Campus Health staff is dedicated to encouraging and maintaining the health of all students. For School of Medicine 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.
Degree-seeking Tulane University students are required to carry health insurance coverage equal to or greater than the Tulane-sponsored Student Health Insurance plan (T-SHIP). You have the option of enrolling in T-SHIP or keep your own insurance plan (including your parents’, spouse’s, etc.). Your plan must provide comparable coverage to T-SHIP. 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.
If you decide to opt out of T-SHIP you MUST make sure to WAIVE or decline enrollment by the posted deadline; otherwise, the T-SHIP premium will be charged to your account.
All active medical students pay a mandatory, annual, Student Health & Wellness Fee which grants unlimited access to Campus Health services.
School of Medicine students have a specific set of immunization requirements due to the nature of their studies and laboratory work. Louisiana Law requires proof of up-to-date immunizations for all entering university students. As a Tulane University School of Medicine student, you will need to provide proof of vaccination for: Measles, Mumps and Rubeola (MMR*), Varicella*, Hepatitis B*, Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis. Tuberculosis screening is required within one year of start date. We accept either a skin test result (PPD/tuberculin) or a blood test result (QuantiFERON-TB gold). If you’ve had ANY positive result(s) in the past, we will need a copy of your result(s), AND either a Chest X-ray report or QuantiFERON-TB gold result within 30 days of start date. Some students will be asked to make an appointment with one of our providers for further recommendations and/or treatment. (*Lab copies of positive antibody titers are accepted as proof of immunity—see form.)
If you have been exposed to blood or bodily fluids, such as a needle stick or splash exposure, please follow these BBPE instructions immediately.