Newly admitted students must fulfill specific health requirements as outlined on their New Student Portal (http://www.llu.edu/students/, click Student Services Login) prior to enrolling in classes. Loma Linda University is committed to protecting the health of our students, the University community, and the health of our patient population. These health requirements not only promote health, but also accustom new students to the responsibilities of a health care professional. A completed Pre-entrance Health Requirements form, with all the necessary documentation, should be submitted at least 3 weeks prior to the beginning of registration in order to register or attend classes.
To complete the new student health requirements on time and appropriately, new students should follow the directions listed below:
- Read the Welcome Letter and follow the outlined steps. Download and print the Pre-entrance Health Requirements form.
- Once the Pre-entrance Health Requirements form is filled out and has the appropriate paperwork/signatures accompanying it, copies of the documents should be faxed or mailed to Student Health Service.
It usually takes 3 days to clear registration holds once the Pre-entrance Health Requirements' form and appropriate documents have been received and are complete. Once you have submitted your Pre-entrance Health Requirements form and related documents, check your student portal for updates regarding your clearance status. See FAQ for common reasons for delays in clearing holds.
We recommend that new students send all Pre-entrance Health Requirements at least 3 weeks prior to the start of registration. You will not be able to register or attend classes until you have completed your Pre-Entrance Health Requirements.
The Pre-entrance Health Requirements: Defined
MMR (Measles, Mumps, Rubella)
To complete the MMR requirement you must have received two immunizations. You will need to have received both vaccines after age one, or submit positive blood titer reports for each disease: (Must be quantitative IgG Antibody titers).
Tdap (Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertusis) / Td (Tetanus, Diphtheria)
- Tdap in the last 10 years.
- Td in the last 10 years AND one dose of Tdap after age 18.
To complete the Hepatitis B requirement you must have received a series of 3 immunizations. A positive blood titer report will also satisfy this requirement: (Must be quantitative Hepatitis B Surface Antibody titer).
Varicella (Chicken Pox)
To complete the Varicella requirement you must have received 2 immunizations. A positive blood titer report will also satisfy this requirement: (Must be quantitative Varicella IgG Antibody titer).
History of disease does not meet this requirement.
TB/PPD Skin Test
You need documentation of a negative skin test within 6 months prior to starting your program.
If you have a history of TB or test positive on skin tests, please provide us with ALL of the following:
- A previous positive PPD date and results in mm.
- A copy of a chest x-ray report taken within the last 12 months.
- Submit Signs and Symptoms Form
Additional Health Screening Requirements
Your program may specify that you need to complete additional health screening requirements before beginning classes. These requirements may include:
- Ishihara Color Blindness Test
- Visual Acuity Verification
- Physical Examination
Influenza Vaccines and Additional Immunization Requirements
Loma Linda University will comply with state and federal regulations on communicable disease prevention and reserves the right to require mandatory vaccination of the student population if deemed necessary. Current students may be required by the university, their individual program, or by their school to receive a flu shot or another immunization while a student on campus.