Drew University maintains an on-campus health center for university students and requires that certain health-related documents be submitted before beginning class at the University. Drew University Health Service (DUHS) establishes criteria for use of the Health Center that are based on legal requirements and professional standards of practice. This policy is made known to and approved by the university administration.
The following groups are eligible to use DUHS provided the criteria have been met:
- All Matriculated Undergraduate Students
- All Matriculated Graduate and Theological Students
- Special Students
- Spouses of students who are covered by Drew student family insurance
- Staff, Faculty and Administrators for courtesy visits only
Submission of the health related documents is a requirement for admission. All students receive the necessary forms with instructions in their enrollment package. All medical documents will be maintained at the University Health Service. Medical Records will be kept confidential with the exception of immunization records. In order to comply with state law, student immunization records will not be considered confidential since they must be available to state inspectors and other departments on a need to know basis.
Students who have completed the required documents may use the Health Service as explained below:
All Matriculated Students (including CLA, CUE, Graduate and Theo) must submit the following to the DUHS:
- Health History Forms (Grad, Theo and CUE may waive the physical examination requirement)
- Tuberculin Risk Questionnaire (Mantoux / PPD) Students who fall in the high risk category are required to complete the High Risk for Tuberculosis form with a health care provider.
- Immunization Record which includes documentation of two Measles immunizations and at least one Rubella and one Mumps immunization given on or after the first birthday as required by NJ law. Laboratory proof of immunity to Measles, Mumps, and Rubella is acceptable documentation. Hepatitis B immunization series if taking 12 credits in any one semester while at Drew.
- Students born before January 1, 1957 are age-exempt from the Measles requirement. However, all students must return the immunization form to the health service in order to register for class
- All resident students will be required to receive the meningitis vaccine (Menactra or Menomune) before entering Drew housing.
(UN and Art Semester, Wall Street and Washington Semester, Exchange Students, Theo Students in Off-Campus Programs)
- Must meet the same requirements as matriculated students (see above). Matriculated Theo students who study primarily off-campus must submit a Health History and immunization Record and may waive the physical examination
- Medical records can be transferred from a current college/university to Drew University Health Service when student is studying at Drew on a temporary basis (i.e. exchange students, UN and Art Semester, etc.)
Non-Matriculated, Continuing Education Students
Students are not required to provide medical documentation to DUHS. (Students are not required to provide medical documentation unless they are pursuing a degree and /or are living on campus.) These students are eligible for first aid or support for transport in case of an emergency. To become eligible for other services, a complete health history and immunization record must be on file.
LEAVE OF ABSENCE AND WITHDRAWAL
Students who take a leave of absence or withdraw are not eligible to use the Health Service during their absence. Students who return within one year (up to 365 days from official leave date) are not required to resubmit medical documentation, but students who return 366 days or more from their leave date will be required to resubmit medical documentation (please call Health Service for more information).
Graduates Who Re-Enter Drew
- Students who graduate from Drew and who immediately continue to matriculate in a Drew program are not required to resubmit medical documentation.
- Students who graduate from Drew and re-enter after one year are required to update their record.
- Spouses of students who are covered by Drew family insurance may be seen by appointment at the Health Service. Eligible spouses must have Health History forms on file
- Spouses not covered by Drew family insurance are not eligible to use the Health Service except for courtesy visits only i.e. flu shots, pregnancy tests.
- Pediatric care is not provided. Referrals are given for community care.
- Referrals for health care services not provided by Health Service are available at the Health Service
Staff, Faculty and Administration are provided with courtesy service at DUHS in the following categories:
- Flu immunization, blood pressure checks, health promotion literature
- International travel advisory and immunization when traveling with students on a Drew sponsored program. A prescription for recommended vaccines must be submitted from the individual’s personal physician
Any exception to the eligibility requirements as stated above must be specifically approved by the Director of Health Service.