For our campus to better serve your medical needs, we ask all students to complete the following forms to provide medical history and emergency healthcare information.
If you need healthcare during your time at UMFK, a few options are available to you, from the Student Health Clinic on campus to hospitals in Fort Kent and the northern Maine region.
UMFK provides a Student Health Clinic on campus in cooperation with Northern Maine Medical Center. The clinic provides routine, non-emergency medical services to the campus community. Services offered include:
The Health Clinic also works with a behavioral counselor to provide free student consultation for two afternoons weekly.
Hours of operation for the clinic and behavioral services vary by semester and are posted in the UMFK campus portal.
Fort Kent is home to Northern Maine Medical Center (NMMC), a regional hospital providing emergency and specialized medical services for the local communities. Services available through NMMC include:
Northern Maine Medical Center is located at 194 East Main Street in Fort Kent, with 24/7 emergency services. NMMC also includes several clinics throughout the local area. For more information, call (207) 834-3155 or visit the NMMC website.
If you need medical services not available at NMMC or the Student Health Clinic, the northern Maine area is also home to the following hospitals, each with its own network of clinics and specialties:
The University of Maine System requires all international students to have health insurance coverage. As such, you’ll be automatically enrolled in the University’s student health insurance policy (SHIP) through Galagher Student Insurance. If you already have health insurance coverage that meets or exceeds the necessary coverage requirements or prefer getting comparable insurance through another company, you may waive enrollment into this health insurance plan. To waive UMS insurance coverage, you must do so through the Galagher website. You must provide proof of health insurance coverage for your waiver to be approved. In addition, your coverage must meet the following:
For more information, please visit the University of Maine System’s Student Health Insurance page.
The University of Maine System (of which UMFK is a member), in compliance with Maine state law, requires students to be immunized against certain diseases before attending classes or participating in campus activities.
If you’re a degree-seeking student, or a full-time non-degree student, born after December 31, 1956, you must provide proof of the following immunizations:
We will also accept lab results CLEARLY showing you have immunity to Measles, Mumps, and Rubella as long as they are signed or stamped by the medical provider.
Your immunization records must indicate the date it was received and the immunization agent used and are REQUIRED to be signed or stamped by the doctor, nurse, public health official, or school health provider who administered the immunization. We may also accept official school or military records as proof of immunization as long as they are based on immunization certificates and list, at a minimum, the month and year you received the vaccine.
English is the preferred language for immunization records when available. You may still submit your immunization records if they are in a language other than English, but please allow additional time for translation and verification.
By Maine law, you may only be exempt from Tdap and MMR immunization requirements under the following circumstances:
Students may use UMFK’s General Immunization Form, completed and signed by their medical provider, and return it to the Student Affairs Office (email: firstname.lastname@example.org; fax: (207) 834-7804). Students may alternatively provide a copy of their immunization record, completed and signed by their medical provider, through the University of Maine System Immunization Portal.
Students in the UMFK nursing program must meet the following medical and immunization requirements to participate in the program: