Category: Health at Stanford

Brianna Booth

Sexual violence prevention programs continue evolving, expanding

November 3, 2017 11:43 am
It was as a junior last fall, attending a New Student Orientation session as a resident assistant, that Eisa Al-Shamma realized the power of storytelling in fostering healthier relationships. The session, called Beyond Sex Ed, featured Stanford students sharing personal stories with the university’s newest undergraduates. The stories focused on dating, coming out, early sexual… Read more Sexual violence prevention programs continue evolving, expanding
Robyn Tepper

What happens when a Stanford student gets sick?

August 28, 2017 11:43 am
Robyn Tepper, a clinical assistant professor who has been medical director at Stanford’s Vaden Health Center since 1997, talks about how the university becomes aware of students who might be ill and offers advice to parents and guardians about how best to help their students stay healthy at Stanford. What happens when a Stanford student… Read more What happens when a Stanford student gets sick?
Student Health Matters

Student Health Matters describes Vaden services

July 27, 2017 12:09 pm
The 2017-18 edition of Student Health Matters for Returning Students, Vaden Health Center’s guide to student health at Stanford is available online. Parents are encouraged to read it, as well as students. The guide covers such issues as what care is provided at Vaden under the health fee, how to choose the right health insurance… Read more Student Health Matters describes Vaden services
Persis Drell

Provost reports on Title IX process

May 31, 2017 10:00 am
Earlier this year, I said I would provide a progress report to the Stanford community this spring on the first year of the Student Title IX Process, our new pilot process for hearing cases of sexual harassment, stalking, relationship violence and sexual violence involving students. I’m writing now to do that. This is the first… Read more Provost reports on Title IX process
Vaden Health Center

Stanford enhances its focus on mental health

March 6, 2017 3:31 pm
Mental health is a continuing priority at Stanford and many of its peer institutions. Three university health professionals describe how Stanford responds to people in distress and how the university is enhancing its services for those with urgent needs. Jim Jacobs is executive director of Vaden Health Center. Rosan Gomperts is director of the Faculty… Read more Stanford enhances its focus on mental health

Cardinal Care rates set for 2017-18

March 6, 2017 2:55 pm
Vaden Health Center has announced the Cardinal Care student health insurance rates for the upcoming academic year. For 2017-18, the cost of the annual plan will continue at $4,968, a zero percent increase over the current year’s rate. Additional information on the plan, as well as rate and other details for the Student Dependent Health… Read more Cardinal Care rates set for 2017-18

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