Chaminade University supports the State of Hawaii mandate that certain health requirements be met for entrance to post-secondary educational institutions (Hawaii Administrative Rules, Title 11, Department of Health, Chapter 157). All students, including faculty/staff enrolled as students, must comply with health clearance requirements.
Click here for Health Clearance Requirements for all Chaminade University students due prior to the first day of instruction.
Chaminade University has implemented a mandatory COVID-19 weekly testing protocol policy for all students, faculty, and staff. Under the new policy, students attending in-person classes or utilizing on-campus services will be required to take a weekly COVID test or submit proof of their vaccination. You may opt out of the weekly testing by uploading proof of COVID vaccination through the University Portal. For information on free weekly on-campus testing and other important COVID related information, please refer to the university’s COVID information page.
Students who do not comply with requirements may have a hold placed on their student account that results in an inability to register for courses, reside in CUH residence halls, and/or participate in intercollegiate athletics. Please note that students who choose to waive vaccine requirements or those who have not submitted proof of immunization may be required to leave the campus in the event of disease outbreak.
It is highly advised that students consult and consider receiving all of the CDC recommended vaccinations for adults. Health requirement clearance will be provided upon completion of the stated requirements through the Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs/Dean of Students.
All post-secondary students who attend classes exclusively online or electronically via remote learning are excluded from the immunization requirements.
If certain immunizations are contraindicated due to a medical condition, you may be exempt from immunization requirements. You will need to complete the Hawai‘i State Department of Health Medical Exemption Form and send a copy directly to the Hawai‘i State Department of Health (address on bottom of form) and a copy to email@example.com. A copy of this form may be found on the Chaminade Portal.
You may also be exempt from immunizations due to your religious beliefs. In this case, you will need to submit a Religious Exemption Form (also available on the University Portal) to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please refer to the Hawai’i Department of Health for guidelines on Immunization Requirements and Exceptions to these requirements (refer to Section 11-157-5 Exemptions). Valid exemptions for immunizations include medical and/or religious reasons. No other exemptions are allowed by the State.
Chaminade University requires student health information for use in emergency or epidemic situations. While the university does not provide on-campus health services, there are nearby medical practitioners and clinics that provide basic services, immunizations, and lab testing for a fee.
While attending Chaminade University, it is important for students to protect their health and financial stability by having adequate health coverage to address minor and major illnesses that may arise.
Health insurance is required for intercollegiate athletes, students with international status, and those residing in campus residence halls.
Provided that the student’s status matches any of the above criteria, it is the student’s responsibility to maintain current valid health insurance throughout their tenure at the University. Please provide staff in the Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs/Dean of Students any updates or changes to your coverage.
Discounted student health insurance plans are available through the Hawaii Medical Service Association (HMSA) under the Chaminade University/University of Hawaii Student Health Insurance Plans*. Non-student general plans are also available to students through Kaiser Permanente or students may conduct an individual search for comparable coverage through various other insurance plans. Be sure to consider the best options to meet your health needs.
*Please note that the student HMSA plans do not cover injuries received as a result of practice for or participation in intercollegiate athletics. It is recommended that student-athletes seek an alternative health insurance plan.
Physicals for Athletes
A physical is required for all intercollegiate athletes. The physical form is available through the Athletics Department website or by calling (808) 735-4790. The form must be completed prior to commencing practice or participating in competition.
Medical Services Transportation
Taxi service for medical transportation will be provided free of charge for students living in University residence halls and apartments from all of the Chaminade-operated residential facilities. Only Chaminade’s official taxi service vendor, The Cab, may be used for medical transport. Chaminade’s official taxi service vendor, The Cab, may be used for medical transport. Transportation to and from the following health services clinics is available:
- Queen’s Island Urgent Care (Kapahulu or Kahala locations)
- Kaiser Permanente Honolulu (Pensacola St)
- Kaiser Permanente Hawaii Kai Clinic
- Kapi‘olani Medical Center for Women and Children
- Queen’s Medical Center
- Straub Medical Center (King St.)
- Straub Medical Center – Hawai‘i Kai Clinic
- Straub Kahala Clinic – Hawai‘i Pacific Health
Note: Kaiser Permanente Moanalua Medical Center is not an eligible location for medical transport using Cabbux.
Please inquire with staff in Residence Life or Security for more information.
The forms listed below are available in PDF format and can be obtained from our office or printed from the Chaminade Portal. If you need assistance with accessing the portal, please visit the Client Services website for login instructions.
- Chaminade Student Health Form
- Request for Exemption from Required Immunizations – Religious
- Request for Exemption from Required Immunizations – Medical
- TB Risk Assessment