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:
  • Fall 2018: August 20, 2018
  • Spring 2019: January 22, 2019 

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 student housing 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. This can be an electronic file or a scanned copy or picture of a paper form. The record must contain student name, student date of birth, and student CSU ID number. 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 ID number and password.
  3. Click on “Document Upload” in the navigation menu. Select “Immunization Record” in the Document Type drop-down menu and read the instructions. Click the “Choose File” and select and upload your digital immunization record.
  4. Click on “My Forms” in the navigation menu.
  5. Click on “Immunization Dates” under Form Name.
  6. 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.
  7. Enter your electronic signature and click Submit.
  8. If your submission is not compliant with the requirements, you will receive an email to your colostate.edu email address requesting additional information.

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.

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Complete Health Forms

Deadlines:
  • Fall 2018: August 20, 2018
  • Spring 2019: January 22, 2019 

All incoming students must complete the following forms by the first day of classes:

There are two important health forms that new students should complete:

  1. Tuberculosis (TB) Assessment and Health History
  2. Authorization for Treatment of a Minor (Important for students under the age of 18.)
Tuberculosis Assessment and Health History:
  1. This is an online form that students can complete on the CSU Student Health Portal.
  2. Log in to your Student Health Portal with your CSU student ID number and password.
  3. Click on “My Forms” in the navigation menu.
  4. Click on “Complete TB & Health History” under Form Name.
  5. Enter your information and click the “Submit” button at the bottom of the screen.
  6. 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 arrive at CSU. It is a paper form that must 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

DEADLINES:
  • Fall 2018: September 5, 2018
  • Spring 2019: February 6, 2019
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. Go to the CSU Student Health Insurance Waiver/Election Portal  to access the secure online health insurance waiver portal. (The portal will reopen in June 2018 for fall semester waiver/enrollment applications.)
  2. Login with your CSU student ID number, last name and date of birth.
  3. 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.
  4. 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).
  5. 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

Questions about the Health Insurance requirement? Contact the Student Health Insurance Office at (970) 491-7121 or csuhn_insurance@colostate.edu.

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Consider RamCare Supplement Program

DEADLINES:
  • Fall 2018: September 5, 2018
  • Spring 2019: February 6, 2019

RamCare is a supplement for students who have their own health insurance coverage but want an inexpensive way to help cover out-of-pocket expenses for medical services at CSU Health Network.

Coverage includes:

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

Cost = $175 per semester

How to enroll in RamCare

Complete the online RamCare Enrollment Form (Enrollment for Fall 2018 semester will open in June 2018) or complete a paper enrollment form and return it to the Student Health Insurance Department (located on the 2nd floor of the CSU Health and Medical Center in the Business Services suite).

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 and Sexual Assault Prevention

DEADLINES:
  • Fall 2018: August 20, 2018
  • Spring 2019: January 22, 2019

IMPORTANT: If this requirement is not completed by the first day of classes on 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.

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.

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.

How to complete required online modules

Both AlcoholEdu and Sexual Assault Prevention will be available 30 days prior to the beginning of your first semester on campus. 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 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.

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

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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Complete Schwab MoneyWise® on Campus: Transit Financial Wellness online module

DEADLINES:
  • Fall 2018: August 20, 2018
  • Spring 2019: January 22, 2019 

Finances are one of the top stressors for CSU and college students nationally.  Students can be one step ahead by taking the time to learn new skills to help them navigate the financial landscape of the college experience.  Transit Financial Wellness is an interactive, online financial education program.  It provides an opportunity for incoming/first-year students to explore and develop their financial management knowledge and skills.

All incoming undergraduate students are encourage to complete this online program.

Students will receive an email 30 days before the semester begins alerting them that the program are open for access. They can log in to the program through the link provided in the email or directly through their RamWeb account.

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 course will take approximately 45 minutes to complete.

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Create your YOU@CSU profile

DEADLINES:
  • Fall 2018: August 20, 2018
  • Spring 2019: January 22, 2019 

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? In order to maintain your optimal health and well-being while at CSU, we encourage you to establish care with a CSU Health Network medical provider, psychiatrist, or counselor. Our providers specialize in college health and work with you, your health history, and your home provider(s) to address your specific care needs. Your access to CSU Health Network services 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.

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 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 avoids delays due to high volume of prescriptions transfers, especially at peak times of the year (beginning of semester). Call (970) 491-1402 for more information.

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. If a student is 18 years of age or older, CSU Health Network cannot release any 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. Click here to learn more about HIPAA, privacy and confidentiality or call the Medical Records department at (970) 491-7509.

Remember Your Insurance Cards

Students with private health insurance coverage need to present their insurance card at every visit to the CSU Health Network. Note that some insurance plans provide two cards – one for health insurance coverage and one for prescription drug coverage. Learn more about using health insurance at the CSU Health Network.

TIP: Take pictures of both sides of your card(s) to store on your phone for easy access when you visit the CSU Health Network.

Using Counseling Services

By paying student fees, all CSU student can access up to five (5) individual counseling sessions per semester at no additional cost. CSU Health Network counselors can help with a wide range of concerns – everything from a current stressor to more complex mental health concerns. Learn more about Counseling Services. 

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 careor 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.

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