New Students


Welcome new students and families!


Welcome to UMass Amherst, and welcome to UHS, your on-campus health center.

We look forward to supporting your health and well-being at UMass.

Deadlines below are for new students entering UMass in Fall 2023.


New Student To-Do List:


  1. Visit the UMass Patient Portal. You will use the Patient Portal to submit immunization information and more required forms. To get started, go to and select "I have a UMass NetID" to login with your NetID and password. If you have trouble using the portal, review our Patient Portal FAQs.
  2. Submit your immunization records. Visit our immunizations page to learn how to submit your immunization records. Immunization records are due September 11. However, if you will attend an on-campus Ready for the U session, your records are due no later than June 12.
  3. Decide if you will keep or waive the Student Health Benefit Plan by September 18. Visit to waive the SHBP.
  4. If you keep the SHBP, be sure to print a new copy of your insurance card each academic year. If you will use a family member's insurance, obtain copies of your plan ID, prescription drug and health savings account cards. Learn more about health insurance at
  5. Enter your health insurance information, and upload a photo of the front and back of your insurance card, on the UMass Patient Portal under "Insurance."
  6. Complete required forms on the UMass Patient Portal. Required forms include:

*If you are under 18, these forms must be printed, signed by a parent/guardian, and uploaded on the portal "Upload" page. If 18+, forms can be submitted electronically on the portal "Forms" page.

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Did You Know?

In addition to general medicine, routine care and primary care, UHS provides the UMass campus community with a wide variety of specialty services. We have a full-service pharmacylaboratory, and radiology department on-site. Students can access specialty services that include eye careacupuncturephysical therapy, a women's health clinictransgender carenutrition, and more. View a complete list of our services. For mental health care and counseling, visit the Center for Counseling and Psychological Health.