Health Services Resources for Parents

For Parents


Many ASU students are at a point in their lives where they are learning how to access and receive health care on their own without the help of family members. During this learning process, students may communicate less fully with family about illnesses than in the past. Parents of ASU student’s, and especially those of incoming freshmen, often have questions or concerns about the health care services available on campus.

The following are common topics for parents:

Immunization Requirements

Before new students can register, they are required to submit proof of two MMR (measles, mumps, rubella) immunizations.  We also strongly recommend vaccination against meningitis, flu, tetanus and pertussis.  Learn about the immunization requirements and recommendations.

Health Coverage Options

Although insurance is not required to receive treatment at ASU Health Services, all students are strongly encouraged to have some form of health insurance. Proof of health insurance is required for international students. ASU Health Services offers both a discount service plan, Bridge Plan and a medical insurance plan through the Arizona Board of Regents from Aetna Student Insurance. We are also contracted with many insurance companies and will bill your insurance company for visits at your health center.

Medical Providers

The providers at the ASU Health Services locations include board certified physicians and Nurse Practitioners. Board Certified in medicine means a physician has taken and passed a medical specialty examination. ASU Health Services offer laboratory, x-ray, primary care, women’s health, sports medicine, travel medicine, allergy injections, nutritional and acupuncture services. Meet the medical staff.

Release of information

In order to speak with parents regarding their student’s health needs and history, a release of information must be completed. After a student has completed the release of information, Health Services can discuss the authorized health needs identified in the patient’s medical record.

Counseling Services

The first year of college can often be a time of difficult transition for many students. If you observe signs of depression or anxiety, encourage your student to call ASU counseling centers to schedule an appointment.

Acupuncture /Massage Therapy

ASU Health Services now offers acupuncture and massage therapy at the Downtown,Polytechnic, West and Tempe campus locations.  Click here for more information.

Additional Resources

New Student and Family Programs connects parents and their students to valuable university-wide resources, programs and services, promoting Sun Devil success at ASU.