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Animal Handler/Research Related Instructions 

All animal handlers and some research related individuals are required by federal regulations to have an occupational health evaluation prior to working with animals or specific hazardous agents and to have a re-evaluation on an annual basis thereafter. (Some conditions, such as working with non-human primates, may require more frequent health assessments.) Employees are to report to UVA-WorkMed and students are to report to Student Health to complete this requirement. Failure to report for the preliminary evaluation or subsequent re-evaluations will result in the loss of privileges to work with animals, revocation of ACUC protocol approval, and/or revocation of IBC approval to use or possess specific hazardous agents.  A record of your visit to UVA-WorkMed or Student Health will be made electronically.


Instructions For Completing the Research Related Health Assessment:

1. Go to: https://researchcompliance.web.virginia.edu/acuc/animalhandlersoncampus/data/animal_handler_profile_data.cfm (Net Badge login required)

2. Find and use the 'Click Here To Continue' link.

3. Find and use the 'Get Occupational Health Form' button.

4. Read the 'Research Related Medical Health Assessment' page and follow the prompts/instructions. 

If you are directed to schedule your occupational health evaluation appointment:.

Employees:  Call UVA-WorkMed at 243-0075 to make an appointment for your evaluation.

Phone: 243-0075 or E-mail: uvaworkmed@virginia.edu

Location: 1910 Arlington Blvd.

Students: Call Student Health to make an appointment for your evaluation.
Phone: 982-3915.

Location: Elson Student Health Building (Corner of JPA & Brandon Ave.)  


Bring the health form with you to your appointment. 


Frequently asked questions regarding UVa's Research Related Medical Health Assessment Program can be found at the URL below (Net Badge login required): https://researchcompliance.web.virginia.edu/acuc/animalhandlersoncampus/data/Medical_Surveillance/faq.html