In order to return to campus, certain health concerns must be considered, including the ability to conduct contact tracing and isolation for symptomatic individuals, and ensuring the level of immunity of students and the surrounding community is sufficient.

Harvard University Health Services Unveils Video Appointment Services

Harvard University Health Services is now providing video appointments for its services, which include internal medicine, urgent care, counseling and mental health services, and behavioral health, according to a Tuesday email from HUHS chief medical officer Soheyla D. Gharib.

Harvard Health Services Director Nguyen Outlines New Protocols for Coronavirus Tracking and Testing

With 27 Harvard affiliates now reporting positive test results for COVID-19, Harvard University Health Services Director Giang T. Nguyen said his office is working to coordinate with local health authorities and adapting the few in-person services it still offers in an interview Thursday.

HUHS Adjusts its Services as U.S. Coronavirus Cases Surge

As COVID-19 cases in the U.S. skyrocket and the health care system prepares to absorb the shock, HUHS is working to adjust its services.

Students Say Harvard’s ‘Vague’ Coronavirus-Updated Health Plan Leaves Questions Unanswered

After Harvard released guidance on how the coronavirus will affect University health plans, students said they remain uncertain about costs and complications.

Harvard Discourages All Non-Essential International Travel For Spring Break

Harvard administrators discouraged all non-essential international travel for spring break and prohibited University travel to countries with a Level 3 Travel Warning from the Centers for Disease Control in the wake of increased global concerns about the coronavirus outbreak in an email to Harvard affiliates Wednesday.

HUHS Launches Health Survey for College Students

Harvard University Health Services launched a health survey Tuesday to gather data on what HUHS Director Giang T. Nguyen called the “current held experiences” of undergraduate students.

Harvard University Health Services Falls Short of Flu Vaccination Goal

Harvard University Health Services fell short of a goal it set last year to increase the undergraduate flu vaccination rate by 20 percent, according to HUHS Senior Director of Nursing and Health Promotion Maria Francesconi.

HUHS Director Nguyen To Focus on Serving Underrepresented Groups in Medicine

Harvard University Health Services Director Giang T. Nguyen, who took office last month, plans to establish relationships with underrepresented groups on campus during his tenure.

Mental Health Data Shows Significant Signs of Depression and Anxiety at Harvard

Harvard students experience significantly higher rates of depression and anxiety than the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s reported national average, according to mental health survey results conducted by Harvard University Health Services in 2017 and 2018.

UC Backs Letter to President Bacow Calling for Publicly Accessible Naloxone

The Undergraduate Council signed on to a letter last week addressed to University President Lawerence S. Bacow and incoming Harvard University Health Services Director Giang T. Nguyen pushing for publicly accessible Naloxone on Harvard’s campus.

HUHS Plans New Flu Vaccination Initiatives, Hopes to Increase Flu Vaccine Rate by At Least 20 Percent

Harvard University Health Services will provide vaccination coping strategies to students and collaborate directly with the Harvard Athletics Department in an effort to increase the undergraduate flu vaccination rate by at least 20 percent.

Barreira to Focus on Grad Student Mental Health After Stepping Down from HUHS Director Position

The initiative's goal is to assess the prevalence of mental health issues among graduate students and to identify specific factors that contribute to the general well-being of students.

Giang Nguyen Named Next Harvard University Health Services Director

Nguyen will replace former director Paul J. Barreira, who was set to conclude his tenure at the end of June, but has remained as director over the course of the search. He will continue to remain in the post until Nguyen begins Nov. 18.

Harvard Right to Life Runs Campaign for Student Health Insurance Plan Refunds for Abortion Coverage

Harvard Right to Life — a pro-life student organization at the College — ran a campaign this spring calling for students to request a refund for a small portion of Harvard University Health Services’ student insurance plan that goes toward funding abortions.

HUHS Rejects Student Proposal to Make Naloxone Publicly Available on Campus

Harvard University Health Services rejected two College students’ proposal to make naloxone — a nasal spray used to counter the effects of an opioid overdose — publicly accessible on the University’s campus.

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