New Student Health Requirement

University of Nebraska-Lincoln requires all new students to complete a health requirement. This health requirement is different for domestic and international students. Keep reading for more information.

Domestic Students International Students

Domestic Students

Domestic students are required to show proof of two separate rubeola measles/MMR immunizations or a positive rubeola lab result. The immunization record typically can be obtained from your high school or health care provider. It is strongly recommended students complete this requirement before beginning classes. Students who do not complete the health requirement will have a hold placed on their account that will keep them from registering for classes the following semester.

To complete the health requirement:

  1. Log into MyRED.
  2. Go to Admissions and select graduate or undergraduate.
  3. Under Other Links, select Health Requirement.
  4. Choose Immunization Portal and enter the dates of your immunizations.
  5. Attach the relevant immunization record to the form in PDF format; the student’s first and last name and birthdate must be on the PDF.

The form cannot be submitted until the relevant immunization record is attached. However, the form can be saved for a later date when the student is ready to attach the relevant immunization record and submit it. Students who are unable to submit their records on MyRed can bring a copy with them to New Student Enrollment.

If immunization record can’t be found:

You have two options:

  1. Receive two rubeola measles/MMR immunizations at the University Health Center scheduled 30 days apart. Appointments are required. Call 402-472-5000 to schedule. This will incur a cost and the patient will be responsible for the bill
  2. -OR-

  3. Have a rubeola blood test drawn at the health center or at another physician's office and bring the test record to the health center. This blood test will look for antibodies to measles, mumps and rubella to determine if a person is immune to the diseases. Appointments are not required for this test at the health center. Walk in to the health center administration office, room 156, located on the first level of the building, between 8:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. to get the process started. A negative test result requires two rubeola measles/MMR immunizations. This will incur a cost and the patient will be responsible for the bill.

Questions?

Call 402-472-7411 or visit the health center administration office, room 156.

Meningococcal Vaccine Available at the Health Center

Meningococcal disease is a rare infection with potentially devastating results. The vaccine is strongly recommended for first year students living in university residences, but is not required by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

To make an appointment to receive your meningococcal vaccine, call 402-472-5000.

More information on the Meningococcal disease and vaccine.

International Students

International students are required to complete a tuberculosis test at Nebraska Medicine–University Health Center and to show proof of two separate rubeola measles/MMR immunizations or a positive rubeola lab result. The immunization record typically can be obtained from your health care provider in your home country. It is strongly recommended students complete this requirement shortly after arriving at the university to begin classes. International students who do not complete the health requirement will have a hold placed on their account that will keep them from registering for classes the following semester.

To complete the health requirement:

Step 1: Complete the tuberculosis test.

  1. Get your NCard at the NCard office. You need your NCard at least one day prior to coming to the health center for your tuberculosis test.
  2. Come to the health center administration office, located on the first level of the building, anytime Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  3. This test is required for international students and must be done at the health center. NO EXCEPTIONS. A chest X-ray and physician visit is required if the test is positive
  4. The cost for the tuberculosis test is your responsibility. For international students who have the University of Nebraska's student insurance plan, the cost is paid by the student insurance. For students who have another insurance plan, their insurance provider may or may not cover the cost. Students can ask their insurance provider what they will cover.
  5. View detailed information about tuberculosis testing.

The form cannot be submitted until the relevant immunization record is attached. However, the form can be saved for a later date when the student is ready to attach the relevant immunization record and submit it. Students who are unable to submit their records on MyRed can bring a copy with them to New Student Enrollment.

Step 2: Bring the measles/MMR immunization record with you when you come to the health center for your tuberculosis test OR upload it to MyRed.

To upload your immunization record, follow these steps:

  1. Log into MyRED.
  2. Go to Admissions and select graduate or undergraduate.
  3. Under Other Links, select Health Requirement.
  4. Choose Immunization Portal and enter the dates of your immunizations.
  5. Attach the relevant immunization record to the form in PDF format; the student’s first and last name and birthdate must be on the PDF.

If immunization record can’t be found:

You have two options:

  1. Receive two rubeola measles/MMR immunizations at Nebraska Medicine–University Health Center scheduled 30 days apart. Appointments are required. Call 402-472-5000 to schedule. This will incur a cost and the patient will be responsible for the bill
  2. -OR-

  3. Have a rubeola blood test drawn at the health center. This blood test will look for antibodies to measles, mumps and rubella to determine if a person is immune to the diseases. Appointments are not required for this test. Walk in to the health center administration office, room 156, located on the first level of the building, between 8:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. to get the process started. A negative test result requires two rubeola measles/MMR immunizations. This will incur a cost and the patient will be responsible for the bill.

All health requirement costs are the responsibility of the student. For students who have the University of Nebraska’s student insurance plan, the cost is paid by the student insurance. For students who have another insurance plan, their insurance provider may or may not cover the cost. Students can ask their insurance provider what they will cover.

Questions?

Call 402-472-7411 or visit the health center administration office, room 156.

Meningococcal Vaccine Available at the Health Center

Meningococcal disease is a rare infection with potentially devastating results. The vaccine is strongly recommended for first year students living in university residences, but is not required by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

To make an appointment to receive your meningococcal vaccine, call 402-472-5000.

More information on the Meningococcal disease and vaccine.