Health Form/Immunization Record
Where do I send the Health Form/Immunization record?
Please send the Health Form to Westminster College, Office of Admissions, New Wilmington, PA 16172-0001.
If I have a copy of immunization records, is it necessary to complete the form?
YES. All information requested should be entered onto the Health Form. Your physician's office will review the information and dates and sign the form attesting to the accuracy of the information.
What do I do if we are not able to locate the immunization records?
If immunizations records are not available from your physician, you might try to get them from the high school from which the student graduated. If you are still unable to locate them, the student must either receive the immunizations again or be tested for immunity. If the student does not have sufficient immunity, then vaccination is necessary
When are the health forms due?
The health forms are due on June 10. If you are unable to schedule an appointment with your physician before that time, please send in the information as soon as possible. It is important that student's health information be on file at the Student Health Center when the term begins.
Is a physical exam required?
YES. Students must provide proof of a physical exam that has been done within the last year. All information provided on the form is strictly confidential and is not given to anyone without permission of the student.
Is immunization for mumps, measles and rubella required?
YES. It is Pennsylvania State Law that all students show that they have had two immunizations for mumps, measles and rubella (MMR). (The second measles vaccine must be administered after age 5.). Laboratory evidence of measles immunity is acceptable. Students born before 1957 are exempt from the measles, mumps, and rubella requirement.
Will Westminster be offering the Meningitis Vaccine?
NO. We do not plan to offer the Meningitis Vaccine this Fall. If your family physician does not have the vaccine, you might try getting it through your local health department or the Travel Clinic at your local hospital.
Is a current Tetanus shot required?
YES. Students must provide proof that they have had a Tetanus booster within the last ten years.
Is the meningitis shot required?
A Pennsylvania State Law requires that undergraduate students who are residing in college-owned housing have at least one dose of the meningococcal vaccine or sign a waiver declining the vaccine after being given literature on the vaccine and the disease. This form is included with the Health Form and must be completed for a student to live in a Residence Hall at Westminster.
Is TB screening required?
TB screening is done by way of the PPD (also known as a MANTOUX test), a test used to determine exposure to tuberculosis. TB screening is required of all students at high risk for TB as defined by the CDC (foreign born persons from high prevalence countries, persons with compromised immune systems, close contacts of infectious TB cases, etc.) It is recommended for all others every two to three years.
Will I be notified if there is a problem with my health form?
YES. If the Health Form is not signed by a physician, it will be returned to the student. If the Immunization Record is not complete, a copy of it will be sent to the student, along with a letter advising what immunizations are needed to complete the requirements.
What happens if I do not provide the required health information?
The Meningitis Information Sheet must be completed and on file at the Student Health Center within 30 days after the student moves into campus housing or the student will be asked to move out of the Residence Hall. (PA State Law) If the Health Form and/or Immunization information is not complete, the student will not be permitted to register for the next school term. For example, if the student starts in the Fall Term and does not fulfill all health requirements, that student will be unable to register for classes for the Spring Term until they fulfill all health requirements. Reminders are sent to students whose health requirements are not complete advising them of what they need.
Can my son/daughter get their allergy injections at the Student Health Center?
YES. The student will furnish the serum and instructions for the administration of his/her allergy serum. Allergy injections are given during the hours that the college physicians are at the Health Center. A list of available times will be given to each student who receives allergy injections. Students may store their serum at the Health Center or bring it to us at each visit.
Is there a charge for allergy injections?
YES. There is a charge of $3.00 per visit for allergy injections. The student is billed for the charge and a copy of this bill is sent to the Business Office. Students can go to the Business Office and pay or have the amount added to their student account.
Will the Health Center bill my insurance company for allergy injections?
NO. The Student Health Center does not do third party billing. We will help to provide the information you need to seek reimbursement from your insurance company.
If you have other questions please call the Student Health Center at 724-946-7927 or contact us by e-mail.
Does the College provide insurance if a student is not enrolled in a personal or family plan?
NO, but there is an option. If you do not have insurance coverage and are a full-time student, follow this link for information about obtaining insurance coverage: