| Please note that The Ohio State University requires all new international students, as well as international students returning from a leave of absence, to undergo a brief health screening through Student Health Services at the Wilce Student Health Center, an accredited, outpatient facility providing a variety of health care services to the student population.
You will be given your health screening date and time at immigration check-in. Failure to complete this screening will result in not being able to register for classes. The initial screening is free to international students. If you do not attend your screening in the required time frame, your student record may be locked, and you will not have access to grades or scheduling.
This will also be the time you submit your mandatory vaccination requirement form. All international students new to Ohio State are required to complete the necessary vaccinations and have the form verified by a medical provider.
Your health screening will include questions about any medical conditions and/or allergies you have, as well as what medications you are currently taking. Depending on risk factors, students may be required to get a blood test for tuberculosis (TB) and a chest x-ray. Previous TB testing and chest x-ray information will be reviewed at the health screening.
Bring with you any important medical information (for example, TB tests, chest x-rays, prescription, vaccine and allergy information) with an English translation. Also, be sure to eat and drink plenty of water on the day of your screening.
IMPORTANT: A sample of blood may be collected to test for TB during your health screening. You do not need to fast before your health screening. TB skin testing (also known as PPD, Mantoux test, tuberculin test) can be blocked by live vaccines, such as MMR (Measles/ Mumps/Rubella) and Yellow Fever. If you are given a TB skin test within four weeks of receiving a live vaccine, the TB skin test result will not be accepted at your health screening. If you have received the BCG vaccine, the TB skin test is not recommended.
Visit shs.osu.edu for more information.