Insurance & Health Requirements

Insurance

Dominican expects all students registered in six or more units to be covered by a medical insurance plan. Healthcare costs can become quite expensive if an unexpected emergency, accident or unforeseen health problem develops. Having an adequate plan that is accepted by local providers is very important. The Student Health Center 415.485.3208 and the Business Services Office 415.257.0161 have contact information for students who need to obtain their own individual health plan.

Students covered by a plan from out of the area or state should check with their plan administrator to make sure it is acceptable in the Marin County area.

Students covered by MediCal or other state/federal health plan can check with their plan administrator to be assigned to a local provider clinic.

It is important that students are familiar with how to use their health plan, carry their own insurance card and be advised about co-pays and deductibles. 

Any student who has chronic or special health or mental health needs should consider obtaining a Marin County primary care provider. 

Student Health Services is happy to assist with referrals to local providers such as labs, pharmacies, clinics, primary care providers if there is a need beyond the services we can provide.

Health Requirements

All students entering Dominican are REQUIRED to submit the following to the Student Health Center by the posted deadline:

  • A Medical History Form
  • Immunization & TB Screening Form – via PPD skin testing or a negative Quantiferon TB gold test performed within 12 months prior to arriving at Dominican; or if previously positive, a negative chest x-ray within the past 5 years and a recent symptom check; if completed prophylaxis treatment, please provide note or certificate of completion.
  • TdaP - Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis vaccine updated every 10 years.
  • MMR - Proof of having two measles, mumps & rubella vaccines or proof of immunity by means of a blood titer test


Additional REQUIREMENTS for all RESIDENT students:

  • Meningococcal Meningitis vaccine - A booster is needed if original vaccine was given more than 5 years ago or at age 15 or younger
  • Varicella vaccine (Chicken Pox) - Proof of 2 Varicella vaccines or blood titer showing proof of immunity

Additionally we strongly recommend that students be vaccinated against:

  • Hepatitis B - a series of 3 injections over 6 months
  • HPV - 3 injections for men and women younger than 26 years
  • Hepatitis A - 2 injections over 6 months, traveler, & other indications

Stress Management and/or Psychological Evaluations (as needed)

  • Attending college can be very stressful and students with no history of or mild mental health often have new or worsening symptoms of depression and anxiety, especially at exam times. We recommend proactive planning to deal with issues that may come up.

 

All medical forms should be mailed directly to the Student Health Center, 50 Acacia Ave., San Rafael, CA 94901, prior to arrival on campus.

If you have questions regarding these vaccines, the Center for Disease Control and the American College Health Association web sites can provide the most current information and recommendations.