Health Career Students

Health Services oversees the initial clearance and yearly reassessment process for clinical participation for all health career students. Certain health requirements must be met to protect both you and your patient in the programs listed below. Please note that religious exemptions from required vaccinations are not acceptable in clinical settings, per NYS Health Department regulations (however, they are allowed for general college attendance).The required health documents are detailed below.


1. Physical Exam 

 2. Health Insurance  

  • Clinical Lab Technician, Dental, Nursing, Radiation and Surgical Technician students taking clinical courses must maintain health insurance.Students are automatically enrolled and billed by the college for the Student Health Insurance Plan through Allen J. Flood, Inc., unless proof of comparable coverage is provided. If you have comparable insurance, you may waive the school's contracted plan*.
  • Please check with your individual program for more information about the insurance waiver process, as some programs waive for students.You may waive online at CHP (once the information for the current school year is posted by the Flood company).  
  • Please contact Angela French of  A.J. Flood directly for more specifics or questions about waiving the insurance at afrench@ajfusa or 1-800-734-9225.

*You may explore options for comparable insurance at the New York State of Health Insurance Marketplace website. Many MCC students qualify for low or no cost insurance available through this program, and enrollment for these particular programs is year round.You may also contact one of the local representatives below for assistance:
              Shawndel Lewis, (585)-713-0986 or
              Sheila Forsett (585) 754-7011 or
              Lisa Galletto, (585) 278-4187 or


May is PPD/Reassessment Time

1. Every student must complete a Reassessment Form in May. Please bring this completed form to your PPD appointment. 

2. Every student must complete a yearly PPD between May 1st- May 31st. You may schedule the PPD at no charge in our office or submit proof of a negative PPD or Quantiferon Gold blood test completed between May 1st- May 31st. A PPD involves two visits and the second visit must be two to three days (48-72 hours) after the first.

  • For those with a past positive PPD or positive Quantiferon Gold blood test, please complete a TB Screening Form and Reassessment Form- no testing is needed.
  • If you are graduating within 6 months, please call our office to see if you need a TB test.
  • Pregnant students must get verbal approval from their healthcare provider for PPD placement. If the doctor doesn't approve the PPD, a doctor's note is required.

For your convenience, you may submit your paperwork by: Dropping it off to 3-165, emailing to, fax to (585) 292-3856, or by U.S. mail to our office (3-165). There is a drop box outside our office for after hours.