Student Health Requirements


All MUSC students are required to submit documentation of immunity/immunization to specific vaccine-preventable conditions prior to arrival to campus. Maintaining these high standards is done to protect the safety of the students, staff, and patients. Obtaining the appropriate documentation (immunization records, immune antibody titers, TB testing) takes time, so please, begin gathering this information now. These requirements need to be completed before students are cleared to begin semester coursework. Immunization requirements and forms can be found on the Student Health website.

You will need to upload your immunization documentation into LifeNet. Student Health will review and certify your immunizations and notify you if anything is missing. Notification of missing documentation will be sent to your Lifenet account and via your MUSC email, so you must monitor these accounts. Do not disregard these messages. 

Students who have not completed compliance requirements prior to the deadline will not be allowed to registered for classes or be able to participate in first semester clinicals. If you miss a clinical due to failure to complete compliance requirements, you will be charged $250 for each missed clinical day.

Students who do not meet these requirements will not be enrolled in classes or allowed to attend clinical placements. All immunization compliance must be completed by no later than the deadline on your Compliance Checklist. If you are currently a MUSC employee, you must have your immunization records transferred from Employee Health Services to Student Health Services (they will not automatically do this for you).

Health Insurance

All students entering the Medical University of South Carolina are required to have health insurance in the event of illness or injury. Students who do not meet these requirements will not be enrolled in classes. MUSC offers a student health insurance plan. However, if you have an alternative health insurance policy, you may opt out of the MUSC Plan. Students will be notified about open enrollment via email. Students will be automatically billed unless they have waived out by the deadline date.

Drug Screen Test

A drug screen is required for all College of Nursing students. The below process is the only options for receiving an acceptable drug screen for the College of Nursing.

Before Starting:

  • A valid email is REQUIRED(if you do not have an email account you can establish a free account at
  • Have your credit card (Visa/MasterCard/American Express/Discover) information ready in order to process payment. Your credit card will be charged $47.00 for the service.

Getting Started:

  1. Log onto our website at
  2. If this is your first time visiting the site, click on the “Students Start Here” Button and enter the following promotional code when prompted: MUSCNURDT. If you have used the service previously, you can log-in to your existing account by clicking on the Login/Report Retrieval button located on the homepage. You will then be prompted to provide your user id and password. If you do not remember your log-in information, click on the “Forgot Login” button.
  3. Complete profile & e-sign forms as they appear
  4. Provide payment when prompted
  5. After you have successfully submitted your payment, you will be taken to the drug screening self-scheduling tool. Follow the on-screen instructions to register for your drug test and be sure to click on the “Finish” button when complete.
  6. You will receive a receipt/confirmation for your order via email as well

Getting Tested:

  • Drug testing: go to collection site listed on your electronic chain of custody form prior to the listed expiration date.
  • Bring the chain of custody form & government photo ID, e.g. – driver’s license

If you live in the Tri-County area (Charleston, Dorchester, Berkeley Counties), you may choose to get your drug screen completed via Student Health Services at a cost of $40. You must contact student health for an appointment.

If you are taking a prescribed medication appropriate documentation must be provided to the drug screening organization.

The chain of custody form does not need to be submitted to anyone but you must keep this form in a secure place in the event that your sample is lost a an issue arrises.