Dear Incoming Emory New or Transfer Student:

Welcome to Emory! We hope that your time here will be healthy, happy and always intellectually stimulating. Health information, required health history and immunization forms are available online via the Student Patient Portal.  Please complete all the forms and send them back to us before your classes at Emory begin (unless your program requires an earlier submission date). For all new and transfer students, your entrance health history and your consent for treatment will be completed through the above patient portal.

In order to complete your pre-matriculation Student Health forms, please complete the following steps outlined below. Please note: the forms are in PDF format and Adobe Acrobat Reader is required.

We welcome you into our Emory family!

Yours very truly,

Sharon Rabinovitz, MD
Executive Director
Emory University Student Health Services
Associate Professor, Department of Family and Preventive Medicine
Emory University School of Medicine

For complete information on immunization forms, click here.

All new, transfer and continuing degree-seeking and all international Emory University students (including Oxford College) are required to have health insurance. Under this requirement, students must either purchase the Emory University Student Health Insurance Plan (EUSHIP) or provide documentation of enrollment in a qualifying United States-domiciled plan. For information about the Student Health Insurance Requirement, including deadline dates for your starting semester, insurance plan billing and Emory University Student Health Insurance Plan annual premiums, click here.

If you wish to substitute your own insurance plan to meet this requirement, please see the steps required here.

If a student has not waived out of the Emory Student Health Insurance Plan by the deadline date, he/she will be automatically enrolled in the annual EUSHIP plan for the academic year and billed by the Emory Student Financial Services (SFS).

Students will need to complete the annual insurance enrollment/waiver process each year they are enrolled at Emory. If the student wishes to be enrolled in the Emory University Student Health Insurance Plan (EUSHIP), that enrollment will happen automatically at the end of the waiver process.

To complete the insurance waiver process, please visit our Insurance Waiver page and follow the steps listed. 

For information about the Emory University Student Health Insurance Plan (EUSHIP) offered for Emory students click here, or go to www.aetnastudenthealth.com (click on Find Your School and choose Emory University). There is also information about insurance, EUSHS fees and billing practices on our web site click here.

If you will be living in Emory on-campus housing, State of Georgia law (Official Code of Georgia Annotated 31-12-3.2) requires that you receive information about meningococcal meningitis and the vaccine (click here to search the CDC VIS website for the most current meningococcal vaccine information statement). The law also requires that you sign a document stating that you have either received a vaccination against meningococcal disease or reviewed the information and declined to be vaccinated. You should download, print and complete this State of Georgia form by going to:

The State of Georgia Meningococcal Vaccination Acknowledgement Form for Students Living in On-Campus Housing

Once you have completed the form, send the form to EUSHS via the Student Patient Portal

Your Privacy form will be completed via the Student Patient Portal at https://www.shspnc.emory.edu. You will sign in with your standard Emory (OPUS) user ID and password (please be aware that your Emory password should be kept confidential. If you share it, others will potentially have access to your personal health information). The FERPA Privacy Policy form can be found under “Forms” on the left side bar.

Student Health records, including Student Health psychiatry and counseling records, are protected Treatment Records under the federal Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).  Under FERPA, “Treatment Records” are records that are made or maintained by a health care professional.  These records are used only for your medical or psychological treatment and are available only to treatment providers.  Details regarding protection of your healthcare records are detailed in the “Notice Regarding Confidentiality of Health Records under the Family Educational Rights & Privacy Act (FERPA)” found on Your Patient Portal.  You must read and electronically sign this notice before you can access healthcare services at EUSHS.  For additional information about privacy, FERPA and Emory Student Health Services, please go to http://studenthealth.emory.edu/hs/about/ferpa.html.

To complete your Entrance Health History and Consent for Treatment Forms online go to the Student Patient Portal. You will sign in with your standard Emory (OPUS) user ID and password. Please be aware that your Emory password should be kept confidential. If you share it, others will potentially have access to your personal health information. Your required Entrance Medical History and Treatment Agreement are located under "Forms".

