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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

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 through the Campus Health website will broaden your understanding of health care in the U.S. and of common questions posed by international students.

Before You Arrive at Tulane

Immunization Compliance - You must get your healthcare provider (doctor) to fill out your immunization form. Once completed, please submit your Immunization Compliance Form and any related paperwork online. Instructions are provided for students born outside the U.S.

Health Insurance is required for all Tulane students. International students are required to buy the Tulane-sponsored Student Health Insurance Plan (T-SHIP) unless they have U.S. based insurance that meets the same requirements as that of U.S. insurance plans. Enroll in T-SHIP or provide proof that your insurance meets minimum requirements. See the university health insurance requirements for further clarification. 

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.

Online Wellness Courses - Complete the three Online Wellness Courses to help you feel as prepared and confident as possible when you arrive at Tulane.

Please see the New Students Checklist for dates and deadlines.

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 a health care appointment.

Important Information

Tulane is a tobacco and smoke-free campus.