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Health Center: International Students
HEALTH CENTER REQUIREMENTS FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS
Health History and Immunization History Forms
All students at the University are required to submit a Health History form as well as an Immunization History form which provides, according to Oregon State Law, documentation of having received two doses of the measles or MMR vaccine.
The University requires that international students from countries at higher risk for Tuberculosis (TB) be tested for this disease. Click here for the list of countries. A tuberculin skin test (TST or PPD) is acceptable but not the preferred method, because previous BCG vaccination can interfere with the test. The preferred method is the blood test for TB, known as IGRA. Two acceptable versions of this test are the QuantiFERON-TB Gold In-Tube test or the T-Spot TB test. Tests must be performed by a licensed U.S. health care provider.
Regardless of which test is used, a positive test must be followed by a chest X-ray and a clinical evaluation by a licensed health-care provider to exclude Active Tuberculosis. The result of this testing must be submitted to the University Health Center no later than two weeks into the first semester of attendance.
If you are unable to have this testing done before arriving at UP, the UHC will perform a QuantiFERON-TB Gold In-Tube test. The cost of the test is approximately $65. The UHC staff can refer you for a chest x-ray and perform the clinical evaluation, if necessary.
All full-time undergraduate students are required to carry medical insurance and are automatically enrolled in, and billed for the Regence Student Health Insurance plan unless you provide proof of comparable health insurance coverage. If you choose to use health insurance from your home country, be sure that it covers medical procedures and exam performed in the U.S. as well as repatriation.
Students with comparable existing health insurance coverage may opt to waive the health insurance. A link to the health insurance waiver may be found on the Student Accounts web page under "Quick Links".
Due to the high cost of medical care in the US, we advise all graduate students to enroll in a health insurance plan as well. Graduate students will not be automatically enrolled in the University-sponsored health insurance.
If you would like more information about the Regence Student Health Insurance plan, please review the 2014-2015 Regence Student Health Insurance Brochure for a brief overview of coverage. Additional information, brochures, and claim information are available from the Regence website or by calling 1-888-526-9622.