Health Services

Medical Services

Overview

Health Services provides primary health care to the currently enrolled Denison student community. Diagnostic and treatment modalities are available. Medical records provided by all entering students allow Denison Health Services to serve as the student's health care provider when on campus. Medical records created during a student's collegiate years will be forwarded to the student's medical provider at home when requested by the student.   The "Health Center Fee," a mandatory fee paid every semester, entitles each student to use Denison Health Services as their primary provider. With this fee in place, students are not charged for any "office visit." However, charges can be incurred if the student receives medications, requires laboratory services, in-patient observation services, or has specific procedures or well-physicals performed.

Incoming Students

You are required by the university to complete a physical examination. This requirement is universal for each entering student. Please complete the health history form and take it with you when you see your health care provider for your examination. We require that you use the form we sent you. Records of completed immunization must be filed with the Health Center in order for you to obtain the key to your room in the residence hall. The immunization policy is designed to safeguard the health of all our students by requiring documentation of the following immunizations with the exact dates (month, day, and year) each was given. Mail the completed form including immunization history to the health Center by July 1st.

All students who attend Denison must follow these directions regarding immunization requirements:

  1. Take this form with you to your health care provider when you have your physical examination. The fourth and fifth pages of the form, including your record of required immunizations, must be completed and signed by this provider.
  2. Complete your portion of the five-page health inventory, physical examination and immunization form. You will receive the form in a separate mailing addressed to you and your parents/guardian. The mailing will be marked as "Time Sensitive." You may also download the form on the Denison Home Page found under "New Student Forms".
    • You must provide the dates of two (2) measles (rubeola) containing vaccinations after your first birthday.
    • A tuberculosis skin test (intradermal PPD) must be completed and results noted if a student answers "yes" to any of the tuberculosis "TB" screening questions noted on the incoming first year health form. If the student cannot take the skin test for medical reasons, they must provide a radiologist's report of a chest x-ray performed within the past year.
    • Your physical exam must be within one year of your arrival.
  3. You must complete the first three pages of the health form.
  4. Mail the completed form including immunization history to the health center by July 1st. You may fax the form to 740-587-6758 or mail to: Health Services, Denison University, Granville, Ohio 43023

Completed health records must be on file with Health Services before you will be issued the key to your residence hall room.