Student Health, Safety & Wellness
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Student Health, Safety & Wellness

Texas Tech University is committed to the well-being of all students.  Visit the main website.


Student Health Services is located in the Student Wellness Center

1003 Flint Ave corner of Main St

Hours: 8am-5pm Closed Sat/Sun

Appointment and Information:

              Phone: (806) 743-2848

              Pharmacy: (806) 743-2636

              Fax: (806) 743-2122


Register for the MyTeamCare Patient Portal ( top of the page links)  
by calling the Student Wellness Center and requesting access. This portal is regularly monitored, up to an hour before the Wellness Center opens for the day. If you message through the portal the night before about an urgent care matter, you will have priority, before they start taking calls at 8am, to get an appointment that day.  

Texas Tech Student Counseling Center

Located 2nd floor of Student Wellness Center

Texas Tech Crisis HelpLine at 806-742-5555

The Crisis HelpLine provides 24/7/365 assistance for students experiencing suicidal thoughts, mental health crises, sexual assault, and interpersonal violence.

College depression: What parents need to know

Article presented by Mayo Clinic


Texas Tech University academic health plans



Urgent Care vs Emergency Room

What if your student is sick or injured when the Student Wellness Center is closed or appointments are full?

If the condition is not life-threatening, but needs to be taken care of right away, urgent care may be the right choice.

Urgent care centers are usually open after normal business hours, including evenings and weekends. In most situations, you will save time and money by going to urgent care instead of an emergency room.

Emergency rooms are the best place for treating severe and life-threatening conditions. They’re open 24/7.

Specialized care makes it more expensive and your student may have to wait a long time to get treated.

Not life-threatening = Urgent Care / Severe or Life-threatening = Emergency Room Care

NOTE: Distances are approximate and originate from the Student Union Building.



Covenant Medical Center

3615 19th St, 806-725-000; ER 806-725-0030 

1.5 miles


University Medical Center

602 Indiana Ave, 806-775-8200

1.5 miles


Grace Medical Center

2412 50th St, 806-788-4100

Serves both outpatient and inpatient needs

Grace Walk-In Clinic

Hours: 8am-8pm Mon-Fri 9am-5pm; Sat/Sun 12-5pm

     3 miles


Lubbock Heart Hospital

4810 N Loop 289, 806-687-7777

4 miles




Associated with Covenant Medical Center

Covenant Northwest Urgent Care

611 N Frankford Ave, 806-725-5480

Hours: Mon-Fri 8am-7pm; Sat 9am-5pm; Sun 12-5pm

5.5 miles


Southwest Medical Park (also offers urgent care)

9812 Slide Rd, 806-725-1000

Hours: Mon-Fri 8am-7pm; Sat 9am-5pm; Sun 12-5 pm

8 miles


Covenant HealthPlus Urgent Care

7601 Quaker Ave, 806-725-9444

Hours: Mon-Fri 8am-7pm; Sat 9am-5pm; Sun 12-5pm

6 miles


Family First Healthcare

5915 82nd St, 806-794-3000

Hours: Mon-Fri 8am-6pm; Sat: 8am-12pm

7.5 miles


Covenant Medical Group Urgent Care Center

1910 Quaker Ave, Suite 101, 806-725-4440

Mon - Fri: 7am-10pm Sat & Sun: 8am-8pm. Holidays: 9am-1pm

2 miles


Associated with University Medical Center

* - use this website to track wait times for online and open UMC clinics


UMC Express Care Clinic at South Plains Mall

Located between Women's Dillards and Boot Barn

6002 Slide Rd, P12, 806-761-0450

Hours: Mon-Sat 9am-8pm; Closed for lunch 1pm-2pm; Sun 12noon-6pm

5.5 miles


UMC Express Care Clinic at United Supermarket

1701 50th St, 806-761-0429

Hours: Mon-Fri 7am-4pm; Closed for Lunch from 11:30am-12:30pm

3.5 miles


UMC Express Care Clinic at United Supermarket

2703 82nd St, 806-761-0428

Hours: Mon-Fri 9am-7pm; Sat 9am-6pm; Sun 1pm-6pm

5 miles


UMC Freedom Clinic

5022 Avenue Q, 806-762-3597

Hours: Mon-Fri 8am-5pm

3.5 miles


UMC I-27 Medical Center

4105 I-27, 806-762-2633

Hours: Mon-Fri 8am-6pm; Sat 9am-5pm; Sun 1pm-5pm

3.5 miles


UMC Lakeridge Medical Center

5130 82nd St; 806-794-9378

Hours: Mon-Fri 8am-8pm; Sat 9am-5pm; Sun 1pm-5pm

7 miles


UMC Milwaukee Family Medicine

7301 Milwaukee Ave, 806-761-0464

Hours: Mon-Fri 8am-8pm; Sat 9am-5pm; Sun 1pm-5pm

7 miles


UMC West Wind Family Medicine

5520 4th S, 806-761-0475

Hours: Mon-Fri 8am-8pm; Sat 9am-5pm; Sun 1pm-5pm

5 miles


Urgent Care Center at UMC

808 Joliet Ave, Suite 130, 806-761- 0545

Hours: Monday-Friday 7am-4pm

1.5 miles


1305 University Blvd, Lubbock, Texas 79401