The Student Health and Wellness Center, including Counseling services, will be closed on Friday, May 6 for professional development. If you need to make an appointment, please visit our Patient Portal.

If you have an urgent/emergent need, please call 911 or go immediately to the nearest hospital Emergency Room. For all other healthcare needs that require attention, you may visit the UAB Urgent Care Center, located at 125 20th Street South, Suite 103, Phone 205-801-5251.

We apologize for any inconvenience.

Depending on the academic program in which you are enrolled, you may be required to have major medical insurance. Generally all international students and all students in clinical programs — those programs which require that you work with human or primate tissues or patients — are required to have health insurance. Details about this mandatory health insurance, as well as the waiver process for students who already have acceptable insurance, are available here:

Students with Mandatory Insurance Requirement

If you are taking the required number of credit hours, you are eligible to sign up for Viva Student Health Insurance. Details for this process are available here:

Students with Interest in Optional Health Insurance

If you are unsure whether you are required to have major medical insurance, please contact your academic program directly.

If you have questions about referrals to other providers, please review the details here: