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Pikes Peak State College Medical Sciences Division uses Castle Branch Medical Document Manager as their Central Data Repository for clinical compliance. Students are required to purchase their program specific tracker to obtain approval for clinical rotation placement.

Background checks and Drug screens are mandatory prior to placement into a clinical rotation. Reference your specific program student handbook for validity duration and frequency.

Students can purchase their background check, drug screen and medical tracker in one transaction. Castle Branch can transfer intra program trackers but are not able to transfer from other colleges. Students need to contact Castle Branch and request the transfer.

To begin this process, please click on the below link and follow the prompts.

Castle Branch Link: https://cccs.castlebranch.com/pikes-peak.html

Customer Support: Our Customer Experience Team is available to assist you 8am-8pm EST Monday - Thursday, 8am-6:30pm EST Friday (888) 723-4263 or studentservices@castlebranch.com

Program codes are below.

Account New Package Code (BG, DS, MDM) New Package Code (MDM Only)
Pikes Peak State College - Dental PK39 PK39im
Pikes Peak State College - EMS - EMT PJ87 PJ87im
Pikes Peak State College - EMS - Paramedic KK29 KK29im
Pikes Peak State College - EMS - IV KK30 KK30im
Pikes Peak State College - Nur Asst PK35 PK35im
Pikes Peak State College - Nur Asst - HS KK31 KK31im
Pikes Peak State College - Pharm Tech PJ88 PJ88im
Pikes Peak State College - Physical Therapy IY51 IY51
Pikes Peak State College - ADN PK32 PK32im
Pikes Peak State College - BSN KK52 KK52im
Pikes Peak State College - Surgical Technology  PX43 PX43im
Pikes Peak State College - Med Off Tech PH01 PK01im
Pikes Peak State College - Phlebotomy  PK33 PK33im
Pikes Peak State College - Faculty KJ85 KJ85im


More Clinical Information


Students enrolled into a Medical Science Program must have a current CPR/BLS certification. Most programs only accept the American Heart Association Basic Life Support Provider Level certification. EMS students should reference their specific program page for additional authorized organizations.

This certification is good for a period of 2 years and must be current while in your clinical rotation. Students are required to upload proof of certification in their Castle Branch Tracker.

PPSC offers BLS courses for students needing certification. Please contact, MS Advising at MSAdvising@pikespeak.edu or visit the PPSC CPR Home Page  if you have additional questions.

COVID Vaccine Requirements

Medical Science Programs adhere to Community Partners requirements regarding COVID Vaccine mandates. Students should refer to their specific program clinical page for detailed guidance.

Community Partners who have delegated exemption approval authority to PPSC must still receive proof of student exemption. Individuals seeking an exemption, must initiate the process by contacting one of the below individuals.

Medical Exemptions must be sent to Maria.Mesa@pikespeak.edu 
Religious Exemptions must be sent to Kim.Hennessy@pikespeak.edu

*Students must upload their approved exemption request in their Castle Branch tracker. Exemption application documents are not an approved exemption and will not be accepted in lieu of approvals.

Vaccine Locations and Pricing

  CVS Little Clinic Walgreens Walmart
MMR $123 $115 $104 $110
Varicella n/a $205 $157/dose (2 dose series) $210/dose
Hep B $178/dose $165/dose $101/dose (2 dose 3 dose series) $169
TB n/a $29 to administer, $35 to read   n/a
Tdap $82 $85 $75 $63
Influenza $63 $70 $70 $42
Covid $57 2023 vaccine not out yet $129 2023 vaccine not out yet
Covid Booster $50 2023 booster not out yet $129 2023 booster not out yer
Prices above are without insurance and subject to change, locations accept different types of insurance
Different Urgent Care locations adminster the TB vaccine, prices vary   
***Recommend calling prior to visiting***  



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