Today is Saturday, Aug. 15, 2020

Department of

University Health Services

Welcome New Students

Welcome to the University of Cincinnati. We are committed to providing the best health care to you during your time in school. Below are Items you may need while away from home. *Suggested information and items to bring to campus:

Health Insurance Card or Copy

Check with Insurance company regarding out-of-area coverage.

UHS is now accepting most health insurance; however any charges not covered will be the responsibility of the patient.

Immunization Dates

  • Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR) - 2 doses after 1 year of age
  • Tetanus/diphtheria (Td) - required every 10 years
  • Tetanus/diphtheria/pertussis (Tdap) – one booster dose between 11-64 years of age
  • Hepatitis B - 3 doses or HEPLISAV-B - 2 doses
  • Varicella (chickenpox) 2 doses, or history of disease
  • Meningitis

Medication for Allergies

Prescription Medications

Enough quantity to last until returning home or home pharmacy telephone number for refills. Some pharmacies can transfer prescriptions between cities and states (Walgreen's)

Telephone Number of Physician at Home

Signed Parental Consent for Treatment if Student is a Minor (under 18)

Download the Consent to Treat Form (PDF)

First Aid Supplies

(Suggested items: Band-Aids, pain medication such as Tylenol or Advil, antibiotic ointment, cough syrup, alcohol wipes, and thermometer)

Flu Shot

Don’t forget to obtain a flu shot or flu mist as soon as it becomes available. (~ late summer to early fall)