Information for New Students and Families

Welcome to Brandeis! The Health Center is here to support your health needs while you are a student.

Requirements for New Students

All incoming students are required to complete a health report once upon matriculation. This report includes your immunization records, a copy of the results of tuberculosis screening tests (if required), and the required health documents, or your copies of similar documents. 

Once your required health documents are prepared, students can go to the Secure Patient Portal and:

  1. Forms tab: Complete the three required online forms: Health History Form, Tuberculosis Screening Questionnaire, and the General Agreement (which includes information on privacy practices).
  2. Immunizations tab: Then enter the dates of your vaccines from your record.
  3. Upload tab: Finally upload your required immunization records and any related lab tests done for verification. You may upload a copy of your latest physical exam here as well. 

We will communicate any discrepancies or further needs through the secure patient portal by sending a link to your Brandeis email account.

Failure to complete these steps will result in a registration hold.

Health Insurance Plans

For information on the Brandeis Blue Cross Blue Shield insurance plan, or to enroll or waive the plan with your own comparable health insurance, visit the University Health Plans website.

For questions regarding your insurance, or the Brandeis Blue Cross Blue Shield plan, email University Health Plans or call 800-437-6448.

For more information, please visit our Health Insurance page.

Optimizing Health Outcomes While Away From Home

The following are some things you can do to prepare for your health needs while away from home.