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Welcome to CSU!

CSU Health Network is every student’s on campus home for health and well-being.  All CSU students have full access to our wide range of services, regardless of their insurance plan.  

To keep you and our campus healthy and safe, there are several tasks we ask all new students to complete upon enrolling at Colorado State University. Follow directions below to complete the necessary actions before their listed due dates.

Submit Immunizations Records
Complete Health Forms
Fulfill Health Insurance Requirement
Consider RamCare Supplement Program
Complete AlcoholEdu online module
Complete Haven: Understanding Sexual Assault online module
Complete Schwab MoneyWise on Campus: Transit Financial Wellness online module
Set up your YOU@CSU profile

 Submit Immunizations Records

WHAT

All incoming students are required to submit proof of specific vaccinations or evidence of immunity.

Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR) VaccineColorado law requires every student to submit proof of two (2) measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccinations or to submit proof of laboratory evidence of immunity.

Meningococcal (ACWY) Vaccine: All incoming students living on campus in student housing must meet this requirement in one of two ways:

  1.  Submit proof of meningococcal (ACWY) vaccination given within last five (5) years
    OR
  2. Call CSU Health Network Immunizations Department at 970-491-2739 and request access to the Meningococcal Disease online waiver form.

WHEN

By the first day of class:

  • Fall 2017 – Monday, August 21st
  • Spring 2018 – Tuesday, January 16th

If the requirement is not completed by the deadline, a HOLD will be placed on the student’s registration for the following semester.

HOW

  1. Download and print the Colorado State University Mandatory Immunizations Form
  2. Follow the instructions on the first and second pages of the form, including obtaining a signature from a physician, nurse, school health professional, or military authority.
  3. Submit the completed, signed form to CSU Health Network Immunizations Department in one of the following ways:
    • Email: csuhn_immunize@colostate.edu
    • Fax: 970-491-0268
    • Mail: CSU Health Network Immunizations Department, 8031 Campus Delivery, Fort Collins, CO 80523-8031
    • In-person: Deliver to CSU Health Network Immunizations Department or place in Immunizations Drop Box at Ram Orientation

NOTE: CSU Health Network Immunizations Department will be closed and unable to respond to phone call or emails from June 16th – June 25th while the CSU Health Network relocates to the new CSU Health and Medical Center.

Additional Information

  • Places you will likely find your immunization records are:
    • Your high school, previous college, or military record
    • Your doctor’s office
    • Your official immunization documents or parent or caregiver copies of childhood immunization records
    • CIIS- Colorado Immunization Information System or other state immunization registries
  • To learn more about these vaccinations and other recommended vaccinations, please refer to the CDC website.
  • You have the legal right to sign an exemption from these required vaccinations for personal, medical, or religious reasons.  If you do so, you may be subject to quarantine and excluded from campus in the case of an outbreak.  For more information, please call the CSU Health Network Immunization Clinic at (970) 491-6548.

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Complete Health Forms

WHAT

To provide optimal health care to students, it is important that the CSU Health Network has information about their individual health care needs. There are three important health forms that new students should complete:

  1. Health History Form
  2. Tuberculosis Screening Form
  3. Authorization to Treat a Minor Form (Important for students under the age of 18. Learn more about the Authorization to Treat a Minor Form)

WHO

All new students are encouraged to complete.

International students: consult your family members and doctor before leaving to complete the health history, tuberculous screening and immunization records requirements.

WHEN

By the first day of class:

  • Fall 2017 – Monday, August 21st
  • Spring 2018 – Tuesday, January 16th

HOW

To complete the Health History and Tuberculosis Screening Forms:

  1. Login to the CSU Health Network Portal with your CSU student ID# and password at https://portal.hartshorn.colostate.edu
  2. Click on “My Forms” in the top horizontal menu.
  3. Click on “Complete TB & Health History” under Form Name.
  4. Enter your information and click the “Submit” button at the bottom of the screen.
  5. Your submitted information will be added to your electronic health record.

Note: The CSU Health Network Portal website (https://portal.hartshorn.colostate.edu) will be unavailable from 5:00pm on Thursday, June 15 until 8:00am on Monday, June 26, 2017  while the CSU Health Network relocates its servers to the new CSU Health and Medical Center. You will be unable to login and complete your forms during that time.

