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About Vaden Health Services

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Vaden Health Services is the first stop for diagnosis and treatment of illness, injury and ongoing conditions, as well as for preventive counseling and education. Other Vaden services include counseling and wellness resources, pharmacy, physical therapy, insurance, travel clinic, the Confidential Support Team and the office of Alcohol Policy and Education (OAPE). Vaden also offers Cardinal Care, the university-sponsored student health insurance plan.

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The center was made possible by a gift from the Vaden family

James Ralph Jacobs

James Ralph Jacobs

Meet the Executive Director of Vaden Health Center and Associate Vice Provost for Student Affairs.


Vaden Health Services Accreditation

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.

Additional Accreditation 

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Find additional information regarding Vaden Health Services below

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Additional Information About Vaden Health Services

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

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Entrance Requirements

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

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

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

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Vaden Health Services' staff represent a broad mix of experiences, cultures and paths. Our care for Stanford's communities join us together in a singular mission of support. 

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Vaden Health Services Fees

Some services offered at Vaden are not covered by the Campus Health Service Fee. These include travel consultations, some immunizations, physical exams, CAPS long-term therapy, and CAPS medication management.

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Vaden Health Services Forms

Access important forms related to medical care, CAPS, insurance, and overseas travel.

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Vaden Health Services Hours

Here you can find information about our hours throughout the academic year.