Student Health Services Center

A vital component of the university experience for UMHB students is a healthy lifestyle. The goal of the Student Health Services Center is to educate students on health issues and encourage healthy lifestyles. Health fairs, wellness screenings, and health topic presentations are examples of UMHB’s effort to educate and empower students to make informed decisions about their health.

A full-time Registered Nurse serves as Coordinator of the Student Health Services Center and provides a range of student health services, including first aid, nursing assessment for wellness and illness, immunizations, patient education, and referrals to local healthcare providers and community health resources as needed.

The Student Health Services Center is available at no cost to UMHB students during regular business hours, with or without an appointment. The Student Health Services Center is located in the Mabee Student Center.

Student requirements:

  • Once accepted for admission to UMHB, all students who are applying for campus housing must submit a housing application, which includes a Medical History form.
  • Vaccinations and TB Tests (there is a nominal charge):
    • Effective January 1, 2014, the State of Texas requires all first-time students &/or transfer students who are 21 years or younger to receive a vaccination for Bacterial Meningitis. The vaccine must be obtained within five years preceding enrollment or a booster is required. Written evidence of vaccination must be submitted to UMHB. A student must receive vaccination or booster at least 10 days prior to the first of class or moving into campus housing, whichever is first (Texas Education Code, §51.9192, Subchapter Z).
    • If a student has been outside the US in the last year for more than a 3 week period, a TB skin test is recommended. Once accepted for admission to UMHB, international students from countries identified as “TB high-risk” (source: World Health Organization) are required to submit a negative TB test from a licensed medical professional within the United States. Results from test completed outside the United States recorded on government-issued documents are presented by the student upon arrival. UMHB reserves the right to review the source of test results to determine if they will be accepted. The test results must be dated no more than 6 months prior to the student’s initial enrollment date at UMHB. Either a negative TB skin test or a negative (normal) chest x-ray report will be accepted. Test results may be included on the UMHB Medical History form or scanned and emailed separately to UMHB Health Services. The Student Health Center also offers the TB skin test at a nominal charge. Students are encouraged to submit proof of current immunizations for their age, as published by the State of Texas. (source: 25 TAC §§97.61; 97.63-97.72) Student Health Services Center contact

Student Medical Expenses

UMHB assumes no responsible for medical expenses incurred by students and strongly encourages all students to maintain individual medical insurance.

Various health insurance applications are available for the student’s convenience at the Student Health Center. It is up to the individual student/parent to choose which healthcare plan would best meet their needs.

Students may be required to show proof of individual medical insurance acceptable to UMHB as a condition of participation in some university programs or activities.

Resources for Pregnant Students


The University of Mary Hardin-Baylor continues to provide equal access to its education programs to students during pregnancy and childbirth.  Any student may meet with UMHB’s Title IX Coordinator to learn how the university supports and encourages pregnant students in continuing their education.  Depending on the circumstances, the university may be able to help students with excused absences, a leave of absence from school, or other reasonable alterations to academic programs in order to help students remain in school in spite of limitations which may be recommended by a health care provider.

Pregnant students who anticipate a need for assistance with their academic program are encouraged to contact the Title IX Coordinator rather than individual faculty members.  The Title IX office will work with the student and with faculty as needed to develop an individualized education plan that will insure equal access to the university’s programs and provide pregnant students the best opportunity to complete their education.  Contact:  Susan Owens, Vice President for Human Resources, Title IX Coordinator and non-discrimination compliance officer, Sanderford Administrative Complex, 900 College Street, Belton, Texas 76513, 254-295-4527,