To complete the Authorization to Treat a Minor form: Parent(s) or legal guardian(s) can download and complete an Authorization to Treat a Minor form and submit it to the Health Records department.

Questions about these forms? Contact CSU Health Network Medical Records Department at 970-491-7121 or csuhn_records@colostate.edu.

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Fulfill Health Insurance Requirement

WHAT

Colorado State University requires all full-time domestic students and all international students to carry health insurance as a way of protecting the student’s educational investment.

All CSU students have full access to the wide range of medical, counseling, and health education and prevention services within the CSU Health Network, regardless of their insurance plan.

WHO

Domestic students taking six or more resident instruction credits and international students enrolled in any credit level.

WHEN

Fall 2017: Wednesday, September 6th
Spring 2018: Wednesday, January 31st

HOW

DOMESTIC STUDENTS

Domestic students can meet this requirement by electing coverage through an individual health insurance plan through a family  member or employer, or by enrolling in the University-sponsored Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP).

  1. Go to health.colostate.edu/insurancerequirement (note: the secure online portal will be live on June 1, 2017) or wait for a waiver email to your CSU email account. You can access the secure online portal 10 days after you register for classes.
  2. Log in with your CSU student ID#, last name, and date of birth.
  3. Choose one of the following:
    • WAIVE the CSU Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP) by providing proof of a comparable health insurance plan. Enter the requested information (this should take less than 2 minutes) in the secure online form. Your waiver application will be audited with your insurance carrier to ensure the coverage is active and meets CSU, state, and federal requirements. Your waiver application is not complete until you receive an approval notification.
      OR
    • ENROLL in the CSU Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP) by indicating your interest in the secure online form. Early enrollment ensures your coverage is in place and you are in possession of your insurance identification information as soon as possible so that you may seek medical care or fill prescriptions without delay.

IMPORTANT: If you take no action, your student account will be charged for the cost of enrollment in the CSU Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP). There will be no refunds or reversals of charges after the deadline. 

 

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

International Students are automatically enrolled in the Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP). If you have other health insurance coverage, including an employer plan, contact the CSU Health Network Insurance Office at 970-491-7121 or csuhn_insurance@colostate.edu to request a waiver.

 

Note: The CSU Health Network Insurance Office will be closed and unable to respond to phone calls or emails from June 16th – June 25th, 2017 while we relocate to the new CSU Health and Medical Center.

 

Using Health Insurance at the CSU Health Network

  • About the CSU Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP)
    The university-sponsored Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP) is designed specifically for CSU students. This comprehensive PPO plan is designed to comply with state and federal laws, save students money and time, and provide convenient access to quality medical care on and off campus. Students enrolled in SHIP receive benefits on campus within the CSU Health Network and when services are utilized off campus at hundreds of hospitals and medical offices across Colorado and worldwide. Learn more about the CSU Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP).
  • What insurance plans are accepted by CSU Health Network?
    CSU Health Network is an in-network medical provider with most major insurance plans. A list of insurance plans accepted by CSU Health Network can be found online at: http://health.colostate.edu/billing-your-commercial-insurance/. We highly recommend contacting your insurance carrier in advance to see how your plan will cover visits to the CSU Health Network. You can find our Tax ID number and Provider NPI numbers on our website at http://health.colostate.edu/about-us/staff/medical-clinic-staff.
  • Insurance Billing and Payment
    If a student has private insurance coverage, CSU Health Network will file claims with the student’s insurance carrier, and students are responsible for applicable co-pays, co-insurance, deductibles and any non-covered charges. These charges will be applied to your student account and can be paid through the RAMweb page or in the billing department at CSU Health Network.

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Consider RamCare Supplement Program

WHAT

Designed for students with private health insurance coverage, RamCare is an inexpensive way to help cover out-of-pocket expenses related to the treatment of illness, injury, or accident or related services at the CSU Health Network, such as co-pays, co-insurance, or deductibles.

WHO

Students with health insurance coverage other than the CSU Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP).

WHEN

Fall 2017: Wednesday, September 6th
Spring 2018: Wednesday, January 31st

HOW

Students can enroll in RamCare online or complete a paper enrollment form at the Student Health Insurance Office.

