NOTICE: ALL Campus Health services will be CLOSED from 12:00-1:00pm every business day starting May 20th and lasting through August 9th.

NOTICE: Beginning June 3rd, you will need your Tulane Splash Card to access the Uptown Health Center.

Do you need assistance scheduling an appointment or troubleshooting issues with your patient portal? Please call 504-865-5255 or email campushealth@tulane.edu.

Flu Prevention

The best way to prevent the flu is to receive the flu vaccine every season.

Tulane students are strongly encouraged to receive a flu vaccine and submit documentation each flu season.

How to upload annual flu vaccine records

 

No Cost Flu Shots for Students

The flu vaccine is made available each fall to all enrolled students, first through the annual Campus Health flu outreach campaign, and second by appointment at the Health Center. 

Flu shots are billed to your insurance and require no co-pay or additional fees.

Flu Outreach Campaign

You can schedule a flu shot appointment at one of the clinics listed below through the Patient Portal. Walk-ups will be accepted, but appointments are strongly preferred and encouraged. To save time and to make the lines move more quickly, we ask that you complete the online consent form and upload a copy of your insurance card via the Patient Portal before arriving at your appointment. When you arrive, please bring your Splash ID, insurance card, and wear a shirt that allows for the sleeve to be rolled up.

Downtown Campus Events

Tuesday, September 26, 2023
Note: This event is for medical students only.
Murphy Building, Room 220
9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Wednesday, September 27, 2023
Diboll Gallery, Tidewater (SPHTM) Building
9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

 

Uptown Campus Events

Monday, September 25, 2023
Note: This event is for student athletes only.
Wilson Center
1 to 4:30 p.m.

Monday, October 2, 2023
LBC, Pedersen Lobby
9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Tuesday, October 3, 2023
LBC, Pedersen Lobby
9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Tuesday, October 10, 2023
LBC, Pedersen Lobby
9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Thursday, October 12, 2023
Butler Residence Hall
5 to 8 p.m.

Tuesday, October 17, 2023
LBC, Pedersen Lobby
9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Wednesday, October 18, 2023
LBC, Pedersen Lobby
9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Thursday, October 19, 2023
Sharp Residence Hall
5 to 8 p.m.

Tuesday, October 24, 2023
LBC, Pedersen Lobby
9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Thursday, October 26, 2023
The Hub Garage, River Residence Hall
5 to 8 p.m.

Tuesday, October 31, 2023
LBC, Pedersen Lobby
9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Monday, November 6, 2023
LBC, Pedersen Lobby
9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Calendar of September flu clinic dates
Calendar of October flu clinic dates
Calendar of November flu clinic date

Flu Shot Appointments

If you miss our outreach events, you can still receive a flu shot by appointment at the Health Center. To make a flu shot appointment, schedule through the Patient Portal or call 504-865-5255. Before your appointment, we ask you to complete the online paperwork, including insurance card uploads, through the Patient Portal. Students are asked to bring their Splash ID to their flu shot appointment and wear a shirt that allows us to roll up a sleeve.

If you have never visited the Health Center before, we ask you to fill out your patient forms on the Patient Portal before arriving for your flu shot appointment.

Billing for Flu Shots

Insurance plans typically cover one free flu shot per year; however, some insurance plans only cover vaccines given by your doctor at a specific set of locations. Please check with your insurance plan to see if your flu shot is covered at the Health Center. No payment is required at the time of your visit for flu shots.

 

Flu Shots for Faculty and Staff

Campus Health does not provide flu shots for Tulane faculty and staff. However, Tulane Living Well will hold a series of free flu shot clinics that are open to all employees of Tulane University. No appointment is necessary to get a flu shot, but employees are highly encouraged to arrive with a completed flu consent form to help expedite their visit. Flu vaccines are a covered benefit and there are no out-of-pocket expenses for employees. Employees are asked to bring their Splash ID cards to the flu clinic.

Download the consent form

Download the flu vaccine information sheet

For more information or to ask questions, please contact tlwocchealth@tulane.edu.

Some of Tulane Living Well's employee flu shot clinics will take place in the same space as Campus Health's student flu shot clinics. There will be clear signage at the events, indicating which tables are for students versus employees.

 

Tips for Fighting the Flu, COVID-19 and Other Illnesses

  1. Avoid close contact.
    Avoid close contact with people who are sick. When you are sick, keep your distance from others to protect them from getting sick too.
     
  2. Stay home when you are sick.
    If possible, stay home from class, work, and social activities when you are sick. Prevent spreading your illness to others.
     
  3. Cover your mouth and nose.
    Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when coughing or sneezing and wear a mask in public.
     
  4. Clean your hands.
    Washing your hands often will help protect you from germs. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand rub.
     
  5. Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth.
    Germs are often spread when you touch something that is contaminated with germs and then touch your eyes, nose or mouth.
     
  6. Practice other good health habits.
    Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces in your room, especially when someone is ill. Get plenty of sleep, be physically active, manage your stress, drink plenty of fluids, and eat nutritious food.

Common Signs and Symptoms of the Flu

  • Fever
  • Muscle aches
  • Headaches
  • Fatigue
  • Cough
  • Lack of appetite
  • Sore throat
  • Runny or stuffy nose

I think I have the flu. Now what?

If you are experiencing flu-like symptoms, please call our nurse advice line or make an appointment at the Health Center.