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Student/Employee Health Office (SEHO)

Supporting the physical well-being of all students and employees.

About the Student-Employee Health Office

Student/Employee Health Office (SEHO) Goals

  1. To support the physical well-being of all students and employees.
  2. To work cooperatively with the Colleges to ensure student health clearance requirements are being met.
  3. To establish and maintain employee health records in compliance with local, state, and federal regulations.

The SEHO provides the following services:

  • Provides orders for select serum blood titers, tuberculosis tests, and immunizations.
  • Review and signs off on rotations health clearance forms. It will take 10 business days to complete this process.
  • Monitors employees whose jobs require health screening and surveillance, e.g., employees who work in patient care delivery or in certain types of research.
  • Coordinates monitoring for bloodborne pathogen exposures.
  • Provides information on communicable and infectious disease in accordance with the WHO, CDC, State of California, State of Oregon, and local public health offices.

Information will not be released without the expressed consent of the individual except for legal subpoenas and for some communicable diseases, which by law must be reported to the Department of Public Health, e.g. bloodborne pathogen exposure that converts to a positive Hepatitis B.

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To All New Incoming Students

For all new incoming students in 2024-2025, you will submit your health clearance requirements using CastleBranch immunization management software.

More information about CastleBranch will be provided in early 2024. These requirements must be submitted and approved prior to your registration for classes.

For questions related to registration or your classes, contact the Registrar’s Office at
  • Annual Influenza Vaccine

    Students: The Annual Influenza Vaccine is due each year by November 30th. All students must send documentation showing they have received this vaccine to or a hold will be placed on their account. If your college has an earlier due date, then you must follow that due date. Please ensure that you have included your college, graduation year, and WesternU ID number on the top of the document.

    Employees: The flu vaccine is strongly encouraged, but not required.


  • What to do if you are experiencing COVID-19 Symptoms

    People with COVID-19 have had a wide range of symptoms ranging from mild to severe illness. COVID-19 most often causes respiratory symptoms that can feel like a cold, the flu, or pneumonia. Some people with COVID-19 have no symptoms. Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus.

    Symptoms of COVID-19 may include:

    • Fever or chills
    • Cough
    • Shortness of breath/difficulty breathing
    • New loss of taste or smell
    • Fatigue
    • Runny or stuffy nose
    • Muscle or body aches
    • Headache
    • Sore throat
    • Nausea or Vomiting
    • Diarrhea

    If you have symptoms of COVID-19, stay home away from others and get tested.

    If you have any respiratory symptoms (cough, runny nose, sore throat) wear a well-fitting mask when you are around others indoors.

    • If you test positive for COVID-19 or a doctor tells you that you have COVID-19, you must submit the COVID-19 Report Survey and follow the isolation instructions you receive.
    • If you test negative for COVID-19, but you still have symptoms, stay home away from others. You can resume normal activities when you have been fever-free without the help of fever-reducing medicines for at least 24 hours.
      Remember: Tests can miss early infection. Antigen tests (including self-tests) are more likely to miss early infections than PCR tests. If you test negative for COVID-19, take at least one more COVID-19 test 48 hours later. Read and follow all test instructions correctly. See FDA instructions on repeat testing.
  • What to do if you test positive for COVID-19

    If you have COVID-19, you must:

    • Submit a COVID-19 Report Survey,
      • Begin isolation (you must follow current Isolation Orders. Los Angeles County guidance is provided as a best practice and must be followed prior to returning to any WesternU campus),
      • Wear a highly protective mask around others while indoors and outdoors for 10 days, and
      • Tell your close contacts that they could be infected.

    Upon submission of the COVID-19 Report Survey, you will receive email instructions regarding isolation and other return-to campus information. Please notify your supervisor and/or faculty/college that you will not be allowed on campus for at least 5 days.

    Students who are on clinical rotations may follow guidance provided from your clinical site to return. This may include a
    shorter isolation period as directed by state and local public health authorities.

    NOTE: If you have left isolation and have a return or a worsening of your COVID-19 symptoms, you should
    re-test (with an antigen test). If the test is positive, you should re-start isolation at Day 0.

    Please contact if you have any questions.

    The WesternU Pharmacy provide COVID Therapeutics and Testing. Please contact 909-706-3730 for additional info.

  • What to do if you are exposed to someone with COVID-19

    Follow current COVID-19 Instructions for Close Contacts. (Los Angeles County guidance is provided as a best practice and must be followed prior to returning to any WesternU campus).

    Students who are on clinical rotations may follow guidance provided from your clinical site.