Student Health Policy on Medical Clearance
School of Medicine
The University of Massachusetts Medical School (UMMS) requires all students admitted to the School of Medicine, the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences or the Graduate School of Nursing to complete the Student Health Clearance process prior to matriculation. This policy was developed to decrease risk of transmission of potential infectious agents, and it is part of each student’s professional responsibility to maintain this clearance throughout his/her educational experience at UMMS. The SHS office can help with any questions regarding the clearance paperwork and can assist with resources to help complete the process. Forms that must be completed can be downloaded from the Student Health Services (SHS). For additional information, please call (508) 334-8464.
Forms can be downloaded from the student health website:
Please submit SHS clearance forms no later than one month prior to the start of classes directly to UMASS Student Health Services 1st Floor Benedict Building 55 Lake Ave. North, Worcester, MA 01655.
Any student who fails to comply with SHS requests to complete the clearance process by the first day of class will be reported to the Dean of Student Affairs and the Registrar’s Office for further action including suspension of registration which would result in being withheld from classes and all clinical educational experiences.
The following resources are available to students who might need assistance with completing these requirements:
MA Department of Public Health (DPH) Phone Worcester office: (508) 799-8531
Website for DPH http://www.worcesterma.gov/ocm/public-health
Click here for list of Worcester area free clinics.
St Vincent Hospital has sliding scale clinic
Saint Vincent Hospital Ambulatory Clinic
121 Providence Street Worcester, MA 01604
Students can call (508) 363-6199.
They offer self pay for immunizations.
Hepatitis B 70.00
They do not do titers.
The student must call St. Vincent directly for an appointment.
Typically immunizations are given on Thursdays 2-4pm.