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 degree and certificate seeking 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. (Nursing, OT, AT, DPT, DNP students: you must provide documentation of 2 vaccines or a titer showing immunity to varicella. Documentation of disease is not acceptable.)
  • 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 degree and certificate seeking students to maintain health insurance coverage and requires an annual copy of each student's current insurance card.  If you are in need of health insurance, the University offers a medical plan to its students, and will automatically enroll you if you do not complete the waiver form.  All students MUST waive the insurance if they currently have health insurance and do not want coverage through the University.  This may be done through the student health portal after June 1st and before the end of the Add/Drop period for the applicable semester/mod to avoid being billed for the student health insurance plan automatically.  This must be done once per academic calendar year. For questions regarding the Student Health Insurance fee or enrollment, please contact the Office of Student Accounts via email, student.accounts@alvernia.edu or phone, 610.796.8319.

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

  • Complete the Student Health Insurance Waiver form for the current academic year
  • Upload a copy of your current health insurance card in the Document Upload feature in the portal
     
Deadlines for Health Insurance Requirements
Fall Enrollment
Last day to Add/Drop for the fall semester
 
MOD 2 Enrollment Last day to Add/Drop for MOD 2
Spring Enrollment
Last day to Add/Drop for the spring semester
 
MOD 3 Enrollment Last day to Add/Drop for MOD 3
Summer Enrollment
Last day to Add/Drop for the summer semester
 
MOD 6 Enrollment Last day to Add/Drop for MOD 6


For more information about the Student Health Insurance, please visit the Office of Student Accounts.

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.

 

Health & Wellness Center
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