Frequently Asked Questions

How can I submit my completed forms?

  • Email (preferred): StudentHealthService@wusm.wustl.edu
  • Fax: (314) 362-0058
  • U.S. postal service: WUSM Student Health Service, 660 S. Euclid, Box 8030, St Louis, MO 63110.
  • FedEx: WUSM Student Health Service, 4525 Scott Ave, Suite 3420, St Louis, MO 63110.

Where can I obtain a physical or needed vaccine?

  • Primary Care office
  • Many retail pharmacies
  • Your current Student Health Service
  • Barnes Care Health Service – Please call (314) 747-5800 for an appointment
  • SHS does not maintain a list of places that offers vaccinations.

Is there an additional fee for Disability and Life Insurance?

All full-time students are covered automatically, and the university pays the cost.

What is the deadline for completion of the admission health requirements?

All completed forms must be completed in entirety and returned to Student Health Service by July 15th . Admissions prior to August 1, return forms one month prior to arrival.  Forms not completed by deadline subject to late fee.

Will details of my medical care be kept absolutely confidential, even from my parents?

Missouri state law and the federal Health Insurance Portability and Accounting Act of 1996 (HIPAA) protect the confidentiality of communications between health professionals and their patients. At the Student Health Service, will not discuss information about you with other without your written consent except as required by law.

How do I access Student Health Service?

You are welcome to make an appointment by calling our appointment desk at (314) 362-3523. Same day appointment are available. Walk-in appointment are available to see the nursing staff for urgent problems.

When is the Student Health Service open?

We are open from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m., Monday thru Friday.  We are closed on the weekends and during University holidays.

What happens if I do not submit my information by the deadlines?

Paperwork received after the deadline is subject to the late fee of $95.

I am unable to submit my vaccine records by the deadline, should I contact SHS?

No. Contacting us does not change the requirements or extend the deadline.

Why isn’t my immunization history sufficient for proof of immunity?

WUSM adheres to the guidelines of the American Association of Medical Colleges (AAMC) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for healthcare workers, which state that proof of immunity must be verified via blood titers for Hepatitis B.

If I need blood titers, why should I submit my immunization history?

Immunization dates are important in the event that your blood titers are negative.  Each required titer has a specific number of doses needed to complete the series.

Will any of my TB or immunization data impact my admissions status?

No, this data will not be reviewed by your school. SHS only reports if you are out of compliance.

What if I did not meet all the entrance requirements?

SHS can perform required immunizations and/or titers for a fee after the deadline. An administrative fee of $95.00 will be charged to students completing any preregistration requirements at SHS, with additional fees charged for each service rendered (immunization and titers). We do not accept any type of insurance for these services, and full payment is due at the time of service (via cash, check, Visa or MasterCard).