Student Health Information

Students are encouraged to have adequate insurance to take care of medical expenses incurred.

COVID-19 Protocol Students are expected to follow all processes and procedures per the PBSC Panther Proud! Panther Safe! Panther Strong! Return to Campus Protocol in reference to the COVID-19 pandemic. This plan is subject to revision based upon any new relevant data and conditions.

Palm Beach State College is dedicated to protecting the health and safety of our students. Panthers are expected to practice social distancing, good hand hygiene, staying home when sick, and using facial coverings and adhere to all COVID-19 protocols.

AIDS/Infectious Disease Policy. The College will allow students with infectious diseases including, but not limited to, AIDS, AIDS Related Complex (ARC) or those testing positive for Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) to participate in any student programs unless it can be demonstrated that such students are a direct threat to other students, employees, or the public.

If it is determined that a student who has an infectious disease appears to pose a threat to other persons, the condition will be reviewed by a college committee consisting of the vice president of student services and enrollment management, two College employees in the health care field, and one other administrator, counselor or faculty/instructor appointed by the President. The committee will review the facts and recommend to the President whether or not action should be taken. The committee will consider “reasonable accommodation” if it is determined that some type of action is required.

The committee will take reasonable measures to safeguard the confidentiality of medical records or other information it has obtained.

Measles Immunization. It is strongly recommended that all students who are either under the age of 35 years and have not had measles (rubella) or who were immunized for this disease before 1965 obtain measles immunization prior to attending the College. Certain Limited Access programs require documentation of immunization. Refer to specific program information. Immunization can be obtained in the Belle Glade, Delray Beach, Lake Worth, Riviera Beach and West Palm Beach Health Department clinics.