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University of Texas Medical Branch
Student Health

Dear Student:

RE: Mandatory Pre-registration Requirements

Welcome to UTMB Student Health. We look forward to working with you to achieve optimal health. In order to accomplish this goal, we need your assistance in completing your preregistration forms.

On our website (www.utmb.edu/studenthealth/), you will find Immunization and Titer Requirements for enrollment as a student at UTMB and an Immunization Record form.This form must be completed and signed by your primary care provider or a nurse at the clinic where you receive your immunizations or attach copies of your immunizations to the completed form. The immunization requirements comply with the State of Texas, the Texas Department of Health, and CDC. You must meet All indentified requirements. Students must complete all immunizations prior to enrollment. Please read instructions carefully on the Immunization Requirements Sheet as there is a new Bacterial Meningitis Vaccine requirement starting in January 2014, for all new students to UTMB, who are under 22 years of age.

Insurance: Texas Education Code, Section 51.952 authorized a governing board to require health insurance on students enrolled in health institutions. You will need to go into the student database, MySTAR, for directions click "How to submit proof of insurance form" to the Health Insurance Confirmation Form and complete the required fields and submit yur information to UTMB. Failure to do so will jeopardize your registration. If you are in need of health insurance, one option is the UT System endorsed plan through Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS) which is administered by Academic Health Plans (AHP). To find out more information about this plan or to enroll, please visit their website at www.ahpcare.com/UTMB. If you already have health insurance coverage it must be comparable to the coverage of the UT System endorsed plan.

Please mail or e-mail your completed and signed Immunization Record by November 1st if enrolling for the spring semester. March 1st if enrolling for the summer semester and June 1st if enrolling for the fall semester. Please remember that immunizations and insurance coverage are mandatory and failure to complete these requirements may compromise your enrollment at UTMB. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Student Health at (409) 747-9508. We look forward to working with you in the months ahead!


Cynthia DeSanto, MSN, RN, FNP-BC
Director, Student Health


Click links below for the new student forms:

UT System Endorsed Student Health Insurance www.ahpcare.com/utmb

For counseling, please click here.


Lee Hage Jamail
Student Center - 3rd Flr.

301 University Blvd.

Galveston, Texas



(409) 747-9508
(409) 747-9330

Monday - Friday
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

*Major credit cards accepted only.

After Hours Care

After hours, weekends, and holidays, you may call the Access Center at (409) 772-2222 or (800) 917-8906. Telephone triage is provided by the Hotline and physician backup consultation is available.

For Emergencies

Please go directly to the nearest emergency room. Students are responsible for all charges related to emergency care.