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Faculty and Staff

For One’s Self

Though the majority of Campus Health Services' resources are reserved for Tulane students, the following related resources are available to faculty and staff:

For One's Own

As leaders in the Tulane community who may work with students on a daily basis, you are able to identify and recognize students who may be in need of health-related services. During your daily contact with students, you are in a position to guide students to the services they may need that we may provide.

Please familiarize yourself with our variety of resources to ensure that you know where to guide students if you see a potential health-related problem. The following resources are good places to start:

  • Consultations
  • For faculty and staff who are concerned about a specific student, or who wish to learn how to recognize distressed students.

  • Locations
  • Campus Health Services is located across four different locations on Tulane's Uptown and Downtown campuses.

  • A-Z Health Services
  • Often students are confused about what services Campus Health Services provides. This link clarifies what we do and do not do.

  • Influenza
  • The flu can take your students out of class/extracurricular activities for a week or more. Make sure you know the signs and know when our flu-shots will be administered to keep you and your students healthy.

LGBTQIA

Campus Health is committed to providing caring, quality, confidential services to our campus community, inclusive of all sexual orientations and gender identities. We work to provide affirming health and wellness services, so you can be treated well and stay well.

To meet the health and wellness needs of all campus community members, the various Campus Health offices provide a variety of programs and services specifically for the LGBTQIA community. Whether you are interested in primary care or triage, preventive health services, or are looking for general health and wellness information, our staff of Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, Therapists, Health Educators and other health professionals are ready to help.

Tips for students and other visitors to Tulane who identify as LGBTQ

  • Communication: We invite you to talk openly and honestly with Campus Health staff. When you make an appointment, we will ask you questions that will help us match you with a clinician and ensure that you will have enough time during your visit to get your needs met. We hope you will feel comfortable to disclose enough information to our appointment schedulers so they can best help you. We do our best to use preferred names and pronouns; if we make a mistake please feel free to correct us.

    During your visit, you may be asked questions that could be hard to discuss, so please prepare in advance to answer questions that are relevant to your reason for visit. This may include your family health history and your own health history and behaviors including use of alcohol, tobacco and other drugs, sexual behavior, and domestic violence. The clinician's request for sensitive information is part of the experience for all patients/students when establishing a professional working relationship, regardless of an individual's sexual orientation/gender identity, in order to provide the best services and care for each person.

  • Confidentiality: All Campus Health services are confidential by law.

  • Prepare for your visit: Lots of people get nervous and their minds go blank in health care situations, so it may be helpful to prep a little. You can make the best use of your time by writing down questions and bringing them to your visit.

  • Keep your own documentation: Maintaining copies of your health information is a good way to take ownership of your body, health and health care. Keep a record of what happened at each visit plus anything you want to follow up on.

  • Give us your feedback: We hope that you have a good experience when you come to any of our locations. We invite you to tell us about your experience because feedback provides an important learning opportunity and helps us determine ways to improve our services and procedures as well as recognize where we are doing good work (and should keep doing it)! We address all complaints. The more specific you are, the better we will be able to fix the problem. If you choose to include your name and a means to contact you, we will follow up with you. You can provide feedback online; your feedback will be shared with appropriate staff.

Especially for trans and genderqueer folks

  • For billing and reimbursement, it is important to understand that your selection of sex in the medical record needs to agree with the sex the payer (e.g. health insurance) has on file in order to avoid claim rejections. If you are confused about this process, please ask your provider to clarify what is on file to ensure more effective insurance coverage.

    Our electronic medical record system has a place in your file to note your “sex”, “gender identity” (includes: male, female,……?) If you think it would be helpful to have these categories appropriately noted in your file, please ask the scheduler that makes your appointment or your provider during your session.

  • The Uptown Student Health Center can initiate hormone therapy and provide medical management for patients on stable hormone regimens. This is a specialty service that is offered to undergraduate and graduate students.
  • Single stall, gender-neutral lockable restrooms are located in all of the hallways on the first and second floors of the Health Center.

