Newly admitted students must fulfill specific health requirements as outlined on their New Student Portal 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 healthcare professional.
The Pre-Entrance Health Requirements Form
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.
Complete the Pre-Entrance Health Requirements form by filling out each required field.
Verify your Pre-Entrance Health Requirements by either:
Obtaining a healthcare provider signature on the completed Pre-Entrance Health Requirements form.
Attaching a copy of your vaccination record and/or titer results to the completed Pre-Entrance Health Requirements form.
If you are in Clinical Laboratory Science or Cytotechnology Programs, please attach a copy of your Ishihara test results.
Fax or mail your Pre-Entrance Health Requirements form to Student Health Service after ensuring the form is complete, accurate and legible.
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.
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 TB Screening 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