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Health Requirements For Attending

All matriculated students taking 12 or more credit hours are required to have health insurance coverage. See the Student Health Insurance Plan webpage for further details.

In addition, Student Health Services (SHS) must ensure all new, re-admitted, and transfer students meet state and local health requirements. Health requirements are mandatory to register for classes. If you are registered for classes inadvertently, you will be disenrolled on August 15 for the Fall semester and January 15 for the Spring semester.

Follow the two steps below to complete your health requirements.

Step 1

Complete The Online Health Forms
The online forms should be submitted as soon as you receive confirmation of your deposit. Please call (315) 267-2377 or email Student Health Services ( if you have any questions.

Access the online forms by following these instructions:

  • Log in to BearPAWS.
  • Open the "New Student Services" link.
  • Click on "Student Health Services Portal".
  • Complete the Health Information Form, Meningitis Response Form, and Tuberculosis Questionnaire.

Step 2

Mail Or Fax Proof Of Immunity To Measles, Mumps And Rubella To Student Health Services

  • Address
    Student Health Service
    44 Pierrepont Ave
    Potsdam, NY 13676
  • Fax
    (315) 267-3260
  • Email

Meningitis Response Form

Submission of a Meningitis Response Form is required by New York State law. Please note that the law does not require you to have a meningitis vaccine, however if you indicate that you have had the meningitis vaccine within the previous 5 years, you must submit proof.

Tuberculosis Questionnaire

The US Center for Disease Control and Prevention recommends college students answer a series of questions to screen for tuberculosis risk. Using this method, only some students will need actual testing for tuberculosis.

You will be instructed to have further testing for tuberculosis if you are at risk.

If you are required to have further testing for tuberculosis, it must be completed BEFORE ARRIVING ON CAMPUS. Make an appointment with your medical provider and have them fill out the printable version of the Tuberculosis Testing Form. Your medical provider should follow the steps on the form and fax or mail it to Student Health Services.