Emory University Student Health Services (EUSHS) is open 8:30 - 5 pm Monday - Friday. Web-booking is available for nurse immunization appointments and wellness physicals. All other appointments are scheduled by calling 404- 727-7551 (press 1) during office hours.

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During the COVID-19 Response, access to Student Health Services remains robust but in different more innovative ways. Hours are 8:30 - 5 pm.

 For those of you who have NON-COVID-19 related medical concerns that require attention:

  • Starting April 2020, we began to offer Telehealth appointments using Zoom for those living in Georgia. Visits that can be done through Telehealth include uncomplicated urinary tract infections, asymptomatic STI screening, birth control or other medication refills, non-procedural dermatology, and simple musculoskeletal injuries that do not require an X-ray.

  • Psychiatry Telehealth visits have started and have been very successful.

  • Please call 404-727-7551 (404-727-6145 for Psychiatry) if you need to schedule an appointment, which will either be in-person or over Zoom after your concern is reviewed by our nursing staff to ensure the appropriate level of care.
  • You may also reach out to your primary health care provider via the patient portal if you are due for a visit to review next steps.

For those who have COVID-19 related questions or are experiencing symptoms, START WITH A VIRTUAL ASSESSMENT:

  • Send a message to the “COVID Assessment Provider” on your online patient portal and fill out the form. A provider reviews these forms daily from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and will call you to address your concerns and provide individualized guidance.
  • If you are at high risk for complications or your symptoms require an in-person evaluation these will be arranged by appointment only.
  • If you have urgent symptoms or questions after hours or over the weekend, call Student Health Services at 404-727-7551 and press “0” for the medical advice line. If you are having chest pain, serious difficulty breathing, or any another type of medical emergency, call 911 or 404-727-6111 on campus.

EUSHS operates on an APPOINTMENT ONLY system.  If you cannot keep your appointment, please call and cancel at least two (2) hours before the scheduled appointment time or 24 hours in advance before specialty clinics.

Please read about charges for not showing up (No Show) for a scheduled appointment.

 

 

Emory University Student Health Services (EUSHS) performs physical examinations for a wide variety of purposes. All physical exams are done on an appointment basis only. 

There will be fee-for-service charges for annual wellness physical exams, including a men's annual wellness physical or a women's annual pap and pelvic exam (pap testing and lab testing are also done on a fee-for-service basis).  Under the Affordable Care Act, insurance plans are required to cover physical exams and appropriate screening testing; please check with your insurance carrier if you have questions about your levels of coverage. 

Annual physical exams at EUSHS are covered 100% under the Emory University Student Health Insurance Plan (EUSHIP).

Other types of physical examinations available at EUSHS on a fee-for-service basis include:

  • Allied Health, Medical and Nursing school entrance form physicals
  • Insurance form physicals
  • Ordination form physicals
  • Peace Corps form physicals
  • Pre-operative clearance physicals
  • Study Abroad form physicals
  • Summer camp form physicals
  • Visa or international travel form physicals

Once again, physicals exams are done on a fee-for-service basis and are not covered by Emory tuition.

Urgent medical questions or concerns after hours or weekends:

Contact the Emory University Student Health Services' medical call center (AccessNurse)-call 404-727-7551 and press "0."

After hours Psychiatry: 

  • As an enrolled student, if you are requiring assistance after hours for a crisis you can call the on-call Student Intervention Services professional (SIS) at 404-430-1120.
  • If you are an established patient at Student Health Services-Psychiatry, you can call the on call psychiatrist at 404-778-5000 for urgent concerns. The on call psychiatrist is reserved for urgent situations that cannot wait until the next business day.
  • For requests as an established patient for medication refills, please send a secure message through the Student Patient Portal and the message will be attended to the next business day.
  • If you are experiencing a life threatening situation please call 911 or go to your nearest emergency room.

Student Intervention Services (SIS):

To reach the on-call Student Intervention Services professional, call 404-430-1120.

Being physically active is an important aspect of health and well-being.  Helping you become and remain active is one of our priorities at Emory Student Health.  Whether you have questions about starting an exercise program, are a weekend warrior, or are a seasoned athlete, we are here to help!  Our board certified Sports Medicine physician can evaluate and treat both acute or chronic musculoskeletal injuries, concussions, and provide personalized exercise prescriptions. We offer same-day appointments, on-site x-ray, and have braces, splints, and crutches available in the clinic. 

Our goal is to provide the same high-quality medical care that the Emory Varsity athletes get. Make your appointment today! 

Emory University Student Health Services (EUSHS) has limited on-site laboratory services (CLIA-waived testing) including urinalysis, rapid strep testing, rapid mononucleosis testing, rapid influenza testing, urine pregnancy testing, stool occult blood testing and others. All on-site lab tests are offered on a fee-for-service basis.

