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Health Requirements for Incoming Students 2018-19

The health of the individual can affect the health of the campus community, and UCSD is committed to protecting the well-being of all our students.  All incoming students are required to meet the UC Immunization and Tuberculosis (TB) Screening Requirements.

General Information

  • What you will need: your student ID number and an active UCSD e-mail address
  • Sign on to your student health record via Single Sign On (SSO) at: https://shs.ucsd.edu
  • Enter your cell phone NUMBER and CARRIER in your profile so you will receive alerts we send you via secure message
  • Be sure to ENTER all your immunization information and dates on the online form before you upload!
  • When your forms are ready, either UPLOAD or FAX them - do not do both.
  • UPLOAD to:  https://shs.ucsd.edu                   FAX to:  1-858-246-2414
  • Clearance can take 5-10 days after receipt,so please start this process early!

Tuberculosis Requirement - Fall Deadline is July 15, 2018

Failure to meet this deadline will result in a HOLD being placed on your account and you will not be able to register for Fall classes.

  1. In the student health portal https://shs.ucsd.edu, select "TB Requirement". Answer the five screening questions.
  2. If you are required to do further testing, an additional form (TB Screening Admission Requirement) will be provided to download. If you are not required to do further testing, this is the end of the process!
  3. Access the TB Screening Admission Requirement form: tbassessment.pdf
  4. If you are required to complete the TB Screening form, please take the form to your health care provider's office for completion and to obtain additional testing.
  5. YOUR HEALTH CARE PROVIDER MUST SIGN THE FORM.
  6. Tuberculosis testing MUST BE PERFORMED WITHIN 1 YEAR OF ENTERING the University. For example, students entering Fall 2018 must have TB testing done between September 2017 and September 2018.
  7. When your forms are ready, either UPLOAD or FAX them - do not do both.

  8. UPLOAD to:  https://shs.ucsd.edu        OR           FAX to:  1-858-246-2414

  9. If you have medical questions, please go to MESSAGES in your student health portal https://shs.ucsd.edu and select "Ask-A-Nurse Tuberculosis" (this is a secure form of communication). You will receive notification of a response through your UCSD e-mail account.  Be sure your e-mail account is active.

  10. Technical questions can be e-mailed to shstb@ucsd.edu. No medical related questions will be responded to via this e-mail.
  11. You can check your TB compliance status at: https://shs.ucsd.edu by clicking on "Immunization"

Specific Information

Incoming Undergraduate Students

  • Complete the TB Screening Questionnaire in your Student Health Services portal.
  • If your TB Screening Questionnaire shows you are positive for TB risk, you will need to have testing done and submit the ​TB Assessment form by the deadline above.​
  • Carefully read and follow the instructions attached to the TB assessment form.
  • Confirmation of receipt of your document is not possible.
  • Status of TB compliance can be checked on Applicant Portal or Triton Checklist. Clearance can take 7-10 days after receipt of your form. If the status has not changed, check your UCSD e-mail for a secure message from Student Health as there may be a problem with your form.

Incoming Graduate Students

  • Complete the TB Screening Questionnaire in your Student Health Services portal.
  • ​If your TB Screening Questionnaire shows you are positive for TB risk, you will need to have testing done and submit the ​TB Assessment form by the deadline above.​ 
  • Carefully read and follow the instructions attached to the TB assessment form.
  • Confirmation of receipt of your document is not possible.
  • Status of TB compliance can be checked on the Graduate Division website. Clearance can take 7-10 days after receipt of your form. If the status has not changed, check your UCSD e-mail for a secure message from Student Health as there may be a problem with your form.

Rady School of Management Students

  • Complete the TB Screening Questionnaire in your Student Health Services portal.
  • If your TB Screening Questionnaire shows you are positive for TB risk, you will need to have testing done and submit the ​TB Assessment form by the deadline above.​
  • Carefully read and follow the instructions attached to the TB assessment form.
  • Confirmation of receipt of your document is not possible.
  • Clearance can take 7-10 days after receipt of your form. If a registration hold has been placed or if there has been no change in your registration status, check your UCSD e-mail for a secure message from Student Health as there may be a problem with your form.

EAP Reciprocity Students

  • Complete the TB Screening Questionnaire in your Student Health Services portal.
  • If your TB Screening Questionnaire shows you are positive for TB risk, you will need to have testing done and submit the ​TB Assessment form by the deadline above.​
  • Carefully read and follow the instructions attached to the TB Assessment form.
  • Confirmation of receipt of your document is not possible.
  • Clearance can take 7-10 days after receipt of your form. If a registration hold has been placed or if there has been no change in your registration status, check your UCSD e-mail for a secure message from Student Health as there may be a problem with your form.

Readmitted Students

  • Complete the TB Screening Questionnaire in your Student Health Services portal.
  • If your TB Screening Questionnaire shows you are positive for TB risk, you will need to have testing done and submit the ​TB Assessment form by the deadline above.​
  • Carefully read and follow the instructions attached to the TB Assessment form.
  • Confirmation of receipt of your document is not possible.
  • ​Clearance can take 7-10 days after receipt of your form. If a registration hold has been placed or if there has been no change in your registration status, check your UCSD e-mail for a secure message from Student Health as there may be a problem with your form.

GLI Students & Professionals

  • Complete the TB Assessment form and follow Program Director's instructions for submission and clearance

Immunization Requirements - Fall Deadline Sept 15, 2018

  1. Please download this form and take it to your doctors office to complete: immreqs2018.pdf
  2. Log into your student portal https://shs.ucsd.edu and click on "Immunization Requirement" and enter your immunization information into the online Immunization Record
  3. After entering your immunization dates, upload OR Fax 1-858-246-2414 your signed form or other immunization record so we can verify your record.
  4. If you have a medical question, go to: https://shs.ucsd.edu and click on MESSAGES "Ask a Nurse – Immunization". You will receive a notification of a response through your UCSD e-mail account.  Be sure your e-mail account is active.
  5. Technical problems, e-mail shsmr@ucsd.edu.  Please do not include any medical information as this is not a secure form of communication.
  6. You can check your immunization compliance at:  https://shs.ucsd.edu and clicking on "Immunization"

Links

Please upload or fax your Medical Exemption form to:

UPLOAD to:  https://shs.ucsd.edu                               FAX to:  (858) 246-2414

School of Medicine Students

As a School of Medicine student, you are required to fulfill additional Immunization and TB requirements. 
All the requirements and instructions to complete this process are on the  SOM Immunization Form.

Questions?