Health Information Requirements
FULL-TIME or MATRICULATED PART-TIME INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS:
International students who are full-time or who are part-time and matriculated are required to submit a completed Connecticut State University (CSU) Confidential Health Form before attending the university. Proof of adequate immunization against measles, mumps, rubella (MMR) and varicella (chicken pox) along with completion of the Tuberculosis (TB) Risk Assessment are required prior to being able to register for classes. Please review the Tuberculosis (TB) Risk Assessment carefully as you may need to have a tuberculosis screening test (either a skin test or a blood test). If so, this test must be must be administered by an American medical facility within 6 months of attending CCSU.
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NON-MATRICULATED PART-TIME and IELP INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS:
International students who are part-time, but not matriculated, and those taking IELP courses at the University are also asked to complete the Connecticut State University (CSU) Confidential Health Form
. Since University Health Services will be the main provider of any health care you may need while at CCSU, having complete medical information on file will help us care for you. We strongly recommend you have proof of adequate immunization against measles, mumps, rubella (MMR) and varicella (chicken pox). However, completion of the Tuberculosis (TB) Risk Assessment is required prior to being able to register for classes. Please review the Tuberculosis (TB) Risk Assessment carefully as you may need to have a tuberculosis screening test (either a skin test or a blood test). If so, this test must be must be administered by an American medical facility within 6 months of attending CCSU. The form must also be signed by a medical provider. No pre-admission physical exam is required, but is strongly encouraged.
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FOR THOSE PLANNING ON LIVING IN AN ON-CAMPUS RESIDENCE HALL:
If you are planning on living in a the residence hall on campus, you will be required to have the meningococcal vaccination (Menactra). This vaccination must also be administered in an American medical facility. The United States requires this vaccine with subtypes A, C, Y, W 135 in the vaccine, which may not be available in your country. For more information on meningitis prevention, please go to the “Important Medical Updates” tab on our home page and click on “Meningococcal vaccination update.” We also recommend students be fully immunized against Hepatitis B.
TUBERCULOSIS TESTING AND MENINGOCOCCAL VACCINATION IS OFFERED AT UNIVERSITY HEALTH SERVICES
University Health Services will be offering both Tuberculosis testing and the meningococcal vaccination for those of you who are not able to obtain either of them in an American medical facility prior to the first day of classes. Additional immunizations required but not submitted in your health form can be scheduled to be completed in our office. There are fees for the test and the vaccinations that will be charged to your university account.
Please complete your required form and return it to the University Health Service as soon as possible but no later than than two weeks prior to arriving on campus. Additional medical information may be needed, and we will notify you by e-mail to enable you to obtain this medical information while you are still in your country.
The information provided on the Connecticut State University Health Service form is strictly confidential and will be reviewed and used only by University Health Services. However, if you are missing required health information we will notify the CCSU Center for International Education so they may assist you in completing your requirements. No specific health information will be shared. Also, the information contained within the health form is not shared with U.S. immigration officials nor any other person at the University without your written permission to release any part of the information on the form from University Health Services.
HEALTH INSURANCE CONSIDERATIONS
All Central Connecticut State University students are required to maintain a health insurance policy that meets or exceeds the coverage provided by the Aetna Student Health Insurance policy offered by the University. While you may waive this policy by providing proof of alternate health insurance coverage, please be aware that many healthcare providers (physician and medical facilities) in the local area surrounding the University may not accept your form of alternate health insurance coverage, leaving you personally responsible for your medical bills or refusing to see you (even if you can afford to pay at the time of the visit). Therefore, the Center for International Education and University Health Services strongly encourage all international students to purchase the Aetna Student Health Insurance policy offered through the University. For more information about health insurance please click here.
We hope to meet all your medical needs while you attending our University. Please call us at 860-832-1925 with any questions.