LGBTQ Health & Wellness Resources

Our goal is not to re-invent the wheel but, rather, to invite you to explore the many wonderful resources already in existence, nationwide. Please peruse this section for more information on LGBTQ sexual health, in addition to information on LGBTQ general health and wellness. If you don’t see what you specifically looking for, feel free to contact theWELL at whp@tulane.edu.

On Campus

Lesbian & Bisexual Women’s Health & Wellness

Gay & Bisexual Men's Health & Wellness

Transgender Health & Wellness


Undergraduate Students

Campus health services are catered specifically for you! We are devoted to providing you with the optimum care for all your needs. Our locations are conveniently located near your classes and residence hall. In addition, our hours and after-hours services are designed to fit around your busy schedules.

The following are resources provided and designed especially for undergraduate students:

Campus Health is designed to help you stay healthy so that you can grow, learn, and develop to your maximum potential while at Tulane. Please make sure that you are aware of all of the resources provided through our comprehensive services so that when you need them, you will know where to go.

All full time undergraduate students pay the Student Health and Wellness Fee which provides access to the Student Health Centers (SHC), Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS), and the Center for Wellness & Health Promotion (theWELL). Visits are generally covered by the fee, but you may incur additional charges for procedures, vaccines, and laboratory costs. We do not currently bill 3rd party insurance.


Student Health Portal

Students can manage their health, immunization and physical exam forms on the student health portal. All students should utilize the portal to upload their immunizations prior to arrival at Tulane and complete an online health history. These tools will help improve your experience as a student and allow us to provide more comprehensive care. If you have any specific chronic health care needs, please contact our nursing staff for assistance to assure we are prepared for your arrival.

Meningococcal Disease and Vaccination Information

The Student Health Center offers all required immunizations and the TB skin test. However, we recommend you receive required vaccines and TB testing before you arrive at Tulane. 

The following immunizations and test are REQUIRED: 

  • Measles, Mumps, Rubella requirement: Two (2) doses of live vaccine required for all college students born after 1956. The first vaccine must have been given, on, or after the first birthday and a second dose at least 28 days after the first dose.

  • Tetanus-Diphtheria-Pertussis requirement: A dose of vaccine given within the past ten (10) years required. (Tdap) is recommended.

  • Meningococcal/Meningitis Vaccine: A dose of vaccine given within the past five (5) years is required for ALL undergraduates and is also required by Tulane for any student in uptown on-campus housing and fraternity/sorority housing. A booster dose is required every 5 years.

  • Tuberculosis (TB) Screening/Testing: It is required that all students complete the screening questionnaire on Page 2 of the Immunization Compliance Form.
  1. International Students: All are required to provide results of IGRA (QFT or T-Spot)
  2. Domestic students: All are required to receive TB skin test or IGRA if answering yes to any of the TB screening questions on the Immunization Compliance Form.

The following immunizations are RECOMMENDED:

  • Hepatitis B Vaccine: (Recommended for college entrance) series of three (3) doses, given at 0, 1 month and 6 months. 

Health Insurance Coverage

All full-time Tulane University students are required to carry health insurance coverage equal to or greater than the university requirements. Each year, full-time students must either enroll in the University-sponsored student health insurance plan or waive enrollment in this plan by providing proof of other adequate coverage.

You should contact your health insurance carrier regarding your coverage while in college. Your plan must provide equivalent coverage to the student health plan. This means that you have full access to providers in the New Orleans area including mental health services on a non-urgent as well as urgent basis. Check your existing plan to ensure providers are available in our area.

International students are required to buy the student health plan unless they have U.S. based insurance that meets the same requirements as that of U.S. insurance plans.

Please notify the health center of any changes in your health insurance coverage. Also, be sure to carry a copy of your insurance card with you.


Important Information

Grad & Professional Students

Campus Health staff is dedicated to encouraging and maintaining the health of all students. For graduate students, we have a downtown location in Elks Place for easier access if you are primarily based on the Downtown Campus. However, you may use the services at any location of your choice.

