University Health Services
Mission: The mission of University Health Services (UHS) is to provide high-quality healthcare, psychological counseling, and healthcare education for the campus community in support of the Kent State University mission.
Vision: UHS will be a model of integrated health care as the premier college health center in Ohio, providing comprehensive health and wellness care to promote retention and academic success. Core
Values: Dignity and Respect for All. Provision of Student-Centered Services. Professional Excellence, Responsiveness and Ethical Practice. Multidisciplinary and Collaborative Approach to Public Health.
University Health Services provides outpatient primary care including examination and treatment for illness and minor injuries, women’s health care, psychological counseling, laboratory, radiology, pharmacy, physical therapy and health promotion. University Health Services is accredited by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care, which means our health center has undergone a thorough review of our policies and practices and has met nationally recognized standards for high-quality healthcare.
University Health Services is a full-service primary care medical facility offering appointments for treatment of chronic medical conditions and acute illness or injury. Appointments are recommended to reduce waiting times, and we can usually accommodate patients the same day for an illness or injury. Our physicians and nurse practitioners are board certified and licensed in the state of Ohio.
Radiology provides routine diagnostic X-rays as prescribed by a licensed clinician. Testing is done by a licensed radiological technologist.
University Health Services Laboratory offers a wide variety of tests to assist in the diagnosis and treatment of our patients. The laboratory is conveniently located on the first floor of the DeWeese Health Center. Specialty and pathology testing are completed through an outside reference laboratory.
The pharmacy fills prescriptions and offers many common over-the-counter items. Registered pharmacists are on duty during clinical hours.
Physical therapy provides rehabilitation after musculoskeletal injuries or after surgery. Patients can receive short-term or long-term therapy to help them return to an optimal level of function and prevent future problems.
A wide variety of counseling and psychological services are available for students. Our professional licensed psychologists are experienced and committed to the special concerns of college students. Students contact Psychological Services for a variety of reasons including academic issues, relationship difficulties, depression, anxiety, eating disorders, sexuality, and substance related issues. In addition, psychological testing for attention deficit (ADHD) and related disorders is available.
The Women’s Clinic is staffed by nurse practitioners and physicians who are experienced in women’s healthcare and sensitive to the needs of patients of all sexual orientations and cultural beliefs. We also have specialized exam tables to accommodate disabled women. Services offered through the Women’s Clinic include pap tests, HPV testing, sexually transmitted infection testing, confidential HIV testing, breast examination, evaluation and management of menstrual irregularities and vaginal issues, initiation, and management of birth control and emergency contraception.
Student Immunization Policy
Kent State University policy requires that all students attending classes at the Kent Campus must comply with the following immunization requirements:
- All students must show proof of immunity to measles, mumps and rubella (MMR). Students must submit either:
- Documentation of two MMR vaccines given after one year of age and separated by at least one month, or
- Documentation of titers (blood tests) showing immunity to measles, mumps and rubella.
Students born prior to 1957 are exempt from this requirement.
- International students from countries in Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe, Central or South America where tuberculosis is prevalent are required to have a tuberculosis screening test no more than 12 months prior to starting classes.
- Both the required immunization and the tuberculosis screening may be obtained at University Health Services, local health departments or private physicians’ offices.
- Meningitis vaccine is not required by the university but is highly recommended by the CDC for all college freshmen living in residence halls.
- Allergy Clinic
- Immunizations for international travel
- 24-hour Nurse Line: 330-672-2326
Office of Health Promotion
The Office of Health Promotion provides programs, special events and services that support health-enhancing behavior among students and the campus community.
University Health Services participates in many insurance plan networks as a primary care provider. Claims are submitted to all insurance plans regardless of our network participation. UHS accepts cash, check, VISA/ Mastercard/DISCOVER, and Flashcard for payment of co-pays, co-insurance, deductibles or non-covered services. All unpaid charges will be remitted to the student’s bursar account.
University Health Services Hours of Operation
FALL AND SPRING SEMESTERS
Monday and Thursday 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.,
Wednesday 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.,
Tuesday and Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Monday, Tuesday and Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Wednesday 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Thursday 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Office of Health Promotion
Monday – Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Medical Services, Psychological Services, Office of Health Promotion
Monday – Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
University Health Services (DeWeese Health Center) is located on Eastway Drive across from Beall Hall and next to the Ice Arena.
Appointments may be made online at www.kent.edu/uhs or by calling 330-672-2322 (medical services) or 330-672-2487 (psychological services).