Category: Health at Stanford

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 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

Stanford responds to Ebola questions

October 20, 2014 6:06 pm
What has Stanford done so far in preparation for a possible case of Ebola among members of the Stanford community? The university has had a pandemic plan in place for many years. Since Ebola began to emerge as an issue, the university has been planning intensively and following best practices and guidance from the Centers… Read more Stanford responds to Ebola questions
Ira Friedman

Stanford's safety net helps students in distress

October 10, 2014 6:02 pm
The director of Vaden Health Center recently talked to members of the Faculty Senate about the mental health and well-being of students. Ira M. Friedman, director of Vaden Health Center, recently reported that Stanford has established an extensive “safety net” of mental health and well-being resources on campus to help students who may be experiencing… Read more Stanford's safety net helps students in distress

Five things parents should know about health care at Stanford

September 8, 2014 9:52 pm
Dr. Ira Friedman, director of Vaden Health Center, shares information he hopes all parents know about health care services at Stanford. What happens when a Stanford student living in the residences gets ill? Who knows and what services does the university provide? The residential staff – including peer health educators and residence assistants – keep… Read more Five things parents should know about health care at Stanford

Understanding health care choices in light of the Affordable Care Act

June 16, 2014 3:56 pm
Dr. Ira Friedman answers questions for parents about Stanford health-care options, especially in light of the Affordable Care Act. What new choices has the Affordable Care Act presented students and their parents since its implementation? The big change occurred in 2012 when the ACA mandated dependent coverage under parents’ employer plans until age 26. Now,… Read more Understanding health care choices in light of the Affordable Care Act