Campus Health staff is dedicated to encouraging and maintaining the health of all students, including graduate, post-graduate and professional students. Our three units, the Health Center for Student Care, CAPS for Counseling Services, and The Well for Health Promotion, collaborate to provide a comprehensive approach to advancing student health and well-being. If you are a graduate student primarily located on the Downtown Campus, we invite you to visit our convenient Downtown Student Health Center in Elk Place. You may also seek services at the Uptown Campus Health Center.
Most degree-seeking students are automatically assessed the University’s Campus Health Fee, which supports operations and services provided by the Health Center for Student Care, CAPS for Counseling Services, and The Well for Health Promotion. However, some research, dissertation and teaching students, are not automatically assessed the fee. If you fall into one of these categories, you will need to pay the fee each semester before accessing direct clinical services at any Campus Health locations. If you are unsure whether you have paid the fee, our helpful staff is happy to check for you.
Tulane requires degree-seeking students and Tulane-sponsored students in J-1 status to maintain adequate, quality medical insurance. To fulfill this requirement, students must either demonstrate that they are enrolled in a health insurance plan that meets or exceeds University standards for adequate insurance or enroll in the Tulane-sponsored Student Health Insurance Plan (T-SHIP). Students must complete one of these two actions by the posted deadline.
International students are required to enroll in T-SHIP unless they have U.S. based insurance that meets the same requirements as that of U.S. insurance plans. See the University’s health insurance standards for further clarification.
If you change insurance companies, and the Health Center is your health care provider, call and update your information before your next appointment. Also, be sure to always carry a copy of your insurance card with you.
While T-SHIP-enrolled students who are automatically assessed the Campus Health Fee are required to obtain a specialty medical referral from the Health Center before receiving care in the community, T-SHIP-enrolled students who are not automatically assessed the Campus Health Fee do not have this same requirement. Students falling into this second category include some research, dissertation and teaching students, who are generally free to see community providers without a referral. If you are unsure what category you fall in, email email@example.com, and our staff will assist you. Before seeking care in the community, please consider the following scenarios:
The Health Center Referral Coordinator and the CAPS Care Coordinator, are available to assist students to find appropriate providers in the community. These services are open to all students, including those who are not assessed the Campus Health fee.
All Tulane students must be in compliance with Louisiana state guidelines and are required to submit proof of immunization compliance. The Tulane Health Center offers all required vaccines and tuberculosis testing; however, we recommend that you receive them before arriving at Tulane.
Manage your appointments, immunization compliance and physical exam forms, or sign up for text messaging via the Patient Portal. Before arriving at Tulane, students must use the Patient Portal to upload their immunization compliance forms.
CAPS for Counseling Services is Tulane’s student mental health clinic. CAPS uses a short-term treatment model and offers care coordination to help students and families find long-term mental health resources in the community. Learn more about CAPS Care Coordination.
Most visits to the Health Center require the collection of co-payments, co-insurances, or deductibles. For each visit to the Health Center, please bring the following:
Learn more about insurance plans and medical billing at the Health Center.
The Health Center is available to provide Tulane students with the information and resources they need to access specialist or emergency follow-up care in the New Orleans community. Students are advised to make an appointment with the Referral Coordinator to discuss their individual needs.
Students with other health insurance plans besides T-SHIP are not required to obtain referrals from the Health Center but are encouraged to do so. The Health Center Referral Coordinator has a wealth of knowledge about the New Orleans health care landscape and can assist students with finding the best specialist to meet their needs.