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Health Requirements

Meningitis requirement

Beginning Jan. 1, 2014, incoming Texas college students and students returning after an absence of at least one fall or spring semester who are under the age of 22 must submit documentation of immunization against bacterial meningitis. Students who fail to meet this requirement by the deadline will be dropped from courses. New international students are highly encouraged to receive their vaccination in their home country in order to meet the deadline for providing documentation for proof of the vaccination.

The law mandates that the following students be vaccinated against the bacterial meningitis:

  • First-time college students
  • Students transferring from another institution
  • Students who are re-enrolling following an absence of at least one fall or spring semester
  • Students previously or currently enrolled exclusively in UT Arlington online courses who enroll in a UT Arlington in-seat course in subsequent sessions
  • Individuals under age 22 who plan to audit a course

Students living in University Housing should also review information specific to housing contract requirements at http://www.uta.edu/housing/applications/meningitis.php.

tuberculosis (TB) requirement

To meet university requirements and have your registration holds removed, you must complete TB screening.  We accept both T-Spot and Quantiferon Gold blood tests if done within the last 12 months in the U.S.  If you have NOT had TB screening completed in the United States, within the last 12 months, you will need to attend one of the scheduled TB outreaches.  

TB Outreaches for Spring 2018 Enrollment:

  • Thursday, January 4, 2018     10 am - 2 pm, Maverick Activities Center - back gym
  • Thursday, January 11, 2018   10 am - 2 pm, Maverick Activities Center - back gym

Please click on the following link https://mavcare.uta.edu/login_directory.aspx to access the TB Outreach Packet that must be completed before receiving TB screening. Log in using your Net ID and Password (same username and password used when checking UTA email), click on Forms, and then complete the TB Outreach Packet.

If you have already completed TB screening in the United States within the last 12 months, please submit your documentation to the health center in person or by fax to 817-272-3829. To be accepted, your documentation needs to be signed and stamped by the clinic you received the test from, and must include the lab report.

The cost of TB screening is $69. If a chest x-ray is indicated, there is an additional charge of $59.  The UT System student health insurance plan (UT SHIP) will only cover TB screening received on or after August 15. (Click on the Insurance tab on the top of this page for more information on dates of coverage.) Please note: TB skin tests are no longer administered or accepted at UT Arlington Health Services.

If you are planning to do your TB screening at a U.S. clinic other than UTA, please have the following form filled out by the health care provider doing your screening:

http://www.uta.edu/healthservices/_downloads/tbform.pdf

Fax the completed form to Health Services at 817-272-3829.  Once we receive your completed form, your holds will be removed before the end of the next business day.

For any questions, call the Immunization Clinic at 817-272-7143 or send an email to hsic@uta.edu.