University of Houston-Victoria

Handbook

Student Support and Services

Student Health Insurance

A hospital, medical, and surgical insurance plan is available to all university students at a nominal cost. Information on available insurance plans for domestic and international students can be accessed on the Student Insurance website. At the University of Houston-Victoria, students or exchange visitors who hold an F1 or J1 visa are required to have hospitalization, medical and surgical insurance which includes a repatriation and evacuation benefit. Cost for this insurance may be added to the fee bill each fall and spring term. A Health Insurance Waiver Request form is available on the International Programs Forms page for international students (F1/J1 visa holders only) who have the minimum required coverage through other sources. Students who begin enrollment in a summer term may purchase a short-term policy for adequate coverage during this period of study before the fall term begins.

 

Community Health Center

Students who live on the UHV Victoria campus or within 50 miles of UHV's Victoria campus are eligible to use the student health center,  Community Health Centers of South Central Texas, located at 4206 Retama Circle in Victoria, less than 2 miles from UHV. Insurance is not required but may be used. The co-pay will be no more than $25 per visit. To arrange an appointment, call (361)576-2110 or visit the health center in person. Clinic hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, Tuesday, 8 a.m.- 8 p.m.

More information is available on the Health Services website.