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.

Student Health Clinic

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:

  • Physical Exams
  • STD Checks
  • Basic Suturing
  • Treatment of Urinary Tract Infections
  • Sports Physicals
  • Tobacco Cessation
  • Ear Lavage
  • University required immunizations
  • Pap Smears
  • Birth Control Counseling
  • Treatment of Upper Respiratory Infections
  • Treatment of Orthopedic Problems
  • Headache Treatment
  • Basic Nutritional Counseling
  • Minor Excisions and I & D

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.

Northern Maine Medical Center

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:

  • Cardiopulmonary
  • Care Coordinators
  • Diabetes Education
  • Emergency Services
  • Endocrinology
  • Endoscopy
  • Gastrointestinal Health
  • Gynecology
  • Hospitalist Services
  • Inpatient Services
  • Laboratory Services
  • Long-Term Care and Skilled Nursing
  • Obstetrics
  • Oncology/Hematology
  • Orthopedics
  • Pain Management
  • Pharmacy Services
  • Psychiatry
  • Radiology & Imaging
  • Sleep Medicine
  • Social Services
  • Surgical Services
  • Rheumatology (via telemedicine)
  • Therapy Services
  • Urology

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.

Other Area Hospitals

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:

Cary Medical Center
163 Van Buren Road, Suite 1
Caribou, Maine 04736

Phone: (207) 498-3111

Northern Light A.R. Gould
140 Academy Street
Presque Isle, Maine 04769

Phone: (207) 768-4000

Health Insurance

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:

  • Medical Benefits of at least $100,000 per accident or illness
  • Repatriation of Remains in the amount of $25,000
  • Expenses associated with the medical evacuation of the exchange visitor to their home country in the amount of $50,000
  • A deductible not to exceed $500 per accident or illness
  • A policy that’s underwritten by an insurance carrier with:
    • an A.M. Best rating of “A-” or above;
    • a McGraw Hill Financial/Standard & Poor’s Claims paying Ability rating of “A-” or above;
    • a Weiss Research, Inc. rating of “B+” or above;
    • a Fitch Ratings, Inc. rating of “A-” or above;
    • a Moody’s Investor Services rating of “A3” or above.

For more information, please visit the University of Maine System’s Student Health Insurance page.

Immunization Requirements

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:

  • One (1) dose of Tetanus/Diphtheria (Td or Tdap) received within the last ten (10) years;
  • Two (2) doses of Measles, Mumps, and Rubella (MMR) received AFTER your first birthday; if measles inoculation occurred before 1968, you must provide proof it was done with a live virus.

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:

  • You provide a written statement from a licensed healthcare provider (doctor, nurse practitioner, or physician assistant) stating that, in their medical opinion, you shouldn’t receive immunizations against one or more diseases. To request an exemption from immunization requirements, please visit the University of Maine System Immunization Portal to download, complete, and submit an immunization waiver form, email your request to, or fax it to (207) 834-7804.
  • You take classes fully remotely and will not attend or participate in classes or activities at a facility, campus, center, or site of the University of Maine System or any other school.

Students may use UMFK’s General Immunization Form, completed and signed by their medical provider, and return it to the Student Affairs Office (email:; 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.

Requirements for Nursing Students

Students in the UMFK nursing program must meet the following medical and immunization requirements to participate in the program:

  • Tetanus-Diphtheria (TD): TD vaccine within the past ten (10) years.
  • Mumps, Measles (Rubeola), and Rubella (MMR): Two doses of Measles, Mumps, and Rubella or two MMR vaccines or a titer with Immune results for Measles, Mumps, and Rubella.
  • Hepatitis B: vaccination series (three vaccines) and provide results for a Hepatitis B surface antibody titer.
  • Varicella (chicken pox): Two Varicella vaccines or proof of immunity by positive Varicella titer. Student self-report of having had Varicella is adequate proof of immunity by completing the student self-report form with the UMFK Division of Nursing.
  • PPD: testing for tuberculosis. Complete the consent to TB screening form and provide 2 PPD tests within the past year or complete a 2-step PPD. An annual PPD test will be required thereafter while in the nursing program.
  • Health Evaluation: physical exam
  • CPR: Provide proof of CPR certification by American Heart Association Basic Life Support for Healthcare providers.
  • Create an account and complete your immunization record with the Verified Credentials Background Information Center.