Starting May 10, UAB students, faculty and staff who are not considered health care personnel and do not work in or visit UAB clinical buildings or settings will no longer be required to complete Healthcheck. Before you stop Healthcheck, please confirm that you do not fit into a category listed below.

In the event you experience a COVID symptom or exposure after discontinuing daily Healthcheck, fill out the correct form here:

All individuals should continue to complete a daily Healthcheck through May 9. To stop Healthcheck text message reminders, simply respond STOP to your Healthcheck text on May 10 or do not respond to Healthcheck for six days.

UAB Medicine employees, health care personnel and others — including trainees and students — with a clinical touchpoint be screened prior to their shift can access Healthcheck here.

Click here to learn more about on-site visitor Healthcheck requirements.

Starting May 10, many members of the UAB community will no longer be required to complete a daily Healthcheck to access campus. However, in part to comply with a Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) requirement, students, faculty and staff who are considered health care personnel or have a touchpoint in a clinical building or setting will be required to complete Healthcheck daily until further notice.

Who will no longer be required to complete Healthcheck starting May 10?

Starting May 10, UAB students, faculty and staff who are not considered health care personnel and do not work in or visit UAB clinical buildings or settings will no longer be required to complete Healthcheck.

In the event you experience a COVID symptom or exposure after discontinuing daily Healthcheck:

All individuals should continue to complete a daily Healthcheck through May 9. To stop Healthcheck text message reminders, simply respond STOP to your Healthcheck text on May 10 or do not respond to Healthcheck for six days. Before you stop Healthcheck, please confirm that you do not fit into a category listed below.

Who needs to complete daily Healthcheck?

CMS requires that all UAB Medicine employees, health care personnel and others — including trainees and students — with a clinical touchpoint be screened prior to their shift. It is quick and easy to comply using UAB Healthcheck, which allows you to simply reply “YES” or “NO” to a daily text message. A completed Healthcheck generates a digital “passport”; employees and students should be prepared to display this passport upon request by a health screener to enter clinical buildings. Please enroll in Healthcheck if you have not already done so.

The following groups are required to complete Healthcheck seven days a week:

  • All Workgroup C employees
  • Health Services Foundation (HSF) employees
  • Health System employees
  • School of Dentistry: students, faculty and staff
  • School of Medicine: students, faculty and staff
  • School of Optometry: students, faculty and staff
  • Students or employees of other units, schools, colleges — including Joint Health Sciences — working in or entering clinical facilities on a regular basis, including but not limited to:
    • School of Education: Students and faculty working in the Community Counseling Clinic
    • School of Health Professions: Students, faculty and staff who work in Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy and Physician Assistant programs
    • School of Nursing: Clinical students, faculty and staff
    • Faculty members who use medical equipment (e.g., MRI) in a clinic

This requirement is effective now, and compliance of those required to complete Healthcheck will be monitored and enforced. To complete Healthcheck and/or register for or reactivate Healthcheck text messages, click here and enter your cellphone number.

Students, faculty and staff required to complete Healthcheck will receive additional communications with context and guidance from their respective schools or units. Please pay close attention to UAB and UABMC emails for important information.

Until further notice, visitors to UAB Hospital and clinics will be screened upon arrival. University guests must follow UAB visitor policies and complete the visitor Healthcheck.

Have Symptoms? Been Exposed?

  • Fill out your Healthcheck and check "yes" to exposure or identify your symptoms.
  • You cannot fill out Healthcheck twice in a day. Have you already filled out health check for the day?
    • Students should call Student Health Services (205-934-3580 or 205-934-3411 after-hours/weekends) for next steps.
    • Faculty and staff should fill out the Employee Health Symptom and Exposure form online.
    • Employees who are health care workers will not necessarily need to quarantine after exposures at this time and should follow the instructions of Employee Health.
  • DO NOT come to campus.
    • Students: DO NOT attend in-person class, clinical rotations, or other activity until cleared by Student Health Services. Notify your course instructors or supervisor that you cannot be present.
    • Faculty and staff: DO NOT report to work until cleared by Employee Health; if you are at work, leave. Notify your supervisor that you cannot be present. Note: At this time, employees who are health care workers will not necessarily need to quarantine and will be allowed to continue to work.
    • Health care workers should continue to report to work unless otherwise instructed through Healthcheck or by Employee Health.
  • Students who have symptoms of COVID-19 or have other urgent concerns, please contact Student Health Services (205-934-3580 or 205-934-3411 after-hours/weekends).
  • Faculty and staff who have symptoms of COVID-19 or have other urgent concerns, complete Healthcheck, and notify your supervisor. Remain under home isolation until you are cleared to return to work by Employee Health.
  • If you have symptoms and are going to visit a health care provider or Student Health Services, please call first and wear your face covering.

Go to our COVID-19 Symptoms page to see a full list of symptoms.

How UAB Healthcheck Works

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Fill out the initial set up survey the first time you access UAB Healthcheck.

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After that, you are required to complete UAB Healthcheck daily (7 days a week).

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Access UAB Healthcheck directly via the UAB app or https://healthcheck.staysafetogether.org/14. Employees can also access UAB Healthcheck through the myUAB employee portal.

4

Set up email and text reminders through the UAB Healthcheck tool.

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If you develop new symptoms — do not wait for a reminder — report them immediately. You cannot fill out Healthcheck twice in one day. If you have already filled out Healthcheck for that day, alert Student Health or Employee Health:

  • Students should call Student Health Services (205-934-3580 or 205-934-3411 after-hours/weekends) for next steps.
  • Faculty and staff should fill out the Employee Health Symptom and Exposure form online.
  • Employees who are health care workers will not necessarily need to quarantine after exposures at this time and should follow the instructions of Employee Health.

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Get your GuideSafe™ Event Passport and be cleared to be on campus for the day.

Guidance and requirements are subject to change and will be updated prior to future phases of entry, including a return to in-person instruction.