best booster available is Adacel, which is a combination of tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis. Recently, there has been an increase in pertussis (“whooping cough”), and the latest CDC recommendations are to boost for this with the tetanus and diptheria, even for adults.

    Influenza vaccinations are also available each fall after Oct. 1. This vaccine is highly recommended for all students, especially students living in residence halls and students with chronic health problems.

    HPV vaccinations are given as a series of three shots over six months to protect against HPV infection and the health problems that HPV infection can cause. This vaccination is recommended for young women through age 26, as well as young men through age 21.

    Meningococcal Group B vaccinations are newly recommended for all students up to 25 years of age, especially students living in residence halls. This vaccine is given in a series of two shots one month apart. This is a separate vaccine from the Meningitis vaccine (MCV4) that is required for all students living in residence halls. Meningococcal Group B protects against meningitis serogroup B, whereas the required MCV4 does not protect against this strain of the disease.

    Birth Control

    Students can make an appointment for contraceptive counseling...
    Students can make an appointment for contraceptive counseling. You and your nurse practitioner will use this appointment to decide if hormonal contraception is appropriate and if a Well Woman Visit is required based on medical guidelines. Please visit the Well Woman Visit link for more information. The prescribed contraception options that are available at the health center are oral contraceptives, the Depo Provera injection and Nexplanon. An education DVD on contraception options is also available for viewing at the health center.