Health & Wellness Services
The units within Health & Wellness Services enhance the academic environment by providing quality health care services, health education and promotion, counseling and preventative services to the campus community in a caring, cost-effective and convenient setting.
If you think you have the flu, contact KU Clinical Services at 610-683-4082.
- The Flu Krew - How to Stay Healthy
- Flu Update from the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC)
Health insurance coverage is now required for all Americans. If you are currently uninsured, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) provides many options for health insurance coverage. The Insurance Commissioner of Pennsylvania, Teresa D. Miller, has written the following LETTER TO COLLEGE STUDENTS in an effort to assist you with the process of choosing the right plan for you. If you need further assistance, visit healthcare.gov or contact the Health and Wellness Center on campus.
AFFORDABLE CARE ACT (ACA) - ACA and College Students
The United States is currently experiencing an outbreak of measles. Measles is an acute respiratory illness. Please be assured that the health center is closely monitoring the campus community. Currently, we have NO cases on campus. Please see the link below for more information on measles.
- PA Department of Health Advisory
- Ebola Information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
- Facts About Ebola
NOROVIRUS (stomach flu)
KU PATIENT RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES
As a client at Clinical Services:
- You have the right to quality health care.
- You have the right to be treated with respect, consideration, & dignity.
- You have the right to be treated in a manner which does not discriminate against any person because of age, ancestry, color, disability or handicap, national origin, race, religious creed, sex, sexual orientation or veterans status.
- You have the right to request a specific health care provider at the University's Clinical Services and to change providers if you so desire.
- You have the right to participate in decisions concerning your health care.
- You have the right to accurate information concerning diagnosis, treatment, and prognosis of an illness or health-related condition.
- You have the right to a second opinion or referral.
- You have the right to privacy during medical care.
- You have the right to confidentiality of all communications with staff and confidentiality of the medical record, and the right to approve or refuse release of information to the fullest extent provided by law.
- You have the right to refuse recommendations for medical care.
- You have the responsibility to arrive as scheduled for appointments and to notify the clinic in advance in case of canceled appointments.
- You have the responsibility to provide full information about your illness or health problem to assure proper evaluation and treatment.
- You have the responsibility to ask sufficient questions to ensure understanding of your illness or problem, as well as your provider's recommendations for continuing care.
- You have the responsibility to become informed through available printed material and/or discussion with the Clinical Services' staff about the scope of basic services offered, their cost and the necessity for additional medical insurance.
- You have the responsibility to communicate with your provider if the condition does not improve or follow the expected course.
- You have the responsibility to maintain a healthy lifestyle.
- You have the right and the responsibility to bring forward suggestions or grievances about the University's Clinical Services. This includes the right to receive a personal response.