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Dear New Pittsburg State University International Student,
Welcome to Pittsburg State University and the Student Health Services. Our mission is to provide quality health care that is accessible, affordable, culturally sensitive and student-focused. We are committed in supporting the academic success of our students with supportive health education promoting lifelong health and well-being. Preventative care is part of that mission. For this reason, Pittsburg State University Administration has adopted a mandatory tuberculosis testing policy. For more information regarding tuberculosis screening, click here. Student Health Services will offer a TB testing clinic for students during their scheduled international orientation program. ALL international students must complete the tuberculosis testing process BEFORE they are able to enroll in courses.
As part of the admission process, you will be required to fill out a medical history form. We encourage all international students to either fill out the Immunization History portion of the form accurately, or provide us with bring a copy of their immunization records. Having access to your immunization history will facilitate our medical treatment and advisement of a potentially needed vaccination. Pittsburg State University does not have any required immunizations for admission. For information regarding guidelines for recommendations of immunizations for students from America College Health Association - Please refer to this web site: http://www.acha.org/documents/resources/guidelines/ACHA_RIPI.pdf
Effective for Fall 2006 academic semester the Kansas Board of Regents required state universities to establish policies and procedures that require all incoming students residing in university housing to be vaccinated for meningitis or to sign a waiver indicating that they decline to take the vaccine. If you are interested in receiving a meningitis vaccination, please schedule an appointment with Student Health Services at 620-235-4452. For more information regarding American College Health Association recommendation for Meningococcal vaccination refer to this web site - http://www.acha.org/documents/resources/guidelines/ACHA_RIPI.pdf
Hospitalization costs in the United States are much more expensive than in most other countries. A person who is ill or injured may pay hundreds or even thousands of dollars for medical care. Therefore, to avoid enormous expenses that would be beyond a student’s financial resources, every international student is required to purchase full insurance coverage. Pittsburg State University offers our students the option of purchasing Student Health Insurance through a state-approved plan designed for all Regents' Schools in Kansas, United Healthcare Student Resources, To obtain a brochure or ask questions, contact Student Resources at directly, https://www.studentresources.com/ or contact the PSU Student Health Services at 620-235-4452. As most U.S. health insurance policies do not cover the cost of eye examinations, eyeglasses, or dental work, it is advisable for the student to have this work done before leaving his/her country. We look forward to having you join us and look forward to the opportunity to welcome you to our community!