Counseling Health and Wellness Center

Health

Mission

The mission of the Health and Wellness component of the Counseling, Health and Wellness Center is to provide a welcoming environment for William Paterson University students. The Health and Wellness Center staff members provide care for students who are ill or injured. Through health-related counseling and education, we support students' efforts to maintain their physical and emotional well-being and make informed decisions that promote personal wellness and effect life-long health.
 
The Health and Wellness office is staffed by advanced practice nurses (nationally certified nurse practitioners), registered nurses, medical assistants and a physician consultant.
 

 

Health Services

  • Care for illness and injury
  • Physical exams
  • Health-related counseling
  • Transgender health counseling
  • Job/Study Abroad Physicals
  • Clinical Physicals
  • Sport Physicals
  • Immunizations/PPD
  • Lab services
  • Referrals for specialty care, emergency care
  • HIV testing

 Reproductive Health Services:

  • Annual Exam/Cancer screenings
  • Contraception
  • Emergency contraception
  • Pregnancy testing and counseling
  • STD/STI Testing

Immunization Requirements

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All new or continuing undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in a program of study leading to an academic degree at any four (4) year public or independent institution of higher education in New Jersey are required to provide evidence of immunization as a prerequisite to enrollment.

  • Required immunization dates must be entered by student into the "FORMS" section of their Student Health Portal (accessed via WPConnect > Student > General Services)
  • Then records or documentation of the entered vaccines should be submitted as directed on immunization entry page.

Required Immunizations

•           Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR) – 2 doses.  Any student born after 1956 must provide vaccination documentation of two (2) doses of MMR.  The first dose must be administered on or after your first birthday and the second dose must not be administered any less than one (1) month from the first.  Laboratory blood tests that demonstrate immunity may be submitted in place of vaccination documentation.  We must receive a copy of the blood work results in order to verify immunity.

•           Hepatitis B – 2 or 3 dose series- NJ State law requires all new incoming students registered for 12 or more credits must provide proof of a completed Hepatitis B vaccine series.  This can either be the two (2) dose adolescent series or the three (3) dose pediatric/adult series.  Laboratory blood tests that demonstrate immunity may be submitted in place of vaccination documentation.  We must receive a copy of the blood work results in order to verify immunity.

•           Meningitis Vaccine – *1 or 2 doses.   NJ State law requires all students who intend to live in the residence life halls on campus must provide documented proof of one (1) dose of the meningitis vaccine.  Housing room assignments will not be given until proof of meningitis immunization is provided.

*Two doses of meningitis (MCV4) are recommended for adolescents 11 through 18 years of age: the first dose at 11 or 12 years of age, with a booster dose at age 16. If the first dose (or series) is given between 13 and 15 years of age, the booster should be given between 16 and 18. If the first dose (or series) is given after the 16th birthday, a booster is not needed.

Recommended Immunizations

The Tetanus Vaccine, Flu Vaccine, and Meningitis Vaccine as well as a tuberculosis skin test, are highly recommended for all University students.

Exemptions

A request for exemption from these requirements due to religious beliefs may be submitted to the Counseling, Health and Wellness Center.  The request must be in writing from the enrolled student if aged 18 or over and specifically state the religious doctrine that prohibits vaccination.

Exemption from requirements based on medical reasons must be submitted to the Counseling, Health and Wellness Center in the form of a signed statement from a healthcare provider indicating a specific immunization is contraindicated due to a valid medical condition.  This documentation will be reviewed annually.

Please note- a student with religious or medical exemptions from receiving immunizing agents may be temporarily excluded from classes and from participating in institution sponsored activities during a vaccine-preventable disease outbreak or threatened outbreak. This decision shall be made by the institution in consultation with the Commissioner, Department of Health and Senior Services or his or her designee. This exclusion shall continue until the outbreak is over or until proof of the student's immunization or immunity is furnished.

Documentation

Immunization documentation will be accepted in the following formats:

  • The University Health Form completed, signed and stamped by one's personal health care provider
  • Documentation on the health care provider's letterhead, official school immunization record, or record from any public health department
  • A record or an official college affidavit form signed by a health care provider licensed to practice medicine in the United States or in any foreign country

Students who do not comply will have a registration hold placed on their account until documentation is received.  Please review all documents to ensure they are correct and complete prior to submitting them to the Health and Wellness Center.  Any questions please call: 973-720-2360 or email wpuimmunization@wpunj.edu.

  • Required immunization dates must be entered by student into the "FORMS" section of their Student Health Portal (accessed via WPConnect > Student > General Services)
  • Then records or documentation of the entered vaccines should be submitted as directed on immunization entry page.

Address

William Paterson University

Counseling, Health and Wellness Center

Overlook South

Wayne, New Jersey, 07470

(973)-720-2360 FAX: (973)-720-2632

Email:  wpuimmunization @wpunj.edu

Deadlines

  All vaccine dates must be entered & documentation received by:

            August 1 for the fall semester

            January 2 for the spring semester

Commonly Used Forms

Listed below are forms commonly used by students at the Counseling, Health & Wellness Center.

 

General Forms

Request and Authorization to Release Protected Health Inforrmation (to be completed to obtain your medical records / immunizations)

Immunization Form (can be used in place of submitting a copy of your official immunzation records)

 

Athletics & Club Sports Forms

Sports Physical (all physicals must be completed at CH&WC)

Athletic Release and Authorization Form (to be completed annually by all athletes)

Sickle Cell Trait Form (to be completed annually by all athletes) 

 

Clinical Student Forms

Nursing & Communication Disorder Initial Physical (for first time clearance only)

Nursing & Communication Disorder Re-physical (complete this form if you have been cleared before by CH&WC)

Clinical Release Form (to be completed annually by Nursing & Communication Disorder students)