PREVENTIVE CARE | Kent State University

Many chronic diseases, injuries, and mental illnesses are preventable. You can dramatically reduce your risk of adverse health events by changing the way you live and being proactive about your health and wellness. Below you will find many resources to support you in preventive care.

Auditory Processing Evaluations-Speech and Hearing Clinic

In addition to basic speech, hearing and language services, the KSU Speech and Hearing Clinic also offers specialty services such as auditory processing evaluations and therapy, auditory brainstem response (ABR) audiometry, and aural rehabilitation classes for the hearing impaired. All of these services are available at an affordable price for both KSU employees and the public.

Contact:  Speech and Hearing Clinic

Phone:  330.672.2672

Fax: 330-672-2643

Website:  www.kent.edu/ehhs/hs/spa

Eligible:  KSU employees and their dependents, KSU students and the community.

Category:  Communication Improvement, Preventative Services.

Cost:  Costs are dependent on services needed.

Additional Information: The KSU Speech and Hearing Clinic is a provider for Medical Mutual, Anthem Blue Cross/Blue Shield and Medicaid. Please consult your provider regarding covered services. Employees with other medical insurance should contact the clinic for a list of fees. 

Be Well Solutions-Employee Wellness

Kent State University’s Division of Human Resources is pleased to partner with Be Well Solutions to enhance our commitment to support and promote the health and well-being of the university community. 

All full-time, benefits eligible employees have the opportunity to participate in a number of resources around nutrition, exercise, emotional balance, being a smart patient….to name a few. In addition, employees have access to a confidential online health risk assessment (HRA), complemented by on-site biometric health screenings offered by Be Well Solutions.

Be Well Solutions will offer telephone, online, and face-to-face health coaching to all benefits eligible employees. Health coaches can assist individuals in addressing any concerns or risk factors that may have been discovered during their assessment or they may also help with personal wellness-related goals. Examples of this include smoking cessation, developing a 5K training plan or weight management. 

Contact:  Be Well Solutions

Phone:  216-378-0888

Email:  info@bewellsolutions.com

Website:  portal.bewelldata.com   

Eligible:  KSU employees

Cost:  N/A

Additional Information: 

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Customized Fitness Programs-Recreational Services

Customized programs are private classes or presentations designed for specific groups. Customized programs are ideal for groups wanting private or specialized instruction. They are also great for team building and corporate retreats. Most programs accommodate 40 participants. Each program is 60-75 minutes in length. 

Contact:  Fitness Suite

Phone:  330.672.0485

Email:  fitwell@kent.edu

 

Website: https://www.kent.edu/recservices/customized-fitness-programs

Eligible:  KSU employees, dependents and community

Cost:  $60 for affiliate partner;$75 for community

Additional Information: N/A

Diagnostic Evaluations and Therapy-Speech and Hearing Clinic

The KSU Speech and Hearing Clinic offers evaluations and therapy for a wide range of speech and language disorders, such as articulation, language, autism spectrum disorder (ASD), voice, stuttering, head trauma and aphasia. All of these services are available at an affordable price for KSU employees, students and the public.

In addition, the Audiology Clinic offers hearing evaluations, hearing aid evaluations, central auditory processing evaluations, consultation regarding assisted listening devices, and related services such as ear mold impressions for noise protection and swimming. 

Contact:  Speech and Hearing Clinic

Phone:  330.672.2672

Fax: 330-672-2643

Website:  www.kent.edu/ehhs/hs/spa

Eligible:  KSU employees and their dependents, KSU students and the community.

Cost:  Costs are dependent on services needed.

Additional Information: The KSU Speech and Hearing Clinic is a provider for Medical Mutual, Anthem Blue Cross/Blue Shield and Medicaid. Please consult your provider regarding covered services. Employees with other medical insurance should contact the clinic for a list of fees. 

Educational Health Programs-Women's Center

Educational programs and services are offered periodically throughout the year through the Women’s Center. They may show a film, have a guest speaker or sponsor a program that makes available further health education for women. Past examples include a film on transsexuality and sexual assault prevention training.

Contact:  Women’s Center

Phone:  330-672-9230

Address: Williamson House, 1200 Main St., Kent, Ohio

Email: wc@kent.edu

Website:  http://www.kent.edu/womenscenter/programs-events

Eligible:  KSU students, employees.

Cost:  N/A

Additional Information: You may contact the Women’s Center at 330-672-9230.

Emergency Assistance-Women's Center

The Women's Center provides emergency assistance to students that need additional funding for books, academic supplies, household items, shelter and food. These funds can help a student in a crisis or transition progress toward graduation. The funds are limited and are given out on a first come first serve basis.

