RE: Mandatory Pre-registration Requirements
Welcome to UTMB Student Health. We look forward to working with you to achieve optimal health. In order to accomplish this goal, we need your assistance in completing your preregistration forms.
On our website (www.utmb.edu/studenthealth/), you will find Immunization Requirements for enrollment as a student at UTMB and an Immunization Record form. This form must be completed and signed by your primary care provider or a nurse at the clinic where you receive your immunizations or attach copies of your immunizations to the completed form. The immunization requirements comply with the State of Texas, the Texas Department of Health, and the CDC. You must meet ALL identified requirements. Students must complete all immunizations prior to enrollment. Please read the instructions carefully on the Immunization Requirements Sheet as there is a new Bacterial MeningitisVaccine requirement starting in January 2012, for all new students to UTMB, who are under 30 years of age.
Insurance: Texas Education Code, Section 51.952 authorized a governing board to require health insurance on students enrolled in health institutions. A health insurance fee will be automatically assessed at the time of registration and if you do not have other health insurance coverage, you will be enrolled in the UT System Student Health Insurance by Blue Cross Blue Shield administered by Academic Health Plans (BCBS/AHP Student Insurance). If you already have health insurance coverage from another source, you will have the opportunity to OPT OUT of the Student Health Insurance ONLINE through the Mystar program. Medical students and other students who register once a year will be assessed the fee yearly and have the option to OPT OUT yearly. Yearly students, who OPT OUT, will be required to provide proof of insurance again in January of each year. Students who register every semester, will have the fee assessed every semester, and have the option to OPT OUT every semester. If a student chooses to OPT OUT, but does not do so by the deadline that will be set each semester, they will be charged with the non-refundable fee and enrolled in the Student Health Insurance. This includes employees, who are covered by the UTMB employee health insurance, who are also students.
Please mail or e-mail your completed and signed Immunization Record by November 1 if enrolling for the spring semester, March 1 if enrolling for the summer semester and June 1 if enrolling for the fall semester. Please remember that immunizations, meningitis acknowledgement, and insurance coverage are mandatory and failure to complete these requirements may compromise your enrollment at UTMB. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Student Health at (409) 747-9508. We look forward to working with you in the months ahead!
Click links below for the new student forms:
Cynthia DeSanto, MSN, RN, FNP-BC
Director, Student Health