Health Requirements

Notice

The State of Hawaii Department of Health (DOH) Hawai‘i Administrative Rules, Title 11 (Chapter 157 and 164.2) mandates that students must meet all health requirements in order to attend a post-secondary institution; however, students who are registered for exclusively online classes can be exempt from the requirements of title 11, chapter 157, Hawai‘i Administrative Rules.

Students who have not yet submitted their health clearances will have a Health Clearance Waiver (HW) Hold put on their account. While this hold allows registration in only online classes, this hold can restrict in-person services. Once all necessary health clearance information has been submitted, students will be able to register for any face-to-face or hybrid class and participate in any on-campus activity.  

Requirements

The State of Hawaii Department of Health (DOH), the Hawai‘i Administrative Rules, Chapter 11-157 requires all students to meet health requirements before they attend any post-secondary institution in the State of Hawaii.  For more information, contact the State of Hawaii Tuberculosis Control Branch at (808) 832-5731 and Immunization Branch at (808) 586-8331.

Certificate of TB (Tuberculosis) examination, MMR (Measles, Mumps, Rubella), Tdap (Tetanus-diphteria-pertussis), and Varicella (chickenpox) immunization clearances are REQUIRED before you can register for classes!

The health clearances must be from a U.S. Licensed Medical Doctor (MD), Doctor of Osteopathy (DO), Advanced Practiced Registered Nurse (APRN), or Physician Assistant (PA).

You can download the Health Clearance Form and take it to your physician for completion.

Documents

  • TB (Tuberculosis) Clearance TB Clearance obtained within twelve months prior to the start of instruction OR obtained on or after the age of sixteen.
  • MMR (Measles-Mumps-Rubella) Two doses of Measles vaccine are required, with at least one of the two being Measles-Mumps-Rubella (MMR) vaccine. Students born before 1957 are exempt from this immunization requirement.
  • Tdap (Tetanus-diphtheria-pertussis) One dose of Tdap is required.
  • Varicella (chickenpox) Two doses are required. Students born in the United States prior to 1980 are exempt from this immunization requirement. A signed, documented diagnosis or verification of a history of vaccine disease or herpes zoster by a practitioner may be substituted for a record of varicella vaccination.

Where can I get a TB Test or Immunizations?

Where do I submit?

Your completed Health Clearance Form or Documents must be submitted to Admissions:

Kapi‘olani Community College
Kekaulike Center – Admissions
4303 Diamond Head Road, ‘Ilima 102
Honolulu, HI 96816
Fax: (808) 734-9896
Email: kapinfo@hawaii.edu (recommend to use UH File Drop)

If you need any additional information regarding health clearances, please call the Kekaulike Center for Admissions, Records, Graduation, and Financial Aid at (808) 734-9555.

International Students Health Requirements

Submit your Certificate of Tuberculosis (TB) examination and record of immunizations of Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR), Tdap, and Varicella (chickenpox) to the Honda International Center (HIC) in ‘Iliahi 107, email hic@hawaii.edu or call (808) 734-9312. This is REQUIRED before you can register for classes!

TB (Tuberculosis) Clearance

  • Foreign Testing
    • Acceptable tests: T-Spot or Quantiferon tests done overseas.
      • “Clearance” still needs to be issued and signed by U.S. Licensed Medical Doctor (MD), Advanced Practiced Registered Nurse (APRN), or Physician Assistant (PA).
    • Not acceptable tests: Foreign skin tests or foreign x-rays.
  • TB Clearance needs to be from a M.D. in the U.S. or Hawai‘i BEFORE you can register for classes.
  • Hawai‘i State Board of Health requires all international students to take a TB test here on the island shortly after arrival. Students should plan to arrive in Hawai‘i in enough time to take the test and receive results prior to the start of the semester.

Where can I get a TB Test?

Hawai‘i State Dept of Health Tuberculosis Program – TB ONLY

Immunizations

Documents for MMR, Tdap, and Varicella immunizations must be in English or easily read.

Student Health Insurance

Students must have documented proof of health insurance coverage

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