Student Health Services Requirements

Student Health Services Requirements

Please note: A submission of a waiver does not guarantee that your insurance will be accepted. All waivers will be carefully reviewed for errors/accuracy prior to the end of the waiver period.  If you have question regarding the waiver process please email healthservices@barry.edu.  If you would like to view the student insurance plan please go to www.UHCSR.com/Barry.

All Students

Health Insurance - Waiver

Beginning with registration for fall 2018, Barry University requires that all full-time undergraduate and all graduate students taking 4 or more credit hours (excluding online programs) be fully covered with health insurance in the state of Florida that meets the Affordable Care Act guidelines. To assist with this process, all full-time undergraduate students and all graduate students taking 4 or more credits will be billed at the time of registration for the  University endorsed student health insurance.  If you have private insurance coverage that meets the waiver standards, you may waive the student health insurance fee to have the semester amount credited back to your account. The link to the insurance waiver will be email to you 24-48 hours after you register for classes for the fall 2018 semester and each subsequent semester you register.

Please note: A submission of a waiver does not guarantee that your insurance will be accepted. All waivers will be carefully reviewed for errors/accuracy prior to the end of the waiver period.  If you have question regarding the waiver process please email healthservices@barry.edu.  If you would like to view the student insurance plan please go to www.UHCSR.com/Barry.

Deadline Dates

  • 30 days after the first day of classes in each semester.

Required Health Form

Consent for Medical Treatment

Specific Health requirements for your academic program

If your academic program requires specific vaccinations or proof of insurance, please submit all information to your academic compliance personnel in addition to the Student Health Services.

Required Immunizations

Beginning with the incoming class of the fall 2018, All undergraduates (excluding PACE and online programs) and All international (F-1 & J-1 visa) students are required to provide medical documentation of the following immunizations.

MMR (Measles, Mumps, Rubella)

MMR / MEASLES, MUMPS, RUBELLA VACCINE – Required for EVERYONE born after December 31, 1956. This combination vaccine is given because it protects from Measles, Mumps and Rubella One must have been received at 12 months age or later the second dose must have been received at least 30 days after the first dose. OR: Provide lab evidence of immunity by doing a blood test to check for antibodies for Measles, Mumps and Rubella. If you do a blood test, you need to provide the results on a lab form that should be faxed or mailed with the completed Mandatory Immunization Health History Form. ***NOTE: All titers must include a lab report.***

Hepatitis B

Hepatitis B is a serious viral liver infection, prevalent worldwide, that can lead to chronic liver disease and liver cancer. Anyone who comes in contact with the blood or other body fluids (semen, vaginal fluids and saliva) of an infected person is at risk for this disease. The virus can also be spread from mother to baby during pregnancy and delivery. You are encouraged to receive this 3 dose vaccine series. The hepatitis B vaccines are extremely safe and effective and can provide immunity against hepatitis B infection for adults at risk. Students in many academic health programs are required to have this vaccine. Students wishing to decline this vaccine must indicate their intent to waive on the Mandatory Immunization Health History Form. Signing the waiver indicates you understand the possible risk in not receiving this vaccine. If you are under the age of 18 and wish to decline this vaccine, a parent must sign for you.

MCV4 (Menactra/Menveo)-(Taken at age 16 or after)

Meningococcal Meningitis VACCINE– Meningococcal Meningitis is a severe form of bacterial meningitis that causes an infection of the brain and spinal cord. This bacterial infection, though rare, may cause severe neurological impairment, partial extremity amputations or even death (10-15 % mortality rate). Barry University requires that all students residing in any/all University housing receive the MCV4 vaccine at age 16 or after. All commuting students may decline this vaccine by signing the waiver indicates you understand the possible risk in not receiving this vaccine. If you are under the age of 18 and wish to decline this vaccine, a parent must sign for you.

Tdap (Tetanus/Diptheria/Pertussis) AND/OR Td (Tetanus/Diptheria)

One dose of Tdap vaccine is required (beginning in 2005 or after) and must be documented. Td-Booster (required every 10 years).

Recommended Immunizations for Good Health

Serogroup B Meningococcalvaccine

MenB-4C (Bexsero®, 2 dose series) MenB-FHbp (Trumenba®, 2 or 3 dose series)

Varicella (Chickenpox)

Varicella (Chickenpox) – Provide proof of two doses of Varivax. OR: Provide results of a blood test on a lab form verifying immunity to Chickenpox/Varicella. ***NOTE: All titers must include a lab report.*** Students in many academic health programs are required to provide proof of these vaccines and/or titer.

Hepatitis A

Hepatitis A, HPV, Polio, Other – In the boxes provided in this section you may also list any additional vaccines that were administered. These are not required.

HPV (Gardasil or Cervarix)

Polio (last date)

Tuberculosis Screening: TB Skin Test by PPD (Mantoux)

Tuberculosis Screening: A Tuberculosis Skin Test by PPD or Mantoux (within the last year) is required for students in many academic health programs.

Chest X-ray (if positive PPD or lab)

New Students

Download the Immunization Record form. Take to health care provider to be completed and signed. Send a copy of this immunization record form to Student Health Services at least 2 weeks prior to registration or check in via fax 305-899-3751 or email to healthservices@barry.edu.

You may also go to www.barry.studenthealthportal.com and follow the instructions for entering your immunizations. You will have access to the portal after you have registered for classes during Barry 101. The student health portal is designed to help you manage your immunization requirements quickly and easily. You can use this site to submit various online forms and track your own health history at Student Health Services. Immunizations must be entered into the portal prior to the first day of classes. If you have any difficulty with the portal, please email your records to healthservices@barry.edu

Acceptable records of immunizations may be obtained from the following sources:

  • High School records
  • Personal shot records (signed or stamped by a healthcare provider)
  • Health Department or physician records
  • Military documents or World Health Organization documents
  • Previous college or university immunization records (these records do not automatically transfer, you must request a copy)

Please note: All paperwork must be received by Student Health Services before your check-in date. Failure to provide documentation will require vaccinations prior to registration, and will delay the registration process.

All financial responsibility for vaccinations will be the responsibility of the student. Fees for vaccinations will be deferred to the student account.

If your immunizations records are written in a foreign language please have them translated through a reputable translation service prior to submission to the SHS.

Please make duplicate copies of all records and information you send to Student Health Services for your personal files.

Current Students

Immunization History Record

  • To retrieve your current Immunization History Record once you have registered for classes and uploaded your immunization forms to the Student Health Portal  please log onto http://www.barry.studenthealthportal.com/
  • Print an immunization record from the portal.

If you would like your Immunization History Record officially stamped, please visit Student Health Services in Landon 104.