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To: New Tulane Student

The Student Health Center offers medical, gynecological, psychiatric care and health education for all students at Tulane. It is a component of the Tulane University Medical Center, and is one of the few college health services in the country accredited by the AAAHC. We hope you have a healthy stay at Tulane and we sincerely hope you do not need us, but if you do we are here to help.

In order to better serve students, we ask that all incoming students complete an online health history form. This allows us to better serve you should you need assistance.  The online health history can be accessed by going to  If you need assistance with the site, e-mail .


Louisiana law requires all entering college students to have up‐to‐date immunizations. These include measles, mumps, rubella, tetanus and diphtheria. By state law, meningococcal vaccine (Menactra) is required for all freshman and transfer students. Tulane University also requires the meningococcal (Menactra) vaccine for all students living in on‐campus housing and fraternity and sorority housing. Titers documenting proof of immunity for measles, mumps, and rubella are accepted.

The Proof of Immunization Compliance form requires a physician, or other health‐care provider, to record the data on immunizations. We would encourage you to get any “missing” immunizations at home.

However, you may complete your immunization requirement during summer orientation sessions or after you arrive on campus. Please give the 4 page Proof of Immunization Compliance form to your physician as it requires a health care practitioner to complete, sign and stamp it. Further information on immunizations and the forms required can be accessed by clicking here.

If Tulane University Student Health Center has not received documentation of the meningococcal (Menactra) vaccine by “move in day,” students will not be allowed to move into university residence halls. Housing and Residential Life staff will refer these students to the health center to either provide documentation,or receive the vaccine.

If you wish to receive vaccines at the Student Health Center, or simply want more information, please feel free to call-504.865.5255.

Sincerely yours,
James H. Farrow, M.D.
Executive Director

Student Health Services




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