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Complete Immunization Requirements - Deadline: June 30
Contact: Towson University Health Center ● (T) 410-704-2466 ● Email: Immunizations@towson.edu ● Fax: 410-704-3715 or 410-704-5190

The Health Center’s priority is to keep our students and campus community healthy. All students taking classes on the main TU campus or any of our affiliated campus locations (Towson University in Northeastern Maryland, Shady Grove, Southern Maryland Higher Education Center, HEAT and Hagerstown) are required to complete the Towson University Immunization and Tuberculosis screening requirements. This must be done online on TigerHealth, the Health Center’s secure patient web portal,

Please follow the instructions below to get to TigerHealth:

  1. Go to TigerHealth
  2. You will be asked to log in with your Towson NetID.
  3. Click on the Forms link on the left hand side to learn about the required online forms that you must complete.
  4. As part of the verification process, you must download the printable immunization form and take it to your health care provider to complete and sign. Bring any childhood or school immunization records you have to your healthcare provider to help him/her complete our immunization form. The form MUST be signed by your provider.
  5. U.S. citizens and permanent resident students must also complete the online tuberculosis screening questionnaire. Follow the instructions on that form. If you are required to obtain TB testing, download the TB test form and take that form to your health care provider to complete.
  6. PLEASE NOTE: Failure to meet the university’s mandatory immunization and tuberculosis screening requirements in a timely manner will prevent your access to class scheduling.

Keep a copy of both the immunization record and, if applicable, the tuberculosis testing form, and return the originals by mail, fax or email to:

Towson University Health Center  
8000 York Road
Towson, MD 21252-0001
Fax: 410-704-3715 or 410-704-5190
Email: immunizations@towson.edu

Required Immunizations

Students may obtain all required vaccines (MMR, Tetanus-diphtheria-pertussis, Meningitis vaccine), blood titers, and tuberculosis testing by appointment at the Health Center. Call for an appointment:  410-704-2466. Once you have received your TU NetID, you will be able to schedule an appointment for vaccines online on the patient web portal: TigerHealth.  Charges for vaccines and blood tests will be billed to your tuition account or your private insurance.

Student Health Insurance Plan

Need health insurance? All students should have insurance to protect against high medical bills resulting from an unexpected serious illness or injury. Check out the Towson-sponsored Student Health Insurance Plan. This yearly insurance plan begins August 15, 2013, and provides coverage through August 14, 2014. To view the plan brochure and enroll online, visit our web page: HealthCenter and click on Student Health Insurance.

Private Insurance Plan Billing at Health Center

The Health Center will bill most private insurance plans for services provided at the health center if you wish us to do so. Please bring your insurance information every time you visit the Health Center. We are contracted as “preferred (in-network) providers” with several of the major insurance companies that serve our students, which will mean less out-of-pocket cost to you. For more information regarding this service and to determine if we are preferred providers for your insurance plan, visit the  Health Center and click on Using Your Private Insurance, or call us directly at 410-704-2466.

Students Living on Campus

As required by Maryland law, students moving into campus housing must be immunized against meningitis. As part of your Housing Contract Package, you received a Meningitis Fact Sheet and a Meningococcal Vaccine Requirement form. You (or your parent/guardian if you are under 18 years of age) must complete the vaccine requirements or sign the waiver portion of the form and return the form to the appropriate address listed on the form. PLEASE DO NOT RETURN MENINGITIS FORMS TO THE HEALTH CENTER.

For more information about the Towson University Health Center, our staff and services, please visit our webpage: Health Center.

 



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