Allied Health Resources

Apply to an Allied Health Program

The nine programs in Mesa College’s Allied Health Department have selective enrollment and special admission requirements for those interested in obtaining an Allied Health degree or certificate. View the programs below to find an upcoming information session and learn how to apply.

Allied Health Policy Manual

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Important Program Requirements

As an Allied Health student, you will be required to successfully complete Directed Clinical Practice (DCP), clinically-based courses held in health care facilities. These facilities may require background checks, including fingerprinting and drug screening, as a condition of placement at the clinic. Refusal to submit to a background check, or failure to meet clearance criteria established by the health care facility, may prevent placement in DCP courses and thus, it may not be possible to successfully complete the program. Health care facilities also require adherence to strict standards of conduct. Facilities may refuse educational access to any person who does not adhere to the facility’s standards of safety, health, and ethical behavior. This may be cause for removal from the program.

You will also be required to complete a 10 panel drug screen, a physical exam, provide immunization records or titers verifying immunity (Measles, Mumps, Rubella, Varicella, Hepatitis B, Tetanus, Diphtheria and Pertussis) and Tuberculosis status prior to being placed at a clinical facility. Some programs may also require proof of Influenza immunization during flu season.

Program Costs

In addition to the cost of enrollment, you are responsible for the costs of all required immunizations and medical exams. All costs listed below are subject to change without notice and may vary by healthcare provider.

  • American Databank Complio Immunization Tracker - $26.00/year
  • Background Check & Drug Screen Combo package - $71.00/year
  • CPR American Heart Association BLS Certification - $50.00 - $70.00
  • Physical Exam at Mesa Health Services - $35.00 cash
  • TB skin test (2 step) at Mesa Health Services year one - $16.00 cash
  • TB skin test at Mesa Health Services - annual for year two - $8.00 cash
  • Tdap at Mesa Health Services - $45.00 cash
  • MMR at Mesa Health Services - $79.00 cash
  • Varicella vaccine at Mesa Health Services - $133.00 cash
  • Hep B Series at Mesa Health Services - $62.00 cash
  • Flu vaccine at Mesa Health Services - Free
  • COVID vaccine - free in the community

Determine Eligibility for Placement in Directed Clinical Practice

New student admission into the program will be contingent upon the satisfactory completion of the following:

  • Successful completion of a background check & drug screen
  • Physical exam by a physician or nurse practitioner
  • All required immunizations and/or lab titers indicating immunity
  • Annual TB testing (chest x-ray, if applicable)
  • CPR certification

The checklist must be completed by the deadline. Students with incomplete items by the deadline will forfeit their spot in the program due to ineligibility and must reapply to the program. The hospital affiliates have the right to reject student placement based on their own established policies regarding background and drug screen results, which do not necessarily reflect the policies of the district or school. If a hospital affiliate refuses student placement, the decision is final and the student will not be admitted to the program.