Health and Wellness
Student Health and Immunization Requirements:
Students attending university in North Carolina are required by law to present proof of certain vaccinations/immunizations in order to attend classes. You must submit the required Health Information and Immunization Form, by the due date noted on the form. For more information about the WFU Student Health Services, please follow this link: http://shs.wfu.edu/. For more information on immunization requirements, please see https://shs.wfu.edu/new-students/immunization-requirements/
All students are REQUIRED to show a record that they have been given the immunizations listed on page 4 of the form. Students who do not have a record of these immunizations will not be allowed to begin classes.
Steps you must take:
- Take the Health Information and Immunization Form to your physician to fill out the appropriate dates you received each immunization and have them sign the form.
- Send your immunization records from a previous university or school as long as they are officially translated and signed.
- Send any officially translated record of immunizations from your physician or local health department and the completed Health Information and Immunization Form to email@example.com by July 1 for programs beginning in the fall semester, or January 1 for programs beginning in the spring semester.
Students who do not bring a record of the required vaccines, or who have not received such vaccines, will be required to obtain those at the Student Health Center prior to being allowed to begin classes. For questions about this form, please contact the Student Health Services office at firstname.lastname@example.org or +1.336.758.5218.
Student Health Insurance Requirements:
Wake Forest University is committed to the health and well-being of all of its students. Health insurance is required as a condition of enrollment for all full-time, degree-seeking students as well as for all international students and visitors sponsored on an F-1 or J-1 visa by WFU.
Students enrolled in the LLM, SJD, or Juris Doctor programs, as well as J-1 exchange students, must create a Student Blue account in order to request enrollment or waiver of the Student Health Insurance Program. Full details on the student health insurance requirement and the steps you must take can be found on their website: http://sip.studentlife.wfu.edu/.
Steps you must take:
- Visit the webpage – www.bcbsnc.com/wfu (or https://studentblue.bcbsnc.com/wf/ if outside of the United States)
- Based on your election, you may choose – Enrollment > Enroll Now OR Waiver > Request A Waiver
- The next step is to create a Student Blue account as a NEW USER.
- Once the account is created, follow the prompts to complete the enrollment or application for waiver.
Detailed instructions on how to create this account can be found on the Student Health Insurance Program website. For more information about the health insurance requirements for international students, please follow this link: International Students Health Insurance Requirements. You can also email the Student Health Insurance Office at email@example.com if you have questions.
J-1 Visa Holders
Students participating in the Visiting International Researcher program must also provide proof of health insurance as a requirement of the J-1 visa. The program that is recommended by WFU and meets the requirements of the visa is GeoBlue’s international health insurance plan. Visiting International Researchers will be required to show proof of having purchased this plan, or another that meets the requirements, upon arrival in the US. For GeoBlue, VIRs should use the following group information to enroll:
Program Name: Wake Forest University
Group Access Code: LZV-39178
Further information about this requirement will be sent in the package containing your visa documents and instructions.