Dickinson College requires that incoming students comply with the Pre-Admission Health Policy: complete the online health history form, have a current physical exam (within the past 12 months), and provide documentation of the required immunizations.

Please be aware that you will need to register for a new account through Online Student Health.

Instructions for Online Student Health Registration

  1. Complete the medical history form located on the Online Student Health homepage by logging in with your username and password that you created during the registration process.
  2. Schedule a physical exam with your health care provider and submit the provider medical form available through a download from OSH no later than July 1, 2015. All forms must be completed and signed by your health care provider. You may submit them by email (health@dickinson.edu), fax (717-245-1938) or mail (Dickinson College Wellness Center, P.O. Box 1773, Carlisle, PA  17013).
  3. Review the information on Pennsylvania's Meningitis Law and document your vaccination records or completed waiver

Important: Students who have not completed the immunization requirements will not be able to directly check into their housing assignment upon arrival to campus.  

If you are having trouble with the forms or have any questions about the requirements, contact the Wellness Center Health Services and we will assist you. Email health@dickinson.edu or call 717-245-1663 for assistance.

Reminder: July 1, 2015 is the deadline to have all health-related forms completed and returned to the Wellness Center.

Health Insurance

Students are required to have health insurance that will cover them while at school, in case referrals to specialists or emergency room visits are necessary. If you belong to a managed care plan (HMO, PPO, POS), please speak with your primary care provider or a service representative to confirm you will be covered while in Carlisle. This is important because many managed care plans will not provide coverage if the patient is out of the service area, or if care is provided by an "out-of-network" provider. In this case you would need to enroll in the Student Health Insurance plan. 

In addition, students should remember to bring their health insurance cards to campus in case of an emergency.

Information regarding the student healthy insurance will be mailed to your home address in late June to enroll or waive by August 31, 2015.