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The nature and severity of the potential harm.
The likelihood that the potential harm will occur.
The imminence of the potential harm.
It is important for students to have their health insurance card to facilitate any need for medical attention. For
students who do not have insurance coverage and who wish it, the nurse has websites of different college
insurances that you can request from her if you like.
International students are required to have health insurance and will be required to enroll in the Hardin-Simmons
insurance plan on a hard-waiver basis. The plan will be charged to the student’s HSU account.
Military coverage is limited to medical services performed at a military base hospital. The student must be at least
18 years of age to receive treatment at Dyess AFB Clinic, or the student must have a signed affidavit from his/her
parents releasing responsibility. Nonemergency medical services rendered by a civilian doctor and/or hospital will
not be covered unless the student has prior authorization from the military service. Nonemergency medical
treatment may be filed through Tri-Care for payment. If you have questions, call Dyess AFB appointment line,
Immunizations and Health Forms
Students should have a Student Health Form on file in the University Health Office before registration. The form
includes record of the following immunizations:
MMR (Measles, Mumps, Rubella) (two doses for students born after 1/1/1957)
Tetanus Diphtheria (within the last 10 years)
Varicella or Chickenpox
Hepatitis A (two-injection series) and Hepatitis B (three-injection series OR Hepatitis A/B Combined
The state requires every new student under age 30 January 2012 and following have the Meningococcal
. The student must have received the vaccine or booster during the five-year
period preceding the first class day and at least 10 days prior to the first class day.
A tuberculosis screening questionnaire is on the health form for each student to complete and follow accordingly.
If the student answers “yes” to any questions on the TB risk questionnaire, the student should have a TB test (to be
completed within six months prior to the start of classes).
Important Information about Bacterial Meningitis
This information is being provided to all new college students in the state of Texas. Bacterial meningitis is a serious,
potentially deadly disease that can progress extremely fast, so take utmost caution. It is an inflammation of the
membranes that surround the brain and spinal cord. The bacteria that causes meningitis can also infect the blood.
This disease strikes about 3,000 Americans each year, including 100-125 on college campuses, leading to 5-15
deaths among college students every year. There is a treatment, but those who survive may develop severe health
problems or disabilities.
Rash or purple patches on skin
Confusion and sleepiness