University Health Requirements for Incoming Physician Assistant Students

Student Health Services Requirements for PA Students

Students must submit immunization records, physical examination records, and other required documentation to the Student Health Services Patient Portal. These requirements are in addition to PA Program Clearance Requirements. Both sets of requirements must be met as specified. 

SHS Patient Portal

  • All Arcadia University Student Health Services requirements will be listed in the Patient Portal
  • The Patient Portal is typically available in March for incoming students
  • Arcadia University Student Health Services personnel may access student health records in the Patient Portal. PA Program and clinical site personnel may not access student records in the Patient Portal.
  • Students who are not in compliance with Arcadia University immunization policy will be placed on a Health Hold and can not be registered for classes (both Glenside and Christiana campus students)
SHS Physical Examination Form
  • Upload both pages of the current Physical Examination form to the Student Health Services Patient Portal
  • Students must have a physical examination in April 2020
  • DO NOT upload the SHS Physical Examination Form to CastleBranch (this information is for students and their health care providers only)
PA Immunization Record Form
  • Upload both pages of the current PA Immunization Record form to the Student Health Services Patient Portal 
  • Dual degree students who already uploaded this form for their first year with Public Health do not need to upload it again
  • DO upload the PA Immunization Record Form to CastleBranch
Health Insurance
  • Waive or Enroll in Arcadia Insurance Coverage
  • Upload documentation of health insurance card, front and back, to the Patient Portal
  • Enter health insurance details in the Patient Portal
More on Insurance Requirements
  • It is an Arcadia University policy that all students are insured. All students must be covered by health insurance while enrolled at Arcadia
  • Arcadia University has partnered with a 3rd party company regarding insurance services (United HealthCare Student resources)
  • Details on health insurance will be provided to enrolling PA students in spring
  • The insurance website is typically available to enrolling students in April
  • Students must opt in or opt out of University-provided health insurance

Additional PA Student Requirements

In addition to these requirements, PA students must also complete PA Program Clearance Requirements

Both sets of requirements must be completed by all PA students.