Health Requirements for Allied Health Clearance

All Allied Health Programs include a clinical practicum.  All clinical sites require the following information be on record at the school's Health Services. If you have any questions about the program, please see our Allied Health FAQ.

Failure to submit this information will prohibit the student from participating in the clinical area.  A health form may be obtained from the Health Services Office if one has not already been received by mail or by clicking here

Please submit the following information to the Health Services Office, prior to your department’s required deadline:

  • Health History Form for Allied Health students: www.nhti.edu/sites/default/files/content/documents/alliedhealthhistoryform.pdf
  • Health Insurance: Proof of Health Insurance is required by submitting a copy of your insurance card. Active military can submit a copy of their military ID
    To be accepted health insurance must meet the following criteria:
    • United States based insurance plan;
    • Provides the 10 essential health benefits specified in the Affordable Care Act (https://www.healthcare.gov/glossary/essential-health-benefits/);
    • Includes access to hospital and physician providers in the area where the student is attending a New Hampshire community college;
    • Will remain in effect for the entire semester (except for termination due to the attainment of a maximum age, or other situation resulting in a loss of plan eligibility.

    The follow plans DO NOT meet the criteria:

    • An accident-only policy
    • A short-term limited duration health plan that does not meet the requirements of the Affordable Care Act (ACA)
    • A ministry sharing plan, even if it is recognized by the ACA

    Any other health benefits program (e.g., a community care program) that is not recognized by the State of NH as being health insurance (or is not a health benefits plan governed by the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974) and does not meet all of the requirements specified above.

  • Physical exam: Must be signed by a Physician or Nurse Practitioner and have occurred within the past year. Need upon entrance into the program. If you leave the program & re-enter it later, we will need another one.
  • 2 step Tuberculosis Skin Test (TST): All allied health students must have an initial 2-step within the past year, then one annually. The initial test (step 1) should be planted and then read within 48-72 hours. A second test (step 2) should be done 1-3 weeks after the initial test. TST’s are required annually. If you have a history of a positive result, you must submit the results and a copy of a clear x-ray (within 5 years) and an annual review of symptoms must be signed.
  • Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR): Evidence of 2 MMR shots after 1980 or positive measles, mumps and rubella titers (all 3) are required. If any of the titers are equivocal or negative you must receive the vaccine.
  • Hepatitis B: Evidence of 3 immunizations (if the series was completed in the last 6 months, you must also show evidence of a positive titer) AND a positive titer. If you have not received the series of 3 immunizations or your titer is non-reactive or negative, you must begin the series of 3 shots. The series of 3 shots must be completed within a 6-month period. After one month from the third shot, you can draw a titer. If you remain negative after 2 series (6 shots), you will be considered non-reactive and further counseling will be done by Health Services.
  • Varicella: Evidence of 2 shots or a positive titer is required. If a titer is equivocal or negative you must receive the vaccine. Confirmation of the disease by a doctor is not acceptable, you must have a titer.
  • Diphtheria/Tetanus: Immunization within the past 10 years is required and you must remain current throughout your enrollment. You must have evidence of having had one TDAP.
  • CPR: BLS for Healthcare Provider, or Professional Rescuer CPR from the American Red Cross, American Heart Association or the National Safety Council ONLY. CPR is renewed every 2 years and must remain current during your enrollment. CPR that is NOT acceptable includes but not limited to: Heartsaver, Friends and Family, Adult & Pediatric CPR. If you are not sure, please call Health Services prior to taking a class. Classes on campus are held for your convenience and taught by Campus Safety and Health Services.
  • FLU: Annual flu shots are mandatory at many facilities. It is highly advised to get yearly flu shots while they are easily available as it is uncertain which facility you may be placed in.
  • Color blind testing: paramedics only. May be done for free at Health Services.

Please note: Maintaining and updating immunizations, insurance and CPR is your responsibility as a student. All changes should be reported to Health Services. Health Services requires 2 business days to process information for clinical clearances, therefore, you should allow extra time for processing.

Health Services
31 College Drive
Concord, NH 03301
(603) 230-4043
Fax: (603) 230-9308
Email

Location
The Health Services office is located on the first floor of the Student Center.

Office Hours
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
8:00 am to 4:30 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 6:00 pm

Summer Hours
Monday-Friday
8:00 am to 4:00 pm

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