Health Program Physicals

All RRCC Health Programs require a physical exam, proof of vaccinations, and a TB test in order to complete the program requirements. The Student Health & Counseling Center provides health program physicals for signature and verification of vaccinations at NO COST for current students. Vaccinations and TB tests are available for whole sale cost (if needed.)

Health Programs requiring a Physical for Signature and Vaccinations:   

Physician Assistant, Sonography, Radiology Tech, EMT, Medical Assistant, CNA, RN refresher 

Other programs: The RRCC Fire Academy and Police Academy also require a physical exam. Vaccinations may not be required- check with your department for the most up to date information.

All physical exam and vaccination requirements are determined by individual departments. Please direct questions/concerns to your department contact.


Please schedule program physical appointments by calling 303.914.6655 (Lakewood) or 303.914.6070 (Arvada). The Student Health & Counseling Center may not be able to accommodate walk-ins or same day physicals due to the high volume of patients. Please plan accordingly.  

What to Bring:

Please bring a copy of your childhood and adult vaccinations to your visit. Many records are kept by parents, pediatrician offices, and past colleges. We highly recommend putting in the work to find your vaccinations as the cost of being re-immunized can be expensive. If vaccine records cannot be found, the providers will guide you regarding the best way to test for immunity (lab draws) or get booster shots for required vaccinations. For more information about vaccinations for healthcare workers, please visit the CDC vaccine website. 

What to expect:

  • Please arrive 15 minutes early to fill out paperwork regarding your past medical history, medications, family history, etc. Those who are late for their appointments will have to re-schedule at a later date and time.
  • Your appointment with the Provider may last up to 30 minutes.
  • Allow for additional time for TB test placement, vaccinations, or lab draws if applicable.
  • TB tests must be read 48-72 hours after placed! You must be able to return to the center approximately 2 days later to have it read. If you miss this appointment the TB test will have to be re-placed at the patient's expense. TB tests are only placed on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. TB tests placed on Tuesday at the Lakewood campus must be able to have the test read on Thursday at the Arvada campus or Friday at the Lakewood campus.   

Other Physicals for Signature:  

We are happy to complete physical exams for other needs such as daycare employees, camp counselors, and international travel/study abroad.

Physicals for Accessibility Services will be evaluated on a one-on-one basis. Some patients may require specialized testing that is not available in the center. Referrals will be made for such patients. 

*We are unable to provide specialized physical exam for CDOT due to the specific certification and training needed to provide these physicals.*