STUDENT HEALTH SERVICES - GENERAL INFORMATION
All students in the graduate biomedical sciences are required to have health insurance. Students may choose to be covered by VIVA UAB or provide their own private insurance. If the student elects to be covered by their private insurance, verification of comparable coverage must be on file with the UAB Student Health Office. The program will pay only for single coverage VIVA UAB health insurance. Spouse and children are separate and are to be paid for by the graduate student. For additional information regarding health insurance and policy, please contact:
UAB Student Health Services
Room 221, Community Health Services Building
933 South 19th Street
What should you do if you get sick?
If it is a non‐emergency, phone or go directly to the UAB Student Health Services Office at the address listed above. The hours of the clinic are Monday – Thursday from 8:00 am‐5:00 pm (last patient is taken at 4:00 pm); Friday from 8:00 am – 4:30 pm. It is advisable to call in advance for an appointment because this keeps your waiting time to a minimum. Appointed patients will be taken before drop‐in patients, unless the drop‐in patient is of an emergency nature. There is physician on call 24 hours a day. If you have any emergency after regular clinic hours, please call the Page Operator at 934.3411 and ask for the Student Health physician on call.
Student Health Services is located in the Family and Community Medicine Building at 930 20th Street South, Suite 221. The Community Health Building sits on the corner of 10th Avenue South and 20th Street.
There is free parking in the Family Practice parking lot on the north side of the building.
8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. (M-Th)
8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. (F)
**Closed daily from 12:00-1:00**
Call 205-934-3581 to schedule an appointment.
Walk-In Acute Illness Hours
8:00 a.m.-9:00 a.m. & 1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m. (M-F). In order to better serve our patients, walk-ins will be limited to acute illnesses and injuries. All routine appointments, follow ups, routine procedures and referral requests will require an appointment.