Health Services

The Campus Health Center provides basic health services that focus on primary prevention care, health education and counseling, care for acute minor illnesses and injuries, maintenance of health records, and assistance with the university insurance plan.

Immunizations:  The University requires all full-time undergraduates who live in on-campus housing and all F-1 International Students to provide a health history and immunization records upon enrollment. Required immunizations include a Tetanus-Diphtheria (Td), Two Measles Mumps and Rubella (MMR) and a Polio series if less than 18 years of age.  International students and those born outside of the United States are also required to have a Tuberculosis skin test (PPD), available in Health Services for a nominal fee. The results of the skin test must be within one year of starting at UIW.  If the PPD is positive, then a chest X-ray within one year of admission is required. All first-time students (under the age of 30), including transfer students, will be required to show evidence of being immunized against bacterial meningitis.  Acceptable evidence of vaccination includes; the month, day, and year of the immunization with the signature stamp of the physician or his/her designee; or an official immunization record generated from a state of local health department; or an official record from school officials, including a record from another state.  The meningitis vaccine is available from UIW Health Services for a fee.

An exception to this requirement will be granted if you, your parent, or guardian submits an affidavit or certificate signed by a physician who is duly licensed to practice in the United States, in which it is stated that in the physician’s opinion, the required immunization would be injurious to your health.  If you have any questions about this requirement please contact Student Health Services at (210) 829-6017.  Students enrolled in programs which require clinical experience in affiliated hospitals and clinics must comply with the health policy requirements of those institutions.

Health Insurance:  All students enrolled for 12 or more semester hours are automatically billed for Health Insurance through the University Health Insurance Plan. If a student has his/her own private insurance then an Insurance WAIVER FORM must be submitted on-line to the Insurance Carrier prior to the 10th class day.  No refunds for the health insurance plan will be made unless the waiver requirement has been met. International students are not permitted to waive the University’s Health Insurance Plan.