Health Services

Most of our health services are now offered virtually, conveniently through a phone or Microsoft Teams. For more information on how to contact us, please see below.

  • Report an Exposure or Positive COVID-19 Test
  • Schedule a Non-Urgent Telemedicine Appointment with a Healthcare Provider
  • (Non-Urgent) Questions for the Nurse
  • COVID-19 Questions
  • After Hours and Health Emergency
  • Health, Mental Health & Social Services Resources for Students during COVID-19 and Beyond


The mission of the Health and Wellness component of the Counseling, Health and Wellness Center is to provide a welcoming environment for William Paterson University students. The Health and Wellness Center staff members provide care for students who are ill or injured. Through health-related counseling and education, we support students' efforts to maintain their physical and emotional well-being and make informed decisions that promote personal wellness and effect life-long health.

The Health and Wellness office is staffed by advanced practice nurses (nationally certified nurse practitioners), registered nurses, medical assistants and a physician consultant.
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Health Services

  • Health Services
  • Sexual Health Services

Immunization Requirements

All new or continuing undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in a program of study leading to an academic degree at any four (4) year public or independent institution of higher education in New Jersey are required to provide evidence of immunization as a prerequisite to enrollment.

Required immunization dates must be entered by student into the "FORMS" section of their Student Health Portal (accessed via WPConnect > Student > General Services)

Then records or documentation of the entered vaccines should be submitted as directed on immunization entry page.

  • Required Immunizations
  • Recommended Immunizations
  • Exemptions
  • Documentation
  • Contact Information
  • Deadlines
  • Printable Forms

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Immunization Frequently Asked Questions

  • I was just notified that I need to submit my immunization records. Why?
  • Why do I need to submit my immunization records?
  • What is the deadline for submitting my immunization records?
  • What will happen if I do not submit my immunization records?
  • What are the required immunizations?
  • What are the required vaccines I have to submit?
  • Do I need any other vaccines?
  • What are acceptable immunization records?
  • What type of information must be on my immunization forms?
  • Where can I get my immunization records?
  • What do I do if I cannot find my immunization records?
  • Is a physical exam required?
  • How do I submit my immunization records?
  • How will I know if my forms was successfully received by the Counseling, Health & Wellness Center?
  • I’m having problems submitting my immunization records. What should I do?
  • I am a commuter student. Do I still have to submit my immunization records even though I am not living on campus?
  • I am a part-time student. Do I still have to submit my immunization records?
  • I am an international student. I am not sure if my immunization records will be accepted. Can I submit them the way they are?
  • What do I do if my immunization records are written in another language? Will the university accept them?
  • I am only taking online courses my first semester and do not have any classes that require me to be on campus or at any events. Am I required to submit immunization records?
  • I am in the process of completing my vaccines that require multiple doses; will I be allowed to register for classes?
  • Can I get the vaccines at WPU Health & Wellness Center?
  • Where can I get a vaccine shot?
  • How do I find my immunization records that I had previously given to WPU Counseling Health and Wellness Center?
  • How do I submit a religious exemption letter?
  • How do I submit a medical exemption letter?
  • What about other exemptions?
  • What will happen if I have an exemption and there is an outbreak on campus?
  • Where can I find out more about the required immunizations?
  • If I have any more questions, whom do I contact?

Listed below are forms commonly used by students at the Counseling, Health & Wellness Center.