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Students should begin to complete the pre-matriculation health requirements as soon as they can so that they may still be covered by their parents health insurance or their employer's insurance.  In the event that the student has no insurance, there are free or minimal fee clinics in Philadelphia.  Some of them require that the individual is a Philadelphia resident.

GPHA - 800 Washington Avenue, Philadelphia, PA  19147  (215-339-5100)

Philadelphia District Health Center 2 - 1720 S. Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA  19145  (215-685-1810) Other locations are listed on their website.

Vaccines are available at UHS for a fee - cash or check, only.  UHS cannot administer vaccines to incoming students until "30 days prior to start of classes".  

The 5 page Pre-Matriculation Physical Evaluation for Tier I, II or III is available for download on the University Health Services website under Student Services.  The required vaccines and blood tests are indicated within the page 1 instructions and page 4 of the packet.

Other areas students may need direction:

1. ADB accounts:  Supporting documents must be uploaded and the necessary fields completed in the student's ADB account so that UHS staff can review the records and verify the information.  This can be a lengthy process for UHS and it is important that the students complete the ADB prior to the due date so they can be medically cleared in time for their clinical rotations. 

Incoming students should check their ADB account 1-2 times per week while UHS staff are reviewing pre-matriculation records for school approval.  While under review, UHS staff will leave a note in the students ADB account with instructions for the student to follow in order to complete their health requirements. 

2. To avoid additional vaccinations that are not necessary:

In some cases, the measles, mumps or rubella antibody titers are equivocal or negative despite having vaccinations in the past.  In accordance with the current guidelines from the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices in the MMWR dated 11/25/11, appropriate documentation of 2 previous MMR vaccines will "supercede" the non-reactive antibody titer.  This means that we can accept appropriate documentation of past vaccinations even though the antibody titer is non-reactive at this time.

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