Health and Safety

These resources will help you in case of a medical or other emergency while you are at UT. Different programs have different policies regarding insurance but many of the resources below are available regardless of what insurance your program includes.



  • English & Academics for Software Engineering Program
  • TEC Ambassador Program
  • Physical Education & Culture Program
  • Professional Development in Accounting Program
  • U.S. Academic and Culture Immersion Program
  • U.S. Sports and Culture Immersion Program

As a participant in these programs, you will be enrolled in the UT Health Insurance Plan that is provided by Academic Health Plans through Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Texas. This will provide health insurance coverage to you during the full dates for which you are in the United States and participating in your program. Access a description of plan benefits on the Academic Health Plans website.

  • Fulbright Visiting Scholars from Iraq
  • Iraqi Young Leaders Exchange Program
  • Mandela Washington Fellowship
  • Pan-Africa Youth Leadership Program
  • Russian Business Leaders

As a part of these programs, participants receive insurance coverage through their program sponsor. The plan provides health insurance coverage to participants for the duration of the program.


  • Bundeswehr Summer at UT
  • KAUST Summer Research

You are responsible for obtaining adequate health insurance to cover any medical-related costs during your stay in the U.S. Bring a copy of your insurance policy with you, and carry a copy of your insurance policy/card on you at all times while traveling.

Finding a Health Care Provider

Emergency Care

For a medical emergency go to the nearest hospital:

St. David's Medical Center
919 East 32nd Street
Austin, TX
Phone: (512) 476-7111

or call 911*


*only call 911 for a true emergency


Non-emergency Care

For non-emergency health care needs, the following provider has been identified to accept the UT Health Insurance Plan and accepts most major medical plans:

MedSpring Urgent Care Clinic
3906 N. Lamar Boulevard
Austin, TX 78705
Phone: (512) 861-8040
Hours: 9:00am–9:00pm, Daily

No appointments are necessary for MedSpring, and doctors are available to see you on a walk-in basis.


If your healthcare provider prescribes you medicine or you need to purchase non-prescription medication, you can obtain it from one of the following pharmacies:

Forty Acres Pharmacy
Student Services Building
100 W. Dean Keeton
Austin, TX 78712
Phone: 512-471-1824

Mon-Fri: 8:00am–6:00pm
Sat & Sun: Closed

2927 Guadalupe Street
Austin, TX 78705
Phone: 512-474-2323

Mon-Fri: 9:00am-9:00pm
Sat & Sun: 10:00am-6:00pm

4501 Guadalupe Street
Austin, TX 78751
Phone: 512–323–6098

7:00am-11:00pm, Daily


The University of Texas at Austin provides a safe and secure environment for the university community. To ensure your safety at all times, please familiarize yourself with the following emergency resources.

Emergency Numbers

Emergency Services

(On/Off-Campus Situation)


Texas Global
Emergency Mobile

(On/Off-Campus Situation)

(512) 954-1099

UT Police Department

(On-Campus Situation)

(512) 471-4441

Emergency Call Boxes

UTPD maintains a network of over 120 outdoor emergency phones around campus. These phones are mounted in yellow call boxes which have a blue light on top and are clearly marked “POLICE HELP.” Pushing the call button activates a direct phone line with UTPD that automatically pinpoints the caller’s location.