State public health regulations require that all persons enrolling in any of Hawaii’s colleges and universities, submit a certificate indicating that they are free from active tuberculosis. This requirement applies to both part-time and full-time students. The examination for tuberculosis must be performed within twelve (12) months prior to post-secondary school enrollment.
A negative tuberculin skin test is required to certify that there is no active tuberculosis. If the skin test is positive, a chest x-ray will be required. The certificate must be submitted to the Student Services Office as part of the University’s admission requirements.
Written approval to attend class from the Department of Health must be obtained before any person found to have active tuberculosis is enrolled.
A tuberculin skin test can be obtained at any State Health Center. In the Leeward area, students may obtain skin tests at the Leeward O‘ahu Public Health Office, or the Leeward Health Center in Pearl City. Skin tests are also available at the Lanakila Health Center. Students are advised to call for information regarding service hours. X-rays may also be obtained at the Lanakila Health Center.
Students are also required to provide evidence of immunity to measles (rubeola). Those born prior to 1957 are assumed to have acquired natural immunity. All others must provide evidence of being vaccinated (MMR – two shot series). Health insurance coverage is required of all international students.
Health Clearance Form