HEALTH REQUIREMENTS

The health requirements for all students attending Rockford University are explained below. Please review this document for a snapshot of the important student requirements.

Personal Health History

The information provided on this form gives the staff of the health center an overview of your current health status as well as your past medical history. This information assists the heath center staff in providing the best possible health care to you.

Immunization Records

Illinois State Law requires that all students taking 6 or more credit hours provide immunization records that indicate immunity to the communicable disease of Diphtheria, pertussis, tetanus (with the most recent dose having been received within the past 10 years), measles, mumps and rubella. In addition, all students under the age of 22 are required to show proof of having at least one dose of meningococcal conjugate vaccine on or after 16 years of age. Learn more >>

 

Additional Requirements for Nursing Students

  • Hepatitis B: a series of 3 injections given at 0, 1, and 5 month intervals respectively. Note: The hepatitis B series can be given on an accelerated schedule if necessary (0, 1, and 3 month interval). Please contact Lang Wellness Center for details and scheduling.
  • Hepatitis B titre: a blood test that shows immunity to Hepatitis B.
  • 2 step TB skin test: The first TB skin test is administered and then read 48-72 hours later. A second test is administered 1-3 weeks later following the same procedure. Once the nursing student has completed a 2-step TB skin test they must then receive a TB skin test annually thereafter.
  • Varicella Titre: a blood test showing immunity to chicken pox (varicella) or proof of 2 varicella vaccinations.
  • Copy of Insurance Card: nursing students are required to have current health care professional
  • CPR/AED certification. A current copy of the card is to be on file at Lang Wellness Center.

Additional Requirements for Student-Athletes

  • All students who wish to participate in athletics at Rockford University must complete the required medical and insurance forms prior to participation in their chosen sport. These forms are separate from the medical and immunization forms necessary to attend the University. Athletes must mail, fax, or take a copy of their immunizations and insurance waiver to Lang Wellness Center. All required paperwork must be received prior to athletic participation.
  • All student-athletes must have a physical exam every year. For your convenience, Rockford University’s team physicians Dr. Scott Trenhaile, Dr. Ryan Enke and Physician Assistant Michael Gilbertson of Rockford Orthopedic Associates, Inc. complete the required sports physicals for incoming students prior to the first day of participation. All returning athletes have the opportunity to meet with our team physicians during the spring semester and have the physical exam for the upcoming season. By following this schedule, our sports medicine staff can focus on our new, incoming athletes during fall physicals.
  • All Rockford University Students are required to have health insurance. Student-athletes must turn in verification of their health insurance by completing the on-line waiver or enrollment and provide a copy of their insurance card to the athletic trainer prior to any athletic participation.
  • For any other questions, please contact your coach or the Athletic Training office.

Lang Center

5050 E. State Street
Rockford, IL 61108
815-226-4083
fax: 815-226-3335

HealthCenter@rockford.edu

Hours and Contact Information

Fall and Spring Semester telehealth Hours:

  • 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday 
  • Other times available by appointment

Summer Hours

  • 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday
  •  Other times available by appointment

Physician Service
Tues afternoons by appointment

Counseling Services
Available by appointment