Clinical Clearance

All Bouvé College of Health Sciences students are required to have clinical clearance reports prior to the first clinical rotation of their program. The requirements vary depending upon the clinical site. It is therefore important, that once a clinical placement is finalized, the students begin to review the clearance process in order to ensure readiness for the clinical rotation. For more information, please check with your program advisor or placement supervisor.

Students must meet the health clearance requirements of their academic program and any site-specific requirements prior to entering the clinical setting. This means that students must make arrangements for their physical exams and immunizations months before they are scheduled for a clinical course or rotation. Students who do not present the appropriate health certification will be blocked from registering for, or attending, a clinical course or rotation until satisfactory evidence is provided.

Required Immunizations

As you prepare begin your clinical rotation it is important to review the following list of immunizations and review compliance with all vaccines. If you are missing information, contact your primary care physician for review and treatment planning

Please note – A physical exam or statement of good health determining the ability to participate in any activity of choice may be required by Bouvé and should be provided to your advisor. Please work with your advisor to determine if there is a need for a statement of good health and contact your primary care physician for this documentation.

  • Consult your program information or advisor to learn about specific requirements.
  • You may review the required immunizations for all Northeastern students, by visiting the UHCS Documentation of Immunity page on our website.

Primary Care

In preparation for clinical practice, students should review their health and immunizations status with their primary care doctor. As your treatment provider, your primary care will have access to your health record and can review the required immunizations to ensure compliance.

Boston is home of many medical resources, below is a list of local primary care practices, where you can establish treatment, if needed.

Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Advanced Primary Care Associates
301 South Huntington Avenue
Garden Level
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
Phone: 857-307-3300

Fenway Health
Primary Care
1340 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02215
Phone: 617-927-6000

Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates
165 Dartmouth Street
Boston, MA 02116
Phone: 617-859-5000
Patient Registration at 1-800-249-1767

Holtzman Medical Group

1180 Beacon St – Suite B
Brookline, MA 02446
Book online yourself.
Fill out the online form if you want their office to call you to schedule

[email protected]

Massachusetts General Hospital (various locations)
Primary Care
55 Fruit Street
Boston, MA 02144
Phone: 800-711-4644

One Medical
28 State Street
Suite 2860
Boston, MA 02109

Tufts Medical Center
Primary Care
260 Tremont St.
Biewend Building
Boston, MA 02111
Phone: 617-636-5400

Northeastern University Immunizations

The state of Massachusetts requires all University students to provide documentation of immunity from Hepatitis B, Measles, Mumps, Rubella, Meningitis, Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis, and Varicella. Clinical placements may require other immunizations, outside of those required for the University. Students should speak with their advisor to learn more about site specific requirements.

UHCS participates in the Massachusetts Immunization Information System (MIIS)

Massachusetts Immunization Information System (MIIS)   Massachusetts law (M.G.L. c. 111, Section 24M) requires providers to report immunization information to a computerized immunization registry known as the Massachusetts Immunization Information System (MIIS). 

  • The MIIS stores immunization records for you and your clinician and can help prevent outbreaks of disease like measles and the flu. 
  • All information in the MIIS is kept secure and confidential. 
  • The MIIS allows information to be shared with health care providers, boards of public health and state agencies concerned with immunization. 
  • You have the right to object to the sharing of your immunization information across providers in the MIIS. If you object, please complete this form and bring it to your appointment or submit it to [email protected].  
  • For more information, visit the MIIS website at or contact the Massachusetts Immunization Program MIIS Help Desk directly at 617-983-4335.
  • The MIIS opt-out does not apply to reportable suspected and positive diseases. 

MIIS University Health Report

Massachusetts law (M.G.L. c. 111, Section 24M) requires providers to report immunization information to a computerized immunization registry known as the Massachusetts Immunization Information System (MIIS). 

Obtaining Clinical Clearance

Clinical clearance is an expectation of all Bouvé College of Health Sciences students going on a clinical placement. Failure to complete the clearance, may result in a delay in your start or inability to participate in placement.

UHCS offers antibody testing for those who are unable to obtain their medical information from the above sources. There is a fee associated with the titer tests and vaccines; to learn more about what UHCS offers please visit Shots and Immunizations.