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Medical Checklist

Before you come to Merced, there are a number of ways you can plan ahead to avoid or minimize the complications caused by illness. 

Request What to Do

First-aid kit

Bring a first aid kit, including a thermometer. 
Remember, once on campus, Health Services is available to all registered students, regardless of health insurance coverage.


Health insurance coverage

If you are covered under a health insurance plan other than the Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP), carry your insurance card at all times.

Health summary

Bring a health summary from your health care provider if you have chronic health problems (such as asthma or diabetes). This helps our staff provide you with the best possible care. We also suggest you make an appointment to establish care with a provider before you become ill if you have ongoing health needs.

Immunization records

Document your childhood/young adult immunizations at  Bring a copy of your immunization record(s) with you to campus and to your first appointment at Health Services.

Immunization requirements

UC Merced Health Services has adopted the recommended immunizations of the CDC Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) and the American College Health Association (ACHA).

Prescription medications

Bring enough of your ongoing medications for the first month of school, and bring a copy of the prescription with you. Plan ahead for refills.

TB screening

New students should be tested for TB within 6 months of coming to campus and provide that information at  Students will be required to complete an annual TB questionnaire.