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Vaden Health Services staff, 2023. Credit: Sean Mckibbon-Ray

Additional Vaden Health Services Information

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Here you can access additional information about Vaden Health Services. Find information about entrance requirements, fees & forms, news, accreditation, our staff, our hours and contact details. 

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Vaden Health Services is nationally accredited by the Accreditation Association of Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC), Inc. and is an American College Health Association (ACHA) Institutional Member.

Entrance Requirements

For students entering the university in Autumn quarter, it is important that you complete your entrance health requirements by the applicable deadline. 

Fees & Forms

Here you can learn more about potential fees, outside of the Campus Health Service Fee, as well as access important forms related to medical care, CAPS, insurance, and overseas travel. 

Medical Records Release, Privacy Rights, and Patient Rights & Responsibilities

Access important forms as well as information about patient and privacy rights to be aware of. 

Our Hours & Contact Details

Vaden Health Services is here for you. On this page you can find relevant location and contact details for the various units that make up the suite of services and support options Vaden Health Services offers as well as hours of service.  

Vaden Health Services Feedback

How was your visit with Vaden Health Services? Let us know by completing our feedback form!

Vaden Health Services News

Vaden Health Services is connected through Stanford's communities in a multitude of ways. Here, you can access updates about Vaden and our units, directly from us to you.

Vaden Health Services People

Here you can learn more about and connect with Vaden's professional staff. Our staff are fiercely dedicated to Stanford's communities.

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Further Information About Vaden Health Services

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

  • Last Update: 4.06.2021

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!

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. 

Vaden exterior, 2023. Credit: Sean Mckibbon-Ray