New / Prospective Students
Health Forms - Due August 15, 2019
October 2, 2019: Please complete your entrance health forms as soon as possible, if you have not already done so. Students who have not completed their entrance health forms will have a hold placed on their registrar’s account and may not be able to register for classes.
Welcome to Caltech! We are Student Wellness Services, and we are here to assist you during your years at Caltech by providing quality medical and mental health care. Please complete the following forms by August 15, 2019. Students with missing or incomplete health forms will have a hold placed on their account by the Office of the Registrar which will prevent registration for classes for the winter term 2020.
PLEASE NOTE: If you are unable to obtain the required immunizations, tests for immunity or tuberculosis testing at your current location, please make an appointment at Student Wellness Services within one week of your arrival on campus to have these items completed at your expense. Student Wellness Services does not bill insurance and does not submit insurance claims on your behalf.
Please upload all required forms by August 15, 2019, even if you require additional testing or immunizations. Student Wellness Services staff will contact you to assist you in completing health form requirements. Please contact us with a secure message through the student health portal with any questions.
- Two doses of measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) or blood test showing immunity (positive titers).
- Two doses of varicella vaccine (chicken pox) or blood test showing immunity (positive titer).
- Three doses of hepatitis B vaccine or blood test showing immunity (positive titer).
- One dose of tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis (Tdap) given after age 7. Afterwards, booster dose of tetanus and diphtheria (Td) every ten years.
- One dose of meningococcal conjugate ACWY (meningitis) after age 16 for all students under age 22.
- Health History Form
- Immunization Record - Please translate into English if in another language
- Tuberculosis (TB) screening - Please translate into English if in another language
Download the additional tuberculosis screening form, complete and upload onto the Student Health Portal under the immunizations section.
- Health Services Treatment Agreement
- Notice of Privacy Practices Acknowledgement
Hello new and prospective students! We're excited to welcome you to the Caltech community. Check out our 6 steps to get to know Student Wellness Services!
1) Student Wellness Services includes:
2) Curious about our services? Read about services and what to expect at:
- Health Services - Medical Care and Services Available
- Your first time at Counseling Services
- Occupational therapy - it's different than counseling!
4) Not sure what the difference between counseling and occupational therapy is? Read this:
An occupational therapist would be able to offer guidance by:
- Optimizing day-to-day habits and routines
- Creating short-term & long-term goals and maintaining accountability
- Focusing on solutions by using activity analysis to recognize dysfunctional patterns
- Developing pragmatic skills to create balance
- Collecting data — sleep, time use, calories, steps
- Focusing on individual strengths, untapped potential, and then link to action
- Evaluating holistically — focusing on many dimensions of wellness
- Recover from past traumas and cope with distress
- Explore past relationships to improve self-concept and self-esteem
- Work through underlying psychological issues that affect ability to function
- Guiding people towards flexibility and responsiveness
- Emotional integration and regulation
- Awareness of past in order to promote insight and healing
- Individualized and client-centered
- Scientifically driven, evidence-based
- Defined goals
Remember, you are not limited to one therapy or the other. You may utilize both services to address the same problem as the different frameworks and methodologies of each profession can complement each other.
5) We also run a variety of workshops and events.
Get the latest updates by following us @CaltechWellness on Facebook and Twitter!
6) Can't make it in person? Check our resources page - it's home to many of our resources including Self-Help and Community Resources, Alcohol and Other Drugs, Time Management Resources, Depression and Suicide, and more.
Are you a parent? Click here.
Questions about insurance? Click here.
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Set To Go - Set to Go is a program from The Jed Foundation (JED) built to help students prepare for the transition out of high school.
WebMD - Preparing for College: The Mental Health Gap - Informational videos and articles done in collaboration with the Jed Foundation on helping your student care for their mental health.