We also send-out laboratory testing to Emory Medical Laboratories on a fee-for-service basis. Billing for these tests is done by EUSHS. We prefer payment at the time of service and accept cash, checks, EmoryCard, Visa and MasterCard. EUSHS also participates in the Emory/Aetna student health insurance plan and in a number of other major insurance PPOs, including Aetna, Cigna, Humana, Beech Street, Kaiser, and United Healthcare. For a list of our current managed care contracts, click here. We do not participate in Medicare, Medicaid or Tricare. We are currently in negotiations with Blue Cross/Blue Shield to contract with us. We are non-participants in other plans that are not listed. However, we will file for any charges incurred at EUSHS with the patient's primary insurance carrier. If we are non-participants, it is possible that your carrier may not pay for these charges. We will also provide our patients with copies of all relevant paperwork needed to resolve any payment issues with the insurance carrier. We will wait an appropriate time period from the date of filing the claim to receive payment. If the charges are unpaid at that time, we will transfer the balance to Student Financial Services for billing on the student's account.

EUSHS does not draw/collect laboratory tests for outside or non-EUSHS physicians whose offices are located in the metro Atlanta area, including physicians in The Emory Clinic. We strongly believe that the ordering physician should order his/her own laboratory tests on his/her patient and be responsible for the results, whether normal or abnormal. However, we will draw/collect laboratory tests for physicians outside metro Atlanta as a courtesy to our students, since those students would be unable to go to a local physician's office to have the blood drawn.

Although Emory University Student Health Services (EUSHS) does not have on-site radiology services, The Emory Clinic has an outpatient radiology facility on the second floor of the 1525 Clifton Road Building, on the same floor as the EUSHS clinic. EUSHS clinicians can order x-ray studies on student patients and review the films digitally via Emory's confidential on-line radiology system. In addition, the films are available to all specialist physicians in the Emory network, in the event that a referral is indicated for further care.

The Emory Clinic Radiology Service operates Monday through Friday on a fee-for-service basis. Billing for the radiology services is by The Emory Clinic itself (not EUSHS) and all charges are the responsibility of the patient, but if you have EUSHIP insurance, radiology is part of the CORE network of providers. There are no Radiology Services available at 1525 Clifton Road (the site of Student Health Services) during our Saturday urgent care clinic.

Radiology services are not covered by Emory tuition. In addition, Emory Healthcare (one of the largest healthcare organizations in the Southeast) offers a full array of scans and other imaging studies, once again on a fee-for-service basis.

A limited number of medications are available in prepackaged containers from the Emory University Student Health Services (EUSHS) dispensary, which your Student Health clinician may offer to you during your visit for a fee.

(Important note: If you have the EUSHIP/Student Health Insurance the copay is only $10, but for all other insurance plans, this payment would be higher).

Also, many prescription contraception medications are available. The EUSHS has been able to procure oral contraceptive pills at a reduced rate and these are available for purchase to eligible students. Information about the Contraceptive Program is posted in the Women's Health Services section of this website.

There are many local pharmacies nearby, which are also an option for your medication prescription.

Carefully review your health insurance policy for information regarding benefits for prescriptions/medications.

EUSHS clinical providers have an excellent relationship with our specialist colleagues at The Emory Clinic and Emory University Hospitals (including the Emory Midtown Hospital and Children's Healthcare of Atlanta-at Egleston Hospital). When Emory students need specialty care or hospitalization in Atlanta, usually EUSHS providers refer to Emory Healthcare facilities, where care is provided on a fee-for-service basis (specialist care, emergency services and hospitalization are not covered by Emory tuition).

However, students also sometimes receive specialty care in Atlanta outside of the Emory Healthcare system due to insurance restrictions (HMO, PPO, etc.), appointment availability or other individual needs. When this occurs, our EUSHS clinical providers work hard to provide, whenever possible, a seamless transition of care to the outside specialist/hospital and then back to EUSHS for ongoing primary care.  Whenever possible, students who are NOT on the Emory University Student Health Insurance Plan (EUSHIP) should be sure to consult with their insurance carrier directly before receiving services by the recommended specialist. This is to help reduce unexpected out of pocket expenses.

If you are on the EUSHIP Insurance Plan, please remember that all specialist care must first have a referral from a EUSHS provider and the referral must be renewed yearly for ongoing care. There are no referrals needed for the emergency room, when EUSHS is closed, when students are seen during breaks or vacation periods, when medical care is received more than 50 miles from campus, for Ob/Gyn or Dermatology services, or after you graduate/leave the university (while still insured by the plan). If you have questions about this referral requirement, or if you need a renewed referral for ongoing care, contact our EUSHS Insurance Office at 404-727-7560.

Emory students are responsible for notifying professors or instructors of absences caused by illness or injury. EUSHS providers do not write medical excuses for missed classes or examinations. Of course, EUSHS healthcare providers can supply the necessary documentation for extended illnesses or injuries, including those necessitating medical withdrawal from classes.

Per the Emory Office of Undergraduate Education policy: In the event of short-term absences due to illness, OUE defers to the judgment of course instructors regarding missed classes, quizzes, tests or assignments. Students are able to self-certify their absence under the Emory College Honor Code using the OUE  Self-Service Absence Form found under “Resources” on their website: http://college.emory.edu/oue/resources-a-z.html.

