Many of our Health Sciences academic programs require a health clearance. You can complete your health clearance at PCC by following the process outlined below.

  1. Read the letter that accompanies your clearance form.

    It contains all the information needed to guide you through the process, including prices, appointment information and important deadlines.

  2. Visit Student Health Services as soon as possible for your initial appointment.

    Do not delay scheduling as appointments fill up quickly. We operate on a first-come/first-serve basis.

  3. Complete all Successive Appointments

    The Student Health Services staff will be happy to help you determine the successive appointments required for your program clearance. Again, be familiar with the number of appointments needed by reading the letter accompanying the health clearance form. Please be sure you have an appointment for all segments of the clearance. There are no walk-ins available for processing health clearance forms.


Program Health Requirements

Key Points to Remember

  1. Clinical agencies associated with Pasadena City College require students to complete screening tests to prove they are free of and immune to specific communicable diseases. Blood tests are required to confirm immunity and/or determine the need for vaccines.

  2. You may complete your health clearances with your own healthcare providers (physicians or nurse practitioners). If so, these providers are responsible for completing the health requirements form. The PCC Health Center staff will not complete work started by an outside provider. The only exception would be to review lab work.

  3. It is imperative that you complete all the required tests on the health clearance form. Omitting any will only delay completing the form. Secondly, know this process takes several weeks to complete due to the necessary multiple appointments.

  4. Tuberculosis screening/testing is required for all students entering health care occupations. However, if you have documented proof of a positive skin test, you are required to have a chest x-ray instead of a skin test.

  5. Returning students are evaluated on an individual basis on the need to repeat lab work for re-entering the program. Generally speaking, you will not repeat the majority of the lab work.

  6. Student Health Services provides low cost vaccines that are required for the program. Some vaccines require 2 or 3 injections. If you need both the MMR and Varicella vaccines, you must have them administered on the same day or at least one month (28 days) apart

  7. You must sign the Consent for Release of Information in our office. Be assured that your medical history is confidential and shared only when absolutely necessary and appropriate. We follow the HIPPA guidelines.