Student Health Insurance

Sul Ross State University does not offer a Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP). The mandatory medical fee is NOT health insurance. University athletes have limited supplemental accident through the Physical Education department; call (432) 837-8226 for details.

The health insurance requirement for domestic students at Sul Ross is fully voluntary. It is strongly recommended that these students maintain a comprehensive health plan. International students must show proof of health insurance that is good in the United States.

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Military veterans can check with Brewster County's veteran representative, or go to West Texas VA Health Care System for information about service related benefits.

Disclaimer: The following links to health insurance products, services and/or memberships are for informational purposes only and do NOT represent an endorsement by Sul Ross State University's Student Health Services.

There are a few independent insurance agents in Alpine who can help locate a health plan to fit your situation.

Be advised the university's remote location requires adequate ambulance coverage. When seleting your health insurance plan, be sure the ambulance benefit covers the cost of a medical airlift. Another option is to subscribe to an air ambulance service to help defray the cost.

EJ Smith's short-term and international student medical plans

International student and scholar health insurance by Compass Benefits Group

International Student Organization (ISO) in the USA, call toll free 1-800-244-1180

State Assistance:

The Medicaid office is located in Centennial School's Human Services Department, 500 W Avenue H # 104, Phone (432) 837-3338.

For information about Texas' primary care program, contact the Department of State Health Services (DSHS) at (432) 837-3877. STD screening and vaccinations are offered by DSHS to underinsured residents.