Health Compliance Office
Understanding the Requirements
Why does UF require proof of health insurance?
The age range of college students accounts for the largest group of uninsured and under-insured individuals in the nation. Here at the University of Florida, preserving our student’s health and wellness are paramount. There are times when students’ health or well-being, access to health services, or payment for healthcare can hinder them from achieving their academic goals. This change was founded on removing as many obstacles as possible for our students to reach graduation.
Who is required to show proof of health insurance?
Effective Summer B term starting on June 30, 2014, all newly admitted or re-admitted domestic students who are enrolled at least half-time* in a degree-seeking program along with all international students are required to purchase the Student Health Insurance Plan unless proof of comparable coverage is provided.
Why does UF require proof of immunizations?
The University of Florida is dedicated to preserving the health and wellness of our campus. Vaccine-preventable diseases do still exist and contracting these illnesses can have an adverse effect on a student’s health, well-being and ability to reach optimal academic performance. The most effective way to preserve and protect our campus from outbreaks of these infections is by establishing an immunization requirement. Therefore, University of Florida students shall be required to show documentation of specific vaccinations or proof of immunity as set forth in Florida statutes 1006.69, Florida Board of Governors Regulations Chapter 6 as well as recommended by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (CDC).
Who is required to show proof of immunizations?
The University of Florida requires that all new students show proof certain immunizations prior to attending UF. This is applicable to all those who will be on main campus or gathering as part of a course requirement at a satellite campus or location. Please note that international students and those entering most academic health professions are required to complete tuberculosis screening that confirms they are free of tuberculosis.