For New Students

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Health Forms, Immunizations and Insurance

Health Background and Immunization Form Requirement

As required by the State of New York, UB’s Student Health Services requires that all students submit completed Health Background & Immunization Forms, and satisfy immunization requirements before registering for classes.

You should send the forms as soon as possible to the Student Health Center. If you submit the forms in time, you may be able to register for your classes before coming to Buffalo.

You can submit the forms via Air Mail or Express Courier (Attention: Susan Snyder) or Fax (716-829-2564).  Note: Since Student Health Services does not send confirmation that they received the forms, you may wish to submit them via Fax or Express Courier since both services provide confirmation of delivery. Please DO NOT return them to the International Admissions office. Also, scanned copies and e-mail attachments are not permitted. 

The Student Health Center's mailing address is:

University at Buffalo Student Health Services
Michael Hall
3435 Main Street
Buffalo, N.Y. 14214

If you are unable to complete all of your immunizations in your country, Student Health Services will assist you in obtaining the immunizations, but this will delay your class registration and you may not get the classes you want.

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Health Insurance

All international students at UB are required to have health insurance and will be billed directly for it. You are urged not to purchase health insurance prior to coming to UB because your insurance may not be accepted by UB. Please note that international students at UB should purchase health insurance for any dependents who come to live with them in Buffalo.