Health Care Policies and Guidelines


Measles Immunization Law

Oregon state law requires that each full-time student born on or after January 1, 1957, must have two doses of the measles vaccine or MMR vaccine on or after the first birthday, with a minimum of 28 days between doses. Acceptable exceptions may be found on the Health & Counseling Center website. All students may electronically submit their MMR vaccination dates by going to the UP Patient Portal and signing in with their UP username and login information. Students who are non-compliant will have a hold placed on their account and will not be allowed to register for classes for following semester. Questions regarding how to comply with this requirement should be directed to the Health and Counseling Center.

American College Health Association (ACHA) Vaccination Recommendations

ACHA recommends that all students consider the following immunizations: Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR); Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis (Tdap); Varicella (Chickenpox); Hepatitis A and B; Meningococcal Meningitis; Influenza. ACHA recommends certain groups consider the following immunizations: HPV; Pneumococcal Pneumonia; Polio. For a complete description of the ACHA immunization recommendations, please refer to the ACHA's immunization pdf.

Health Insurance Policy

Although insurance is not required to see a professional at the Health and Counseling Center, the University believes that a solid health plan is vital to the well-being of our students.  As such, all full-time undergraduate students are required to carry medical insurance and are automatically enrolled in the Student Insurance Plan.  Students with comparable existing health insurance coverage may complete an online Health Insurance Waiver through the office of Student Accounts.