7: Health Requirements

Hi, my name is Erika! I’m an international student here at UH Hilo and I also am a current intern at the Student Health and Wellness Programs. This section of the online orientation program is about health and wellness. It is important that you stay healthy while you are attending UH Hilo so that you will be able to be successful and enjoy everything that UH Hilo has to offer.

Student Health and Wellness Programs at UH Hilo provides medical and mental health care services. There are medical services available on campus staffed by nurse practitioners and most of your health care needs can be taken care of at the Student Medical Services Clinic on campus. There are also counseling services available on campus. Counseling services provides personal counseling and a supportive environment to help you develop your unique potential. Counseling services provides a safe setting where students can improve mental health and wellness and define and achieve academic and personal goals.

In addition, we also hold events and activities throughout the year to promote health, safety, and wellness. There are important health related things you will need to do, such as getting health insurance and your TB test. You will learn about them in this section, so be sure to pay attention. Don’t be afraid to ask if you don’t understand something. Also, the health care system in the U.S. can be different from other parts of the world, so it is important to learn about the health care system in the U.S. and know what to expect. We look forward to welcoming you and meeting you when you arrive. Thank you!