UAB Healthcheck, a COVID-19 Assessment Tool REQUIRED

Did Human Resources notify you about your re-entry to campus? If you have completed the “COVID-19: Basic Safety and Awareness Course,” click the button below to start UAB Healthcheck.

*If you have not been notified about re-entry or have not completed the required training, you will not be able to complete UAB Healthcheck at this time.

UAB Healthcheck is a COVID-19 assessment tool for employees and students to report the existence of any current COVID-19-related symptoms, exposure history, and testing history. 

UAB Human Resources or the UAB Office of Research will notify those who are cleared to come back to campus and send a link to the required training, COVID-19: Basic Safety and Awareness Course.” Those who are notified about their re-entry to campus should complete the training course prior to using UAB Healthcheck on a regular basis. 

During Modified Business Operations, UAB will begin a gradual, phased approach with some groups/functions returning to campus before others. Beginning May 26, some research and clinical activities will resume as UAB implements guidelines for phase 1 of the Yellow/Modified Business Operations level. Click here to view the full anticipated schedule for re-entry.

If you have not been notified by UAB Human Resources or the UAB Office of Research, you are not required to take the training course or participate in UAB Healthcheck, a COVID-19 assessment tool at this time.

Accessing UAB Healthcheck, a COVID-19 assessment tool, requires your BlazerID. The initial survey takes 20 seconds to complete. Subsequent surveys take 10 seconds to complete. Employees and students are encouraged to complete UAB Healthcheck daily. UAB requires employees and students to complete it at least every three days and offers an option to get a reminder.

Make your check-in quick and easy.

  • Pin this website to your phone’s home screen.
  • iPhone/iPad: open uab.edu/healthcheck in your browser, tap the share icon at the bottom, click “Add to Home Screen” from the menu.

Android: open uab.edu/healthcheck in your browser, click on the three dots in the top right menu, select “Add to Home Screen” from the menu.

Students, faculty and staff must be free of all symptoms potentially related to COVID-19 to return to campus. Click here for the Centers for Disease Control's most up-to-date symptom list.

UAB Healthcheck will help us all return to campus safely and help our community beat COVID-19. UAB employees and students will be asked to log on and share your symptoms — even if you are feeling healthy — to ensure a gradual, safe return to campus.

If the survey responses indicate the user is symptom-free and has no close exposure to someone with COVID-19 illness, the individual is cleared to re-enter campus.

If the survey responses show the user is currently experiencing COVID-19 symptoms or has been exposed to someone with COVID-19, or has been diagnosed with COVID-19 in the preceding month, the user will not be permitted to re-enter campus until medically cleared by Employee Health or Student Health

If you have symptoms, contact your health care provider and notify your supervisor or appropriate school official. Do not come to work or report to campus (CDC isolation guidance). Employee Health (for faculty and staff) or Student Health (for students) will actively monitor your progress and follow up with you as necessary. Together, we can return to a healthy and safe campus.

UAB Healthcheck FAQs

What is UAB Healthcheck?

UAB Healthcheck is a web-based COVID-19 assessment tool for employees and students that assesses existence of any current COVID-19-related symptoms, exposure history, and testing history. The required assessment will help us all return to campus safely and help our community beat COVID-19. 

UAB Healthcheck is used to manage large groups and reduce the risk of further exposure to COVID-19. UAB Healthcheck informs public health and university officials about emerging symptom hot spots before these areas have catastrophic consequences. It also helps university health officials on prioritizing participants who might need COVID-19 testing.

How does UAB Healthcheck work?

Employees and students will log on regularly to share symptoms — even if you are feeling healthy — to ensure a safe return to campus. The initial survey takes about 20 seconds to complete. Subsequent surveys take about 10 seconds to complete. 

Accessing UAB Healthcheck, a COVID-19 assessment tool, requires your BlazerID. The initial survey takes 20 seconds to complete. Subsequent surveys take 10 seconds to complete. Employees and students are encouraged to complete UAB Healthcheck daily. UAB requires employees and students to complete it at least every three days and offers an option to get a reminder.

If the survey responses indicate the user is symptom-free and has no close exposure to someone with COVID-19 illness, the individual is cleared to re-enter campus.

