Incoming Students

Eligibility for use of Student Health and Wellness Center services is determined by the school in which you are enrolled. Not all Johns Hopkins students are eligible to utilize our services and thus only eligible incoming students are required to submit these health requirements to our office. Please verify your eligibility before proceeding.

All eligible incoming students to the Johns Hopkins University are required to provide proof of immunity to certain communicable diseases, in accordance with immunization guidelines of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP), the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and the American College Health Association (ACHA). Proof of immunity can be demonstrated by health care provider verification of the dates of the vaccinations and/or by laboratory evidence of antibody blood titer tests demonstrating immunity.

Failure to comply with the pre-entrance health requirements prior to your arrival on campus will block you from adding or dropping classes, interrupt your orientation and may result in a $100 health form completion fee.

ATTENTION: Due to COVID-19 we are waiving the $100 health form completion fee for Summer and Fall 2020.

It is still very important that you complete your health requirements prior to arrival on campus for the safety of our community.

Upcoming Deadlines

Pre-entrance health requirements must be completed by the following dates:

  • Early Arrivals: May 30
  • Fall admission: July 15
  • Spring admission: January 15
  • Post-doctoral fellows: One month prior to the start of your appointment

Completing the Pre-Entrance Health Requirements

All incoming students must:

Please carefully follow these instructions in the order outlined to complete the pre-health requirements and ensure your records are processed without delay.

Mandatory Immunization Requirements

Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR)

Two doses, with the first dose being administered after 12 months of age.

Tetanus, Diphtheria and Pertussis (Tdap) vaccine for adults

Must be given at age 11 or older. Td (tetanus-diphtheria) does not satisfy this requirement.

Meningococcal Vaccine

Under Maryland law, students enrolled in a Maryland institution of higher education who reside in on-campus student housing are required to be vaccinated against meningococcal disease or sign a waiver declining the vaccination. One dose of the 4-valent (ACYW) meningococcal conjugate vaccine is required after age 16 or you must sign the waiver. Only the 4-valent conjugate vaccine is acceptable.

Tuberculosis Screening (if applicable)

Students who have spent 4 consecutive weeks or longer in a country with a high incidence rate of Tuberculosis are required to receive an IGRA blood test within the 6 months prior to their arrival on campus.

Upload Private Insurance Card

Disclaimer: To only be completed by domestic students who have waived out of the university’s insurance plan.

  1. Log in to the Student Health WebPortal
  2. Click on the Document Upload tab
  3. Select type of document (insurance card), browse to choose the file, and then hit “save”.
  4. You will then see the message: “Upload Successful! Your document is now uploaded.”

Religious Exemption Request

All requests for religious exemptions/accommodations must be submitted through the Office of Institutional Equity.


All athletes are still required to complete the SHWC pre-entrance health forms and comply with all requirements even if they have already submitted health-related information to the athletics department.