Physical Exam

Getting Started

We highly recommend that you watch the "Quick Start" episode of your program's video training before diving into individual requirements. All clinical and field programs at UConn require students to document a Physical Exam completed by a healthcare provider using UConn's physical exam form. Most programs require the physical exam to be updated annually while a few require an update every two years. You will not be able to begin your placement if compliance requirements are not met, and you will be removed from your placement if compliance lapses.

Physical Exam Form

 

What to Do

  1. Schedule a physical exam appointment with your primary care provider or another healthcare provider.
  2. Attend scheduled provider appointment - be sure to provide the required UConn Physical Exam Form
  3. Submit completed UConn Physical Exam form to Complio
  4. If you have already had a physical exam within the past 12 months prior to receiving compliance information, please have your provider complete the UConn physical exam form based on your most recent physical exam
  5. If this is your first time going through Compliance at UConn, you will also need to complete a Color Vision Screening self-assessment in HuskyCT and submit your certificate of completion to Complio under the "Color Vision Screening" requirement in the Physical Exam category. Instructions for accessing the self-assessment.

Troubleshooting

  • Problem: Physical Exam documentation was rejected
    • Check the reviewer's rejection comment. Did you submit the correct form?
    • Did your provider complete all sections of the form, including N95 mask fit clearance?
    • Did your provider complete all contact information sections of the form?
  • Problem: Provider did not complete N95 mask fit clearance
    • Clearance is required for all UConn programs
    • Reach out to your OCPC Compliance Specialist (ocpc.compliance@uconn.edu) to discuss workaround solutions
    • Always begin by asking your provider to complete all sections of the form as required. As noted on the form, your provider does not need to do a fit test. Instead, they simply need to provide medical clearance for you to undergo fit testing if needed.
  • Problem: You had your annual physical exam prior to receiving compliance information
    • Have your provider complete the physical exam form based on your most recent physical exam.
  • Problem: You've submitted your physical exam and it was approved but you don't have compliance.
    • Have you also completed the required Color Vision Screening self-assessment? Follow these instructions for accessing the assessment in HuskyCT.
  • Problem: Your Physical Exam is about to expire and you don't have an appointment scheduled
    • Always plan ahead to pre-schedule your next physical exam appointment since most insurance will not cover more than one physical exam per 12 months
    • Seek alternate arrangements through an SHaW, urgent care, MinuteClinic, or community clinic provider if your regular healthcare provider cannot accommodate you at the last minute
  • Problem: Your Physical Exam is about to expire and you have an appointment scheduled after your expiration date.
    • Reach out to your OCPC Compliance Specialist¬†(ocpc.compliance@uconn.edu) with the date of your scheduled appointment. If your appointment falls within one week of your expiration date, we can apply a one-week grace period for this item. Note that there is no possibility of a grace period for any other compliance item.

What's Next

  • Complete Physical Exam steps and submit them to Complio
  • Complete Color Vision Screening self-assessment and submit certificate of completion to Complio
  • Review other episodes
    • Working in Complio - all about documents, submitting requirements, understanding reviewer comments, etc.
    • Other requirement-specific episodes from your program's playlist