Student Health Service, managed and staffed by nationally certified nurse practitioners, includes on-campus evaluation of health problems, care and treatment of illnesses or injuries, laceration repair, sports physicals, pap testing/STD screening, and provision of health/wellness information. Referral to the medical adviser or other physician specialists will be made when situations necessitate further medical evaluation and treatment. Students do not pay for office visits to the Student Health Service but are responsible for costs of special services such as laboratory tests, prescription medicines, and visits to private physicians or clinics and hospital emergency rooms. Fees for special services may be billed through the Bursar’s Office. A student may submit charges for lab and supply fees to his/her health insurance company for reimbursement. To obtain more information, students, faculty, and staff may call 770.784.8376 or visit the Student Health Services website.
Required Health Forms
Three health forms are required—the Entrance Medical Record, the Authorization for Use/Disclosure of Protected Health Information, and the State of Georgia Meningococcal Vaccination Acknowledgement Form for Students Living in On-Campus Housing. These three forms are available online here.
Emory University requires that all new and continuing degree-seeking students and all international students (including Oxford College) either have health insurance or purchase the University-sponsored plan. In order to waive enrollment in the Emory Student Health Insurance Plan (offered by Aetna/The Chickering Group), students must show evidence of enrollment in a United States–domiciled health insurance plan that meets specific waiver criteria. Students may waive enrollment through their OPUS account prior to July 1.
If you wish to be enrolled in the Emory Student Health Insurance Plan, there is nothing further that you need to do. You will be automatically enrolled in the plan at the conclusion of the waiver period on July 1, and you will receive an insurance card in the mail (at the mailing address that you have on file with OPUS). The Emory/Aetna student plan is an annual plan that provides coverage for twelve months in Atlanta, nationally and internationally. Coverage under the annual plan begins on July 15 for medical students, August 1 for international students, and August 15 for all other students. If you choose to enroll in the Emory/Aetna plan, you will be charged via Student Financial Services (the Bursar’s Office).