Student Health Clearance Policy and Resources

The University of Massachusetts Medical School (UMMS) requires all incoming students to complete the Student Health Clearance process prior to matriculation. This policy was developed to decrease risk of transmission of potential infectious agents. It is also required by Massachusetts Law.

It is each student’s professional responsibility to maintain this clearance throughout his/her educational experience at UMMS. All clinical sites within UMMS and outside of UMMS require documentation of medical clearance prior to starting any clinical educational experience. Student Health Services (SHS) is responsible for periodic tracking of health clearances for all students and will directly notify students who need updated clearance information via email. 

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) website at www.umassmed.edu/studenthealth

For additional information, please call (508) 334-8464. 

Failure to obtain or maintain clearance will result in suspension of student status and a hold on registration by the Registrar, preventing non-compliant students from participation in classroom, laboratory research, and clinical educational experiences. 

Please submit by the first day of classes directly to: 
UMASS Student Health Services 
1st Floor Benedict Building 55 Lake Ave. North 
Worcester, MA 01655 
(508) 334-8464

Additional Resources

Massachusetts Department of Public Health 
(508) 799-8531

Worcester Department of Public Health 
http://www.worcesterma.gov/ocm/public-health  

Worcester area free clinics

Saint Vincent Hospital Ambulatory Clinic 
121 Providence Street Worcester, MA 01604 
(508) 363-6199 
Typically immunizations are given on Thursdays 2-4pm
Varicella $115 
Hepatitis B $70.00 
MMR $75.00 
Tdap $60.00 
They do not do titers