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Student Health and Counseling Services

Emory University Student Health Services (EUSHS) is located at 1525 Clifton Road and provides a wide variety of outpatient clinical and health education services designed to meet the needs of Emory students. Registered students with valid Emory ID cards are eligible for care. Patients are seen on an appointment basis, including a large number of same day appointments. To schedule an appointment, call 404.727.7551 (press 1) or schedule your own appointment via our online communication system (Your Patient Portal) at www.studenthealth.emory.edu  Students, spouses, qualified domestic partners, and unmarried children eighteen years of age and over who are enrolled in the Emory/Aetna Student Health Insurance Policy are also seen by appointment on a fee-for-service basis.

During fall and spring semesters, EUSHS is open Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. for urgent medical problems and illnesses requiring weekend care. During summer and semester breaks, EUSHS is open weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

An EUSHS physician is on call for after-hours telephone consultation regarding urgent medical problems and concerns and can be reached by calling 404.727.7551 (press option 0).

Services

EUSHS is staffed by qualified, dedicated professionals who are here to meet your primary outpatient health care needs. The EUSHS team is comprised of primary care physicians, psychiatrists, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, counselors, health educators, and administrative staff. Our EUSHS physicians are board certified in family medicine, internal medicine, sports medicine, emergency medicine, and psychiatry.

EUSHS offers the following services: primary outpatient health care; physical examinations; confidential HIV testing; women's health and contraceptive services; mental health counseling and referral; preventive health; substance abuse counseling and referrals; allergy injections and immunizations; on-site specialty clinics in dermatology and colposcopy and referrals to off-site specialists; health promotion and wellness programming and individual consultation; international travel clinic and immunizations; nutrition counseling; and laboratory testing.

The Women's Clinic offers medical care, contraception services including IUD insertions,, colposcopy, and women's health education. The clinic is staffed by women's health nurse practitioners and primary care women's health physicians. Because of the personal nature of women's health care, the time required for each visit is greater than some other appointments. Please allow one hour for registration, information update, and physical examination.

EUSHS can administer your allergy injections if you provide your antigen and an injection schedule from your allergist. The allergy clinic operates on an appointment basis. Call 404.727.7551 (press 1) to schedule an appointment or schedule your own appointment via our online communication system at www.studenthealth.emory.edu.

Travel consultations are available by appointment only, Monday through Friday. Appointments should be scheduled at least two weeks prior to date of departure. Immunizations, travel prescriptions, and country-specific information are available on a fee-for-service basis.

Students have several options of obtaining prescribed medications. A limited number of medications are available in prepackaged containers from EUSHS, including short-term treatments and contraceptives. For other long-term, ongoing medications, students will need to use local pharmacies including the new pharmacy at Emory in Clinic A. Students should review their health insurance policy for information regarding benefits for medications.

Hospitalizations usually are arranged at Emory University Hospital or other facilities within the Emory Healthcare network. Your EUSHS physician maintains liaison with the hospital¿s attending physicians. The cost of hospitalization is the responsibility of the patient. For limited, less serious problems, students may be treated in the holding/observation area of EUSHS during office hours.

In addition to its own primary and multispecialty health care centers located throughout metro Atlanta, Emory Healthcare has affiliations with communities throughout Georgia and in Alabama, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Delaware. These comprise a network of physicians designed to maximize Emory's resources as an academic medical center, enhance the provision of health care services, and support a community-based health care system.

Emory Healthcare also is an owner of 1st Medical Network, Georgia's largest PPO network of physicians and hospitals, serving more than 700,000 lives. It is designed to serve as a delivery system for HMOs, PPOs, insurers, and others with a managed care network of hospitals and physicians in the state. For additional information visit the Emory Healthcare website at www.emoryhealthcare.org.

Medical excuses are not written by EUSHS providers for missed classes or examinations. Students are responsible for notifying professors or instructors of absences caused by illness or injury. With permission of the student, EUSHS and Counseling Center health care providers can supply the necessary documentation for extended medical or psychological illnesses or injuries necessitating withdrawal.

Medical Emergencies

EUSHS is not an emergency facility. In the event of a life-threatening emergency requiring immediate treatment and emergency room services, go directly to the Emory University Hospital Emergency Department or call DeKalb County Emergency Services at 911 (dial direct) if in the Atlanta area. Call 404.727.7551 and selection Option 0 to speak to the on-call Student Health Services physician about urgent medical problems and concerns after hours.

