Students should try to complete these requirements as quickly as possible. Failure to complete all of your health requirements may result in a fee being charged or the inability to enroll in the spring semesters.
Transfer your prescriptions
Did you know that CU Boulder has a full-service pharmacy available on campus? If you are currently taking prescription medications, we recommend that you transfer your prescriptions to a pharmacy. This will allow you to fill out, refill and order prescriptions for collection at the Wardenburg Health Center on the main campus or at the Village Center in Williams Village.
In order to convert your prescriptions, you will need to complete the following steps:
Review your health history
Knowing your health and family history is important, especially as you begin to make appointments and see health care providers for yourself. Take some time to review your record before your first appointment. You may need to contact family members to fill in the details. Here are some things to include in your review:
You can also use this Free printable personal health information form To review health topics. Be sure to keep this form in a safe place so that you can easily access it if you need to make a healthcare appointment or see a provider.
Protect yourself from preventable diseases
College campuses are a great place for disease to spread. While CU requires students to meet certain vaccination requirements, there are additional vaccinations that we highly recommend for all students, even if they are not required.
Here are some important immunizations you can get at medical services to help protect yourself in college and beyond:
Learn the basics of health insurance
Health insurance is probably one of the things you wish you had learned about in high school or early in college. While insurance plans can be complex, understanding your policy is an important part of managing your health (and your wallet).
If you feel overwhelmed while navigating healthcare or insurance systems, you’re not alone. That’s why we’re here to help. Check out tips and tricks to help you understand the basics and get the most out of your health insurance plan.
Sign up for disability services if you need accommodations
Disability Services provides reasonable housing, dining, and academic facilities for students with disabilities. Some examples of disabilities by category include, but are not limited to:
If you have special needs and need accommodations, we recommend that you register for disability services as soon as possible. Disability services can also provide support for students with temporary medical conditions such as a broken wrist or concussion. If you have any questions or are not sure if you qualify for accommodations, you can contact email@example.com for assistance.
Create a safer sex plan
Sex is something we hear about a lot in college. Whether you’re in a committed relationship or considering exploring sex for the first time, you’ll need to take some precautions to help keep you and your partner safe. Here are some topics to review (preferably before sex).