Students can get confidential HIV and STI testing (chlamydia, gonorrhea, hepatitis B, herpes, syphilis, genital warts/HPV, and others) by making an appointment with a member of our clinical provider staff (call 404-727-7551 and select option 1 or request an appointment on-line through the Student Patient Portal). Confidential test results, identified with the patient's name, become a part of the patient's confidential medical record at EUSHS. As is the case with all medical records, these records can only be released with a written consent for records release, except as required by law/court order.

2019-2020

FLU SHOTS (Influenza Vaccinations) and INFLUENZA PREVENTION

It's worth a shot to stay healthy!

The 2019-2020 Flu shot clinics have concluded, but it is still not too late to get your flu shot this season if you haven't already received it. 

To prevent the spread of influenza, the CDC also recommends the following strategies:

  • Try to avoid close contact with sick people.
  • If you are sick with flu-like illness, CDC recommends that you stay home for at least 24 hours after your fever is gone except to get medical care or for other necessities. (Your fever should be gone without the use of a fever-reducing medicine.)
  • If you are sick with a flu-like illness, seek medical evaluation early.  Anti-viral medications can help reduce the severity of illness for many patients with influenza if started early enough.
  • While sick, limit contact with others as much as possible to keep from infecting them.
  • Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. Throw the tissue in the trash after you use it.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand rub.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth. Germs spread this way.
  • Clean and disinfect surfaces and objects that may be contaminated with germs like the flu. 

The CDC is recommending flu shots for all persons over 6 months of age.  Flu shots are particularly important for individuals with asthma, diabetes, heart disease, chronic illnesses which weaken the immune system, persons over age 65 and for those who care for susceptible children or the elderly. In short, all Emory students should get a flu shot this year!

For answers to frequently asked questions about influenza, flu shots and the vaccine, visit the CDC flu website at www.cdc.gov/flu.  For more information about influenza vaccinations and prevention, please visit the Student Health and Counseling Service website. 

Once again this year, it’s worth a shot to stay healthy and prevent the flu! 

Yours in health,

Sharon Rabinovitz, MD
Interim Executive Director
Emory University Student Health Services

Pre-exposure prophylaxis for HIV, also known as PrEP, is available at Student Health Services.  PrEP may be appropriate for some students at higher risk for contracting HIV. PrEP consists of a once-a-day medication; regular condom use; and routine medical visits with labs (usually every three months).

  • For more information about PrEP at Student Health Services, click here.

Both interest and follow-up visits can be scheduled on the Student Patient Portal or by calling 404-727-7551. There is no co-pay for office visits at SHS for enrolled/registered students but there will be charges for laboratory fees. The cost of the Truvada® or Descovy® prescription depends on one’s health insurance coverage for prescription medications.

To learn more about PrEP, please visit http://www.cdc.gov/hiv/basics/prep.html.

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Eligibility for Service

Emory University Student Health Services (EUSHS) provides outpatient care for enrolled Emory students with a valid Emory ID card.

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 University Student Health Insurance Plan (EUSHIP). Please note that the enrolled Emory student must have purchased dependent coverage separately; it is not automatically provided by virtue of the student’s enrollment in the plan. Care for eligible student's dependents is provided by appointment on a fee-for-service basis.

Students graduating in the spring, are eligible to be seen until (the end of the day) on May 17th. May graduates will lose eligibility on May 18th and will no longer be eligible for care at the Student Health Services. Students who are on the EUSHIP, will remain covered until the end of the policy year and can use their EUSHIP at any Emory Core or Aetna network provider.  

Please note that Emory University employees attending courses under tuition courtesy are NOT eligible for care at EUSHS and should seek care with other primary care providers in the Emory Healthcare system or the local community.

Newly enrolling students become eligible for care at Student Health Services:

  • August 15th for Fall Semester
  • January 1st for Spring Semester
  • May 18th for Summer Semester

Patient Rights

As an EUSHS patient, you have the following rights and responsibilities, as we partner with you to provide your care.

Patient Rights


  • Receive considerate and respectful care.
  • Receive private and confidential care.
  • Know who is responsible for coordinating your care.
  • Ask for and receive complete and understandable information about your condition and care.
  • Participate in decisions regarding your care.
  • Refuse treatment.
  • Provide us with a copy of your Advance Directive for Healthcare or Living Will.
  • Access your medical records.
  • Receive an explanation of your bill.
  • Change your primary care provider if other qualified providers are available.
  • Exercise your cultural and spiritual beliefs.
  • Voice concerns or grievances to administration or medical staff without fear of reprisals or discrimination.
  • Keep appointments or cancel on a timely basis.
  • Provide complete and accurate medical and insurance information.
  • Ask questions when you are in doubt.
  • Communicate changes in your health and/or condition to your caregivers.
  • Pay your medical bills promptly.
  • Follow your health care provider's instructions or discuss with them any obstacles you may have in complying with your prescribed treatment plan.
  • Accept responsibility for refusing treatment or not following your treatment plan.
  • Show respect and consideration for others around you, including other patients and staff.
  • Follow all policies affecting patient conduct and care.
  • Inform your provider about any living will, medical power of attorney, or other directives that could affect your care.
  • Provide a responsible person to transprt home and to remain with you if needed.

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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404-727-7551

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1525 Clifton Road
Atlanta, Georgia 30322

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