Dear Class of 2026,  

Here we are on week 4! This week’s email comes from Dr. Christine Chen, Chief of Student Health at Yale Health. There is a lot of important information included here. After you’ve read her message and attended to that information, don’t forget to scroll down below for some reminders and to read a brief introduction from Dean Hannah Peck.

Dear Yale College First-Years,

Another congratulations and warm welcome to you all. Deans Boyd, Peck, and Hawthorne have kindly given me this week’s message to discuss all things healthcare.   

Student Health is a professionally staffed (MDs, APRNs, and PAs) primary care department within Yale Health at 55 Lock Street. Our nursing staff and medical assistants are here to assist you. You can call for an appointment (203-432-0312) during normal business hours, 8:30 am-4:30 pm. Once you have signed up for our online patient portal MyChart (registration link to come later this summer), you can also either self-schedule an appointment, or send a request. MyChart is also a great way to communicate with us for non-urgent issues once you are established with a provider. We offer video telehealth as an alternative to in-person visits, and busy students find this option helpful. Please note that all visits are by appointment only. Visit Student Health for more about us.  

Within Yale Health, Student Health works closely with Acute Care. This department is open to students for emergency issues during normal business hours, and any issues evenings and weekends. We also partner with Mental Health and Counseling and Gynecology, as well as our in-house Blood Draw Department. Students who choose Yale Health Hospitalization/Specialty Care (see below) can take advantage of in-house Diagnostic Imaging, Pharmacy, and Specialty Services. Outside of Yale Health, we partner with Yale New Haven Hospital and Yale Medicine for specialty care.    

First steps:  

1.    Go to New Undergraduate Student Forms at Yale Health.

2.    Download 3 forms: Instructions for Completing Vaccination Record, Vaccination Record Form, and your Health Form and Physical Exam.

3.    Take those forms to your provider.

4.    Email your Health Form and Physical Exam to    

Second step:  

1. Understand and determine your student health care coverage.  

All full-time students receive Yale Health Basic coverage services free of charge.

This consists of visits to Student Health, Athletic Medicine (varsity athletes), Mental Health & Counseling, Acute Care, Gynecology, Inpatient Care (4th floor infirmary), Blood Draw, and Nutrition.  

Students are automatically enrolled in and charged a fee for Yale Health
Hospitalization/Specialty Care coverage. If you have other insurance that covers care in Connecticut, you can choose to waive this coverage.  Please review Health Coverage Overview for Students at Yale for more details. Our Member Services team is available to answer any questions you have about coverage (203- 432- 0246 or  

Have a wonderful summer and we look forward to seeing you in the fall. 

Kindest regards,  

Student Health Department Leadership:

Christine Chen, MD Chief  
Lindsay Azulay, RN Clinical Manager  
Acute Care Department Leadership:   Roland Jermyn, MD  
Acute Care Team Chief Jeff Stay,
RN Clinical Manager Linda Ehrenfels,
RN Clinical Manager    

Warmly, Dean Peck and Dean Hawthorne  

Hannah Rose Peck Dean of First-Year Affairs Assistant Dean of Student Affairs Yale College Dean's Office (she/her)  

Tasha M. Hawthorne, PhD Interim Assistant Dean of Student Affairs Yale College Dean's Office (she/her)    

This week’s reminders include:  

Camp Yale Programs Due June 1 —Don't forget to complete and submit your Camp Yale Programs (CYP) preference selection form by June 1.

Health Care form Due July 15 —Don't forget to complete and submit your Health Care form by July 15.    

Please go to New Student Dates and Deadlines for a full list of deadlines.   Please go to New Student Forms & Tasks for first steps and important resources.   Residential college, housing, and First-Year Counselor assignments will be communicated later in the summer.