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Pre-Entrance Health Requirements

Prior to arrival at UVA, Student Health and Wellness needs information about your health status and health insurance coverage. If you are a January term or spring start, please visit this webpage.

Most required forms will need to be uploaded to our HealthyHoos patient portal, which students can access via Netbadge. To fulfill the health insurance requirement, students will need to use the Aetna Student Insurance portal.

  • If you have not already, students should create their Netbadge ID and register their official UVA email account (Darden, Law, Mcintire, and UVA Health – please set up / use your email address, not your school-specific one.) NOTE: Students must activate both their email address AND their Netbadge ID to access HealthyHoos.

If you are a NEW student (transfer, undergraduate, graduate): 

  • COVID-19 Vaccine Requirement: All students who live, learn, or work in person at the University of Virginia during the 2021-2022 academic year must be fully vaccinated. Students may seek a medical or religious exemption to the vaccination requirement. Students with approved medical or religious exemptions will be subject to pre-arrival and weekly prevalence testing requirements and other public health measures. 
  • Pre-Entrance Health Form (PEHF): Please complete the PEHF accurately and upload it to the HealthyHoos patient portal by August 1, 2021 (fall start) and January 31st, 2021 (spring start). If your form is not received by the due date, you will be subject to a late fee of $100. 
    • Fall Start Due By: August 1, 2021
    • J-term/Spring Start Due By: January 31st, 2022
    • When possible, forms (included the PEHF) and immunization records uploaded or submitted to SHW should be filled out in English to expedite the review process. If English is not possible, our Medical records team may reach out to you to provide additional information as needed.
  • Health Insurance Requirement: All UVA students are required to have health insurance coverage. Students can satisfy this requirement by waiving UVA Aetna Student Health Plan coverage and uploading proof of current coverage to the Aetna Student Insurance Portal OR enrolling in the UVA Aetna Student Health Plan.
    • Fall Start Due By: August 31st, 2021
    • J-term/Spring Start Due By: January 31st, 2022
    • For more information and to begin the enroll/waive process, visit the SHW Insurance page. Please note that proof of insurance coverage cannot be uploaded to the HealthyHoos patient portal.
    • If you have financial concerns about the affordability of health insurance, please do not hesitate to email or call (434) 243-2702.

If you are a RETURNING student (transfer, undergraduate, graduate):

  • COVID-19 Vaccine Requirement due by July 1st, 2021, (fall start) or December 1st, 2021, (J-term/spring start).
  • Health Insurance Requirement due by August 31st, 2021, (fall start) or January 31st, 2022, (J-term/spring start).

Instructions + Forms:

Have additional questions? Check out our PEHF FAQs page. If your question is not answered, please contact our Medical Records team at