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 new incoming students are required to complete a health report before arriving to campus. This report is completed on  the secure patient portal  by filling out the online forms in the portal, entering your immunization dates, then uploading a copy of your immunization records and a copy of the results of any tuberculosis screening tests  for validation by Health Center staff.

Steps for Students to Complete their Health Reports:

  1. Gather your immunization records and if needed tuberculosis screening records. Sample Health Report Forms for Incoming Students. You may also use those provided by your own medical providers.
  2. Register for the Secure Patient Portal  by using your private,unique UNET ID. 
  3. Under the Forms tab: Complete the three required online forms: Health History Form, Tuberculosis Screening Questionnaire, and the General Agreement (which includes information on privacy practices).
  4. Under the Immunizations tab: Enter the dates of your vaccines from your record.
  5. Under the Upload tab: 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. 

The Health Center will communicate any discrepancies or further documentation needs through the secure patient portal by sending a message link to your Brandeis (UNET) 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.