An unexpected accident or illness can be devastating to academic performance. All enrolled students who meet the eligibility requirements of Student Health Services are encouraged to use the Student Health Clinic for basic medical care and wellness needs. The following insurance information is for students who need services beyond the scope of the Student Health Clinic.
Frequently Asked Question
The University of Texas Pan American (UTPA) had purchased a limited Accident Insurance Policy for all students enrolled at this university in prior years. This policy is no longer in effect as of 12/31/2012.
Contact the Student Health Service at (956) 665-2511 or the University Police Department at (956) 665-7151 for information on procedures to follow if you have an accident on our campus.
Private Health Insurance
The Student Health Service does not accept or bill private health insurance carriers for services rendered in our facility. We will provide itemized statements for charges resulting from your visit so you may file a claim with your insurance carrier.
University of Texas System Injury and Sickness Insurance
You are eligible to purchase coverage under this policy if you are a registered fee-paying student at a component institution of The University of Texas System. Eligible dependents of enrolled students may participate in this plan on a voluntary basis.
For a complete list of all the benefits, exclusions, and limitations, please see the current plan year brochure. You can view the current brochure by going to the carrier website at:
Follow the directions on the website for more information or to enroll in the policy.
Mandatory Insurance for International Students
The Board of Reagents for The University of Texas System requires all international students holding non-immigrant visas and living in the United States to maintain approved health insurance while enrolled at a component institution of the University of Texas.
The Board of Reagents has authorized the assessment of a health insurance fee to each international student who cannot provide evidence of continuing coverage under another approved plan.
This fee will be the amount of the premium approved for the UT System Student Health Insurance Plan. This required coverage includes Repatriation and Medical Evacuation benefits.
For more information on international student requirements, visit the International Student Advisement Office at http://portal.utpa.edu/utpa_main/dess_home/oias_home or call them at (956) 665-2922.