To access the Texas A&M Health network offsite, use Virtual Private Network (VPN). Virtual Private Networking is a method of providing a more secure network connection from remote, public or untrusted networks. Texas A&M Health has a separate VPN from the Texas A&M University network.


When a VPN connection is established, it creates an encrypted communication path between your computer and the VPN server. VPN provides increased security and the same level of access as a direct connection to the Texas A&M Health network.

A VPN connection also helps protect your network traffic from many types of common network attacks, which could be used to expose your personal information and university data. Because the VPN server is hosted within the Texas A&M Health firewall, a VPN connection will also provide access to university systems and resources that are not typically available outside of your normal workspace.

Getting Started

To access the Texas A&M Health VPN on either Windows or macOS, follow the instructions for connecting through the Cisco Secure Client (formerly AnyConnect). You will use your HSCID and password to connect, which is different from your NetID.

Note: To ensure computing and networking resources are available to as many people as possible, please disconnect from VPN once you complete your VPN-required activities. Please also limit use of VPN to activities that are absolutely necessary to leave more capacity for other users.