National Accreditation Renewed for UHSM


On June 2017, University Health Services Mānoa achieved continuing accreditation by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC).

Accreditation involves an extensive on-site, peer-based survey of facilities and services and passing a series of nationally recognized standards for the provision of quality health care. UHSM received a three-year accreditation, the highest level granted by the AAAHC.

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Director's Message Regarding Mumps

Aloha UH Mānoa students and staff,

The mumps outbreak in the State of Hawai‘i continues to grow, with 500 cases (409 on
O‘ahu), including three cases on our campus, confirmed since March 2017. As a result of
this outbreak, the Hawai‘i Department of Health (DOH) recommends that persons who
live or work in crowded conditions should receive an extra mumps vaccination. The extra
mumps shot is specifically recommended for individuals born after 1956 who 1) have had
two doses of the vaccine ten or more years ago; 2) have had one dose of the vaccine five
or more years ago; and 3) are not sure of whether they had the disease or any prior
mumps vaccination. The mumps shot is given as part of a combination vaccine made up
of mumps, measles, and rubella (MMR). UH Mānoa residence hall students may be a
particular risk for contracting the mumps.

Mumps is a contagious virus infection with symptoms that are similar to the flu,
including fever, headache, fatigue, and loss of appetite. The hallmark of the disease is
swelling of the parotid glands, which are located in the cheeks near the jaw. Mumps is
spread from coughing, sneezing, and touching of infected items. Documented cases of
mumps in Hawai‘i have affected both vaccinated and unvaccinated children and adults.
The vaccine is not 100% effective and in some cases immunity seems to diminish with
time after the vaccination.

At University Health Services Mānoa (UHSM), we encourage UHM students and staff to
strongly consider these recommendations and consult with UHSM health care
professionals or your personal health care provider if you have any questions. The most
effective way to control the mumps outbreak is prevention by receiving the extra
vaccination dose.
UHSM continues to offer the MMR vaccine to UHM students and
staff members.

Mālama pono,

Andrew W. Nichols, M.D.

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Fight the Flu - Get a Flu Vaccine Available at UHSM

UH Mānoa Students, Faculty, and Staff: We encourage you to come to the University Health Services Mānoa to get a flu vaccination and protect yourself from the flu.

Flu shots are available by appointment or on a walk-in basis, Tuesday through Friday, 8:00AM to 3:30PM. We are located across Kennedy Theater at 1710 East West Road.

We will accept payment from participating health insurance companies. If your insurance does not cover flu shots, or you do not have insurance, the charge will be $15 (for UH Mānoa Students) or $40 (for UH Faculty and Staff).

Call 956-8965 if you have questions. We look forward to serving you, and we hope you will have a happy and healthy semester.

University Health Services Renovated Reception Area

On Wednesday, July 15, 2015, the University Health Services Mānoa celebrated the reopening of the new reception area after 11 months of renovation.


UH Mānoa Is A Smoke-Free Campus

Fresh Start

The University of Hawaii at Mānoa is a Smoke-Free Campus. Learn more by visiting the Smoke-Free Campus website . You'll find helpful information on cessation resources, frequently asked questions, and tools/tips to quit smoking.


Medical Advice Line for after-hour medical concerns

After Hours Advice

Did you know that University Health Services provides a medical advice line when our clinic is closed? If you have an after-hours medical concern, please call (808) 956-8965 to speak with a medical professional.

Visit UHSM's Patient Access Portal to manage your health care

Need to manage your health care? Try visiting UHSM's online Patient Access Portal at:

Patient Access Portal

The University Health Services Mānoa Patient Access Portal allows you 24/7 access to manage your health care. You will be able to:

  • Receive and send secure emails to the UHSM staff
  • Schedule appointments & View your visit history
  • View your Account Summary (billing statements)
  • View and print your immunizations administered by the University Health Services Mānoa

Check out Student Health 101

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Take 10 minutes out of your day and check out the latest issue of Student Health 101, the online magazine just for UHM students.

Read this month's issue online at: