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Campus Health is monitoring, advising, and responding to monkeypox in accordance with the latest CDC recommendations. The health of our students is our number one priority. If you have any questions about monkeypox, including questions about testing and vaccination, please visit our frequently asked questions page and/or email monkeypoxvaccine@tulane.edu.

Students who are diagnosed with monkeypox by an off-campus physician should use the link below to ensure they are connected with the appropriate resources.

Monkeypox Reporting Form

Appointment Checklist

Do you need an appointment at the Health Center? If you're not sure, call for advice from a nurse

Before your visit

Make notes of any and all information that you will need to give the provider. Here are some possible items to jot down:

  • Your signs and symptoms (in the order they occurred and what makes them better or worse).
  • Results of home testing (ex: your temperature, blood pressure, COVID-19 home test, etc.).
  • Medicines you take (prescribed, over-the-counter, herbal products, vitamins, etc.).
  • Allergies to medicines, food, etc.
  • Family and personal medical history.
  • Your lifestyle/habits (ex: eating, drinking, sleeping, exercising, sexual activity, drug use, etc.).
  • Concerns you have about your health.
  • What you would like the doctor to do for you.
  • Your pharmacist’s phone number and fax number.

If relevant, have your medical records, results of lab tests and X-rays, etc., from other health care providers sent to your doctor before your visit.

During your visit

Reference the notes you took in the previous step, and communicate all of this information to the provider.

Additionally, you may want to ask your provider these questions:

  • What do you think the problem or diagnosis is?
  • What, if any, tests are needed to rule out or confirm your diagnosis?
  • What do I need to do to treat the problem? Do I need to take medicine? How can I prevent the problem in the future?
  • When do I need to call or see you again?

After your visit

  • Follow your provider's advice.
  • Call the provider's office if you later realize that you don't understand something they discussed with you.
  • Let your provider know if you feel worse, have other problems or concerning side effects from any medicines, etc.
  • If your provider instructs you to make a return visit, make sure you attend this follow-up.

Additional resource

See Be More Engaged In Your Healthcare, a patient guide from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.