Health Certification

All new students must complete the University Health Report form following acceptance to the university. These forms may be obtained at the University Health and Counseling Services (UHCS) located at 135 Forsyth Building or downloaded from the UHCS website. Graduate students may additionally be expected to provide UHCS with proof of a physical exam or statement of good health prior to registration; this may vary among programs.

As a condition of matriculation at Northeastern University, all students are required to submit the completed University Health Report form to UHCS. Graduate students must return the form no later than one month prior to entering the university. The health center will block the registration of those who do not file correct forms. All documentation must be signed by a medical doctor, nurse practitioner, or physician assistant.

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts requires all university students to provide documentation of immunity to the following:

  • Hepatitis B (series of three immunizations or one positive titre)
  • Measles (two immunizations or positive antibody titre)
  • Mumps (one immunization or positive antibody titre)
  • Rubella (one immunization or positive antibody titre)
  • Meningitis (optional; students may decline immunization)
  • Tetanus/Diphtheria (immunization within last ten years)

Graduate students in the Bouvé College of Health Sciences are additionally required to provide documentation of immunity to the following:

  • Varicella/chicken pox
  • Tuberculin skin test (PPD): within six months of registration

Refer to page two of the University Health Report for further clarification. The University Health Report is to be completed once prior to students beginning their graduate studies; however, some programs in the Bouvé College of Health Sciences may require that students provide proof of physical examination annually. Similarly, some programs may require proof of additional immunities. Consult your program handbook or your program advisor for more information. Medical documentation and health certification are maintained by UHCS. Additional clinical clearance may be required by some programs prior to your presence in any clinical setting.