Medical Clearance Information
Individuals must be medically cleared to wear an N95 respirator before fit testing can occur. A medical clearance involves completing a respiratory questionnaire, and having that questionnaire reviewed by a licensed medical practitioner.
The medical clearance must be completed prior to initial use of a respirator. If you have previously been medically cleared to wear an N95 respirator, you do not need another medical evaluation unless there has been a change which affects your ability to wear a respirator (asthma diagnosis, facial change, etc.).
For researchers, BU employees and personnel who support research whose jobs require the use of respirators
You must fill out the Research Occupational Health Program (ROHP) questionnaire and receive medical clearance by ROHP before you schedule a fit test.
ROHP Phone: 617-414-7647
For BMC employees, physicians, residents, interns or anyone not involved in research, whose jobs require the use of a respirator
You must fill out the Occupational and Environmental Medicine (OEM) questionnaire and receive medical clearance by OEM before you schedule a fit test.
OEM Phone: 617-638-8400