Required Health Forms
Health History and Pre-Matriculation Certificate of Immunizations
Widener University’s Pre-Matriculation Immunization Policy requires all incoming freshmen, transfer, and graduate (PT, PsyD, MSW, and MSN) students to provide Student Health Services with the following health and immunization information. A health care provider’s signature is only required when filing for a medical exemption. Failure to comply with this process will jeopardize a student’s standing with the university.
- PPD Test - Tuberculosis Test — within six months prior to arrival at school regardless of BCG inoculation
- Tdap — within the last 10 years
- Measles, Mumps and Rubella Immunization — two vaccinations after the age of 15 months or copies of recent titers
- Meningitis — required for undergraduate students under the age of 25 years (within past 5 years)
- Varicella (Chicken Pox) – documentation of two vaccinations or a copy of recent titer (blood test) to demonstrate immunity
All students born prior to January 1, 1957 are not required to prove immunity to measles, mumps or rubella, unless enrolled in a health care profession program.
All required and suggested vaccines are available and administered at Student Health Services.
Sickle Cell Testing Requirements
All incoming student-athletes (freshman and transfers) must do one of the following to meet the university sickle cell trait status requirement:
- Provide test results of prior Sickle Cell Trait testing to the Health Services; OR
- Get tested for Sickle Cell Trait and submit the test results to Health Services (testing must be done prior to arrival on campus)
Note: A copy of the sickle cell trait laboratory results must accompany the completed history and physical form.
All club sport participants must also meet this university requirement.
Note: This examination will be performed by a health care provider of the student's choice and paid for at the student's expense. The examining provider must sign the completed physical examination form and place his/her office stamp at the bottom left-hand corner.
Athletic History/Physical Form
In accordance with the NCAA and Widener University requirements, all athletes or potential athletes (freshmen and/or upperclassmen transfers) must have a Sports Physical Examination Form completed by their personal health care provider prior to a student's Varsity/Junior Varsity Sport first practice. This physical must be performed no more than six months prior to first team practice. Noncompliance will result in the athlete's ineligibility to participate in a sport. All club sport participants must also meet this university requirement.
Widener University's Athletic Department — in conjunction with the NCAA Medical Exemption Banned Stimulant Policy — requires strict documentation regarding the use of stimulant medications. This documentation must demonstrate that the student-athlete has had a recent clinical assessment, is routinely monitored for use of stimulant medication, and has a current prescription on file in Student Health Services in order to be approved for a medical exemption to the banned drug policy. Failure to comply with this requirement could keep an athlete from participating in their chosen sport for up to one year should you have a positive drug test, as a result of the NCAA's Year Round Drug Testing Program. The Medical Exemption Banned Stimulant Form is available on both the Student Health Services and Athletic Department websites. All HIPPA requirements will be met for the transmission of this medical information.
Release of Records
Medical records are released only with the completion of a Widener University Health Services Release of Information Form. Requests for copies of medical records require a 48-hour waiting period.