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Important Notes About the Student Health Center Patient Portal

Protect the Privacy of Your Health Information

The Patient Portal provides students with access to their confidential health information, including visit notes, test results, medication history, provider messages, and appointment history.

To protect the privacy of your confidential health information, please do not share your MyCalStateLA/network/email account password with anyone. If you are concerned that someone may have access to your password, please change your password at Home Page - MyCalStateLA ID.

 

Access the Patient Portal

To access the Patient Portal, log into MyCalStateLA and click the "Student Health Center Patient Portal" icon.

  • Important Notes:
    • Information is not shared between the Patient Portal and MyCalStateLA.
    • For security reasons, log out when finished using the Patient Portal.

New Students

All required documentation must be submitted through the Patient Portal. 

If You Need Help

If you are having difficulty accessing the Patient Portal, please contact Health Records at the Student Health Center at 323.343.3337.

The Requirements

California State University (CSU) requires all students to be current on a number of immunizations and to complete a risk assessment for tuberculosis (CSU Executive Order 803).

This executive order and its requirements apply to undergraduate and graduate students, students matriculated in self-support degree programs and K-12 students participating in concurrent enrollment courses entering the California State University. 

Important details on the requirements, including compliance information, are available through the CSU's Immunization Requirements.

The deadline to fulfill these requirements is by the end of the first term of enrollment.

Immunization Requirements

As a condition of enrollment, California State University requires students to provide proof of full immunization for the immunizations identified in the table below. Cal State LA students submit immunization proof through the Patient Portal.

Immunization requirements must be completed by the end of the first term of enrollment.

Required Enrollment Immunizations
Required Immunizations Required Dosage
Hepatitis B (Hep B) Three (3) doses for students age 18 and younger.

Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR)

Two (2) doses with first dose on or after 1st birthday; OR positive titer (laboratory evidence of immunity to disease).
Meningococcal conjugate (Serogroups A, C, Y, W-135) One (1) dose on or after age 16 for all students age 21 or younger.

Tetanus, Diphtheria and Pertussis (Tdap)

One (1) dose after age 7.

Varicella (Chickenpox)

Two (2) doses with first dose on or after 1st birthday; OR positive titer. History of contracting the disease does not meet compliance.

Tuberculosis (TB) Screening/Risk Assessment

All incoming students are required to complete a Tuberculosis (TB) Risk Assessment on the Patient Portal.

Students who are at higher risk for TB infection, as indicated by answering "yes" to any of the screening questions, should undergo either skin or blood testing for TB infection within 1 year of CSU entry. Higher risk of TB infection includes travel to or living in South and Central America, Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe, and the Middle East; prior positive TB test; or exposure to someone with active TB disease.

The TB Screening/Risk Assessment must be submitted by the end of the first term of enrollment.

Additional Requirements

Certain students may have increased exposure risk (e.g., campus housing residents, international travel participants, student athletes) and have additional immunization and screening requirements. In addition, certain programs have additional requirements.

Health Care and Teacher Education Programs

All students enrolled in healthcare fields of study or teacher education programs are required to provide documentation regarding the completion of immunizations and health screenings as established by the state licensing agencies or clinical placement sites or fieldwork sites.

Students should contact their academic program for the specific required immunizations, health screenings (e.g., TB screening and physical examination) and any other fieldwork or clinical placement requirements.

On-Campus Housing Residents

All on-campus housing residents are required to complete a Tuberculosis (TB) Screening questionnaire on the Student Health Center Patient Portal before initial move-in and annually thereafter. To access the Patient Portal, log into MyCalStateLA and click the "Student Health Center Patient Portal" icon.

  • Note: Students who are at higher risk for TB infection, as indicated by answering "yes" to any of the screening questions, must submit proof of a negative TB skin test, negative chest x-ray, or negative QuantiFERON through the Patient Portal. 

Submission Requirements and Instructions

Deadline

The immunization and TB Screening/Risk Assessment requirements must be completed by the end of the first term of enrollment.

Please note: It takes approximately 7-10 business days to process documentation once entered into the Patient Portal. Students are encouraged to complete these requirements as soon as possible.

Acceptable Proof of Full Immunization

All students are required to submit acceptable proof of full immunization. Acceptable proof is defined as a written document that includes immunization names and dates (e.g., immunization record) or dates and results of blood testing indicating immunity (e.g., lab report) that is signed and dated by a licensed healthcare provider.

Please note: The Student Health Center is only able to accept documents in English. Records in other languages must be translated into English by a licensed healthcare provider prior to submission to the Patient Portal.

Submit Documents Through the Patient Portal

Incoming students complete the TB risk assessment and submit required immunization records through the Patient Portal.

  • To access the Patient Portal, log into MyCalStateLA and click the “Student Health Center Patient Portal” icon.
    • For security reasons, be sure to log out when you are finished using the portal

  • Click on the "Clearances and Forms" tab.

  • Proof of Full Immunization

    • Enter immunizations and dates each immunization was received.

    • Upload immunization record documents. Be sure documents meet the definition of acceptable proof above.

    • Additional records may be uploaded at any time, regardless of compliance status.

Students can check the Clearances and Forms tab for compliance status updates. Students will receive a message through the Patient Portal if any items are missing or require further action.

Please note: Submitted documents must include student name and date of birth.

Frequently Asked Questions | Resources

What is the Student Health Center Patient Portal?

