For Incoming Students
Pre-Admission Health Policy
Dickinson College requires that incoming students comply with the Pre-Admission Health Policy: complete the online medical history form, complete the online TB Risk Assessment form, enter the dates from your immunization record form and provide documentation of the required immunizations. A physical exam is optional.
The deadline date for submitting the health forms for the Fall Semester is July 1, 2023.
Please be aware that students will need to register for a new account through the Wellness Center Patient Portal (this is separate from the Gateway registration). This portal is for students only and is their primary source of access to the confidential health information contained in the Wellness Center’s Electronic Health Record system. Through the Patient Portal, students can request access to clinical visit summaries, their appointment and charge history, and other information in their health record. This Patient Portal is also used as our method of confidential health communications between students and Wellness Center staff. Due to the accessibility of protected health information in the Patient Portal, it is vitally important that students do not share their login credentials with anyone else. If you are a parent assisting your student with the Patient Portal, please do not register on their behalf or obtain access to their confidential logon credentials.
Please contact us if you have any questions or a problem with registration at firstname.lastname@example.org or 717-245-1663 and our staff will be happy to assist you through the registration process.
Completing the Health Requirements
1. Register for an account on the Patient Portal. Please refer to the Patient Portal Registration Instructions.
2. Review the Health Forms Guide. This is provided to assist you with the health requirements.
3. Log in to the Patient Portal and complete the medical history form and TB Risk Assessment form. Specific details about the tuberculosis requirement is located below.
4. Enter your immunization information on the Patient Portal and submit a copy of your healthcare provider's immunization record or the immunization record form by upload through the Patient Portal. We will accept either the immunization record from your healthcare provider or the completed immunization record form signed by your healthcare provider. Please Note: The immunization requirement will not be complete until we have verified the uploaded immunization information.
Immunization Requirements Exemption
Medical Exemption from Immunization Requirements
Religious Certificate of Exemption from Immunization
COVID Vaccine Requirement
The COVID vaccine is highly recommended for all students.
A valid meningitis vaccine date after the age of 16 or the signed meningitis waiver form is required in order to be compliant with this immunization requirement according to PA state law. If you choose to waive the vaccine, you must submit the meningitis waiver form by upload to the Patient Portal. You should only sign the waiver form after you have read Pennsylvania's Meningitis Law on the Meningitis Information page. You will find a link to the waiver form on the bottom of this information page.
All students must complete the TB Risk Assessment form through the Patient Portal. If you have answered "yes" to any of the questions, the Healthcare Provider form must also be completed and signed by your healthcare provider and uploaded to the Patient Portal.
Submitting the Completed Health Forms
The preferable method of submitting the health forms is by upload to the Patient Portal. If you are having trouble with the forms or have any questions about the requirements, contact the Wellness Center by email email@example.com or call (717) 245-1663 for assistance.
Important: Students who have not complied with the Pre-Admission Health Policy will not be able to directly check into their housing assignment upon arrival to campus.