Student Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)

The Emory Student Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) offers a wide range of counseling services. Located on the second floor of the 1462 Clifton Road Building, Suite 235, the center's services include individual and group counseling for personal problems and concerns as well as referrals to off-campus and on-campus helping professionals. All information exchanged during the counseling process is confidential. Students may be referred for mental health services by others or they may self-refer. Students will be referred to appropriate outside resources when indicated. There are no charges for sessions with our psychiatrists, psychologists, and counselors. However, when referrals are made to other clinics or therapists, expenses for those shall be the responsibility of the student. Insurance may apply according to the individual policy coverage. In addition, mental health, medical, psychological, and nutritional services are available for students with eating disorders. For more information about the Emory Student Counseling Center, visit the website at www.studenthealth.emory.edu.

CAPS is open Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. To schedule an appointment with a psychologist or counselor at CAPS in the 1462 Clifton Road Building, call 404.727.7450. To schedule an appointment with a Student Health and Counseling Services psychiatrist, who are located in the 1525 Clifton Road building, call 404.727.7551 or schedule your own appointment via our online communication system (Your Patient Portal) at www.studenthealth.emory.edu. There are no costs involved in CAPS appointments.

Professional staff members provide outreach programs and workshops for students, faculty, and staff on managing anxiety and stress, changing values and lifestyles, communication skills, time management, relationship concerns, eating disorders, and other topics. For more information about the Emory Student Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS), visit the website at www.studenthealth.emory.edu.

Charges and Fees; Insurance

Visits with Emory University Student Health and Counseling Services primary care provider staff (physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, counselors, psychiatrists, nutritionist, and alcohol and substance abuse counselor) are covered by tuition. Students are charged for certain services including on-site specialist clinics, travel clinic, allergy clinic, x-rays, laboratory studies, and consultation with physicians outside EUSHS.

The annual fee for student immunization and disability covers the following:

  • Annual long-term disability insurance coverage*
  • All required immunizations and serological testing
  • All required PPD tuberculin skin testing
  • All medical care and drug therapy required for students who become PPD-positive during medical school.

There are no exemptions from these fees.

*Long Term Disability Insurance
The long-term disability insurance policy provides students with a disability plan that pays a monthly benefit in the event the student becomes totally disabled due to a sickness or injury. The plan also provides important options following medical school. The fee for this insurance is included in the annual fee for immunizations, malpractice, disabilities, and OSHA requirements that students remit to Emory. While in medical school, the student is insured under a group insurance policy issued by the Guardian Life Insurance of America.

Details of policy coverage may be obtained from the Office of Medical Education and Student Affairs.

Health Insurance

All students enrolled in the School of Medicine must maintain health insurance coverage while registered. Students are strongly encouraged to enroll in the medical insurance plan offered by Emory. The Emory Student Health Insurance Plan (currently offered by Aetna) has no pre-existing exclusions/limitations and the 2013-2014 Aetna Student Plan includes 90 percent payment of all covered expenses (after $25 specialist and $50 ER co-payments) at all Emory Healthcare out-patient and in-patient facilities. 

The mandatory insurance enrollment/waiver process must be completed on-line EACH YEAR that a student is enrolled in the School of Medicine. In order to waive coverage by the Emory-sponsored insurance plan, a student must certify that his/her individual plan meets a series of specific criteria. The waiver process must be completed by the first day of fall (College) classes each year (usually in late August). If a student fails to waive by the deadline date, he/she will be automatically enrolled in the Emory student insurance plan and charged for the annual premium.

For more information about the Emory Aetnce Student Health Insurance Plan, go to www.aetnastudenthealth.com.

All charges for medical care not otherwise covered by health insurance or the annual fee as described above are generally the responsibility of the medical or health professions student. The cost of health insurance, including both outpatient and inpatient coverage, whether private or through the Emory-sponsored group plan, is the responsibility of the medical student. Students with questions about the mandatory insurance requirement or the Emory Student Health Insurance Plan should contact the EUSHS Insurance Supervisor by telephone at 404.727.7560, by fax at 404.778-6668.

It is encouraged for all international students enrolled in the School of Medicine, regardless of visa type, to purchase the Emory Student Health Insurance Plan. The premium for the Emory University student plan will be placed on the student's account if the student does not elect to complete an online waiver process at www.opus.emory.edu confirming that the coverage is comparable and meets Emory University waiver criteria. Maintaining health insurance coverage is a requirement for continued enrollment.