Category: Health at Stanford

Stanford updates its student alcohol policy

August 22, 2016 2:36 pm
In an effort to reduce the availability and accessibility of hard alcohol, Stanford University has updated its student alcohol policy to prohibit high-volume distilled liquor containers for all undergraduate and coterminal students living in undergraduate housing. It also prohibits hard alcohol at all categories of on-campus parties, with the exception of parties hosted by student… Read more Stanford updates its student alcohol policy
James Jacobs

Know before you go: medical travel consultations

May 4, 2016 3:30 pm
According to research from the university’s travel registry, many Stanford students, faculty and staff travel internationally during the summer whether for recreation or research. Well-prepared travelers will include these two items on their checklist of to-do tasks: reviewing the Provost’s International Travel Policy and registering their trip with the university travel registry. The Office of… Read more Know before you go: medical travel consultations

Cardinal Care Rates 2016-17

March 1, 2016 3:35 pm
Vaden Health Center has announced the Cardinal Care and Student Dependent Health Insurance Plan rates for the 2016-17 academic year. For 2016-2017, the cost of the annual plan, September 1 through August 31, will be $4,968, a 6.2 percent increase over the 2015-16 rate of $4,680. There are no changes to the 2016-17 Cardinal Care… Read more Cardinal Care Rates 2016-17

Stanford issues advisory about bacterial meningitis

February 4, 2016 3:28 pm
Several students at nearby Santa Clara University were recently diagnosed with meningococcal meningitis. As a result, Stanford has issued a health advisory with information about this rare and severe illness. Bacterial meningitis is contagious, but generally is transmitted through direct exchange of respiratory and throat secretions by close personal contact, such as coughing, sharing drinks,… Read more Stanford issues advisory about bacterial meningitis
Jim Jacobs

Stanford names new executive director for Vaden Health Center

January 19, 2016 10:57 am
James Jacobs, a medical doctor with experience in student health services, has been named the new associate vice provost for student affairs and executive director of Vaden Health Center. He will assume the position on March 7. Most recently, Jacobs has been the medical director and acting executive director for the Engemann Student Health Center… Read more Stanford names new executive director for Vaden Health Center
Vaden Health Center

Health guide published for continuing students

July 20, 2015 2:29 pm
The Vaden Health Center has published Student Health Matters for 2015-16, which is designed to help students care for their health while at Stanford. Among the issues covered: How the campus health service fee works What is and what is not covered by the health fee How to choose the right health insurance An overview… Read more Health guide published for continuing students
New Student Orientation

15 FAQs for parents of new Stanford students

July 14, 2015 3:10 pm
Approaching Stanford receives many questions from parents and families planning for their students’ arrival at Stanford in the fall. Below are 15 frequently asked questions and the resulting answers. Don’t see your question here? Email the Parent Helpline at mykidis@stanford.edu or check out the parent FAQ webpage. I plan to buy my son a bike… Read more 15 FAQs for parents of new Stanford students

Stanford officials continue to monitor MERS

June 22, 2015 4:54 pm
Stanford officials are monitoring global health concerns about Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus – commonly referred to as MERS – and in particular its spread in recent months to South Korea. “Our campus infection control committee is monitoring the situation, and we feel there is no indication at present for a change in our recommendations… Read more Stanford officials continue to monitor MERS

Cardinal Care and Dependent Health Insurance for 2015-16

March 9, 2015 4:29 pm
Vaden Health Center has announced Cardinal Care and the Student Dependent Health Insurance Plan rates for the 2015-16 academic year. Cardinal Care will continue to be an annual plan. This means that acknowledgement of enrollment in the plan (or default enrollment in the absence of acknowledgement) OR waiver/exception in a student’s first registered quarter of… Read more Cardinal Care and Dependent Health Insurance for 2015-16
Provost John Etchemendy

Provost addresses the Stanford community on Ebola

October 24, 2014 4:24 pm
In an Oct. 23 message to the Stanford community regarding the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, Provost John Etchemendy and Dr. Ira Friedman, director of Vaden Health Center, said the university has established protocols to reduce the risks to the community posed by the virus, and to identify, isolate and begin care should the campus… Read more Provost addresses the Stanford community on Ebola