Health Records and Insurance

BearCare Portal

Access your health and wellness records, make medical or athletic training appointments, and submit forms and documentation to the Wellness Center and Sports Medicine Clinic.

BearCare Portal

Health Records

All incoming first year students and incoming transfer students are required to submit a health record and doctor’s physical form, which can found by clicking on the BearCare Portal link above. For more information on accessing your BearCare Portal, please review this video: 

Need Help? BearCare Portal Quick Tutorial



Immunization and Exemption Policy

Below is the complete list of vaccines that are Mandatory for Admission recommended by The American College Health Association. If you have not had these immunizations and would like to complete a request for exemption from immunization, please review the policy and process above. 

  • Tetanus/Diphtheria (dT) or Tetanus-Diphtheria-Pertussis (DPT)
  • Hepatitis B
  • MMR (Measles, Mumps, Rubella)
  • Polio
  • Varicella (Chicken Pox)
  • PPD
  • Meningitis A
  • Sickle Cell Screening is required for student athletes only

We strongly recommend immunization for HPV, Covid-19 and influenza. Students failing to get these immunizations do so at their own risk.

Health Insurance Enrollment/Waiver Process

All Ursinus students registered for 12 or more credit hours are required to provide proof of health insurance OR purchase the student health plan option underwritten by United Healthcare each year. Incoming students for the Spring 2024 term: The online waiver/enrollment link is active and can be found by clicking below.  

Insurance Enrollment/ Waiver Form   

Student Health Plan Information

The annual cost for the student health plan through United Healthcare for the 2023-2024 academic year is $2369.00 and the cost for new incoming Spring semester students is $1417.00.  The annual coverage will be in effect from August 7, 2023 through August 6, 2024.  

All students who are registered for 12 or more credits for the Fall 2023 term or are new incoming students for the Spring 2024 semester must complete the health insurance waiver/enrollment form online above. The deadline to waive or enroll in the plan for the Spring semester is January 31, 2024.

For more information on the Student Health Plan Option provided by United Healthcare please see the flyer below: 

2023-2024 Health Insurance Brochure

If you have additional questions about what the student health plan covers, please contact UnitedHealthcare Student Resources at 800-505-4160. You may also email or visit for more information.

Losing Your Health Coverage?

If you did not enroll during our open enrollment period and have since lost coverage under your original plan, you may qualify for a Qualifying Life Event. A qualifying life event is an event that triggers an open enrollment window for an individual to purchase the Student Health Plan outside of the scheduled open enrollment period upon providing proof of involuntary loss of coverage and payment, within 30 days of losing coverage. (example: marriage, divorce, loss of job, etc)

The enrollment form, check or money order and the letter of creditable coverage, must be received within 30 days of losing coverage. After 30 days, the student or dependents will no longer be eligible to enroll in the plan, until fall of the following school year.  Please click here for cost and enrollment information as a Qualifying Life Event.