For all students who have the UAB Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP), your primary care provider is identified as UAB Student Health Services. As part of the SHIP, students have unlimited primary care visits to Student Health Services with no co-pay.

For a comprehensive list of available services visit the Clinic Services page.

Students who have the SHIP must obtain a referral for all visits outside of Student Health Services (SHS). Visits for mental health, OB/GYN, and orthopedics do not require a referral. For students with private insurance coverage, referrals are offered as needed.

  • SHS has a full time coordinator to assist you with your needs.
  • Referrals are made as appropriate and within and outside the UAB Health System.
  • Most referral appointments or procedures are scheduled for you before you leave the office.
  • In some instances, referral requests may not need an appointment with a SHS provider. For questions pertaining to this, please contact the SHS Referral Coordinator through the Patient Portal or call 205-996-5764. You may also send a message This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • If you have the SHIP or have an insurance that has identified SHS as your Primary Care Provider and you are referred by the emergency department or an outside office/physician, please let SHS know as soon as possible to ensure all needed precertifications are obtained.