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Health Screening Information

Health Screening Information

The Faculty of Health Sciences at McMaster University is committed to providing a safe learning environment for our students.

All learners in the following Health Professional Programs in the Faculty of Health Sciences are required to submit a McMaster Health Screening Record:

  • Midwifery Education Program
  • MSc in Child Life & Pediatric Psychosocial Care
  • MSc Occupational Therapy Program
  • MSc Physiotherapy Program
  • MSc Speech-Language Pathology Program
  • Nursing Graduate and Undergraduate Programs
  • Physician Assistant Education Program
  • Postgraduate Medicine Program
  • Undergraduate Medicine Program

The information collected on the Health Screening Record is used to verify that you meet the health requirements to practice safely in clinical settings and provides a baseline health profile for you as you begin or continue your health care career. Through this process you will have the opportunity to fulfill your first professional commitment and that is, to your safety and to those with whom you will interact.

McMaster University values your privacy. Personal information provided on the Health Screening Record and supporting documentation is protected and is being collected pursuant to the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act of Ontario (RSO 1990). This information will be held in strict confidence within the Faculty of Health Sciences Health Screening Office and only disclosed as needed with the consent of the student.


Questions or concerns about the Health Screening record, or upper year health screening requirements can be directed to Patricia Hartnett at 905-525-9140 ext 22249 or

FHS Health Screening Requirements for Health Professional Programs

NOTE: Updated requirements for Hepatitis B and Blood Borne Viruses effective October 1, 2017.

Specific requirements for your Program or year level can be found under the relevant tab on the left side bar.

Required forms can also be downloaded from the Forms & Submission tab.

All health screening documentation must be reviewed and cleared by the Health Screening Office before students may participate in clinical activities.

Please keep the original of your Health Screening Record and all supporting documentation for your files. Documents submitted to the FHS Health Screening Office are not retained.


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Student Wellness Centre

All McMaster University students, with exception of Postgraduate Residents and Fellows, can visit the Student Wellness Centre located in the McMaster University Student Centre B101 for all their primary health care needs, including assistance with completing the requirements on the Health Screening Record and annual tuberculosis (TB) screening. Fees may be charged for non-McMaster health forms, i.e. volunteer or elective placements.

The SWC is open year round, students entering Year 1 programs in the fall may visit the Centre during the summer prior to the start of their program provided they have been assigned a student number. Book an appointment early to ensure your deadlines are met. To learn more or to make an appointment, call ext. 27700 or see Student Wellness Centre.
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