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Health Information

The Student Health Center (SHC) welcomes you and looks forward to serving your health care needs. There are a couple of things that you are required to do as part of your class registration process. We encourage you to do them soon.

Immunizations – you are required to submit proof of Measles immunization (everyone) and Hepatitis B immunization (if you will be under 19 years old on the first day of classes).


This is a two step process as described below.

1. Fill out the form through the “Secure Message” system:

Go to the Humboldt State University – Health Center website at to register for this service.  Click on ‘Secure Message Portal" on the left side of your screen and follow directions to register:

Your username is your assigned HSU Student ID number

You will receive an email notifying you of your successful secure message portal registration along with a temporary  password to access your secure messages. You may now sign on to the ‘Secure Message Portal’ using your Student ID number and the assigned password. You can change your assigned password at any time.

When you access the secure message site, there will be a required form for you to fill out called Immunizations. Please fill this out at your earliest convenience to ensure these requirements are met. 

If you are having problems, please call 707-826-5036 (you will receive a call back upon leaving a voicemail message) or send an email to with your questions. **Please do not email your immunization records as email is not a secure method. Immunization records may be: faxed, mailed, or dropped-off at the campus Student Health Center. 

2. Send a copy of your immunizations to: 

Humboldt State University

Student Health Center

1 Harpst Street, Arcata

CA  95521

Or fax to 707-826-5042 along with the Health Center Immunization Form. Please be sure your name and Student ID number is on each page that you send.


Health Insurance

It is strongly recommended that all students have supplemental health insurance to cover the costs of unexpected injury and illness. The mandatory Student Health Fee supports direct care services at the Student Health Center. It does not cover the cost of visits to outside physicians and hospitals, or care for chronic conditions. If you do have health insurance, review your plan and/or call your carrier and make sure you understand the benefits, conditions and limitations of your plan.