In this section:

  • OVERVIEW
  • HEALTH/MEDICAL
  • HEALTH INSURANCE
  • OFF-CAMPUS EXPERIENCES

 

OVERVIEW

The Health & Wellness Center maintains health records for undergraduate and graduate health requirements as listed by the University and/or departments.  All full-time undergraduate students, as well as all DPT, DNP, MSN, MSOT, and MSAT students, are required to complete the health requirements listed below.

 

Please visit Alvernia's Student Health Portal to complete your forms.  The Alvernia Student Health Portal username and password are the same as your Alvernia email username and password.  If logon assistance is needed, please contact the Service Desk at 610.927.2008 or servicedesk@alvernia.edu.  


GENERAL MEDICAL REQUIREMENTS

Visit the Alvernia Student Health Portal to complete the following requirements:

  • Complete the Alvernia Medical History form
  • Complete the Alvernia Immunization form and upload a copy of your immunization record from your healthcare provider
    • 2 MMR vaccines, both after your 1st birthday
    • 1 Tdap booster after the age of 11, 1 TD booster if the Tdap was more than 10 years ago
    • 1 Meningitis vaccine at or after age 16. (If over 21 at the start of the semester, you are exempt from this requirement.)
    • 3 Hepatitis B vaccines
    • 2 Varicella vaccines or a documented date of chicken pox illness. (Students in health majors must provide record of vaccinations or a titer showing immunity).
    • COVID Vaccine(s) – For more information about this requirement and other COVID-19 information, please review Alvernia’s Health Alerts page.
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    • Influenza Vaccine – for all student athletes and all residential students. Administered after August 1 and uploaded before October 15.
  • Complete the Alvernia Tuberculosis Risk Questionnaire

 

Deadlines for Health Requirements

Incoming Freshmen

Fall Enrollment - Connection Day
Spring Enrollment - January 1st

Transfer Students Fall Enrollment - August 1st
Spring Enrollment - January 1st
Post-Baccalaureate
Fall Enrollment - August 1st
Spring Enrollment - January 1st
Summer Enrollment - May 1st
MOD Enrollment - by the end of Add/Drop
 
   

 

HEALTH INSURANCE REQUIREMENTS

The University requires all full-time undergraduate students, and graduate students in DPT, DNP, MSN, MSOT, MSAT, and MSW programs to maintain health insurance coverage and requires an annual copy of each student's current insurance card by August 1 for students enrolled in the fall semester and January 1 for students who are starting at Alvernia in the spring semester. This must be done once per academic calendar year.

 

Starting with the 2021-22 academic year, the University will no longer be offering a student health insurance plan. If you need health insurance coverage, the following sites offer access to purchase coverage through the federal and state insurance marketplace:

 

Visit the Alvernia Student Health Portal to complete the following requirements:

  • Upload a copy of your current health insurance card in the Document Upload feature in the portal
     

 

OFF-CAMPUS EDUCATIONAL EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS

Many programs of study at Alvernia University have opportunities or requirements to participate in off-campus educational experiences as upperclassmen.  These off-campus experiences may require additional health information to be kept on file in the Health & Wellness Center.  For example, a Physical Exam form completed by your healthcare provider or tuberculosis skin testing prior to participating in an off-campus educational experience (clinical, fieldwork, internship, etc.).  Please be sure to contact the Health & Wellness Center to discuss any additional health requirements mandated by your internship site or program of study when you enroll in an internship/educational experience class, 610.568.1467.

 

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