UT Rheumatology is the clinic where physician faculty members of The University of Texas Medical School at Houston’s Division of Rheumatology provide patient care. Representing the best in their fields, UT rheumatologists diagnose and treat a broad range of rheumatic diseases including the many forms of arthritis, connective tissue diseases (such as scleroderma, lupus and rheumatoid arthritis), tendonitis and bursitis. UT Rheumatologists are renowned for their expertise in lupus, scleroderma, rheumatoid arthritis, Sjogren’s syndrome, polymyositis, dermatomyositis, vasculitis and spondyloarthropathies (such as ankylosing spondylitis, psoriatic arthritis and reactive syndrome).
For appointments, please call 713-486-3100 or request an appointment online. If you need to cancel an appointment, please call 713-486-3100 and give us at least 24 hours notice. In most cases, we cannot accommodate walk-in patients. The best way to see a doctor is by scheduling an appointment. If you have an urgent need, please call the Nurse Line at 713-486-3100.
Urgent, After-Hours and Emergency Care
If you have an urgent medical need, please call 713-486-3100 and a triage nurse will assess your medical need. If medically necessary, you will be worked into a physician’s schedule the same day. For after hours care, please call 713-486-3100 to reach the physician on-call. In case of emergency, please call 911 or go immediately to the nearest hospital emergency room. In most cases, we cannot accommodate walk-in patients. The best way to see a doctor is by scheduling an appointment. If you have an urgent need, please call the Nurse Line at 713-486-3100.
Insurance, Payment and Billing
UT Physicians is a preferred provider for most managed care plans. We will verify your insurance coverage prior to your office visit. We will file your insurance claim for you. You will be responsible for co-payments, co-insurance and deductibles at the time of your appointment. We accept cash, checks and all major credit cards including American Express, Visa, MasterCard and Discover. If you do not have medical insurance, payment in full is due at the time of the visit. For billing questions, please call Patient Services at 713-500-3500.
Nurse Line and Routine Requests
If you have an urgent need, please call 713-486-3100 to speak with a nurse. The nurse will relay information to your physician. Calls for routine requests are returned within 24 hours. Requests for urgent medical care are returned the same day.
Unless otherwise specified by your physician, you will receive written notification by mail or the nurse will contact you with test results. Please allow 7-10 days for most test results.
For prescription refills, please call your pharmacy.
Your insurance plan may require referral paperwork or other authorization for visits to specialists. Please contact your primary care physician or insurance company for more information.