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Health Requirements

Please note that the following health requirements were updated in April 2019 and are current.

The information below outlines the program health requirements for enrollment. Please read carefully including additional details below. If items are not done and missing, registration/enrollment may be delayed. Students with incomplete health information will be unable to attend class and clinical coursework.

Health requirements must be completed within the applicable timeframes. 

Any costs associated with these exams are included in your student comprehensive fees.

Please Note:  For all the health requirements to get done in a timely and efficient manner, it is important to please be prompt for your scheduled appointments and have all necessary information with you at these appointments.  

If you need to have any additional medical clearance as recommended by the Employee Health Office and/or Corporate Care provider, you will need to contact and schedule an appointment with your Primary Care Physician and provide necessary documentation.  Any cost associated with these exams are the student's responsibility.  

If you have questions about the information on this page, please contact:

Patricia Huber Smith, RN, BSN
Student Health Nurse
Office: (814) 534-9485
Fax: (814) 534-9945 or (814) 534-5659
phubersm@conemaugh.org


 

Item #  

Requirement

Timeframe

1

Physical Exam

Within 60 days prior to
the first day of class

2

Entrance Examination Form (click here for form)

Within 60 days prior to
the first day of class

3

Immunization Record

4

Titers (Blood work)

5

Two-step PPD Testing

Within 60 days prior to
the first day of class

6

Urine Drug Screen

Within 30 days prior to
the first day of class

 


Additional Details

Item #1 – Physical Exam

All students are required to have a physical exam done at the Employee Health Office or the Corporate Care Office in Richland prior to the start of school.  An oral and vision screening will be included in your physical exam.  Contact the Student Health Nurse at 814-534-9485 to schedule an appointment.  Will start taking appointments the beginning of May 2019.


Item #2 – Entrance Examination Form

Students in all programs are required to complete the Entrance Examination Form.  Please complete in entirety and bring with you at the time of your scheduled physical exam.  If you show up without this completed form, your scheduled appointment is canceled and will be rescheduled.


Item #3 – Immunization Record

Please bring an updated immunization record from your doctor's office to your scheduled physical exam.  The immunization record should include 2 MMR vaccines and 2 Varicella vaccines along with proof of last Tdap vaccine.


Item #4 – Titers (Blood work)

All students are required to have blood titers drawn in order to determine immunity for Hepatitis B.  If an immunization record is not available or up to date, blood titers will be drawn also for rubella, rubeola, and varicella.  Students will be sent to the Outpatient Lab at CMMC at the time of your physical to have this blood work done.  If you have had these blood work titers done in the past, please bring a copy of the results with you to your physical exam appointment. 


Item #5 - Two-Step PPD Testing

All students are required to have a two-step PPD testing done.  This will be done at the time of your physical exam.  Students will be required to return to the Employee Health Office in 48-72 hours after the PPD test has been placed to have it read.  The second step of the PPD testing will be placed within 7-21 days after the first PPD is read.  Again you will need to return to the Employee Health Office in 48-72 hours after the second PPD test has been placed to have it read.  If you do not have the readings or second step done within the timeframes, you will need to repeat the testing.   


Item #6 – Urine Drug Screen

All students are required to have a negative urine drug screen conducted at Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center at the Employee Health Office.  The urine drug screen must be done within 30 days prior to the first day of class.  To schedule, contact the Student Health Nurse at 814-534-9485.  Will start taking appointments the beginning of May 2019.  Bring your photo ID and SSN to the appointment.  


The Employee Health Office is located in the Good Samaritan Building of Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center at 1020 Franklin Street, Johnstown, PA 15905, Ground Floor, Room # GS 69. 

The Corporate Care Office is located in the Conemaugh East Hills Building at 1450 Scalp Avenue, Johnstown, PA 15904. (814) 266-8466