We must receive these forms prior to the start of your classes!

The forms that will be required to be sent in are:

  1. The immunization verification documents

  2. The completed State of Georgia Meningococcal Vaccination Acknowledgement Form (only needed for students living in on-campus housing)

  3. The completed physical exam form (note- this exam form is only required by the School of Medicine and the School of Nursing programs)

Document upload is available and is the preferred method for delivering immunization documents to Student Health. You now upload your immunization documents directly on the Student Patient Portal. We prefer scanned .pdf documents.

If you are unable to upload your documents, we will accept submissions by email, US mail, or fax.

  • Email your scanned immunization documents from your EMORY.EDU email address to: Immunizations-SHS@emory.edu.

  • To send by US mail, send copies of your immunization documents to:

    Emory University Student Health Services
    ATTN: Immunization Nurse1525 Clifton Road NE

    Atlanta, GA 30322

  • To fax your documents, fax copies of your documents to 404-727-5349.

Once again: We must receive these forms prior to the start of your classes!

If you are a new or transfer student on ADHD/ADD medications, please contact your current physician/psychiatrist to work out a plan for ongoing care and medication once you arrive on campus. Due to the nature of the medications used for this disorder, many physicians/ psychiatrists will not prescribe for students away from home, so these students will need to be seen by an Emory area/local physician/psychiatrist.

Insurance Issues: New students who are insured by the Emory University Student Health Insurance Plan (EUSHIP) are required by the policy to obtain a referral from Emory University Student Health Services or the Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) for psychiatric and psychological care outside Emory Student Health Services or CAPS. Without a referral, students cannot receive coverage for this specialist care. To obtain a referral to have ADHD/ADD testing or to see an outside psychologist or psychiatrist:

  1. Emory (Atlanta Campus) students: please contact the Emory Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) at 404-727-7450. The referral will be generated internally and will be submitted to the Emory University Student Health Insurance Plan (EUSHIP) electronically.
  2. Oxford College students: please contact the Oxford Counseling and Career Services at 770-784-8394.

Off Campus Care for ADD/ADHD

We have attached a list of psychiatrists (MDs) and clinics in the Emory and Atlanta area that will see and treat Emory students with ADHD/ADD.  Click on this link to view the current psychiatry treatment list.  We recommend that you check with your insurance company to see if there are preferred psychiatric providers covered by your plan in the Atlanta area.  Please keep in mind that many area psychiatrists have a 1-3 month waiting period for a first appointment.For off campus care, students who are insured by the EUSHIP Plan are also required by the policy to obtain a referral from Emory University Student Health Services (EUSHS) for psychiatric and psychological care outside Emory Student Health Services and/or CAPS.  Without a referral, students cannot receive coverage for this specialist care. To obtain a referral to have ADHD/ADD testing or to see an outside psychologist or psychiatrist, please contact the Counseling Center at 404-727-7450. The referral will be generated internally and will be submitted to EUSHIP electronically. 

If you are unsure of a diagnosis of ADHD/ADD you may want to proceed with formal diagnostic testing to confirm the diagnosis. Formal testing is performed by a PhD psychologist and may be needed to establish the diagnosis.To access a list of psychologists (PhDs) in that do formal testing, click on this psychology-testing link. Please keep in mind that these (PhD) providers cannot prescribe medication for ADHD/ADD (see the previous list of psychiatrists (MD) for prescribing and other medication issues).  As a rule, diagnostic testing is mandatory for any accommodations desired with Office of Accessibility Services or for accommodations on major examinations such as the LSAT, GRE, MCAT, etc. If you are unsure whether/with whom to start an evaluation, we would recommend starting with the psychiatrist (MD), who can then help you decide if formal testing is necessary.

Student Health Services

Emory University Student Health Services (EUSHS) provides outpatient care for enrolled Emory students with a valid Emory ID card. International student's spouses, Domestic Partners and unmarried children over 18 years of age are also eligible for primary medical care if they are currently enrolled in the Emory/Aetna Student Health Insurance Plan.

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