All Bouvé College of Health Sciences students are required to have clinical clearance reports prior to the first clinical rotation of their program. The requirements vary depending upon the clinical site. It is therefore important, that once a clinical placement is finalized, the students begin to review the clearance process in order to ensure readiness for the clinical rotation. For more information, please check with your program advisor or placement supervisor.
As you prepare begin your clinical rotation it is important to review the following list of immunizations and review compliance with all vaccines. If you are missing information, contact your primary care physician for review and treatment planning
Please note – A physical exam or statement of good health determining the ability to participate in any activity of choice may be required by Bouvé and should be provided to your advisor. Please work with your advisor to determine if there is a need for a statement of good health and contact your primary care physician for this documentation.
- · Consult your program information or advisor to learn about specific requirements.
- · You may review the required immunizations for all Northeastern students, by visiting the UHCS Documentation of Immunity page on our website.
In preparation for clinical practice, students should review their health and immunizations status with their primary care doctor. As your treatment provider, your primary care will have access to your health record and can review the required immunizations to ensure compliance.
Boston is home of many medical resources, below is a list of local primary care practices, where you can establish treatment, if needed.
Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Advanced Primary Care Associates
301 South Huntington Avenue
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
1340 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02215
Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates
165 Dartmouth Street
Boston, MA 02116
Patient Registration at 1-800-249-1767
Massachusetts General Hospital (various locations)
55 Fruit Street
Boston, MA 02144
28 State Street
Boston, MA 02109
Tufts Medical Center
260 Tremont St.
Boston, MA 02111
Northeastern University Immunizations
The state of Massachusetts requires all University students to provide documentation of immunity from Hepatitis B, Measles, Mumps, Rubella, Meningitis, Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis, Varicella and Influenza (new as of August 2020). This information is submitted on the University Health Report. Clinical placements may require other immunizations, outside of those required for the University. Students should speak with their advisor to learn more about site specific requirements.
Obtaining Clinical Clearance
Clinical clearance is an expectation of all Bouvé College of Health Sciences students going on a clinical placement. Failure to complete the clearance, may result in a delay in your start or inability to participate in placement.
UHCS offers antibody testing for those who are unable to obtain their medical information from the above sources. There is a fee associated with the titer tests and vaccines; to learn more about what UHCS offers please visit Shots and Immunizations.