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

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

  • Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR) Vaccine:
    • Colorado law requires every student to submit proof of two (2) measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccinations given no earlier than 4 days before the student’s first (1st) birthday. There must be at least 28 calendar days between the two vaccinations.
    • Alternatively, a student can submit laboratory evidence of immunity. The test result(s) must be attached (showing range of immunity). CSU Health Network will not accept documentation by a doctor or parent stating that a student had the disease.
  • Meningococcal (ACWY) Vaccine: 
    • Colorado law requires every student living on campus in student housing to meet the meningococcal vaccine 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) 491-7121 and request access to the Meningococcal Disease online waiver form.

Deadline

By the first day of classes of your first semester on campus:

  • Spring 2018: January 16, 2018
  • Fall 2018: August 20, 2018

If the requirements are 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. (If you are attending Ram Orientation, there will be a printed copy of the form in your folder.) Note: The updated form for Fall 2018 new students will be available May 2018.
  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:
    • Emailcsuhn_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 (located on the 2nd floor of the CSU Health and Medical Center) or place in Immunizations Drop Box at Ram Orientation

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
  • To learn more about required 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) 491-7121.

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 Complete Health Forms

To provide optimal care to all students, it is important that the CSU Health Network has information each student’s individual health care needs.

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

  1. Health History form
  2. Tuberculosis (TB) Screening questionnaire
  3. Authorization for Treatment of a Minor form (Important for students under the age of 18.)

Deadline

By the first day of classes of your first semester on campus:

  • Spring 2018: January 16, 2018
  • Fall 2018: August 20, 2018

How

Health History Form and Tuberculosis Screening Questionnaire:
  1. Login to your Student Health Portal with your CSU student ID# and password.
  2. Click on “My Forms” in the top horizontal menu.
  3. Click on “Complete TB and 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.
Authorization for Treatment of a Minor:
  1. If you will be under 18 years of age when you arrive on campus, your parent(s) or legal guardian must complete this form in order for you to receive care at the CSU Health Network.
  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 at csuhn_records@colostate.edu
  4. The form will be added to your electronic health record.

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 Fulfill Health Insurance Requirement

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.

Deadline

The health insurance requirement deadlines are:

  • Spring 2018: January 31, 2018
  • Fall 2018: September 5, 2018

Note: There will be no refunds or reversals of charges after the deadline. Students must complete the health insurance requirement in the first semester on campus and every fall semester thereafter.

How

For Domestic Students

Domestic students taking six or more resident instruction credits must meet the health insurance requirement. Domestic students can meet this requirement by electing coverage through an individual/private/family/employer health insurance plan, or by enrolling in the University-sponsored CSU Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP).

  1. Go to the CSU Student Health Insurance Waiver/Election Portal or wait for a health insurance waiver email to arrive in your CSU student email account. You can access the secure online portal 10 days after you register for classes. (The health insurance requirement deadline for Spring 2018 was January 31, 2018. 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 in the secure online form. This should take less than 5 minutes and only requires the information on your insurance card and the plan subscriber’s date of birth. 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 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 your are in possession of your insurance identification information as soon as possible so that you may seek medical care or fill prescriptions without delay.
  4. IMPORTANT: If you do not take 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 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

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

Designed for students who have health insurance other than the CSU Student Health Insurance Plan, the RamCare Supplement Program 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 that would otherwise be payable at the time of services, such as co-pays, co-insurance or deductibles.

RamCare includes coverage for medical visits, prescriptions, and flex services (optometry, dental, massage therapy) with the CSU Health Network only. Visit the RamCare Supplement Program page for more detailed benefit information.

Deadline

RamCare enrollment deadlines are:

  • Spring 2018: January 31, 2018
  • Fall 2018: September 5, 2018

How

Complete the online RamCare Enrollment Form (Enrollment has closed for Spring 2018 semester. It will reopen May 1st for Summer 2018 enrollment.) or complete a paper enrollment form and return it to the Student Health Insurance Department, located in the CSU Health Network Business Services suite on the 2nd floor of the CSU Health and Medical Center.

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Complete AlcoholEdu online module

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 situation, and help you reach your personal and academic goals.

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.

Deadline

By the first day of classes of your first semester on campus:

  • Spring 2018: January 16, 2018
  • Fall 2018: August 20, 2018

If this 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

All incoming CSU students are required to complete the Haven: Understanding Sexual Assault online training program. Haven is designed to engage and empower students to create safe, healthy environments. by educating students on issues related to stalking, relationship violence, and sexual assault. Students learn about consent, how to help a friend, and how to take action in potentially dangerous situations.

This course meets the educational mandate of the 2013 Federal Campus Sexual Violence Elimination Act.

All incoming students, including first-year, transfer, international, and graduate students, are required to complete Haven. Please note that CSU does not accept course completions from previous institutions.

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

Deadline

By the first day of classes of your first semester on campus:

  • Spring 2018: January 16, 2018
  • Fall 2018: August 20, 2018

If this 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.

Please be assured that all survey responses are confidential. CSU only receives information about the student body as a whole and will never see individual answers.

Learn more about Haven: Understanding Sexual Assault.

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

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.

Deadline

By the first day of classes of your first semester on campus:

  • Spring 2018: January 16, 2018
  • Fall 2018: August 20, 2018

How

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.

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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.

Deadline

This resource is optional but highly recommended for all students at all levels.

How

Go to you.colostate.edu and login with your CSU student ID # and password. You can also access YOU@CSU through your RamWeb account.

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