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New Student Information

Health Services is excited to offer an electronic medical record system in our office. With this software, we will be able to provide secure electronic messaging with students about their health, track immunization compliance more effectively and streamline coordination of care. Your first interaction with Health Services will be the health requirements that you must meet as an incoming student which will begin our partnership in caring for your health while you are at Pitt-Bradford. As a new student, you will be providing your health information to us via the patient portal through my.pitt.edu.

Here is what you need to know:

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We strongly encourage every member of our campus community to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. Vaccinated individuals—who are generally less likely to fall seriously ill with COVID-19—will enjoy greater flexibility and fewer mandatory mitigation measures. Unvaccinated individuals, on the other hand, will face greater restrictions and requirements to help protect their own safety and well-being as well as the broader safety and well-being of our campus community.

Students living on campus are required to disclose their COVID-19 status (vaccination record, non-vaccination status, exemption, or written refusal to disclose) through the patient portal the same way you do for other vaccinations.

Resident students need to disclose their status. Any resident student who doesn’t disclose will be required to:

  • Shelter in place at home for several days before traveling to campus and seven days after arriving on campus.
  • Submit a negative COVID-19 test result prior to arriving on campus. You’ll receive a follow-up email from our campus housing office with more details soon.
  • Move into campus housing on assigned dates, which will be a few day earlier. 
  • Complete a second COVID-19 test 48 hours after arriving on campus. You’ll need a negative test result in order to attend in-person events and activities. We’ll send test instructions later this month.
  • Wear a face covering indoors and outdoors. 
  • Participate in a mandatory routine testing throughout the semester. 

Students who do not live on campus do not have to submit proof of COVID-19 vaccinations, but we encourage you to disclose this information.

To access the Student Health Patient Portal:

  1. Go to my.pitt.edu and log in with your username and password.
  2. Type Patient Portal into the search bar.
  3. Click on Student Health Patient Portal Pitt-Bradford.
  4. On the next screen, make sure you select University of Pittsburgh and choose “remember my selection for this session only.”
  5. The Pitt-Bradford Student Health Patient Portal home screen will appear. From here you can access online health forms, upload health information, and view secure messages.

Submitting COVID Vaccination Information

Log into Pitt-Bradford Health Services Patient Portal

  • select Immunizations
  • select Enter Dates
  • select the COVID vaccine that you received (Johnson & Johnson, Pfizer, Moderna)
  • enter the dates as documented on your COVID vaccination card
  • then, select Upload
  • from the pull down menu, select COVID Vaccine Card
  • attach a copy of your COVID vaccination card and upload

Requesting Exemption for COVID-19 Vaccine 

  • Complete the form and save it on your computer 
  • Select Upload from top menu in the Pitt-Bradford Health Services Patient Portal 
  • Select COVID Exemption Form Uploaded via Patient Portal as the document to upload 
  • Select your saved completed Exemption Form 
  • then, select Upload
  • You can also email or fax the form to Health Services at 814-362-7514.
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Please review and complete the required information listed below. All forms can be accessed through the links below. For continuity of care, we request that students forward their medical records for any chronic, serious medical condition.

If you haven't done so already, activate your my.pitt.edu account.

**Your my.pitt.edu account is created automatically when you enroll at Pitt-Bradford. You will receive an email with instructions for activating your University Computing Account. The email will be sent to the personal email address you provided when applying to Pitt-Bradford. The email will contain the information you need to activate your account online. Once the email arrives, visit my.pitt.edu, click the New Account Activation link, and complete the steps in the account activation wizard. If for some reason you don’t receive an email, check your SPAM filters or call the helpdesk at 412-624-4357 and they will resend the email.

To return forms, the student must login to the Health Services Patient Portal and upload the forms.
If you are unable to upload, fax the forms to 814-362-7514 or mail to:

University of Pittsburgh at Bradford Health Services
300 Campus Drive
Bradford, PA 16701

If you have any questions about your medical forms, please refer to Frequently Asked Questions before contacting us.

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In order to attend Pitt-Bradford, all students must comply with the immunization requirements. If you are missing any of the required immunizations, you will be contacted through secure messaging via the Pitt-Bradford Health Services Patient Portal. When we send you a message, you will receive an email to your Pitt-Bradford email account with the subject line "Important Message from Pitt-Bradford Health Services".

To request an exemption to any of these immunization requirement, please complete this form and upload it to the Health Services Patient Portal. Or, you can email or fax it (814-362-7514) to Health Services.  

We will accept official immunization records from your provider, previous school or health department.

  • log in to the Health Services Patient Portal
  • select Immunization, Enter Dates
  • enter the dates as documented on your Immunization Record
  • then, select Upload
  • from the pull down menu, select Immunization Record
  • attach a copy of your form and upload

*Students must enter immunization dates via the patient portal and upload a copy of their immunization records in order to meet requirements.

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Please read the following information about Meningitis vaccine requirements for resident students: Meningitis Information

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This information provides our staff with an overview of your health status and past medical history, which allows us to provide you with the best care possible, and to meet your health care needs. All medical information is strictly confidential, and cannot be released to anyone (including your parents and/or professors) without your authorization.

This form must be completed by the student only. It does not need to be completed nor reviewed by your medical provider.

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  • log in to the Health Services Patient Portal
  • select Forms
  • From the New Students section, select and complete the Consent for Medical Treatment and HIPAA Policy form
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If your insurance changes in the future, please upload a copy of your new card or bring the card to Health Services so we can update your information.

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Health Services uses secure messaging as a tool for communicating with you about personal health information (PHI), as it is more secure than email. This communication tool is not to be used in urgent situations.

When we send you a message, you will receive an email to your Pitt-Bradford email account with the subject line "Important Message from Pitt-Bradford Health Services". The secure message becomes a permanent part of your medical record. Please review these messages and do not block them in your spam folder. Students can access secure messaging through Health Services Patient Portal. For urgent issues, please call 814-362-5272 to speak with a nurse.

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Where do I send the health forms?

To return forms, the student must login to the Health Services Patient Portal and upload the forms.

If you are unable to upload, fax the records to 814-362-7514 or mail to:
University of Pittsburgh at Bradford
Health Services
300 Campus Drive
Bradford, PA 16701

I am unable to locate my immunization records. What should I do?

If you cannot locate immunization records, you have several options:
a) You can be re-immunized, or
b) You can have a blood test (titer) to determine immunity to Measles, Mumps, Rubella, or Varicella. Please note that if your blood test indicates you are not immune, you will need to be re-immunized.
If you do not have a record of the meningococcal vaccine (at age 16 or older), you will need to be re-immunized.

Can I have the immunizations I need at Health Services when I arrive on campus?

The required vaccines will need to be administered prior to your arrival on campus.

How does Health Services protect my privacy?

We respect the confidentiality of your health information, and it is our ongoing commitment to ensure that it is protected. For more information, our full confidentiality and privacy policies are available at Health Services and on our website.