Available Services

The Patient Portal is a confidential portal that eligible students can use to: 

  • Access your health information
  • Complete and submit forms
  • Provide patient feedback
  • Schedule and cancel certain appointments
  • Select preferred communication methods
  • Send and receive secure messages
  • Submit, view, and print immunization records
  • Update contact and emergency contact information
  • Upload, review and print immunization records

Keep Your MyCalStateLA/Network/Email Login Password Private

The Patient Portal provides students with access to their confidential health information, including visit notes, test results, medication history, provider messages, and appointment history.

To protect the privacy of your health information, please do not share your MyCalStateLA/network/email account password with anyone. If you are concerned that someone may have access to your password, please change your password at Home Page - MyCalStateLA ID.

Access the Patient Portal

To access the Patient Portal, log into MyCalStateLA and click the "Student Health Center Patient Portal" icon.

  • Important notes
    • Information is not shared between the Student Health Center Patient Portal and MyCalStateLA.
    • For security reasons, students should log out when finished using the Patient Portal

What is the Completion Deadline?

The immunization and TB Screening/Risk Assessment requirements must be completed by the end of the first term of enrollment. 

Please note: It takes approximately 7-10 business days to process documentation once entered into the Student Health Center Patient Portal. Students are encouraged to complete these requirements as soon as possible.

Do I Have to Complete These Requirements if All My Classes are Online?

The immunization and TB Screening/Risk Assessment requirements must be completed whether or not courses are online or in-person.

Can I Submit My Records by Fax?

TB risk assessment completion and immunization records submission must be completed via the Patient Portal.

How Do I Know if You Received My Records?

As long as required documents have been uploaded to the Patient Portal, immunizations have been entered in the Clearances and Forms tab, and the TB risk assessment has been completed through the Patient Portal, your records have been received.

Note:

  • It takes approximately 7-10 business days to process documentation once entered into the Patient Portal.
  • A confirmation message is NOT sent. Students can check the Clearances and Forms tab for compliance status updates. Students with missing documentation or who have any items that require further action will receive secure messages through the Patient Portal.

Will I Receive a Confirmation Email?

Confirmation emails are NOT sent. You can check your compliance status through the Patient Portal's Clearances and Forms tab. 

You will receive secure messages through the Patient Portal if you have any missing documentation or items that require further action.

What if I Need to Obtain a Required Immunization, Lab Test or TB Test/Lab?

Students may obtain required immunizations or lab testing through their personal healthcare providers or the Student Health Center.

Students are responsible for all associated fees.

Obtaining Services Through the Student Health Center

Students who would like to fulfill the requirements through the Student Health Center must call 323.343.3300 to schedule an appointment.

Students new to the University may complete Cal State LA required immunizations, tuberculosis screening, or related lab tests prior to their first semester of enrollment under the following conditions:

  • Services are available only during the term immediately preceding the first semester of enrollment.
  • Proof of acceptance into the University and program enrollment verification must be shown prior to receiving services.
  • Students must pay applicable immunization and lab test fees.
  • Eligibility for all other Student Health Center services begins with the first semester of enrollment. Please click on Eligibility for important information about Student Health Center eligibility criteria.

Student Health Center Fees

The following table identifies Student Health Center immunization and TB screening fees. Please note: Fees are subject to change.

Immunization and TB Screening Fees
Immunizations and TB Test Fees and Related Information
Hepatitis B (Hep B)

$45 per dose | $6 for blood test

Three (3) doses for students age 18 and younger.

Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR)

$80 per dose | $22 for blood tests

Two (2) doses with first dose on or after 1st birthday; OR positive titer (laboratory evidence of immunity to disease).

Meningococcal conjugate (Serogroups A, C, Y, W-135)

$125 per dose

One (1) dose on or after age 16 for all students age 21 or younger.

TB Test: Purified Protein Derivative (PPD)

No charge | $49 for blood test

Students who are at higher risk for TB infection, as indicated by answering "yes" to any of the screening questions.

Tetanus, Diphtheria and Pertussis (Tdap)

$40 (no charge if injury related)

One (1) dose after age 7.

Varicella (Chickenpox)

$150 per dose

Two (2) doses with first dose on or after 1st birthday; OR positive titer. History of contracting the disease does not meet compliance.

Fees are valid as of August 2021.

What if My Records are in a Language Other Than English?

The Student Health Center is only able to accept documents in English. Records in other languages must be translated into English by a licensed healthcare provider prior to submission to the Patient Portal.

What if I have a Medical Exemption?

Medical considerations may exempt certain students from this requirement. Students who seek a medical exemption must:

  1. Schedule an appointment with the Student Health Center by calling 323.343.3300.

  2. Provide the Student Health Center with a signed written statement by a licensed physician or surgeon that the physical condition of the student or medical circumstances relating to the student are such that immunization is not considered safe, indicating the specific nature and probable duration of the medical condition or circumstances that contraindicate immunization.

Are There Any Other Immunizations I Should Get?

Students are encouraged to discuss the following strongly recommended immunizations with their healthcare provider:

  • Hepatitis A (Hep A)
  • Hepatitis B (Hep B)
  • Human papillomavirus (HPV)
  • Influenza (Flu)
  • Meningococcal B (Meningitis B)

  • Meningococcal conjugate (Meningitis)
  • Pneumococcal
  • Poliovirus (Polio)
  • Immunizations for international travel

How do I Contact the Student Health Center?

Questions regarding these requirements and recommendations may be directed to the Student Health Center:

  • Phone: 323.343.3300

  • Location: Main walkway between the Career Development Center and La Kretz Hall

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