Student Health Information

Students are encouraged to have adequate insurance to take care of medical expenses incurred. See the Student Accident Health Insurance for Specific Programs for information.

Students are honor bound to stay home when sick or exhibiting symptoms of illness. 

COVID-19 Protocols. Students are expected to follow all processes and procedures per the PBSC Panther Proud! Panther Strong! Panther Safe! Return to Campus Protocol in reference to the COVID-19 pandemic which include self reporting exposures and positive tests for COVID-19 illness. 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 does not allow discrimination against students, faculty, or staff that have or are suspected to have HIV/AIDS or other infectious diseases, but students in various programs that require medical or clinical education, testing may be required depending on the specific program requirements. 

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 or rubella or who was immunized for this disease before 1965, obtain a measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccination or obtain proof of immunization prior to attending the College. Certain Limited Access programs require documentation of immunization. Refer to specific program information. Vaccination or proof of immunization can be obtained through the Belle Glade, Delray Beach, Lake Worth, Riviera Beach, and West Palm Beach Health Department clinics.