INSURANCE & MEDICAL CARE

OVERVIEW OF THE US HEALTHCARE SYSTEM FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS
DISCLAIMER: The video below was produced by internationalstudentinsurance.com. While International Student and Scholar Services does not endorse any company’s insurance plan, we do find the information contained within the video to be helpful as a general overview of the American medical system and what an international student or scholar should expect.

Health Insurance

An overview of the University of Alabama’s required insurance policy as well as tips for navigating insurance companies in the United States.

Student Immunizations

Immunization requirements for all students as well as information on how to get updated on vaccinations.

Counseling & Mental Health

Mental health resource for students and employees as well as an overview of unique mental health challenges for international students.

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Local Healthcare Facilities

In general, it is much more cost effective to choose one of the clinics listed below if your health emergency is not severe or life threatening rather than going to a hospital.  If you are on UA’s UnitedHealthcare insurance, please visit https://www.myuhc.com/  to find a doctor who accepts UnitedHealthcare insurance and is a Preferred Provider.

If you are enrolled in the University’s BlueCross/BlueShield of Alabama plan as an employee, you can visit https://www.bcbsal.org/web/provider-finder to find a doctor in the BlueCross/BlueShield network.

STUDENT HEALTH CENTER – (FOR UA STUDENTS)
University Medical Center
750 5th Avenue East
Tuscaloosa, AL 35401

Full Service Hours:
Monday – Thursday 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Friday 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Urgent Care Hours:
Monday – Thursday 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Saturday – Sunday 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM (closed game days and during interim and summer terms)

FACULTY/STAFF CLINIC – (FOR UA FACULTY AND STAFF)
University Medical Center
850 5th Avenue East
Tuscaloosa, AL 35401
205-348-4696

UNIVERSITY MEDICAL CENTER BLUE AND RED SUITE FAMILY MEDICINE
University Medical Center
850 5th Avenue East
Tuscaloosa, AL 35401
205-348-1278 or 205-348-1211

Urgentcare/Family Clinics

Crimson Urgent Care
1718 Veterans Memorial Parkway
205-507-1100

Emergi-Care
1771 Skyland Blvd
205-349-2273

Tuscaloosa American Family Care
9070 Highway 69 South
205-722-9500

Tuscaloosa Med Center North
3909 McFarland Blvd
205-333-1993

Tuscaloosa Med Center South
5005 Oscar Baxter Drive
205-343-2225

Northport Urgent Care Services
2810 Lurleen B Wallace Blvd.
205-333-7670

Hospitals and Emergency Rooms

DCH REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER
809 University Blvd. E
Tuscaloosa, AL 35401-2029
205-759-7111

NORTHPORT MEDICAL CENTER
2700 Hospital Drive
Northport, AL 35476-3360
205-333-4500