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Spring 2014 FRESHMAN TO-DO LIST

Complete Immunization Requirements - Deadline: December 1
Contact: Dowell Health Center ● 410-704-2466

The Dowell 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 (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 the Health Center’s secure Web portal, MyDowellHealth.

Please follow the instructions below to get to MyDowellHealth:

  1. Go to MyDowellHealth
  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 her/him 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:

                Dowell Health Center
                8000 York Road
                Towson, MD 21252-0001
                Fax: 410-704-3715
                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 Dowell Health Center, 410-704-2466. Charges will be billed to your tuition account or your private insurance.

Student Health Insurance Plan

Under the Affordable Care Act most young adults will be required to have health insurance coverage in 2014. If you have not purchased the University’s Student Health Insurance or are not covered by your parents’ health insurance plan or coverage from another source, you will need to take action during the next few months.   

In addition to exploring the plans available on the Maryland Health Insurance Exchange (or your own state exchange if you live outside Maryland), you may want to consider the Towson University Student Health Insurance Plan. The plan works in conjunction with the Dowell Health Center to provide services with a low deductible at a reasonable cost, and gives students access to Aetna’s national network of specialty providers. Details of the plan and an online enrollment application can be found on the Dowell Health Center website.

Private Insurance Plan Billing at Dowell Health Center

The Dowell 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 Dowell 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 Dowell 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 DOWELL HEALTH CENTER.  

For information about the Dowell Health Center, our staff and services, please visit the Dowell Health Center.



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