Contact:  Women’s Center

Phone:  330-672-9230

Address: Williamson House, 1200 Main St., Kent, Ohio

Email: wc@kent.edu

Website:  http://www.kent.edu/womenscenter/services-support

Cost:  N/A

Additional Information: You may contact the Women’s Center at 330-672-9230.

Employee Wellness (visit Calendar of Wellness Offerings)

On these pages you will find information about upcoming wellness events, contact for Move Communities, Wellness in the Community, Wellness Challenges, our Wellness Partners and Ambassadors and Smoking Cessation assistance.

Contact:  University Wellness at 330-672-7505 or wellness@kent.edu

Website:  https://www.kent.edu/hr/benefits/wellness

Eligible:  KSU Employees

 

Environmental Health and Safety-Flashtrain

Along with required safety training, the Environmental Health and Safety office offers a variety of online and instructor-led courses of interest to departments as well as individuals.

Courses include:

  • Back Safety
  • Cold Weather Emergencies
  • Defensive Driving
  • Fall Protection
  • General Office Safety
  • Hot Weather Emergencies
  • Occupational Noise
  • Power Tool Safety
  • Slips, Trips & Falls
  • Workplace Ergonomics

Visit the website for the most up-to-date training available.

Contact:  Dennis Baden,  330-672-1950, dbaden@kent.edu

Contact:  Thomas Bialke,  330-672-4996, tbialke@kent.edu

Website:  http://www.kent.edu/compliance/environmental-health-and-safety 

Eligible:  KSU students, employees

Cost:  Most programs are available at a low cost

Additional Information:  Instruction is provided according to OSHA and EPA guidelines by a certified instructor.

Exercise Leadership for the Older Adult-Health Sciences

The Exercise Leadership for the Older Adult Program is available for community members 65 years of age and older. The exercise class meets every semester from 11 a.m. - noon Monday, Wednesday and Fridays. 

The class offers group cardio and resistance routines and one-on-one training that is led and supervised by graduate and masters level students studying in the exercise physiology program at Kent State. Undergraduates and graduates aid the participants in leading various exercises. The students will also provide physical fitness assessments and a biometric screening in order to assist you with your personal health goals.

Contact:  Dr. Ellen Glickman

Phone:  330-672-2930

Email:  eglickma@kent.edu

 

Website:  http://www.kent.edu/ehhs/hs/exph/exercise-programs

Eligible:  KSU employees, older adult community members.

Cost:  $100 per semester, but can be waived for special needs individuals.

Additional Information: Physician’s consent is required for participation.

Fitness Assessments-Recreational Services

The Fitness Suite, located on the lower level of the SRWC, is an excellent wellness resource. Services include a variety of fitness assessments and prescriptions, registration for SRWC fitness programs, as well as a skilled staff of personal trainers and consultants who can provide expert answers to your questions about personal fitness. Fitness assessments and prescriptions are available to both SRWC members and non-members.

Contact:  Recreational Services

Phone:  330.672.4732

Email:  recservices@kent.edu

Website: https://www.kent.edu/recservices/fitness-assessment-0

Eligible:  KSU employees, dependents, SRWC Members

Cost:  Costs are dependent on service requested and membership status

Additional Information: N/A

Hearing Aids-Speech and Hearing Clinic

The KSU Speech and Hearing Clinic offers a full array of on-campus service for hearing aids. Services include hearing aid sales, minor repairs and fitting. Major hearing aid repairs can also be coordinated by the KSU Speech and Pathology Department.  

Contact:  Speech and Hearing Clinic

Phone:  330.672.2672

Fax: 330-672-2643

Website:  www.kent.edu/ehhs/hs/spa

Eligible:  KSU employees and their dependents, KSU students and the community.

Cost:  Costs are dependent on type of product purchased or services needed.

Additional Information: The KSU Speech and Hearing Clinic is a provider for Medical Mutual, Anthem Blue Cross/Blue Shield and Medicaid. Please consult your provider regarding covered services. Employees with other medical insurance should contact the clinic for a list of fees. 

Hearing Evaluations-Speech and Hearing Clinic

The KSU Speech and Pathology Clinic offers complete hearing evaluations for people of all ages. The clinic has numerous audiological test suites and offers hearing evaluations at an affordable price for KSU employees and the public.

Contact:  Speech and Hearing Clinic

Phone:  330-672-2672

Website:  www.kent.edu/ehhs/hs/spa

Eligible:  KSU employees and their dependents, KSU students and the community.

Cost:  Costs are dependent on services needed.

Additional Information: The KSU Speech and Hearing Clinic is a provider for Medical Mutual, Anthem Blue Cross/Blue Shield and Medicaid. Please consult your provider regarding covered services. Employees with other medical insurance should contact the clinic for a list of fees. 

