Occupational Health Clinic Requirements
Students must provide evidence they are in compliance with TAMC health requirements. During inprocessing, students must report to the TAMC Occupational Health Clinic with their immunization records or signed documentation from their physicians or school health officials showing that they are in compliance with TAMC’s health requirements. Students will not be allowed to start any rotation until compliance with TAMC's health requirements has been properly verified or they have been cleared prior to arrival.
Except where otherwise indicated, the following are considered the minimum essential requirements.
- Tuberculosis (TB) screening:
- IPPD (Mantoux Intermediate Strength PPD 5-TU), unless contraindicated, will be administered by a military or state facility within twelve (12) months prior to reporting to TAMC. Retesting will be required annually thereafter.
- Positive tuberculin reactors will obtain a chest x-ray within one year prior to reporting to TAMC and every four years thereafter. Bring documentation of examination date, findings of last chest x-ray (Note: Must be normal), and if TB medications were administered, and for how long.
- Rubella, rubeola, mumps and varicella screening:
- Screening tests for the presence of rubella, rubeola, mumps and varicella antibodies must be performed and students with non-protective titers must be immunized prior to reporting to TAMC.
- If a student received screening tests for the presence of rubella, rubeola, mumps and varicella antibodies and can obtain a statement from a physician or authorized official attesting to the fact that the student had protective titers, the immunizations will not be required. It is essential that the dates and the results of the titers be documented by the physician or authorized official or the statement will not be accepted.
- Tetanus-Diphtheria-Pertussis (Tdap): The student is required to have received a diphtheria-tetanus immunization within the past ten (10) years. There must be one documented dose of Tdap. After that dose of Tdap, Tetanus-Diphtheria (Td) boosters should be received every 10 years.
- Polio: The student is recommended to have had a completed series of polio vaccine prior to reporting to TAMC.
- Hepatitis: It is required that all personnel be immunized with the hepatitis B vaccine. Documentation for all three hepatitis B shots—to include dates—or positive HBsAbs must be provided before training may begin.
- Influenza: Recommend that influenza immunization should be up to date for the current flu season.
Advanced clearance may be granted if pertinent medical documentation is provided to the Occupational Health Clinic prior to your arrival. The following information needs to be faxed to 808-433-7835 at least four weeks prior to start date of your clinical rotation.
- Your full name.
- Social Security Number.
- Date of birth.
- Contact number.
- Email address.
- Rotation start date.
- Pertinent medical documents as mentioned above.
Without an advanced clearance, you must call the Occupational Health Clinic (808-433-6835) two weeks before your rotation to schedule an appointment on your first day of inprocessing. You will be required to provide the information above in order for the appointment to be scheduled. If the appointment scheduler doesn't answer the phone please leave your information on the answering machine along with your telephone number.
Exceptions to Policy. Requests for any exceptions to these policies will be coordinated with the Clinical Head Nurse at the TAMC Occupational Health Clinic or the U.S. Army Health Clinic, Schofield Barracks, for review by the Occupational Health Program Manager and the Chief, Department of Preventive Medicine or their authorized representatives.