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School of Medicine Students

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.

Health Insurance

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.

Immunization Compliance

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.) 

Bloodborne Pathogen Exposure Emergency

If you have been exposed to blood or bodily fluids, such as a needle stick or splash exposure, please follow these BBPE instructions immediately.