The University owns and operates residence halls, apartments
and houses for students. A new 600-bed residence hall features
private and double rooms, cable TV and Internet connections, a
computer lab, exercise room, and volleyball and basketball courts. Because
of the demand for housing, students should apply as early as
possible. Applications and information are available at the
Housing/University Center Office, E.H. Hereford University Center, 817-272-2791.
Centennial Court is the newest on-campus apartment
community. Call 817-436-4800 for information.
The Housing Office also has information concerning
Student Health Services
Student Health Services is located at 605 S. West Street (Corner
of 3rd and S. West streets), Box 19329, 817-272-2771.
Student Health Services
(SHS) is an on-campus, out-patient
facility whose mission is to maintain the optimum physical and
emotional health of UTA students and designated faculty/staff through
the provision of quality, accessible, comprehensive and
cost-effective primary health care.
SHS is staffed and equipped to care for most routine health
needs. Many services are free. A reasonable fee is assessed for services
such as medications, x-rays, laboratory tests, etc. Financial support
is partially funded by a Medical Services Fee.
SHS and facilities are available to all enrolled students. A
student who chooses not to enroll for a semester, but who plans to enroll
the following semester, may receive treatment during the missed
semester. Enrolled students who hold a position that requires student status
as a condition of employment, and their dependents 12 years and
older, who are covered by the U.T. System Insurance, may receive
treatment, and the insurance company will be billed for services
rendered. Faculty/staff may receive treatment at SHS for urgent care and
other selected services on a fee for service basis, by appointment
Staffing: The staff includes full-time physicians and
registered nurses, pharmacists, laboratory and x-ray technologists,
clinical psychologists, a substance abuse specialist, a student
development specialist, and related personnel. SHS provides medical services
during those times when the University is open. Services are not
available during scheduled University holidays. During these periods,
medical care received from another source will be the patient's
General Medicine: Students with common medical problems
are diagnosed and treated on a walk-in basis. Elective minor
surgical procedures such as removal of cysts, moles, and warts, are
available. Appointments are required for both the initial evaluation and
Administration of Allergy Antigen
Injections: Patients must provide the antigen and have their physician provide SHS with
details of their allergies and the proposed program of treatment.
Women's Clinic: Diagnosis and treatment of most diseases of
the female reproductive organs are provided. Consultations, routine
Pap smears, diagnostic tests for the various sexually transmitted
diseases, and breast examinations are done by appointment (272-2713).
The various forms of contraception are discussed with students who
seek advice of this nature.
Mental Health Clinic: Mental health services are available
to students and faculty/staff by appointment (272-2713), and no
referral is necessary. Services available include psychological assessment
and treatment. Referrals to health agencies or other professionals are
made when indicated.
Laboratory: The laboratory is equipped to do all
routine determinations. For more sophisticated procedures, specimens
are obtained and sent to a reference laboratory for testing.
Outside physicians' requests will be honored. Laboratory test results must
be given by the clinician.
Pharmacy: The pharmacy dispenses medications at a reduced
cost and provides medication counseling to all students and
faculty/staff. The pharmacy is not only a provider for the student health
insurance, but is also a PCS network pharmacy for faculty/staff.
Prescriptions from any licensed physician may be dispensed.
X-ray: All routine x-ray studies are done. After an initial
reading by SHS physicians, the films are sent to a radiologist for
Medical Records: Since medical records are protected
under patient/physician confidentiality provisions, only the patient
has access to their medical records. These records will not be released
to anyone without written authorization by the patient or as
provided by law.
HIV/AIDS: HIV/AIDS education/testing are available for
students and faculty/staff. Information is given on a one-to-one basis, or,
upon request, to campus/related groups. HIV antibody testing
is anonymous and requires pre- and post-test counseling. Clients
are referred to appropriate off-campus facilities, if needed. The
UTA brochure, "Policy and Guidelines on Human
Immunodeficiency Virus Infection (HIV) and Acquired Immune Deficiency
Syndrome (AIDS) and Hepatitis B Virus (HBV)" is available at SHS.
Substance Abuse Prevention: A variety
of services is available to students and faculty/staff. Programs to assist individuals in
making appropriate decisions regarding the use of alcohol and other
drugs are available. The emphasis is on education, programming,
support, intervention and short-term counseling. Referrals are made
to Metroplex resources when a person is identified as being
chemically dependent. The UTA brochure, "Information Regarding Illicit
Drugs and Alcohol Abuse" is available at SHS.
Peer Education: Students in the
Peer Education Program assist other students, faculty/staff and members of the outside
community in making healthier choices about alcohol and other drugs and
their relationship to sexual and other health issues. Students may
participate in this program on a volunteer basis, or enroll in a class for
academic credit. Peer Educators develop presentations and
Education: In the spirit of this educational community, it is
hoped that students will also use SHS as a resource for information on
health-related issues and preventive medicine.