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General Information

Eligibility for Services

All students enrolled in classes at Eastern Kentucky University may utilize Student Health Services.  Students should present a picture ID at the time of check-in to verify student enrollment. 

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Student Health Insurance

EKU Student Health Services, as well as the university, does not offer health insurance (with the exception of an international student). General fees do apply for certain services, that are paid out of pocket. If a student is prescribed any medication, the medication will be sent to the pharmacy of choice, and is responsible for the cost of the medication. If a student is referred to a specialist/outside provider, or must go to the Emergency Room, the student is reponsible for all expenses at that point.

Understanding Health Insurance is not an easy task, and obtaining insurance is just as difficult. Healthcare.gov is an exceptional resource to providing information about health insurance while in college.  Click the link below (or copy and paste), into your web browser to have some of your questions answered!

https://www.healthcare.gov/young-adults/college-students/

Ready to get health insurance? You have three options to apply for insurance:

1- Apply in person by uploading the application and completing and turning in to the local office in Madison County, located on 304 Anna Hume Blvd Richmond, KY 40476. The phone number there is 859-626-3112. 

2-Call 1-855-306-8959 to apply for benefits over the phone. 

3- Go to the website for the Cabinet of Health and Family Services, to apply for Medicaid, and receive additional information, under SEE ALSO to the left of this page.

 

Services Provided

  • Evaluation and treatment of illnesses and injuries
  • Physicals
  • Women's Health Services
  • Rapid testing for flu, strep throat, urinary tract infections, mononucleosis, anemia and blood sugar
  • Allergy injections ( with completed paper work)
  • TB skin testing
  • Evaluation and treatment of sexually transmitted diseases

Appointment Information/Walk-ins

You may only schedule an appointment for the Women's Health Clinic, on Tuesdays and Wednesdays here. If you need help in logging in, please refer back to the Welcome Page. It is recommended to be on time for your appointment for the Women's Health Clinic. If more than 7 minutes late, you will lose your appointment time and become a walk in.

All other services are Walk-ins only. Please call Student Health Services to check on wait times. 

Student Financial Responsibility

There is no co-pay and we do not bill your insurance.  You may incur a charge for vaccinations and certain lab work. Student Health Services only accepts debt or credit and cannot bill the student's account. 

Medical Records

Medical records are strictly confidential and are not released to anyone without the student's knowledge and a signed authorization.

Class Excuses

Being excused from classes is an academic decision, and students need to communicate directly with their instructors. A statement will be given by the provider for the following reasons:

  1. Referral for hospitalization or specialty care.
  2. Referral home for medical care.
  3. At the discretion of the provider, e.g. medical isolation, PE restrictions, work restrictions, etc.

TB Skin Tests, Immunizations,Titers, and Allergy Injections

TB Skin tests can be performed by Student Health Services for a small fee of $12.00. Appointments are not to be made for TB Skin Tests. TB Skin tests are performed on certain dates and times:

Mondays and Tuesdays only- 8:30AM-11:00AM and 1:00PM-3:30PM

There is a 48-72 hour timeframe as to when you must return to receive the results of the TB Skin Test. The days and times provided below are reserved to only receive the results of the TB Skin test. TB Skin Test results are provided on the following dates and times:

Wednesdays and Thursdays, depending on the timeframe stated by the Nurse

It is not a requirement to be immunized to register for courses, but some departments may require certain vaccines. Please check with your department to determine if you are in need of a vaccine. If a vaccine is needed, below is a price list of all vaccines and the number of shots needed. Please note, Student Health Services does not bill insurance, and vaccines will have to be paid prior to receiving. Cash or check can be paid at Student Accounting. Credit or debit cards are accepted at Student Health Services. Below is a price list for all vaccines:

VACCINE

COST PER DOSE

NUMBER OF DOSES

Hepatitis B

$73.00

1 – 2 – 3

MMR

$75.00

1 – 2

Tdap

$100.00

1

Varicella

$145.00

1 – 2

We also do blood titers. A blood titer helps to determine immunity to certain illnesses and may help to determine if a vaccine is necessary. Below is a price list of the blood titers provided here at Student Health Services:

 

 

Measles

$24.00

Mumps

$13.00

Rubella

$13.00

Varicella

$24.00

Hepatitis B

$15.00

Appointment are NOT to be made for vaccines and blood titers. Vaccines and Blood Titers must be done before 3:00 pm, Monday-Friday.

Continuation of Allergy Injections

With the appropriate paper work provided prior to the continuation of Allergy Injections, eligible students are able to get Allergy Injections here at Student Health Services. Please contact Student Health Services for additional Instructions at 859-622-1761.

Please note: Allergy Injections are not to be done between 11:30AM-1:00PM (Lunch time) or later than 4:00PM. Allergy Injections are only done during normal business hours and not on the weekend or when the university is closed. 

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