Student Health Insurance

Dear Students,

Students enrolled at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences are required by University of Arkansas Board policy (Policy 1260.1) to have health insurance coverage at all times. The responsibility for obtaining health insurance coverage rests with the student. Students are urged to investigate for themselves the policy best suited to meet their particular needs. Students are encouraged to confirm their coverage under their existing plan of insurance prior to registration or, if they do not have any existing insurance, obtain such coverage.

A Student Injury and Sickness plan offered by Academic HealthPlans is available to all UAMS students. A summary of the plan’s coverage, eligibility requirements, and instructions for enrollment of students and their eligible Dependents is detailed in the Academic HealthPlans brochure.

Students are encouraged to read the Academic HealthPlans Insurance brochure carefully and compare coverage and cost with any existing or contemplated coverage before making a decision. Students covered under an HMO type plan, may have severe limitations on benefits for expenses incurred outside of the plan’s service area. Students should make sure they have not become ineligible for coverage under another plan due to age limitations for Dependents. Policy exclusions and limitations should also be carefully reviewed.

It is important to make a decision early, since the insurance cannot become effective until the enrollment form and premium are received. Please call Academic HealthPlans toll-free at  1-855-824-9679, or access their site at for questions regarding benefits, rates, and enrollment.


Student Health Insurance Administration

Campus Life and Student Support Services
Office (501) 686-6973
Fax (501) 686-7468

Contact Us

The Campus Life and Student Support Services office is located at: 4601 W. Markham, across the street from Slim Chickens and Federal Credit Union.

University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
4301 West Markham St.,
Slot 536
Little Rock, Arkansas 72205