Health Screen Process for Duke Students

Health Screen Process for Duke Students

Note: Please follow all five steps below. Failure to complete all steps could impact your potential volunteer placement for the fall.

Step 1: Review your Duke Student Health Immunization Record

Follow the steps below to access your Student Health immunization record and to determine what documentation is required to complete your volunteer health screening.

  • Visit http://www.studentaffairs.duke.edu/studenthealth       
  • Click on the Immunization Compliance tab on the left-hand side
  • Log into the "Student Health Gateway" using your Net Id and Date of Birth
  • Click "Immunizations" on the left toolbar
  • Below is a list of the required volunteer immunizations:
    • 1 dose of Tdap within the last 10 years
    • 2 doses of  MMR or a positive antibody titer
    • 2 doses of Varicella or a positive antibody titer
    • If you have not had a TB test since March 1, 2019, a TB test is required. Please allow time for completion and a reading of this test before your interview in August.
    • 2019/2020 flu vaccine.  There will be campus flu shot clinics offered by Student Health across the Duke campus for Duke Students and across Duke Hospital for all volunteers in September.

Step 2: Obtain Missing Immunizations

If you are missing any of the above immunizations, please work with your health care provider/medical practice/pharmacy/urgent care as soon as possible to complete the health screening portion of your volunteer application in a timely manner.

  • If you are in the Durham area during the summer months and prefer to work with Student Health to obtain any missing immunizations, note:
    • You must follow Step 3 below and schedule your Student Health appointment to be held BEFORE July 31. 
    • Student Health will not schedule health screening appointments for volunteering or shadowing between August 1 and October 1 due to other urgent university priorities which means you must work with your health care provider/medical practice/pharmacy/urgent care to complete the health screening portion of your volunteer application.

Step 3: Request your Health Clearance

Once you have obtained all your immunization documentation, email the following information to Student Health at bluehealthclearance@duke.edu.  In order to facilitate your application, please send this information in as early as possible, but no later than August 9, 2019.

  • Name
  • Date of birth
  • Unique ID number (begins with "0")
  • Status requested (shadowing or volunteering or both).  
  • Volunteer Program  
  • Documentation of any vaccines, titers, or TB testing which are not presently in your Student Health record.
  • Please allow 7-10 days to process your records or for a response if you are emailing a question.

Step 4: Obtain your Health Clearance

Student Health will review your health records.

  • You will receive a secure message via your Student Health Gateway notifying you of the status of your health clearance request or requesting additional information.  
  • Watch for an email stating “You have an important message from Duke Student Health."
  • To view this email, check your secure messages immediately by following the steps below:
    • Go to the link http://www.studentaffairs.duke.edu/studenthealth
    • Click on the Immunization Compliance tab on the left-hand side.
    • Log into the "Student Health Gateway" using your Net Id and Date of Birth.
    • Click "Messages" on the left toolbar.

Step 5: Health Clearance Documentation

If you run into any issues, please contact Volunteer Services at duhs_volunteer_services@duke.edu or 919-681-6088.