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Entrance Requirements

Students are not required to have a physical examination prior to enrollment to Clarion University, but there are requirements for certain schools within the University.  Students must complete a Health Assessment Form (HAF) to be eligible for service at the Keeling Health Center.

 

The university must remain in compliance with PA state regulations, and recommendations by the PA Department of Health and the American College Health Association. The following immunizations are strongly recommended/required based on field of study

Td (tetanus/diptheria)

Primary series in childhood, and a booster every 10 years. One booster of Tdap, which contains pertussis vaccine, is recommended in place of Td.

Polio

Primary series in childhood

MMR (measles, mumps, rubella)

Two doses of vaccine if born after 1956. May have blood work done to prove immunity. (Rubella, Rubeola, and Mumps serology)

Varicella (chicken pox)

Two doses of vaccine or history of disease

Gardasil

Three doses recommended

Hepatitis A

Two doses recommended

Hepatitis B

Three doses or may have blood work done to prove immunity

Meningitis

Bacterial meningitis is a rare but potentially fatal infection. Freshmen who live in residence halls have been found to have an increased risk for meningitis. The PA College and University Student Vaccination Act, passed in 2002, requires ALL students living in university-owned housing to be immunized against meningitis or sign an informed declination statement. If you received meningitis vaccine before age 16, you will need a booster (total of 2 doses). If you received the first dose at or after age 16, you do not need a booster dose.

TB test (tuberculosis)

To be done yearly for Nursing and Speech Pathology majors, and every 2 years for Education and Rehabilitative Science majors. TB testing will be done on all incoming international students during orientation week at Clarion University. If the student has a history of a positive TB test in the past, proof of treatment must be provided.

 

Education, Nursing, Rehabilitative Sciences and Speech Patholory majors should check with their departments or online prior to field experiences to verify which immunizations are required.


* Vaccine recommendations based on guidelines and/or recommendations published by the American College Health Association.

 

Insurance/Fees for service:

A small co-pay will be charged per visit. There may be charges for any treatment provided subsequent to the student’s visit to the health center. All charges are made through student accounts. All charges will appear as “Health Center Charges” on the student’s bill. Neither the health center nor the university offer direct billing of health insurance companies. Students with insurance should contact their insurance company to determine how college entrance will affect their policy. Students without health insurance may purchase insurance through Consolidated Health Plans @ www.chpstudent.com

 

Requirements for:

  • Education Majors prior to block experience;
  • Early Childhood Majors prior to any class that has an observation component;
  • CSD majors prior to field experience;
  • Rehab Science majors prior to field experience:
    • Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR) – 2 doses
    • Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis (within the last 10 years) recommend one dose is TDap.
    • Polio vaccine
    • Varicella (Chickenpox) – vaccine or state “had disease at age ___”
    • Hepatitis B - (series of 3 doses)
    • TB test annually for CSD and Nursing majors and every 2 years for Education and Early Childhood majors

  • The student health center strongly recommends that the physical and TB testing be done through the Health Center.  If this is not done at the Health Center, forms MUST be completed correctly and completely before they are accepted.  Students having their physical done elsewhere will NOT have their “Application for Teacher’s Certification” signed by the Health Center.
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