Most full time graduate students pay the Student Health and Wellness Fee which provides access to the Student Health Centers (SHC), Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS), and the Center for Wellness & Health Promotion (theWELL). If for some reason you are not assessed this fee, you will need to pay the fee each semester to access services at any of our locations. Visits are generally covered by the fee but you may incur additional charges for procedures, vaccines, and laboratory costs. We do not currently bill 3rd party insurance.

Student Health Portal

Graduate students can manage their health, immunization and physical exam forms on the student health portal. All students should utilize the student health portal to upload their immunizations prior to arrival at Tulane and complete an online health history. These tools will help improve your experience as a student and allow us to provide more comprehensive care. If you have any specific chronic health care needs, please contact our nursing staff for assistance to assure we are prepared for your arrival.

Meningococcal Disease and Vaccination Information

The Student Health Center offers all required immunizations and the TB skin test. However, we recommend you receive required vaccines and TB testing before you arrive at Tulane. 

The following immunizations and test are REQUIRED: 

  • Measles, Mumps, Rubella requirement: Two (2) doses of live vaccine required for all college students born after 1956. The first vaccine must have been given, on, or after the first birthday and a second dose at least 28 days after the first dose.

  • Tetanus-Diphtheria-Pertussis requirement: A dose of vaccine given within the past ten (10) years required. (Tdap) is recommended.

  • Meningococcal/Meningitis Vaccine: A dose of vaccine given within the past five (5) years is required for ALL undergraduates and is also required by Tulane for any student in uptown on-campus housing and fraternity/sorority housing. A booster dose is required every 5 years.

  • Tuberculosis (TB) Screening/Testing: It is required that all students complete the screening questionnaire on Page 2 of the Immunization Compliance Form.
  1. International Students: All are required to provide results of IGRA (QFT or T-Spot)
  2. Domestic students: All are required to receive TB skin test or IGRA if answering yes to any of the TB screening questions on the Immunization Compliance Form.

The following immunizations are RECOMMENDED:

  • Hepatitis B Vaccine: (Recommended for college entrance) series of three (3) doses, given at 0, 1 month and 6 months.

Health Insurance Coverage

All full-time Tulane University students are required to carry health insurance coverage equal to or greater than the university requirements. Each year, full-time students must either enroll in the University-sponsored student health insurance plan or waive enrollment in this plan by providing proof of other adequate coverage.

You should contact your health insurance carrier regarding your coverage while in college. Your plan must provide equivalent coverage to the student health plan. This means that you have full access to providers in the New Orleans area including mental health services on a non-urgent as well as urgent basis. Check your existing plan to ensure providers are available in our area.

International students are required to buy the student health plan unless they have U.S. based insurance that meets the same requirements as that of U.S. insurance plans.

Please notify the health center of any changes in your health insurance coverage. Also, be sure to carry a copy of your insurance card with you.

Important Information

International Students

We are pleased to offer you a range of medical, counseling and health promotion services that can support you in your academic pursuits and in your enjoyment of life at Tulane. We encourage you to learn more about our services. Also, be sure to complete all of your immunization requirements prior to arrival at Tulane.

We understand that adjusting to a new community and seeking health care in a country different from your home can feel challenging and, at times, uncomfortable. We are conscious of the diversity of the Tulane population and are committed to providing services that are sensitive, confidential, and responsive to your needs.

It is our hope that the information we provide here will broaden your understanding of health care in the US and of common questions posed by international students.

Language assistance

Students who would find it easier to talk about personal health concerns in their native language can ask our medical providers for telephonic language translation, which offers over 170 languages. This service can be requested when you make your appointment.

Important Information

School of Medicine Students

Please refer to this letter and form regarding the immunization requirements for School of Medicine students. Also, if you have a blood-borne pathogen exposure, such as a needle stick or splash exposure, please see these instructions.

If you're looking for the School of Medicine Immunization Compliance Form, please click HERE.

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