Congratulations on choosing UMF!  The Student Health Center welcomes you to campus.  We are located in Scott Hall, and are here to help with your health needs while you are at college.

The Student Health Center provides available and affordable health care for all UMF students, part-time or full-time, whether you live in the residence halls or off-campus.  You can make an appointment with our family physician, or our nurse practitioner, or you can use the walk-in service available Monday-Friday with our registered nurses.

There are several health issues you should be thinking about before arriving on-campus.  Information about our full health services, fees, and insurance will be mailed to your home address in the summer and can also be found on our homepage website at: http://studenthealth.umf.maine.edu/

REQUIRED IMMUNIZATIONS:  These include a tetanus/diphtheria vaccine given within the last 10 years and 2 doses of measles/mumps/rubella (MMR).  They are required by state law, and you will not be able to register for classes without documenting that you have had these vaccines.  Details for documenting your immunizations status (or exemption from this requirement) are available at: http://studenthealth.umf.maine.edu/new-students/required-immunizations/

REQUIRED TUBERCULOSIS (TB) SCREENING QUESTIONAIRE:  The Maine Bureau of Health recommends a simple TB screening on all new students (not a TB test) so UMF now requires that all incoming students complete a TB screening form.  This can be done on our website at http://studenthealth.umf.maine.edu/tuberculosis-screening-form/   If you answered “no” to all questions no further action is required.  If you answered “yes” to any of the questions, please print and fax/mail this form to us or attach it in an email it to us at tshaw@maine.edu.

RECOMMENDED IMMUNIZATIONS:  There are several immunizations which are not required by the state or the college.  They provide protection against some serious diseases (such as meningitis) which may affect college-age individuals, and you should consider being immunized if you haven’t been already.  Details about these immunizations are provided at  http://studenthealth.umf.maine.edu/new-students/recommended-immunizations/

PHYSICAL HEALTH EXAMINATIONS:  A physical is not required to attend UMF.  A sports physical is required if you plan to participate in intercollegiate or club sport activity.  If you plan to play an intercollegiate or club sport in the fall, we encourage you to have your sports physical done at home before arriving on campus. Please send documentation of your physical to our office.  We do provide required yearly sports physicals at our Health Center during the academic year for returning students or those that sign up for sports once school is in session.

If you have any questions about our services or any of the issues covered in this letter, please call or stop by our office when you are on campus.  We look forward to meeting you.

Sincerely,
Susan Cochran, MD
Clinical Director, UMF Health Center