Requirements and Recommendations for Incoming CSU Undergraduate Students

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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  medical, counseling and health education and prevention services, regardless of their insurance plan.

To keep you and our campus healthy and safe, there are several health-related requirements and recommendations for all incoming 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

Deadlines:
  • Spring 2021: January 19, 2021

IMPORTANT: If requirement is not completed by the first day of classes of your first semester on campus, a HOLD will be placed on your student account that will prevent you from registering for classes until the requirement is met.

Colorado law requires anyone who is enrolled for one of more classes at a college or university and who is physically present at the institution to meet the following immunization requirements:

  • Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR) Vaccine:
    • All students born after December 31, 1956 must submit proof of two (2) valid does of measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccine. The first MMR dose cannot be counted if given earlier than 4 days before the student’s first (1st) birthday, and the second dose must have been given at least 28 days after the first dose.
    • Alternatively, a student can submit laboratory proof of immunity. The laboratory test result(s) must show range of immunity. CSU Health Network will not accept documentation by a doctor or parent stating that a student had the disease(s).
  • Meningococcal (ACWY) Vaccine: 
    • All students living on campus in residence halls must provide proof of a Meningococcal (ACWY) vaccine received within the last five (5) years.
    • Alternatively, a students can read and sign a waiver titled “Information Regarding Meningococcal Disease” by calling the CSU Health Network Immunizations Department at (970) 491-7121 and requesting online access to the form through the CSU Student Health Portal.
How to submit immunizations records

Immunization records are submitted online through the CSU Student Health Portal.

  1. Make sure you have your official immunization record in a digital format. The record must contain student name and student date of birth. Please include CSU student ID number, if possible. If you do not have official documentation or a single page document, consider having your health care provider complete the one-page Colorado State University New Student Immunizations Form.
  2. Log in to the CSU Student Health Portal with your CSU eName and password.
  3. Click on “My Forms” in the navigation menu.
  4. Click on “Immunization Requirement” under Form Name.
  5. Refer to your official immunization record and enter the dates of your MMR vaccine doses. Also enter the date of your meningococcal and Tdap vaccinations, if applicable.
  6. Upload the scanned copy or photo of your official immunization record.  Click the “Select File” button and select your digital immunization record. You may upload more than one file, if needed, by clicking the “Select File” button again. Each file should not exceed 3MB.
  7. Enter your electronic signature and click Submit.
  8. Please allow 2-3 weeks to process your records. After your records are processed, you will receive an email indicating that you have met the immunizations requirement, or requesting that you submit additional information in order to meet the requirement.

For international students, please consult your family members and doctor before leaving your home country in order to complete the immunization records, health history, and tuberculosis screening requirements. The immunization record must be translated in English.

Additional immunizations 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
    • Colorado Immunization Information System (CIIS) or other state immunization registries
  • If students cannot verify their immunizations, they can be re-immunized or tested for immunity with an MMR titer blood test at the on-campus CSU Health Network Immunizations Department.
  • To learn more about required vaccinations and other recommended vaccinations, please refer to the CDC website. CSU Health Network Immunizations Department can administer these immunizations to students.
  • 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) 491-7121.
  • Health Alert: Students with Exemption to Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR) Vaccine Requirement

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Complete Health Forms

Deadlines:
  • Spring 2021: January 19, 2021 

There are three important health forms that new students who are physically present on the CSU campus should complete:

  1. Health History
  2. Tuberculosis (TB) Assessment
  3. Authorization for Treatment of a Minor (Important for students under the age of 18.)
Health History:
  1. This is an online form that students should complete on the CSU Student Health Portal.
  2. Log in to your Student Health Portal with your CSU eName and password.
  3. Click on “My Forms” in the navigation menu.
  4. Click on “Complete Health History” under Form Name.
  5. Enter your information and click the “Submit” button at the bottom of the screen.  Your submitted information will be added to your electronic health record.
Tuberculosis Assessment:
  1. This is an online form that students should complete on the CSU Student Health Portal.
  2. Log in to your Student Health Portal with your CSU eName and password.
  3. Click on “My Forms” in the navigation menu.
  4. Click on “Tuberculosis Assessment” under Form Name.
  5. Enter your information and click the “Submit” button at the bottom of the screen.  Your submitted information will be added to your electronic health record.
Authorization for Treatment of a Minor:
  1. This form applies only to students who will be under the age of 18 when arriving at CSU. It is a paper form that parent(s) or legal guardian(s) must complete and submit.
  2. Download and print the Authorization for Treatment of a Minor form.
  3. Complete, sign and submit the form the CSU Health Network Medical Records department in one of the following ways:
    • Mail: CSUHN Medical Records, Campus Delivery 8031, Fort Collins, CO 80523-8031
    • Scan and email: csuhn_records@colostate.edu
    • Fax: (970) 491-0226
  4. The completed form will be added to the student’s electronic health record.

