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The Arbor, 2022. Credit: Micaela Go

Additional Information About Vaden Health Services

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Other important information for students about Vaden, including entrance health requirements and health insurance decisions.

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Last update: 04.06.2021

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!

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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) in their first 'registered' quarter of each academic year.

  • If you were registered for classes in Autumn Quarter, whether you were on campus or remote, and you decided to have coverage through Cardinal Care, that decision remains in place through the plan year end on Aug 31, 2021. You do not need to take any further action.
  • If you were registered for classes in Autumn Quarter, but were studying remotely and decided NOT to have coverage through Cardinal Care, and you are now coming to campus for Spring Quarter classes, you may be eligible to enroll in Cardinal Care as a qualifying event. Please submit a Service Now ticket to Vaden's Insurance and Referral Office to request enrollment. 
  • If you are a 'Spring Quarter entry' student and have not yet made your decision in Axess to acknowledge or waive enrollment in Cardinal Care, the deadline has passed and you are now enrolled in the plan. 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 the unknowns and complexities asociated with the 2020-2021 academic year however, a decision was made to assess this fee ONLY to students living on campus in campus affiliated housing (for Autumn, Winter, and Spring). Students who are living in the vicinity of campus (or in CA) and who wish to have care through Vaden may initiate a Service-Now ticket to request that the fee be assessed or go to the 'To Do' item in Axess to request that it be added. The fee is $232 per quarter. 

Main quad, 2022. Credit: Micaela Go