If UAB Healthcheck responses show the user is currently experiencing COVID-19 symptoms or has been exposed to someone with COVID-19, or has been diagnosed with COVID-19 in the preceding month, the user will not be permitted to re-enter campus until medically cleared by Employee Health or Student Health. If you have symptoms, contact your health care provider and notify your supervisor or appropriate school official. Do not come to work or report to campus (CDC isolation guidance). Employee Health (for faculty and staff) or Student Health (for students) will actively monitor your progress and follow up with you as necessary.

Why do I have to report my symptoms so regularly?

Because COVID-19 symptoms are a report at a single slice of time, students and employees should report their symptoms daily and are required to complete UAB Healthcheck every three days to confirm how they are feeling. 

I'm not cleared to re-enter campus. Should I be participating in UAB Healthcheck?

If you have not been notified by UAB Human Resources or the UAB Office of Research, you are not required to take the training course or participate in UAB Healthcheck, a COVID-19 assessment tool at this time.

Why is UAB recommending we use UAB Healthcheck?

UAB Healthcheck, a COVID-19 assessment tool, informs public health and university officials about emerging symptom hot spots before these areas have catastrophic consequences. It also helps university health officials on prioritizing participants who might need COVID-19 testing.

What am I required to do as a student/employee?

UAB Healthcheck, a COVID-19 assessment tool, is required for employees and students as part of the re-entry to campus protocol. Employees and students are required to take the “COVID-19: Basic Safety and Awareness Course" first, then participate in UAB Healthcheck. 

Is UAB Healthcheck secure? Is my privacy protected?

UAB Healthcheck, a COVID-19 assessment tool, is a HIPPA compliant platform. To access the tool, you will need to use your Blazer ID. 

UAB Healthcheck, a COVID-19 assessment tool, does not in any way track you as a person. It is a tool for you to report COVID-19 symptoms and any exposure. It does not track your location. UAB Student Health, Employee Health and Human Relations will receive the information to ensure those coming on campus are not showing symptoms.

Will I remain anonymous?

UAB Student Health, Employee Health and Human Resources will receive your information submitted with UAB Healthcheck, a COVID-19 assessment tool. The information is to ensure compliance and to identify employees or students who may need to be tested to further prevent the spread of COVID-19.

How do I access the tools? Do I have to use a smartphone?

To access UAB Healthcheck, you will need your BlazerID.

UAB Healthcheck is available through uab.edu/healthcheck, the UAB mobile app or the my.uab.edu portal. It is mobile-enabled so that it can be easily viewed on your phone. The site can be pinned to your smartphone home screen so that it appears as an app. It will also be available as a button on the UAB app. 

I've been participating in HelpBeatCOVID19.org. Do I have to use UAB Healthcheck?

If you have participated in the public COVID-19 assessment tool, helpbeatcovid19.org, you are still required to participate in the UAB Healthcheck. While both tools were developed by UAB experts, helpbeatcovid19.org is a public tool and not for UAB re-entry to campus

The public COVID-19 assessment tool, helpbeatcovid19.org, has been tailored for UAB re-entry and is being called UAB Healthcheck. UAB Healthcheck will help us all return to campus safely and avoid further risk and exposure to COVID-19. 

If you are receiving notifications for HelpBeatCOVID19.org, you can turn these off by replying STOP.

Will I receive notifications or reminders to fill out UAB Healthcheck?

There will be an option for you to receive reminders to report how you are feeling. 

If you are already receiving notifications for HelpBeatCOVID19.org, you can turn these off by replying STOP.

How do I opt out of HelpBeatCOVID19.org so I only receive reminders from UAB Healthcheck?

If you would no longer like to receive text notifications from HelpBeatCOVID19.org, simply reply STOP to the next helpbeatcovid19.org text you receive. You will no longer receive notifications. Please continue to log in daily and report your symptoms to help health officials identify hot spots of COVID-19.

Can I participate in both HelpBeatCOVID19.org and the UAB Healthcheck?

Yes, HelpBeatCOVID19.org is a public tool that helps public health officials and researchers identify hot spots across the state. UAB Healthcheck is a tool tailored for re-entry to campus tool and is required by UAB. UAB Healthcheck will help us all return to campus safely and avoid further risk and exposure to COVID-19.


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