Student Health Services

Required Forms

To ensure our campus community stays well and productive we require students to submit specific forms regarding their health. Below you will find a list of the documents students must review and/or complete and upload to the Oxford Campus Patient Portal* no later than July 1st.

  • Online Medical Health History
  • EMR with Immunizations and TB Screening
  • State of Georgia Meningococcal Vaccination Acknowledgement Form
  • Privacy Practices(FERPA) and Consents
  • Health Insurance Waiver and Emergency Notification online process via OPUS
    (Student Health Insurance waiver/enrollment period: April 1, 2020- September 15, 2020) 

Once all requirements are met Student Health will be removed from your OPUS To Do list. If it is still listed, your record is being reviewed or has incomplete or missing items.  Check your email for updates on information still needed.  A registration hold for spring semester will be placed on students who have not cleared their Student Health To Do list item.  Fall registration will not be affected by outstanding requirements.

*Note: Please be sure to access the OXFORD CAMPUS patient portal for all Oxford requirements. It is important students do not accidentally utilize the EMORY CAMPUS PORTAL. Oxford Student Health Service does not have access to the EMORY CAMPUS Student Health patient portal.

Health Insurance (Every Student, Every Year)

Students are required to have health insurance. All students are automatically enrolled in the Aetna Emory Student Health Insurance Plan every year. Students do have the option to waive out of the plan by providing documentation that their personal plan meets the minimum criteria set by Emory. Students must successfully complete the waiver process online via their OPUS account prior to the deadline. The waiver process must be completed ONLINE via OPUS each year. 

View Aetna Student Health Information


The Oxford Student Health Service (SHS) health care providers understand how important it is for both students and their families to know they have access to high quality health care services away from home. Some of the services we offer are:

  • Evaluation and treatment by a nurse practitioner for the full spectrum of primary health care concerns such as upper respiratory infections, dermatologic disorders, urinary tract infections, and acute injuries.
  • A board-certified internal medicine physician available for consult or appointments as needed
  • In office laboratory tests such as rapid strep and flu screening
  • An in-office dispensary of prescription and OTC medications, supplies and equipment commonly needed by college students
  • Delivery service of prescribed meds from local pharmacy (Carmichael’s Pharmacy) to our office
  • Lab orders and specimen collection for diagnostic tests sent to outside labs (Quest and Lab Corp)
  • Radiology orders to outside facilities
  • Gynecologic and sexual health services
  • Pre-participation and sports physicals
  • All required immunizations and optional annual flu shots
  • Blood pressure monitoring
  • Wound care and minor laceration repair
  • Referrals to medical specialists as needed such as a ophthalmologist or orthopedist
  • Mental health/counseling services referrals
  • Travel advice and travel clinic referrals
  • Health education promotion

Services we cannot offer include overnight inpatient care, prescriptions for ADD/ADHD medication, immunotherapy (allergy injections), complete eye exams, and dental care.  

First Aid Kit (Please bring to campus)

Supplies Recommended

  • Digital thermometer
  • Band-aids in assorted sizes
  • Bandage supplies: Gauze pads (4 x 4s), Gauze - 3 inch roll, Paper tape
  • Scissors
  • Tweezers
  • ACE bandage for sprains (3 inch for ankle/wrist, 4 inch for knee)
  • Ice bag for sprains, bee/wasp stings (zip lock bags work very well)
  • Sunscreen

Medication Suggestions

  • Pain reliever: ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin), acetaminophen (Tylenol)
  • Antiseptic skin cleanser: (hydrogen peroxide or Betadine)
  • Antibiotic cream or ointment (Polysporin, Neosporin)
  • Antihistamine for itching, stings, allergies (Benadryl, Allegra, Zyrtec, Claritin)
  • Hydrocortisone cream for skin rashes, itching (Cortaid)
  • Antacid tablets or liquid for upset stomach (Tums, Mylanta)
  • Decongestant (Sudafed)
  • Cough expectorant (plain Robitussin, plain Mucinex) AVOID NYQUIL
  • Cough expectorant with suppressant (Robitussin DM, Mucinex DM) AVOID NYQUIL


No one outside the student health office has access to a student’s health information. Records regarding treatment are privileged and will not be disclosed without the student’s written consent.


Student Health Services