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Complete AlcoholEdu online module

WHAT

AlcoholEdu for College is an interactive, online program designed to inform students about how alcohol affects the body, mind, perceptions, and behaviors.  The research-based course offers accurate information in a non-judgmental tone, while providing personalized feedback that encourages students to consider their own drinking decisions and those of their peers.  Even if students don’t drink, they may still be impacted by alcohol use in the college environment.

WHO

All incoming students under the age of 23 (including transfer and international students) are required to complete AlcoholEdu. Please note that CSU does not accept course completions from previous institutions.

Exceptions: INTO students, students enrolled in less than six (6) credits, distance learners (not physically present on CSU’s campus), graduate students, and second Bachelor’s Degree students.

WHEN

By the first day of class:

  • Fall 2017 – Monday, August 21st
  • Spring 2018 – Tuesday, January 16th

If the requirement is not completed by the deadline, a HOLD will be placed on the student’s registration for the following semester.

HOW

The online course will be available 30 days prior to the beginning of the semester. Students can access the program directly through their RamWeb account. Students will also receive an email to their CSU email address alerting them the program is open, with instructions on how to complete the requirement.

Students can access the link through the RamReady checklist on the front page of RamWeb, or by clicking on the hamburger menu in the upper right hand corner of RamWeb and then clicking on the Health Network tab.

The program will take approximately two hours to complete.

Learn more about AlcoholEdu.

Questions about the AlcoholEdu requirement? Email alcoholedu@colostate.edu and include your name and student ID# in your email.

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Complete Haven: Understanding Sexual Assault online module

WHAT

Haven: Understanding Sexual Assault New students are required to complete the Haven: Understanding Sexual Assault Program, which educates students on issues associated with stalking, relationship violence and sexual assault.  Students learn about consent, how to help a friend, and how to intervene in a situation that might escalate to sexual assault.  Built in collaboration with leading researchers and practitioners, Haven is an interactive module designed to engage and empower students to create safe, healthy campus environments.  This course meets the educational mandate of the 2013 Federal Campus Sexual Violence Elimination Act.

WHO

All newly admitted CSU students, including first-year, transfer, international, and graduate students must complete Haven: Understanding Sexual Assault.

Exceptions: INTO students ARE NOT required to complete Haven until they become regularly-enrolled CSU students.

Please note that CSU does not accept course completions from previous institutions.

WHEN

By the first day of class:

  • Fall 2017 – Monday, August 21st
  • Spring 2018 – Tuesday, January 16th

If the requirement is not completed by the deadline, a HOLD will be placed on the student’s registration for the following semester.

HOW

The online course will be available 30 days prior to the beginning of the semester. Students can access the program directly through their RamWeb account. Students will also receive an email to their CSU email address alerting them the program is open, with instructions on how to complete the requirement.

Students can access the link through the RamReady checklist on the front page of RamWeb, or by clicking on the hamburger menu in the upper right hand corner of RamWeb and then clicking on the Health Network tab.

The program will take approximately one hour to complete.

Learn more about Haven.

Questions about the Haven requirement? Email alcoholedu@colostate.edu and include your name and student ID# in your email. 

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Complete Schwab MoneyWise on Campus: Transit Financial Wellness online module

WHAT

Finances are one of the top stressors for CSU and college students nationally.  This easy, interactive online program will boost your financial know-how and help you learn how to manage your money in college and beyond.

Program content created and evaluated by Everfi, empowering students to manage their finances, and sponsored by The Charles Schwab Foundation. 

WHO

All new undergraduate students are encouraged to complete.

WHEN

By the first day of class.

HOW

This online course will be available 30 days prior to the beginning of the semester. Students can access the program directly through theirRamWeb  account. Students will also receive an email to the CSU email address alerting them that the program is open, with additional information on how to complete this program.

  • After July 25, students can access the link by clicking on the hamburger menu in the upper right hand corner of RamWeb and then clicking on the Health Network tab.

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Set up your YOU@CSU profile

WHAT

College life comes with a whole new set of challenges and opportunities. YOU@CSU is here to help you make the most of your college experience. This online student success portal connects you to personalized on-campus  and online resources in the areas of Succeed, Thrive, and Matter.

 HOW

Go to you.colostate.edu and sign up with your CSU email address.

YOU@CSU prioritizes privacy, so the information you enter and your activity on the site remains confidential. The more honest you are, the more helpful the information will be to you.

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