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Health Services

Counseling Services

Health Education

North Shore Medical Center

110 NW 95th St., Miami, Fla.

305-835-6000

Jackson North Medical Center

160 NW 170th St.

North Miami Beach, Fla.

305-651-1100


Jackson Memorial Hospital

Collect calls accepted.

1611 NW 12th Ave.

Miami, Fla.

305-585-1111 

Aventura Hospital & Medical Center

20900 Biscayne Blvd. 

Aventura, Fla.

305-682-7000


Mt. Sinai Aventura Emergency Room

2845 Aventura Blvd

Aventura, Fla.

305-692-1000

FASTCARE Walk-in Medical Center

Open nights/weekends, no appointments required

20601 E. Dixie Highway., Suite 340

Aventura, Fla.

786-923-4000


MDNOW Urgent Care

12555 Biscayne Blvd., North Miami, Fla.

305-379-4442

 

It is vital that students provide the university with an accurate health record.

As a prerequisite to Term Start, all new full- and part-time students (excluding non-culinary continuing education students and students taking classes exclusively online) must submit proof of a complete physical exam conducted within the last year, including documented proof of:

  • two doses of the MMR (measles, mumps and rubella) vaccine (or titers if applicable)
  • three doses of hepatitis B vaccine (or titers if applicable)
  • three doses of a tetanus-diphtheria vaccine (including at least one Tdap dose within the past 10 years)
  • two doses of the chicken pox vaccine (or titers if applicable) or proof of physician-diagnosed disease
  • one dose of meningitis vaccine, required for students residing in university residence halls and students planning to study abroad. (A waiver for the meningitis vaccine is available for specific populations by state law. Please contact Health Services for further information). Also, please check with your primary care provider as to whether the new meningitis type B vaccine is appropriate for you.

In addition, a negative tuberculosis test or chest X-ray within the last year is required for entering students who are from highly endemic countries and have been residents of the United States for less than five years. A list of countries where tuberculosis is highly endemic is available upon request from Health Services.


Meningitis

Meningitis is a serious bacterial illness involving an infection of the covering of the brain and the spinal cord. It can also cause blood infections. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 10 to 15 percent of individuals with meningococcal disease die, in spite of treatment with antibiotics.

The CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices has issued the following recommendations regarding the use of vaccines for college students:

“College freshmen living in dorms are recommended to be vaccinated with meningococcal conjugate vaccine. If they received this vaccine before their 16th birthday, they should get a booster dose before going to college for maximum protection. . . . The risk for meningococcal disease among non-freshmen college students is similar to that for the general population. However, the vaccine is safe and effective and therefore can be provided to non-freshmen.”

For further information regarding meningitis and the meningococcal vaccine, including vaccine safety information, refer to the CDC.

The hepatitis A vaccine is strongly recommended but not required. Please note that further immunization requirements apply to students enrolled in the Physician Assistant Program.

All medical information is confidential and will not be released by Health Services without the student's written consent, except as otherwise provided by law.

Failure to satisfy this requirement will result in the placement of a Health Services Hold on the students' account and will prohibit students from entering class or changing their schedule.