Wardenburg Health Center

Welcome to Wardenburg Health Services!

As a CU Boulder student you have access to a full range of health and wellness services located conveniently on campus.

With nearly 100 licensed health care professionals on staff, we focus on enabling student success through comprehensive care and education.

Learn more about Wardenburg here.

Health Insurance Requirement

All students are required to have health insurance during their time at CU Boulder. You can elect coverage under your own insurance plan, through a family member or employer, or the university’s Student Gold Health Insurance Plan.

Automatic Enrollment in Gold Health Insurance

Once you are registered for six or more undergraduate credit hours or one or more graduate credit hours, you will be automatically enrolled in the Student Gold Health Insurance Plan and charged $1,995 per semester. 

Selecting or Waiving a Health Plan

You can select the Campus Care Supplement or waive the Gold Plan by providing proof of health insurance coverage for spring semester beginning on December 15, 2017, and up until the deadline of February 2, 2018.

Please Note: You must be registered for at least six undergraduate credit hours or one graduate credit hour before you can make your selection.

Insurance enrollment for spring opened December 15, 2017 and closes February 2, 2018. For more information regarding the insurance selection and waiver process, click here.

Immunization Requirements

The following immunizations requirements must be completed online by all new spring students by February 2, 2018:

  • Proof of two doses of the MMR vaccine:
    Colorado State Law requires all new students to submit proof of two doses each of measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccinations. This is a mandatory requirement for all college students born on or after January 1, 1957. Please check with your physician, high school, previous university, and/or military, to obtain an official signed or stamped copy of your records. Medical, religious, and personal exemptions are allowed by law; however, in the event of an outbreak, exempted persons may be subject to quarantine and exclusion from school.
  • Complete the New Student Immunization Questionnaire:
    Information and questions on meningococcal disease, the Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine, and Tuberculosis.


For instructions with photos click here.

  1. Log in to the MyCUHealth patient portal with your Identikey username and password
  2. Click on the Immunizations tab 
  3. Scroll down to the middle of the page and click on Required Immunizations bar
  4. Enter the dates of your first and second dose of the MMR vaccine as they appear on your immunization record
  5. Click Submit
  6. Next, click on the Upload tab near the top right corner to upload a copy of your record
  7. In the dropdown menu select "Immunization Record", select your file and then click Upload. Once you’ve successfully uploaded your file, you will see the file listed under "Documents already on file." You can view this document at any time.
  8. Finally, click on the Forms tab at the top of the page to complete the Immunization Questionnaire:
    Students 18 or older: On the Forms page, complete the "New Student Immunization Questionnaire"
    For students under 18: Scroll down the Forms page to the "Downloadable Forms" section to print a copy of the "New Student Immunization Questionnaire." This questionnaire must be completed by a parent or guardian. It should then be uploaded under the "Upload Tab" in MyCUHealth as an "Immunization Record." This can be done either by uploading a scanned copy of the form, or by taking a photo of the form with a smartphone and uploading the photo.

Note: If you are having trouble logging in to the portal, please check back in 1-2 weeks.

If you have any questions please call Patient Services at 303-492-5107. Please allow for a processing time of 2-3 weeks for confirmation that your immunization records have been accepted. 

For a list of vaccines available at Wardenburg Health Center click here.

Once you are registered for six or more undergraduate credit hours or one graduate credit hour you can select one of these options:

Campus Care Supplement

If you already have health insurance you can add the Campus Care Supplement for basic primary care coverage on campus through Wardenburg Health Services.
 For spring semester, you must make your selection by February 2, 2018 and provide proof of your health insurance coverage.

For plan details click here.

Student Gold Health Insurance Plan

If you don't have health insurance or want comprehensive coverage on campus, you can confirm your enrollment in the Gold Plan. The Gold Plan provides coverage for Wardenburg Health Services as well as coverage locally and nationally.

For plan details click here.

Waive both University Plans

If you already have health insurance and choose to waive the Campus Care Supplement and the Gold Plan, you must waive all coverage for spring semester by February 2, 2018 and provide proof of health insurance coverage. You can still access Wardenburg services though we will not bill your health insurance plan.

First Aid Kit

Prepare a first aid kit for minor injuries or illnesses. We recommend including:

  • Bandages and antibiotic ointment
  • Cold relief medications: cough drops, nasal spray, or vitamin C
  • Digital thermometer
  • Hand sanitizer and surface disinfectant
  • Over-the-counter pain reliever
  • Reusable cold pack

Health History

It is important to know about your personal health including:

  • Medications (doses, frequency, and why they are taken)
  • Allergies to medications and foods
  • Significant family medical history
  • Personal medical history

Prescription Information

We recommend that you bring your insurance information to the pharmacy located in Wardenburg Health Center. The pharmacy will keep this information on file in case you need to fill a prescription on campus.

For information on transferring ADHD medication click here.

Supporting Your Student

  • Stay in touch. Contact your student on a regular basis. Even though college can be a time to experiment with independent choices, your student still needs to know that you are there and available to talk. 
  • Listening is vital. Be open to hearing about both normal events and difficult issues.
  • Be realistic about academic achievements and grades. The transition to college-level academic demands can be difficult and take time. Developing or refining the capacity to work independently and consistently can be more important than grades, as long as the student meets the basic academic requirements set out by the university.
  • Allow your student to set the agenda for some of your conversations. Make room for touchy subjects that may arise and respond calmly.
  • If your student experiences difficulties at CU, there are a wealth of resources available on campus.

Our Counseling and Psychiatric Services staff offers consultations with parents and family members. For more information click here.

Accessing Student Health Information

Students who wish to have a parent or family member involved in their care can complete a release of information request after their first visit.

For general questions about the new student process contact New Student & Family Programs.