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 Healthcare and Wellness




Student Health Insurance

Graduate students on the Kent campus have the opportunity to enroll in the KSU student health insurance plan through United Healthcare Student Resources (UHCSR).

All qualified graduate assistants are eligible to enroll in this plan with the university subsidizing a portion of the insurance premium for qualified graduate assistants. The tentative date for the open enrollment period to begin is July 23, 2018 for Fall 2018.

International graduate students are required to carry the university’s student health insurance or health insurance comparable to the university plan. View the complete policy regarding international student health insurance for more information.

Below are links to Student Health Insurance enrollment for
Graduate assistants
Domestic students without an assistantship
International Students without an assistantship

For questions, call University Health Services’ Central Billing Department at 330-672-8251.

Immunization Information

Kent State University requires proof of immunization for Measles, Mumps, and Rubella (MMR) of all students born after January 1, 1957 attending Kent campus.

Additionally, some international students coming from the following locations will also be required to submit proof of a tuberculosis (TB) test: Africa, Eastern Europe, Russia, Mexico, Central America, South America, Asia, the Middle East, the Pacific Islands and the Caribbean. This test must be completed within 12 months prior to starting classes. Please see the Mandatory Immunizations page for a complete list of countries.

Students must be immunized, and submit records of immunization to the KSU Health Center with the following form.

This form can be mailed to:

DeWeese Health Center
1500 Eastway Drive
Kent State University 
Kent OH, 44242.

Faxed to: 330-672-2272

Emailed to

Or delivered in person at the DeWeese Health Center.

For more information about the immunization requirements, or proof of immunization, please contact the KSU Health Services at 330-672-2322. 

University Health Services

University Health Services at DeWeese Health Center is open to all Kent State students. The Health Center hours are Monday thru Thursday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; Friday, 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  Please note that the program hours are subject to change. For more information, visit  or call 330-672-2322.

Psychological Services

Psychological Services provides confidential mental health services to students including: crisis intervention; individual, couples, and group therapy; psychological testing; and substance abuse evaluation and treatment. In addition, consultation and education are provided for parents, faculty, and staff within the university community with concerns about the well-being of a student. Psychological Services is staffed by licensed psychologists and counselors, and by psychology fellows and graduate interns supervised by licensed clinicians. If you wish to speak with a licensed psychologist, contact University Health Services by calling 330-672-2487.

Kent State of Wellness

Kent State of Wellness is the university-wide effort to promote wellness, focusing on eight key areas. We strive to create a healthy environment and to prioritize the health and wellness of our community. Our department will foster a culture of health and wellness for students and employees at all Kent State campuses.  Learn more about resources related to mental health, nutrition, physical activity, safety, sexual health, and more.

Women's Clinic

The Women’s Clinic is located in DeWeese Health Center. Medical, psychological, x-ray, lab and pharmacy services including pap tests, birth control consultations, and testing for sexually transmitted infections, are available. For more information, visit or call 330-672-8264. 

24-Hour Nurse Line

For non-emergencies, a nurse is available by phone to answer questions 24 hours per day, 7 days per week. You can reach the 24 Hour Nurse Line at 330-672-2326.

Universal Restroom Map

The NEW title Universal Restrooms replaces all previous designated signage for unisex, family and gender neutral restrooms.