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Health and Immunization Requirements

The University of San Francisco has specific requirements regarding health insurance and immunization for students.

Health Insurance

  • Automatic enrollment:

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    Health Promotion Services

    UC Fifth Floor
    
2130 Fulton Street

    San Francisco, CA 94117
    
Tel: (415) 422-5797
    Fax: (888) 471-2290
    
Email: hps@usfca.edu
    Web: www.usfca.edu/hps

    To protect your health and well-being all domestic graduate students registered for 6 credit hours or more, all international graduate students registered for 1 credit hour or more, and all graduate students who reside in USF operated housing will be automatically charged and enrolled in the USF-sponsored health insurance provided through Aetna.

    Exception: Graduate students enrolled in online degree programs who do not reside in USF operated housing will NOT be automatically charged and enrolled in the USF-sponsored health insurance.
  • Waive USF plan:
    Students who have a health insurance plan with coverage comparable to the USF-sponsored plan may choose to waive the student insurance each academic year. Students can visit www.usfca.edu/hps to view waiver instructions and access the health insurance waiver application.
  • Voluntary Enrollment:
    Domestic graduate students registered for under 6 credit hours and graduate students enrolled in an online degree program are eligible to voluntarily purchase the plan online by visiting www.usfca.edu/hps.

Deadline: The deadline to waive the student insurance or voluntarily enroll in the plan for the fall semester is September 1. The deadline for the spring semester is February 1.

For more information, go to www.usfca.edu/hps/insurance.

Immunization

To protect the health of all USF community members, USF requires all international students and domestic graduate students living in university-operated housing to submit proof of immunizations.

  • Domestic Students (residing in USF-operated housing only):
    Graduate students born on or after January 1, 1957, who are living in USF-operated housing, must submit evidence of two doses of the MMR (Measles, Mumps, Rubella) vaccine. If proof of immunization for MMR is not available, a blood titer showing immunity for each disease will be accepted.
  • International Students:

    International students must submit the following immunization records:

    1. Evidence of two doses of the MMR (Measles, Mumps, Rubella) vaccine. If proof of immunization for MMR is not available, a blood titer showing immunity for each disease will be accepted.
    2. Proof of a Tuberculosis PPD (Montaoux) test administered within the last 12 months.
 (Students with a positive PPD test are required to submit the results of a chest x-ray administered in the last 12 months).
    3. Proof of three doses of the Hepatitis B vaccine or a test showing immunity.
  • Submit proof:
    Evidence of immunization must be submitted in writing from a licensed medical professional. Records such as an immunization card or high school transcript showing immunizations will also be accepted. To download the Immunization Form, go to www.usfca.edu/hps and click on the Immunization Form link under the Quick Links section. Attach evidence of the required immunizations and mail, email or fax the forms to Health Promotion Services.

Deadline: The deadline to submit proof of immunizations for students admitted for the summer and fall semesters is September 1. The deadline for students admitted for the spring semester is February 1. Failure to submit required records will result in a $100 late fine and possible registration hold.