Helping Students Continue to Succeed...

We stop for no storm!

The School of Health Professions (SHP) at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston understands that our students and their families have been directly and indirectly impacted by Hurricane Harvey.

Our faculty and staff are here to provide assistance to all SHP students as they begin the 2017-2018 academic year. The resources below have been gathered to help alleviate several issues you may have.

If you have been impacted by the storm and need assistance, please email your program department chairs.

Academic Services


SHP students that have been displaced and are having issues with Blackboard should contact

The following links provide more detailed information:

Financial Aid

Student financial aid is currently being distributed. Please check your student emails for confirmation. Personnel from Enrollment Services have committed to check their email messages regularly and work with you to accomplish needed tasks.

Support Services

Student Health and Counseling

The Office of Student Health and Counseling is available to provide additional resources to help our students deal with their trauma from the hurricane and manage their stress from the event. They will provide the following services as well as some links with information regarding managing stress and mental health after a disaster.

Individual Student Counseling Appointments

Schedule an individual appointment by calling 409-747-9508. Their hours are Monday - Friday from 8:00 am - 5:00 pm. After hours, the crisis line is available by calling 409-747-HELP (4357). If you are unable to get back to campus, please call them to discuss available resources.

UTMB Student Helpline

Students should consider calling the UTMB Student Helpline at 409-747-HELP (4357) if they feel depressed, anxious, or suicidal. Professionals are available 24 hrs / 7 days a week.

Note: the student helpline is not intended to take place of counseling, nor aid in crisis or emergency. Individuals in emergency or urgent situations should go to the nearest emergency department or call 911.

Student Recovery Fund

Note: If you have been impacted by the storm and need assistance, please email your program department chairs.

The Student Recovery Fund has been established by UTMB Leadership for anyone that may be interested supporting our students in this time of need. Your generosity will ensure that our students can get back to the business of being students, preparing to become tomorrow’s caretakers of our health, tomorrow’s biomedical research pioneers.

Contributions can be made through their official Recovery Fund website or mailed to:

UTMB Development Office
301 University Blvd.
Galveston, TX 77555-0148

Other Resources

Galveston County Emergency Management

Two FEMA Disaster Recovery Centers have been established in Galveston County at 2401 Termini Dr, Dickinson, TX 77539 and 400 W Walker Street, League City, TX 77573. Centers are opened 7 days a week from 7am-7pm for residents to get information about FEMA programs or other disaster assistance programs, and ask questions related to individual cases. For more information, visit:

Please be advised that UTMB and SHP do not endorse or recommend the resources or agencies listed. Provider information may change without notice.