Our mission is to support your academic success by providing excellent health care and promoting wellness. Whether you are new to the University as a freshman, transfer, international or graduate student or have been on campus for a while, we hope you will find your health and wellness needs met at UTA Health Services.
Incoming students who are new to the institution and students returning after an absence of at least one fall or spring semester who are under age 22 on the first day of the term are required to submit documentation of immunization against bacterial meningitis. Incoming international students are encouraged to receive their vaccination in their home country in order to meet the deadline for providing documentation of vaccination. All documents must be submitted in English.
Students who fail to meet this requirement may be dropped from courses or prevented from subsequent enrollment.
The deadline to submit your meningitis vaccination/exemption for the following terms are:
- For Fall 2020, the deadline is August 14, 2020.
- For Spring 2021, the deadline is January 7, 2021.
Please note that the meningitis vaccination is not required if you are taking online-only courses. However, you will be required to submit documentation of vaccination before attending on-campus courses and/or before moving into on-campus housing. If you are planning to live in University housing, please review information specific to housing contract requirements.
State 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
Where to Get the Bacterial Meningitis Vaccine:
The bacterial meningitis vaccine is available in our immunization clinic for $130. An appointment is required. If you have private health insurance, you may be able to file a claim for reimbursement with your insurance provider afterward. Please contact your insurance plan administrator for further guidance.
Tarrant County Public Health has a limited supply of subsidized meningitis vaccine doses intended for low-income, uninsured students. Availability varies by clinic site and demand. Please contact a clinic in your area to determine whether subsidized meningitis vaccine is available. Visit Tarrant County Health for a list of public health clinics or call 817-321-4700.
Dallas County Health and Human Services also offers subsidized meningitis vaccine to students 19 and older. Supplies are limited. For more information, please call 214-819-2162 or visit Dallas County Immunizations for a list of clinics and phone numbers.
You can also contact your primary care provider to determine if their office administers the vaccine and ask for pricing.
For more information on bacterial meningitis, including signs, symptoms and how it spreads, visit CDC Bacterial Meningitis
TB SCREENING REQUIREMENT
All incoming international students who are new to UTA are required to complete TB screening prior to registering for classes. Health Services accepts both T-Spot and Quantiferon Gold blood tests completed in the United States within the last 12 months. Mantoux/PPD/Tuberculin (TB) skin test results are not accepted.
TB Screening Requirements
Tuberculosis (TB) is caused by a bacterium called Mycobacterium tuberculosis. TB bacteria are spread through the air from one person to another. The bacteria usually attack the lungs, but TB bacteria can attack any part of the body such as the kidney, spine, and brain. Not everyone infected with TB bacteria becomes sick. As a result, two TB-related conditions exist: latent TB infection (LTBI) and TB disease. If not treated properly, TB disease can be fatal.Learn More
If you have not completed TB screening in the United States within the last 12 months, you will need to get tested in the health center or other clinic in the United States. An appointment is required for TB screening.
- To schedule an appointment, UTA Health Services and speak with a staff member to confirm appointment availability. Messages cannot be left to schedule an appointment.
- Once an appointment is confirmed with UTA Health Services, visit MavCare to access the TB Outreach Packet.
- These forms must be completed before the TB screening appointment.
- 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.
- The cost of TB screening is $69.
- If your TB screening results are positive, you must receive a chest x-ray before being cleared for classes.
- The cost of the chest x-ray is $59.
- The UT System Student Health Insurance Plan (UT SHIP) will cover TB screening received on or after the coverage plan start date.
- If you are planning to do your TB screening at another clinic in the United States, please have the following form filled out by the health care provider doing your screening at UTA Health Services TB Screening Form.
- Submit your completed TB Form to UTA Health Services by email or fax.
- Once we receive your completed form, your holds will be removed before the end of the next business day.
- If you have already completed TB screening in the United States within the last 12 months, please submit your documentation to the health center by email or fax.
- To be accepted, your documentation needs to be signed and stamped by the United States clinic you received the test from and must include the lab report.
- Mantoux/PPD/Tuberculin (TB) skin test results are not accepted.