Emory University Student Health Services (EUSHS) is a nationally accredited (AAAHC) primary care outpatient clinic located on campus in the 1525 Clifton Road Building. Patients are seen on an appointment basis, including same day appointments. Our medical providers specialize in the care of Emory students. We also place a strong emphasis on prevention and health education.

Our EUSHS primary care physicians are board certified in family medicine and emergency medicine and are members of the Emory University School of Medicine clinical faculty. EUSHS also has a talented clinical provider staff of nurse practitioners and physician assistants. As a result, EUSHS can treat a wide variety of primary care medical problems, acute illnesses and injuries.

Please be aware that EUSHS is not an emergency facility. For more information about emergency care on campus, go to Emergencies and After Hours Care.

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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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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