Campus Health welcomes new students to Tulane! Our staff is devoted to providing you with excellent medical and mental health care, and our facilities are conveniently located near your classes and residence halls. As you prepare for your first semester at Tulane, please use this checklist to help you stay on top of required and recommended first steps.
___ Check your Tulane email regularly.
___ Late December: Health Insurance Action Process Begins - After you enroll in classes, please monitor your Tulane email for health insurance requirements and details. You must either enroll in the Tulane-sponsored Student Health Insurance Plan (T-SHIP) or complete the waiver process to opt out of T-SHIP before you arrive to campus or by the posted deadline, whichever is earliest. Beginning summer 2020, newly enrolled international students are required to enroll in T-SHIP.
___ Mid-December: Required Wellness Courses Available - Check your Tulane email for instructions on completing three required online courses about alcohol, sexual violence prevention and mental wellbeing. You have until January 17 to finish these online courses.
___ February 15: Immunization Compliance Deadline - This is the deadline to submit your completed Tulane immunization compliance form and records via the Patient Portal. Your doctor needs to sign and stamp Tulane's form. Tulane must have evidence of a student’s compliance with the state guidelines for immunizations. Failure to meet these requirements will result in an enrollment hold being placed on your student account, which will bar you from dropping or adding classes in the Spring semester and/or enrolling for Fall semester classes.
___ Early December: Connect with a community therapist or psychiatrist for ongoing concerns before arriving in New Orleans. Contact the Counseling Center Care Coordinator if you need assistance.
___ January 15: Health Insurance Action Deadline - This is the deadline to either enroll in or opt out of the Tulane-sponsored Student Health Insurance Plan (T-SHIP). If you do not take action by this date, you will be automatically enrolled in T-SHIP, and the non-refundable premium will be charged to your account. No action is required for newly enrolled international students, as you will be automatically enrolled in T-SHIP.
___ January: Transfer your prescriptions to our on-campus Pharmacy.
___ Review the Tulane Alcohol and Other Drugs Policy for guidance and resources.
___ Tulane is a smoke-free and tobacco-free campus (no e-cigarettes, no vapes, no Juuls). Review the Tulane Tobacco Policy to learn more.
___ Stop by the Live Well Hut for giveaways and resources.
___ Always carry your ID and health insurance card with you.
___ Keep a photo of your health insurance card on your phone.
___ Program emergency contacts into your phone under “ICE” (In Case of Emergency).
___ Discuss any personal and family medical histories.
___ Make note of any seasonal, food, or drug allergies.
___ Come up with a plan for prescription medication management.
___ Talk about alcohol and drugs. Review the Tulane Alcohol and Other Drugs Policy for information and resources.
___ Make sure to have a medicine and first aid kit for your room on campus.
___ Take a deep breath. Rest assured that Tulane Campus Health is invested in your health and success.
___ Check out all the resources for Parents, Guardians & Families.
Refer to the Office of New Student & Leadership Programs for further information for new students.