Student Health

General

The health and well-being of Emory students is a top priority and essential to student success. While we encourage self-care, health promotion and prevention, medical students are not exempt from having physical and/or mental illness.

All students are expected to take responsibility for maintaining personal wellness by utilizing the multiple resources at Emory outlined below and notifying the dean’s office when personal health becomes a concern.

Student Health Services (EUSHS) and Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)

The mission of Emory University Student Health Services and Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) is to empower students to take responsibility for their health and to complement the academic mission of the university by providing unified medical, counseling and health promotion services that result in a healthy campus culture. Student Health Services and CAPS are committed to providing caring professional clinical services to a diverse student body and to reducing the stigma associated with seeking mental health services. Emory University Student Health Services is very proud to be fully accredited by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Healthcare, Inc. (AAAHC). The Emory Counseling and Psychological Services’ (CAPS) Psychologist Training Program is fully accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA).

Student Health Services (EUSHS)

Emory University Student Health Services is located in the 1525 Clifton Road Building on the Emory Campus and provides comprehensive outpatient medical care for enrolled students. Services available are outpatient primary medical care, physical examinations, confidential HIV testing, STI testing, post-blood borne pathogen exposure follow-up care, dermatology, contraception, IUD insertion and colposcopy, psychiatry, preventive medicine, sports medicine, allergy injections, immunizations, PPD tuberculin skin tests, referrals to specialists, health education, international travel information and immunizations, nutrition counseling, and alcohol, tobacco and substance abuse counseling.

A Student Health physician is available for telephone consultation when the office is closed and can be contacted by calling the EUSHS paging operator at 404-727-7551, option 0.

Professional fees for primary care visits to Emory Student Health Services during regular hours are covered by Emory tuition. Other services, such as laboratory tests, x-rays, immunizations and allergy injections are not covered by tuition and must be paid for by the student or their insurance. Charges incurred at EUSHS are covered 100% by the Aetna Student Health Insurance Policy. The Emory Student Health Services (EUSHS) is a member of over 40 national PPO networks, including most major insurance carriers with the exception of Blue Cross/Blue Shield (BC/BS). Students on BC/BS are considered out-of-network at EUSHS and will be responsible for any charges incurred at the time of the visit. The EUSHS will provide the necessary paperwork to submit for reimbursement. Most other insurance carriers will be billed directly. Students will be responsible for any outstanding charges that are not covered by insurance. Payment by cash, check, Visa, and MasterCard are accepted.

The Student Health “Your Patient Portal” is a 24-hour Internet communication tool for Emory students. By using this system, Emory students are able to communicate online with Student Health Services in a private, confidential and secure manner that meets federal HIPAA/FERPA privacy standards. Your Patient Portal can be used to schedule appointments, request prescription refills, view recent billing statements and request medical records releases.

Appointments

The Emory University Student Health Services (EUSHS) operates on an APPOINTMENT ONLY system, including same day/urgent care appointments. Appointments are scheduled by calling (404) 727-7551 (press 1) during office hours, or you can schedule your own appointment through the on line appointment system (Your Patient Portal). You will be scheduled as follows:

For routine care, appointments are scheduled up to two weeks in advance.

For urgent conditions, an appointment or urgent consultation can be arranged for the same day.

For most acute, but not urgent needs, you may get an appointment in 24-48 hours. The only patient visits that will be handled on a work-in basis will be urgent care.

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. Charges do apply for not showing up (No Show) fora scheduled appointment.

Emory University Student Health Services: 404-727-7551 Michael J. Huey, MD, Executive Director

Student Health Immunization Nurse: 404-727-0392 www.studenthealth.emory.edu

Student Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)

The Emory University Student Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS) is located in the 1462 Clifton Road Building, Suite 235. CAPS provides free, confidential individual, group, and couples counseling for enrolled undergraduate, graduate and professional students at Emory University. CAPS staff also provides consultations to students, faculty, or staff who are concerned about an Emory student. In addition, CAPS provides outreach and educational workshops on a variety of topics.

Services are provided by competent, caring psychologists, social workers, and psychology and social work trainees. Services at CAPS are covered by the Mental Health & Counseling Fee. CAPS also provides referrals to other agencies on campus, low-cost services in the community, or private practitioners in the community when necessary and/or requested.

An Emory student interested in arranging an appointment can call (404) 727-7450 or come to CAPS between 8:30 am and 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday. Same day crisis triage appointments are available between 8:30 am and 3:30 pm. Psychiatric services are available at Student Health Services at 1525 Clifton Road, phone (404) 727-7551.

Learn more information about CAPS services.

Other after hours’ resources include:

DeKalb County Mental Health Support Line: 404-892-4646

In case of an emergency the Police should be called by dialing 911.

The Respect Program

The Emory University Respect Program's mission is to engage the Emory community to prevent and respond to sexual assault and relationship violence. To learn more about the program please contact the Respect Advocate Wanda Swan at 404.727.1514 or wanda.swan@emory.edu or visit: http://studenthealth.emory.edu/hp/programs/respect_program/.

Last modified: 8/2/2017