|HEALTH CLEARANCE REQUIREMENTS
Submit Health Clearance Form
Information on obtaining the Health Clearance Form is given to students along with their acceptance packet. If you do not receive the Health Clearance Form, it may be downloaded at http://hawaii.edu/shs/lcc/images/Health%20Clearance%20Form.pdf. Complete the front page of this form to the best of your ability. The back page can be completed by your physician or, if you have your own personal immunization records, you can submit a copy of the records.
Comply with State of Hawai'i tuberculosis clearance guidelines
ALL students enrolled at Leeward Community College must have tuberculosis (TB) clearance. A negative TB skin test (PPD - Mantoux) within one year prior to your enrollment is required. Skin test results must be read in 48 to 72 hours and results documented in millimeters, i.e., 0mm. If positive, a chest x-ray is required. TB tests must be performed by a U.S. licensed provider. Currently the Hawai'i Department of Health does not accept tuberculosis blood testing, i.e., Quantiferon, as a valid test for tuberculosis.
Returning or Transferring Students from a post-secondary school in Hawai'i (i.e., UH Manoa, UH Hilo, UH West Oahu, Other Community Colleges, Chaminade, HPU, etc.)
Provide documentation of immunity to measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR)
The Hawai'i Department of Health has proposed adding "new" routinely recommended vaccinations to the list of required immunizations. Although not currently required for enrollment, these vaccines may soon be: a) Meningococcal, b) Tetanus/Diphtheria/Pertussis (Tdap), and c) Varicella. The Meningococcal vaccine is STRONGLY RECOMMENDED for college students, especially students who intend to live in the resident halls, as there is an increased risk of this highly contagious disease in this campus population. The newly available serogroup B Meningococcal (MenB) vaccination should also be considered; please discuss with your health care provider.
Other vaccines highly recommended include: a) Polio, b) Human Papilloma Virus, and c) Hepatitis A and B. All vaccines are available at the University Health Services.
Persons claiming religious exemption to immunization requirements must sign a Religious Exemption Waiver Form (PDF) *. There are NO religious exemptions to Tuberculosis clearance requirements.
The Leeward Community College Student Health Center offers the TB test as well as the MMR immunizations. The TB test is offered during normal clinic hours, except on Thursdays. The MMR immunizations are offered during normal clinic hours, Tuesdays-Fridays. For women of child-bearing age, the MMR vaccine is only given while on menses, on some form of birth control, or with a negative pregnancy test on the day of administration. No appointment is necessary.
Health clearance forms can be faxed to: (808) 455-0267, mailed, or sent via a secure email using FileDrop (see procedure below):
Leeward Community College
Student Health Center
96-045 Ala Ike St.
Pearl City, HI 96782
FileDropping (Securely emailing) Your Medical Records: