The DeWeese Health Center is here for you.
We will be closed Monday, May 29th for Memorial Day.
Monday - Thursday: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Friday: 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Medical Services - 330-672-2322
- In-person visits
- Call 9-1-1 for emergencies
- Call Nurse Line 330-672-2326
- Access area URGENT CARE / EMERGENCY FACILITIES
The DeWeese Health Center provides comprehensive, quality physical and mental healthcare to the Kent State community in a welcoming and inclusive environment.
Welcome to the DeWeese Health Center. We are located in the DeWeese Health Center at 1500 Eastway Drive. We are here to help keep all Kent State students, faculty and staff healthy and safe. Our staff at the DeWeese Health Center includes board-certified physicians, nurse practitioners, registered nurses, pharmacists and radiographers. The DeWeese Health Center provides non-emergent outpatient care to all eligible students, faculty and staff, including: examination and treatment for illness and minor injuries, women's healthcare, laboratory, X-ray, pharmacy services and health education through all departments of the DeWeese Health Center and under the Division of Student Affairs.
Health Plans & Insurance Information
We accept all Kent State employee health plans and other major carriers. Self-pay rates are available for uninsured patients.
Student Financial Policy Student Health Insurance Information Employee Financial Policy
A $20 NO SHOW fee will be assessed in ALL clinics if you miss a scheduled appointment.
Welcome to Kent State University and the DeWeese Health Center.
Adjustment to Life's Changes
It can be a difficult time. Suddenly, perhaps for the first time in your life, you're moving away from everything familiar to you – family, friends, home, community – and beginning to make your way as a young adult entirely surrounded by strangers, in a new setting. You may feel that everything is on the line: your ability to succeed at college-level work, to build adult relationships, and to adapt to a lot of change all at once.
According to a recent UCLA study, more than 30% of college freshmen reported feeling overwhelmed a great deal of the time during the beginning of college, and Johns Hopkins University reported that more than 40% of a recent freshman class sought help from the student counseling center. So understand that if you're feeling pressure and stress, you're not alone.
Many college students have minor problems adjusting to their new environment. Here are a few ideas that can help you manage your feelings of pressure and stress:
- Better plan your use of time. Make time every day to prioritize your work. Prioritizing can give you a sense of control over what you must do, and a sense that you can do it.
- Plan your work and sleep schedules. Too many students defer doing important classwork until late at night, work through much of the night and start each new day exhausted. Constant fatigue can be a critical trigger for depression. Getting seven or eight hours of sleep a night is important to your well-being.
- Join an extracurricular activity. Sports, theatre, Greek life, the student newspaper – whatever interests you – can bring opportunities to meet people interested in the same things you are, and it provides a welcome change from classwork.
- Make a friend. Sometimes this may be a roommate or someone you meet in class or in the cafeteria. Friendships can help make a strange place feel more friendly and comfortable.
- Try relaxation methods. These include meditation, deep breathing, warm baths, long walks, exercise – whatever you enjoy that lessens your feelings of stress or discomfort.
- Take time for yourself each day. Make this special time – even if it's only 15 minutes by yourself – a period where you think about your feelings and dreams. Focusing on yourself can be energizing and gives a feeling of purposefulness and control over your life.
Sometimes these changes and adjustments can trigger depression. If the above techniques do not appear to be working, don't hesitate to seek professional help. If your feelings of constant stress become feelings of sadness that go on for weeks and months, you may be experiencing more than just difficulty adjusting to life's changes. Seek assistance from the university counseling service, student health center, your doctor or a mental health professional.
Prevention & Symptoms
- How to Stay Healthy this Flu Season (DOC)
- "The Flu: What to Do if You Get Sick"
- Flu Shot Clinics - All KSU Campuses
- Tuberculosis Exposure Information / FAQ (PDF)
- Portage County Health Department
- CDC Tuberculosis Site
- Return to Learn for Head Injuries
- How to Stay Healthy this Flu Season (DOC)
- "The Flu: What to Do if You Get Sick" (CDC)
- DROP-OFF BOX for unneeded pharmaceutical drugs (PDF)
- Chickenpox FAQ (PDF)
- Mumps FAQ (PDF)
- MERS Fact Sheet (PDF)
- TB Exposure information (PDF) / Tuberculosis FAQ (PDF)
- Holiday Travel Health Alerts (PDF)
- Measles Information (PDF)
- Hepatitis A General Information (PDF)
- The ABCs of Hepatitis (PDF)
- CDC - Head Lice: Frequently Asked Questions
- ODH - What Should I Do If My Child Gets Head Lice?
- MDH – Head Lice
Zika Virus Information
- CDC Zika Main Page
- CDC Zika Virus Information
- Kent City Health Department Flyer
- ODH Zika Virus Fact Sheet
- Zika Virus Infographic
- Help Control Mosquitoes that Spread Viruses
- Mosquito Bite Prevention (United States)
- Mosquito Bite Prevention for Travelers
Become a Certified Mental Health First Aider
Project AWARE Kent is offering a Mental Health First Aid course to Kent State University students, faculty, and staff to become a certified Mental Health First Aider. The course is an evidence-based training that teaches people to identify, understand, and respond to signs of mental illness and substance use disorders. The eight-hour course is free. Staff will earn 2 hours of Beyond Compliance. For more information please visit our Mental Health First Aid Course or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Pertussis – Q&A
- Pertussis – Whooping Cough
- CDC – Cover Your Cough
- About Pertussis
- Whooping Cough (Pertussis) Vaccination
- Diphtheria, Tetanus, and Whooping Cough Vaccination: What Everyone Should Know
- Tdap Vaccine for Preteens and Teens
- ACHA Guidelines: Immunization Recommendations for College Students
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Heroin
- Ohio Heroin Treatment Center and Rehabilitation Programs
- National Institute on Drug Abuse
- Partnership for Drug-Free Kids
Problem Gambling Awareness
Sexual & Relationship Violence Support Services
- 24-Hour Resources
- Student Resources
- Faculty and Staff Resources
- Community and National Resources
- Regional Campus Resources