We are pleased to offer you a range of medical, counseling and health promotion services that can support you in your academic pursuits and in your enjoyment of life at Tulane. We encourage you to learn more about our services.
We understand that adjusting to a new community and seeking health care in a country different from your home can feel challenging and, at times, uncomfortable. We are conscious of the diversity of the Tulane population and are committed to providing services that are sensitive, confidential, and responsive to your needs.
It is our hope that the information we provide through the Campus Health website will broaden your understanding of health care in the U.S. and of common questions posed by international students.
Before You Arrive at Tulane
Immunization Compliance - You must get your healthcare provider (doctor) to fill out Tulane's immunization compliance form. Once completed, please submit your Immunization Compliance Form and any related paperwork online through the Patient Portal. Students born outside the U.S. are required to obtain a QFT lab test and submit numerical results with the completed form.
Health Insurance is required for all Tulane students. Students in J-1 status sponsored by Tulane University are required to buy the Tulane-sponsored Student Health Insurance Plan (T-SHIP) unless they have U.S. based insurance that meets the same requirements as that of U.S. insurance plans. You must either enroll in T-SHIP or receive a waiver to opt out of T-SHIP using our online verification tool that provides proof that your insurance meets minimum requirements. See the University health insurance requirements for further clarification.
Please notify the Health Center of any changes in your health insurance coverage. Also, be sure to carry your insurance card with you and take it with you to all visits to the Health Center or Pharmacy.
Online Wellness Courses - Complete the two Online Wellness Courses to help you feel as prepared and confident as possible when you arrive at Tulane.
Please see the New Students Checklist for dates and deadlines.
Students who would find it easier to talk about personal health concerns in their native language can ask our medical providers for telephonic language translation, which offers over 170 languages. This service can be requested when you make a health care appointment.
Tulane is a tobacco and smoke-free campus.