Western Kentucky University

WKU Health Serivces : Information for Students

Welcome to WKU Health Services!

We're the place you come to for health care services and information to help you now and beyond your college experience. Our state-of-the-art facility and board certified physicians are here to support your well being. Health issues are probably not your first priority as you make the transition to WKU. However, there are some things we recommend you consider before arriving on campus - especially if you are new to WKU.

Things you need to do:

1. Make sure you have your health insurance card. Insurance is not required for students at WKU but is highly recommended. The Student Health Insurance Plan and the Student Health Fee of $36 work together to provide you with reasonable health insurance premiums. International students are required to maintain health insurance coverage through Academic Health Plan (AHP), the university student insurance plan.

2. Proof of immunizations are not required for students at WKU. However, we do have a list of recommended immunizations. If you do not get vaccinated before arriving on campus stop by our office and get vaccinated.

3. If you are under the age of 18, the law requires your parent/guardian to give written consent for you to receive medical care.

4. Students are responsible for obtaining and following the university's alcohol and other drug policies. Click here to view WKU's Student Drug & Alcohol Abuse Prevention Policy and Resources page.

Things you need to know

  • In a life- threatening emergency, call 911 for an ambulance.
  • If you have a health question and don't know what to do? Call (270) 745-5641
  • Make routine medical appointments by calling (270) 745-5641.
  • For mental and emotional health concerns, call WKUHS or Counseling & Testing Center, (270) 745-3159 weekdays between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.
  • Do you have student health insurance questions? If so, visit our Insurance FAQ page or call (270) 745-5034.
  • Your health information is confidential. No one will know you have used medical or mental services unless you choose to tell them.
    • Attend health education programs
    • Teach others as a peer health educator
    • Join and participant in WellU
    • Actively involve yourself by becoming a volunteer, intern or student worker.

Get Involved NOW!!

To learn more call the Health Education & Promotion department at Health Services at (270) 745-5033!!

Don't Forget ...

Check out our FAQs for more information.Visit our Health Topics page fo rmore detailed health information. You can also visit our Health Education department for more information and view our Health Promotion Programs.

 Last Modified 7/22/13