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Fulfill Health Insurance Requirement

Please note: Enrollment in SHIP for Fall 2020 is closed. Please check back in December for access to the Spring 2021 Student Health Insurance Plan Waiver and Enrollment Portal

DEADLINES:
  • Spring 2021: February 3, 2021
For Domestic Students

Colorado State University requires all domestic students taking six (6) or more resident instruction credits to carry health insurance as a way of protecting your education investment. You must meet the health insurance requirement your first semester at CSU and every fall semester thereafter.

All enrolled students have full access to the services at CSU Health Network, regardless of their insurance plan.

  1. If you are considering an individual/family/employer/government plan to meet the health insurance requirement, we encourage you to do the following:
    • Ensure your plan meets CSU, state, and federal guidelines for health insurance coverage.  More information found here.
    • Contact your insurance carrier in advance to see how your plan will cover visits to CSU Health Network.  Use the following information:
      • CSU Health Network Tax ID #: 846000545
      • CSU Health Network NPI #: 1528156437
  2. Go to the CSU Student Health Insurance Waiver/Election Portal  to access the secure online health insurance waiver portal.   You can access the secure online portal 3-4 business days after you register for six or more resident instruction credits.
    • Please note: the CSU Student Health Insurance Waiver/Election Portal is managed by Specialty Insurance Services (SIS).  You will receive emails directly from SIS prompting you to meet the health insurance requirement.  All correspondence from SIS will come from an sis-inc.biz web address or email account and is a safe and protected site where the insurance waiver portal is hosted.
  3. Login with your CSU student ID number, last name and date of birth.
  4. Choose one of the following to meet the requirement:
    • WAIVE the CSU Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP) by providing proof of a comparable health insurance plan. Enter the requested information from your health insurance card (you will also need the plan subscriber’s date of birth) in the secure online form. This process should take less than 5 minutes to complete. 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 via email
      OR
    • ENROLL in the CSU Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP) by indicating your interest in the secure online form. Do not wait. To ensure you have access to your insurance benefits when plan coverage begins, you MUST enroll at least three weeks prior to the start of classes. Click here to learn more about SHIP.
  5. IMPORTANT: If you do not take action to WAIVE or ENROLL by the deadline, 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 after the deadline (see “Deadline” section above).
  6. Students must meet the health insurance requirement their first semester on campus and every fall semester thereafter.
For International Students

Colorado State University requires all international students enrolled at any level to carry health insurance as a way of protecting your educational investment.

International students are automatically enrolled in the CSU Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP). If you have other health insurance coverage, including an US-based employer plan or individual health insurance plan, visit the International/INTO Student Waiver page for more information on how to submit a waiver request.

Additional Insurance Information

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Consider RamCare Supplement Program

Enrollment in RamCare for Fall 2020 is closed.  Please check back for enrollment for Spring 2021.

DEADLINES:
  • Spring 2021: February 3, 2021

Specifically designed for students who have private health insurance coverage, the RamCare Supplement Program is an inexpensive way to help cover out-of-pocket expenses for medical services provided by CSU Health Network.

  • RamCare is a CSU program and not a health insurance plan.
  • RamCare will help pay balances remaining after your claim has been processed by your primary health insurance plan.
  • RamCare only applies to services provided by CSU Health Network.

Coverage includes:

Visit the RamCare Supplement Program page for more detailed benefit information.

Cost = $125 per semester, billed directly to the student account

How to enroll in RamCare

Enrollment in RamCare for Fall 2020 is closed.  Please check back for enrollment for Spring 2021.

Complete the online RamCare Enrollment Form. 

Note: Financial aid assistance may be available to pay for the RamCare Supplement Program for students who qualify. Contact the CSU Office of Financial Aid for more information.

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Complete Required Online Modules: AlcoholEdu, Sexual Assault Prevention, and Achieve- Financial Wellness

DEADLINES:
  • Spring 2021: January 19, 2021 
AlcoholEdu

Whether you decide to drink alcohol during college or not, the AlcoholEdu for College online course will empower you to make well-informed decisions about alcohol, prepare you to respond in risky drinking situations, and help you reach your personal and academic goals.

AlcoholEdu is REQUIRED for all incoming students under the age of 23*, including first-year, transfer and international students. (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.) Please note that CSU does not accept course completions from previous institutions.

*New undergraduate students who turn 23 years old within 35 days of the start of the semester must still complete AlcoholEdu. See AlcoholEdu FAQs page for more information.

