Pathways to the Sky

Wellness Services

The confidentiality of all communications — whether written or oral — will be respected. However, exceptions may be necessary for legal requirements or in cases of medical emergency.

Women’s Health issues and contraceptive discussion/prescriptions are available by appointment. Depo Provera injections will be administered if students furnish their own supply, with their physician’s written order, and a PAP smear report that is “normal” within the last 12 months.


Health Services provides routine treatment and care to employees, faculty, and staff of the Daytona Beach and Worldwide Campuses. Dependents (spouse and/or children ages 18 and older) are also eligible.

There will be a charge of $15 per office visit that will be assessed to your payroll account.

Walk-in visits are seen on a first-come/first-served basis. Appointments can be made by calling 386-226-7917.

The medical staff will consider maintenance prescription renewal if the student provides the following on their personal physician’s letterhead:

  • Diagnosis
  • Date of diagnosis
  • Medication(s) and dosage(s)
  • Date of last prescription written by the physician

Yes. Here are some additional resources:

No, Health Services does not issue excuses. 

Students are responsible for discussing absences and late assignments with their instructors. Faculty may request oral verification of a student’s visit if the student completes an Absence Verification Form with the Dean of Students. Diagnoses are never released/discussed.


The university requires two doses of the MMR vaccine administered on or after the first birthday. Additionally, it is strongly recommended, though not mandatory, to receive three doses of the Hepatitis B vaccine and the meningitis vaccine. Students are required to provide written, physician-certified immunization documentation containing their name and date of birth, translated if necessary. Alternatively, if immunization records are unavailable, evidence of immunity can be shown by submitting a TITER test. The MMR TITER test is a blood test that checks for antibodies related to Measles, Mumps and Rubella.

While the Hepatitis B and Meningococcal Meningitis vaccines are highly recommended, they are not mandatory. However, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University strongly encourages all students to receive these vaccinations. If you choose to decline these vaccines, please contact Health Services at 386-226-7917 or to request a waiver for Hepatitis B and Meningococcal Meningitis to be added to your health portal.

Certain countries require a TB screening, which must be completed three months prior to your academic start date. Early TB screenings will not be accepted. You can complete a PPD skin test, QuantiFERON lab draw or a chest X-ray to fulfill this requirement.

Regarding the MMR vaccine, it is mandatory. If you wish to decline the MMR vaccine, you will need to obtain a religious exemption from your health department or a medical exemption. Once you have obtained these exemptions, please contact Health Services at 386-226-7917 or to inform them of your exemption and request the immunization waiver to be added to your health portal.

You can submit your immunization records through the Immunization History Form in your Health Portal.

Once you are on campus, you can complete a TITER test or TB screening (QuantiFERON lab draw) at any time by visiting Health Services Monday to Friday before 3:00 p.m. for lab pick-ups.

Your high school — or another college or university — will likely have this information on file.

Alternatively, you may take a blood titer test that will indicate your immunities to Measles, Mumps, Rubella. You will submit your laboratory report in your Health Portal in the Immunization History Form.

You can request copies of your existing records by either visiting our office at Building 500 in The Wellness Center (located across the parking lot from Doolittle Hall) or by completing the Records Release form and returning it via mail, fax, or email. Please note your signature will need to be notarized to release your information.

Yes, tuberculosis (TB) testing is required for international students enrolling from TB endemic areas.

  • The test needs to be done within three months of attendance.
  • The CDC and Florida Department of Health recommend testing populations that are at an increased risk for tuberculosis infection, including people born in a country where TB disease is common. TB testing is required for students from TB endemic areas.

WHO Countries With High Tuberculosis Incidence Rates

World Health Organization Global Tuberculosis Control

Countries listed are at a 20 per 100,000 Incident Rate or higher:


  • Afghanistan
  • Algeria
  • Angola
  • Azerbaijan


  • Bangladesh
  • Benin
  • Bhutan
  • Bolivia
  • Botswana
  • Brazil
  • Brunei Darussalam
  • Burkina Faso
  • Burundi


  • Cambodia
  • Cameroon
  • Central African Republic
  • Chad
  • China (excluding SARs)
  • Congo
  • Congo, Democratic Republic
  • Cote d'Ivoire


  • Djibouti
  • Dominican Republic


  • Ecuador
  • El Salvador
  • Equatorial Guinea
  • Eritrea
  • Eswatini (Swaziland)
  • Ethiopia


  • Fiji


  • Gabon
  • Gambia
  • Georgia
  • Ghana
  • Greenland
  • Guinea
  • Guinea-Bissau
  • Guyana


  • Haiti
  • Hong Kong (SAR of China)


  • India
  • Indonesia


  • Kazakhstan
  • Kenya
  • Kiribati
  • Korea, People's Rep (North)
  • Korea, Republic of (South)
  • Kyrgyzstan


  • Lao
  • Lesotho
  • Liberia
  • Libya


  • Macau (SAR of China)
  • Madagascar
  • Malawi
  • Malaysia
  • Mali
  • Marshall Islands
  • Mauritania
  • Micronesia
  • Moldova
  • Mongolia
  • Morocco
  • Mozambique
  • Myanmar (Burma)


  • Namibia
  • Nauru
  • Nepal
  • Nicaragua
  • Niger
  • Nigeria
  • Niue
  • Northern Mariana Islands


  • Pakistan
  • Palau
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Paraguay
  • Peru
  • Philippines


  • Romania
  • Russian Federation
  • Rwanda


  • Sao Tome and Principe
  • Senegal
  • Sierra Leone
  • Singapore
  • Solomon Islands
  • Somalia
  • South Africa
  • South Sudan
  • Sri Lanka
  • Sudan


  • Tajikistan
  • Tanzania
  • Thailand
  • Timor-Leste (East Timor)
  • Tokelau
  • Turkmenistan
  • Tuvalu


  • Uganda
  • Ukraine
  • Uzbekistan


  • Venezuela
  • Viet Nam


  • Yemen


  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe

Emergency Services

If you are in need of emergency medical care, please call Campus Safety at 386-226-6480 or call 911. Halifax Hospital Medical Center is less than half a mile from campus. Charges will apply

On campus, call extension 66480 or 386-226-6480 to contact the Safety Department. After hours, notify your RA (Resident Advisor) and/or Campus Safety

Halifax Medical Center: 386-254-4000

How can I locate an FAA medical examiner?

Log on to Flight Physical or AME Locator

Flight students wishing to medically ground must first contact their flight instructor AND may come to Health Services, or do so electronically and submit a query before your activity start time. Phone calls to Health Services are not applicable to ground or unground from flights. 

This is accessible in ETA under the “Links” icon. 

(Links > Request For > Ground > Ground Type > Medical Check Statement of Understanding and submit query) 

Information will be electronically stamped for the date and time of submission. You, the Flight Department and Health Services will receive an email confirmation of the medical ground. You will be required to go to Health Services during business hours to support your flight ground. If Health Services is closed or if you are not well enough to come in, you must then be seen on the next business day to avoid a “no show.”

To become un-grounded (minimum of 24 hours from initial request), you must return to Health Services to be seen and evaluated. A nurse will document your release time in ETA.

For questions regarding the policy for flight groundings, please email

There has been concern and media attention regarding the consequences of substance abuse on college campuses across the nation. Most persons are aware of the dire effects that alcohol and drugs can have on one’s health and safety.

Embry-Riddle students should also be aware that the consequences of substance abuse include irrevocable adverse effects on a career in the aviation/aerospace industry.

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Health Services
Building 500