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Health Requirements Frequently Asked Questions

To ensure that your medical record is ready when you arrive on campus, we request that you make every effort to submit and upload forms by July 1st. If you cannot complete the forms by this date, please complete them as soon as possible. We also cannot clear you for participation in sports until your forms are received.

It is not necessary to notify us that your forms will be late unless you expect them to be after 7/31/22.
We request that you submit forms after this date only in extreme circumstances. We want to ensure that your medical record is complete when you arrive on campus. If you cannot comply by 7/31/22, please notify nursing@health.brown.edu. Please note that students who do not submit the required forms will be charged a non-compliance fee of $100 and are subject to disciplinary action by the Office of Student Conduct and Community Standards or the Graduate School.

To return forms, the student must login at Brown Health Services Patient Portal and upload the forms.

If you are unable to upload, fax the records to 401-863-3321 or mail to:
Brown University
Health Services
Box 1928
Providence, RI 02912

If you cannot locate immunization records, you have several options:

  1. You can be re-immunized, or
  2. You can have a blood test to determine immunity to Measles, Mumps, Rubella, Hepatitis B or Varicella. Please note that if your blood test indicates you are not immune, you will need to be re-immunized.

If you do not have a record of Tdap and /or meningococcal vaccines, you will need to be re-immunized.

The required vaccines will need to be administered prior to your arrival on campus.  If you are unable to meet this requirement due to logistical restrictions, please email nursing@health.brown.edu.

We respect the confidentiality of your health information, and it is our ongoing commitment to ensure that it is protected. For more information, our full confidentiality and privacy policies are available at Health Services and on our website.

Our website has information about hours of service, available services, associated costs, BWell Health Promotion, pharmacy, nursing services, Counseling & Psychological Services, EMS and emergency care, and much more.

Students may request a medical or religious exemption to Brown’s student vaccination requirement. Students should contact University Health Services at vaccineexemptions@health.brown.edu to request either a medical or religious exemption form they must then complete and submit for review by the Exemption Committee. 

Requests for medical exemptions will be reviewed by University Health Services clinicians, and decisions will be based on science and on U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Rhode Island Department of Health guidelines. For any request denials, the student will be notified as to why it was declined with scientific citation / CDC guidance supporting the decision. There will be no appeals. 

All questions about exemptions for students should be directed to University Health Services at  vaccineexemptions@health.brown.edu.