Sexual Assault Prevention

Sexual Assault Prevention online course (formerly known as Haven) focuses on issues associated with stalking, relationship violence and sexual assault. The training helps you lean about consent, how to help a friend, and how to safely intervene in a potentially dangerous situation.

Sexual Assault Prevention is REQUIRED for all incoming students (regardless of age), including first-year, transfer, international and graduate students. (Exceptions: INTO students are not required to complete Sexual Assault Prevention until they become regularly-enrolled CSU students.Please note that CSU does not accept course completions from previous institutions.

Achieve – Financial Wellness

Finances are one of the top stressors for CSU students and college students nationally. The Achieve – Financial Wellness online modules will boost your financial know-how and help you learn to manage your money in college and beyond. While not required, all incoming students are encouraged to complete the program. Some topics include understanding student loan debt, using credit cards responsibly, sticking to a budget, and planning for your financial future.

How to complete required online modules

AlcoholEdu, Sexual Assault Prevention, and Achieve –  Financial Wellness will be available 35 days prior to the beginning of the semester.  Students can access the programs directly through their RamWeb account. Students will also receive an email to their CSU email address alerting them the programs are open, with instructions on how to complete each program.

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.

AlcoholEdu will take approximately two hours to complete. Sexual Assault Prevention will take approximately one hour to complete.  Achieve- Financial Wellness will take approximately 45 minutes to complete.

All survey responses are confidential. CSU only receives information about the student body as a whole and will never see individual responses.

IMPORTANT: If the AlcoholEdu and Sexual Assault Prevention requirements are not completed by the first day of classes of your first semester on campus, a HOLD will be placed on your student account that will prevent you from registering for classes the following semester until the requirement is met.

Learn more about AlcoholEdu

Learn more about Sexual Assault Prevention

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

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Create your YOU@CSU profile

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.

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

Access YOU@CSU through your RamWeb account and create your profile by the first day of classes.

Visit you.colostate.edu for more information.

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Helpful Information for New Students

Establishing Care with CSU Health Network

Do you have an existing medical or mental health condition or concern? Your access to CSU Health Network begins the week before classes start.  Call (970) 491-7121 to make a “transfer of care” appointment for move-in week or the first week of classes. Visit the Medical Records page to learn more about transferring your medical records.

Mental Health Support Resources

Your counseling fee (part of CSU student fees) provides access to a wide range of mental health support resources provided by CSU Health Network. Click here to learn more about available mental health resources.  To access Counseling Services, call (970) 491-6053 and we will work together to identify which services are best for you.  Click here for more information about making a counseling appointment.

Filling Prescriptions at CSU Health Network

Do you have an existing or new prescription that you would like to be filled at the on-campus CSU Health Network Pharmacy? We recommend that you have your local provider send a new electronic prescription order directly to us. Visit the Pharmacy page and follow the instructions under the “First-Time or One-Time Prescriptions” section under the “Using the CSU Health Network Pharmacy” heading. Following this process can limit delays in receiving your prescription at peak times of the year, such as the beginning of the semester.  Call (970) 491-1402 for more information.

Upload Photos of your Insurance Cards

To help with the check-in and billing process, all students should upload photos of your health insurance card (front and back) to the CSU Student Health Portal at the beginning of the semester. Log in to https://portal.health.colostate.edu and click on “Document Upload.” In the Document Type drop-down menu, select “Insurance Card,” select the photo of the front of your card using the “Browse” button, and hit “Save.” Follow these steps again to upload the photo of the back of your card.

NOTE: Submitting a scanned copy of your health insurance card through the Student Health Portal does NOT qualify as a waiver application for the annual CSU Health Insurance Requirement. A separate waiver application must be submitted. To complete the annual health insurance requirement, go to https://health.colostate.edu/insurance-requirement

After-Hours and Emergency Care

When CSU Health Network is closed (evenings, weekends, or holidays), students can seek care through 24/7 telephone assistance or at a local urgent care or emergency services provider. Visit the After-Hours and Emergency Care for Students page for details about the After-Hours Nurse Helpline, Mental Health Crisis Intervention Line, and urgent care and emergency services options close to campus.

Privacy and Confidentiality

CSU Health Network is dedicated to providing quality care to students in a safe and confidential setting. HIPAA is a federal law that carefully protects private health information of patients and clients. Both HIPAA and the ethics of the provider/patient/ client relationship guard each student’s privacy.  CSU Health Network cannot release any eligible student’s information (including appointment history, diagnosis, test results and billing information) without the student’s consent, even to parents, except in the event of a life-threatening situation or to coordinate care with another provider.  Click here to learn more about HIPAA, privacy and confidentiality or call the Medical Records department at (970) 491-7509.

 

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