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Health Form

Students must complete a health form, including a current immunization record.  This document must be completed and sent to Health Services in the Wellness Center prior to beginning classes.

Instructions on completing the form

  1. Download (in PDF) the McDaniel College Health Form.
  2. Complete page 1 of the McDaniel College Health Form and the required immunizations section on page 2, including dates of immunizations.
  3. Schedule an appointment with your primary care physician.  Your physician must complete and sign page 2 of the health form. If you previously attended McDaniel College and submitted a health form at that time, call Health Services in the Wellness Center at (410) 857-2243.
  4. Special housing requests needed for specific medical concerns must be documented by your physician on your health form in the appropriate space and submitted by July 1st. A Special Housing Consideration Request Form should accompany your request.

McDaniel College
Health Services - Wellness Center
Winslow Center, 2nd floor
2 College Hill
Westminster, Maryland 21157-4390
(410) 857-2243
FAX:  (410) 857-2703


Required Immunizations

Listed below are the immunizations required by McDaniel College for all full-time undergraduate students.  Please make sure your health form includes up to date immunization records, and is signed by your physician.  You cannot attend McDaniel College until your current immunizations are documented on your health form.

Tetanus and Diphtheria
DPT series in infancy or Td adult series with a tetanus booster within 10 years of admission

Poliomyelitis
Complete primary immunization with OPV (oral polio vaccine-3 doses), or IPV (inactivated polio vaccine-4 doses)

Rubella
Evidence of rubella vaccination at 12 months of age or later or a positive blood titer for rubella (please attach copy of record).

*If born before 1957, you are considered to have immunity due to natural infection.

Measles (Rubeola):
Evidence of immunity by one of the following:

  • positive blood titer for rubeola (attach copy of record)
  • two doses of vaccine, #1 at 12 months of age or later, followed by a second dose no earlier than one month after the initial dose.
  • if born before 1957, you are considered to have immunity due to natural infection.

Mumps
Evidence of immunity by one of the following:

  • evidence of vaccination at 12 months and again at school age or later
  • history of the disease
  • positive blood titer for mumps (attach copy of record)
  • if born before 1957, you are considered to have immunity due to natural infection.

*Two doses of MMR (measles, mumps, rubella) also acceptable.

Hepatitis B

  • series of 3 shots

Tuberculosis skin testing (PPD)

  • within one year prior to admission

Chicken Pox

  • evidence of vaccination or titre (proof of disease)

Meningococcal Vaccine

Maryland law requires all students who reside in on-campus housing at Maryland colleges and universities to be vaccinated against meningococcal disease. At McDaniel College the vaccination is required of all undergraduate students, both commuter and residential. The requirement can be met in one of two ways:

  1. You may provide documentation from a physician or health clinic of the vaccine. or
  2. Having reviewed the information regarding the risks associated with the disease and availability and effectiveness of the vaccine, you (or your parent, if you are under age 18) may sign a waiver indicating the choice not to be vaccinated.

You may want to discuss this issue with your family physician. In addition, Dr. Kim Johnston, Wellness Center Consulting Physician will be happy to counsel you. She may be reached by calling the Wellness Center at(410) 857-2243. Many county health departments and other health care providers offer the vaccine.

The following information, provided by the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, describes the meningococcal disease, risks associated with it, and the vaccine. The McDaniel College Health Form includes a space for the health care provider to certify that the vaccine has been received or for the student (or parent if student is under age 18) to sign a waiver indicating the choice not to be vaccinated.

What is meningococcal disease?
Meningococcal disease is a rare but life-threatening illness, caused by the bacterium, Neisseria meningitdis. It is a leading cause of bacterial meningitis (an infection of the brain and spinal cord coverings) in the United States . The most severe form of the disease is meningococcemia, infection of the bloodstream by this bacterium.
Deaths from meningococcal disease have occurred among Maryland college students in recent years. Students living in dormitories or residence halls are at increased risk. The Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene encourages meningococcal vaccination of higher education students.
About 2,600 people get meningococcal disease each year in the U.S. Ten to fifteen percent of these people die, in spite of treatment with antibiotics. Of those who live, 10 lose their arms or legs, become deaf, have problems with their nervous systems, become mentally retarded, or suffer seizures or strokes.

About the vaccine
Meningococcal vaccine can be effective in preventing four types of meningococcal disease. The vaccine is not effective in preventing all types of the disease, but it does help to protect many people who might become sick if they don't get the vaccine. Drugs such as penicillin can be used to treat meningococcal infection. Still, about one out of every ten people who get the disease dies from it, and many others are affected for life.
A vaccine, like any medicine, is capable of causing serious problems, such as severe allergic reaction. People should not get meningococcal vaccine if they have ever had a serious allergic reaction to a previous dose of meningococcal vaccine. Some people who get meningococcal vaccine have mild side effects, such as redness or pain where the shot was given (which is usually under the skin of the upper arm). A small percentage of people who receive the vaccine develop a fever. The vaccine may be given to pregnant women.
Meningococcal vaccine is available in our school health centers, travel clinics, some county health departments, and the offices of some health providers. Let us know if you would like to be given the vaccine at our center by calling (410) 857-2243.


Recommended Immunization

  • Hepatitis A

Health Insurance

The College requires all students to have health insurance.  If a student does not have health insurance, or a family health insurance plan does not provide adequate coverage, the College offers a comprehensive health insurance plan.  The College insurance plan is mandatory for all International Students. For more information see the Insurance Info/Waiver page.

Note: A student Health Insurance fee of approximately $350.00 is charged to all full-time students each academic year. If you have your own insurance and wish to cancel the College's plan, you must submit a waiver form to the Bursar's Office by September 30th.  The waiver and an informational brochure are included in the initial fall semester tuition statement. 

For more information about the health insurance requirements, please call Rhonda Hall, Medical Receptionist & Office Coordinator, McDaniel College Wellness Center at (410) 857-2243.

Please be familiar with your insurance coverage and how to utilize your coverage for emergencies, referrals to specialists and laboratory procedures.  Please consider the College's insurance plan as a supplement to your family insurance plan, as some services may be limited while away from home.

Many health issues require additional testing for a proper diagnosis and treatment, and we always try to utilize your insurance plan so the cost of services will be covered.  Please understand all services may not be covered, and you will be responsible for any costs not covered by your insurance plan.


Prescription Plan

Some over the counter and prescription medications are available in Health Services (some fees may apply).  For medications not available in Health Services, there are several pharmacies within walking distance of the campus (Rite Aid, CVS, and Safeway).  Please be familiar with your health insurance prescription plan.


Health Services Staff

Rhonda Hall
Wellness Center - Medical Receptionist & Office Coordinator
Phone: Ext. 2243 or 410-857-2243

Dana Plevyak, R.N.
Registered Nurse
Phone: Ext. 2700 or 410-857-2700

Kimberly Johnston, M.D.
Wellness Center - Consulting Physician
Phone:  Ext. 2243 or 410-857-2243

 

 

 
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