Effective January 1, 2014, the State of Texas requires all first-time students &/or transfer students who are 21 years of age or younger to recieve a vaccination for Bacterial Meningitis. The vaccine must be obtained within five years prior to enrollment or a booster is required. Written evidence of vaccination must be submitted to UMHB. A student must recieve vaccination or booster at least 10 days prior to the first day of class or moving into campus housing, whichever is first. Your local health department may offer this immunization at a reduced rate.
- Hepatitis A
UMHB is not responsible for any healthcare expenses you may incur while enrolled as a UMHB student. Effective January 2014, individuals who do not have healthcare insurance may be subject to government fines in accordance with the Affordable Care Act. UMHB strongly recommends that each student maintain healthcare insurance. For participation in certain UMHB programs such as athletics, healthcare insurance is required. If you do not currently have healthcare insurance, you may visit HealthCare.gov to access the new healthcare marketplace. Some healthcare insurance policies require you to use an approved network of doctors, hospitals, and clinics. Please contact your insurance provider for details, and if applicable, obtain a list of approved healthcare providers in the Belton/Temple area to determine what steps, if any, you should change your point of service (POS) to our area. The zip code for Belton is 76513. Be sure to bring your insurance card and original social security card with you when you come to UMHB.
Sick After Hours
Have a health question or need to know if you should go to the emergency room or wait? You may visit the Student Self-Care Guide provided by UMHB. Also, you may call Scott and White's Pan nurse at 800-724-7037 after 5:00 pm, or Campus Police at 254-295-5555 in case of emergency.
Scott and White - 2401 South 31st Street - Temple
Local Medical Contacts
- Make a first aid kit that includes pain relivers, digital thermometer, allergy medication, and other medicine used occcasionally. Also include band-aids, antibiotic ointment, ACE wrap and powdered Gatorade.
- Have a dental check up to see if wisdom teeth need to be removed before coming to school.