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Vaden Health Center is open for business and ready to support you during the COVID-19 outbreak.

COVID-19 Information for Students

In the interest of promoting the safest possible experience for our patients and providers, Vaden Health Center asks any student who wishes to be seen for a medical appointment to book a Phone Visit via the Vaden Patient Portal or to call the health center (650-498-2336) before coming in directly. Our medical professionals will advise you as to next steps.

For Covid Testing information, please see below:

  • Covid Testing for Symptomatic Individuals

    • We recommend testing if you have any of the following
      • Fever
      • New cough
      • Shortness of breath
    • We also recommend testing if you have 2 or more of the following
      • Chills or repeated shaking with chills
      • Headache
      • New lost of taste and/or smell
      • Sore throat
      • Muscle pain
    • Make a Phone Visit with a Vaden clinician if you think you have symptoms to determine next steps. Click here if you need assistance after hours.


  • Covid Testing for Asymptomatic Individuals (Additional information is available here.)
    • Verily Life Sciences is conducting COVID-19 screening for asymptomatic or mildly symptomatic students who are coming or returning to campus, and will be conducting ongoing surveillance testing for students who will be on campus in Autumn.
    • An appointment is required for testing. You can register here. Slots for testing appointments are made available on an ongoing basis (in weekly blocks), so please check back if you are unable to book the date you need. (Note - you may only book one appointment at a time.)
    • Testing will take place at the Arrillaga Alumni Center (326 Galvez Street). Students should not expect any out-of-pocket expense for this testing.
    • Plan to wear a face covering and practice physical distancing as part of this process.
    • Bring your Stanford ID
    • Students with significant symptoms of COVID-19 (fever, shortness of breath, loss of taste or smell) should contact Vaden Health Services or another healthcare provider for evaluation and testing.
    • FAQs regarding Covid testing can be found here.

Additional Information on COVID-19

Note: If you have tested positive for COVID-19, please review recommendations from Santa Clara County.


Get updates about Medical Services, CAPS, CST, Weiland, Well-Being@Stanford and Cardinal Care during the COVID-19 outbreak here

If you do not have symptoms associated with COVID, but believe you need a test because of exposure or another reason, you can also schedule a test through Stanford Health Care without a clinician order:

 - If you have a MyHealth at Stanford account, you can make an appointment through Stanford Health Care's MyHealth website or via the MyHealth mobile app

 - If you don't have a MyHealth at Stanford account, you can sign up at (indicate no access code) OR call Stanford Health Care at 650-498-9000. 

Other options for testing include local pharmacies (many, but not all, Walgreens and CVS stores are offering testing).

If you are needing a test prior to travel, check with you airline, as many have now partnered with private labs to offer testing with guaranteed return times on results. Note - there may be out-of-pocket expense associated with these 'guaranteed' options, so be sure to inquire.

Vaden Services

Important Information for Students (last update 10.11.2020)

**Entrance Health Requirements (Incoming Students)**

If you have not yet submitted your entrance health forms, please do so immediately. Failure to comply will result in a hold on your future ability to enroll in courses. More information about entrance health requirements can be found here. Do your part to keep our campus healthy!

**Health Insurance Decision**

ALL incoming students are required make a decision about health insurance (i.e., to remain enrolled in Cardinal Care, or to waive coverage if using another plan). If you did not take action in September to acknowledge or waive enrollment in Cardinal Care, you are now enrolled. Coverage for enrollees started September 1, 2020. More information about insurance can be found here.


**Access to Vaden Health Center Through Assessment of the Campus Health Service Fee ('Health Fee')**

Historically, the Health Fee has been a mandatory quarterly fee (tied to tuition) for all students living in the 9 Bay Area counties. Because of all of the unknowns associated with launch of 2020-2021 Autumn Quarter however, a decision was made to assess this fee ONLY to students living on campus in campus affiliated housing. Students who are living in the vicinity (or in California) and who wish to have care through Vaden may initiate a Service-Now ticket to request that the fee be assessed. The fee is $232 for Autumn Quarter (Sept 1 through Dec 31 for this purpose).

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