Health Information


For your health's safety sake, GCU requires that students provide immunization verification. Students are required to have two Measles, Mumps and Rubella immunizations or documented evidence of immunization against or immunity to measles, mumps and rubella before being allowed to register for classes.

Students must provide a doctor's statement, a blood titer showing immunity, or a copy of a health department card as proof of immunization. If no proof of prior immunization is available, then two MMRs not less than 30 days apart will be required. The immunization records should be submitted to the Health Center on campus.

International students often find it is more convenient and less expensive to have these immunizations before departing for the United States.

Health Insurance

All international students are required to carry health insurance through Grand Canyon University. It cannot be waived. It will be automatically added to your student account for payment.

Health Center

The Cooke Health and Wellness Center is conveniently located in the Student Union and provides limited health care services for a nominal fee. The Center is staffed by nurse practitioners who make available some of the following services:

  • Diagnose and treat illnesses
  • Order and interpret diagnostic tests
  • Prescribe medications
  • Blood pressure screening
  • Primary wound and burn care
  • Health education
  • Weight management
  • Allergy injections
  • Referral to specialists
  • Immunizations
  • Physical exams
  • Counseling referral