HIV Testing-University Health Services

The Office of Health Promotion, in cooperation with the Community AIDS Network, offers free, confidential HIV testing at the DeWeese Health Center. Testing is typically offered at least three times a semester. Participants will not have to provide a name for testing.

Contact: University Health Services

Address: 1500 Eastway Drive, Kent State University, Kent OH, 44242

Phone: 330-672-8266

Website:  https://www.kent.edu/UHS/free-hiv-testing

Eligible:  KSU employees, employee dependents, students and community.

Cost:  N/A

Additional Information:  To schedule an appointment, call University Health Services - Office of Health Promotion at 330-672-2320.

Immunizations-University Health Services

Routine immunizations are available for students and employees at University Health Services. Please see website for the most up-to-date immunizations available.

Contact: University Health Services

Address: 1500 Eastway Drive, Kent State University, Kent OH, 44242

Phone: 330-672-2322

Email: immunizations@kent.edu

 

Website:  http://www.kent.edu/UHS/immunizations

Eligible:  KSU students, KSU employees, eligible dependents.

Cost:  Costs are dependent on insurance.

Additional Information:  Employees and their dependents covered by one of the University’s group health plans can have University Health Services bill the medical carrier directly as some immunizations and vaccines are covered under Kent State’s employee group health plans. To make an appointment call 330-672-2322

Impact Solutions Employee Assistance and Work Life Program-University Benefits

In life, you face a whole range of everyday issues and questions. While managing your work, personal and family needs can become a daily challenge. That's why Kent State University provides the Employee Assistance and Work/Life program through Impact Solutions

The IMPACT program can assist with problems such as stress, anxiety, depression, child management, marital concerns or substance abuse. They can also provide assistance for child or elder care, financial or legal matters. All resources are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. IMPACT services are confidential and provided by credentialed professionals.

IMPACT provides up to six confidential counseling sessions, at no cost. If treatment or services needed go beyond the six sessions, IMPACT will make every effort to transition the client to a provider that participates in their network. 

There are no limitations to telephonic or online resources provided by IMPACT or its comprehensive work/life website. 

Contact:  Impact Solutions

Phone:  800-227-6007

Website:  www.myimpactsolution.com

Eligible:  KSU employees and family members

Cost:  N/A

Additional Information:  The username to the site is “kent”.  

You can reach IMPACT directly at 1-800-227-6007,  24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

 

Influenza Vaccine-University Health Services

University Health Services offers flu vaccines at both Kent and Regional Campuses every fall.  

Contact: University Health Services

Address: 1500 Eastway Drive, Kent State University, Kent OH, 44242

Phone: 330-672-2322

Email: immunizations@kent.edu

Website:  https://www.kent.edu/UHS/flu-clinic

Eligible:  KSU students, KSU employees, eligible dependents.

Cost:  Insurance may be billed for flu vaccine if covered by your plan. Reasonable self-pay rate available.

Additional Information:  N/A 

Lifestyle Wellness Coaching-Recreational Services

This program is an action-centered partnership of wellness, fitness and health that empowers clients to realize and move towards their goals using coaching techniques and creative action planning.

Contact:  Ben Cope

Phone:  330.672.0485

Email:  bcope1@kent.edu

Website: https://www.kent.edu/recservices/fitness-wellness

Eligible:  KSU employees, spouse, community

Cost:  $65 for six full sessions; $15-$20 per individual session

Additional Information: Follow-up sessions can be conducted over phone or email.

Mammograms-Women's Center

The Women's Center offers screening mammograms to qualified Kent State employees, spouses and students in April and October. Dates and times vary and are available at the Women’s Center. 

Contact:  Women’s Center

Phone:  330-672-9230

Address: Williamson House, 1200 Main St., Kent, Ohio

Email: wc@kent.edu

Website:  https://www.kent.edu/womenscenter/mammograms

Eligible: KSU students, employees, spouses

Cost:  May be covered by participant’s insurance, or self-payment costs can be obtained by contacting the Women’s Resource Center.

Additional Information: You may contact the Women’s Center at 330-672-9230.

National Alcohol Screening Day-University Health Services

National Alcohol Screening Day® (NASD) is an annual event that provides information about alcohol and health as well as free, anonymous screening for alcohol-use disorders. The program is designed to provide outreach, screening and education about alcohol’s effects on health for the public. NASD is typically held around the first week in April every year.

Contact: University Health Services

Address: 1500 Eastway Drive, Kent State University, Kent OH, 44242

Phone: 330-672-8266

Website:  https://www.kent.edu/kent/news/national-alcohol-screening-day-kent-state-thursday-april-9

Eligible:  KSU employees, employee dependents, students and community.

Cost:  N/A

Additional Information:  N/A

National Depression Screening Day-University Health Services

National Depression Screening Day® (NDSD) is a nationwide, community-based mental health-screening program. NDSD offers both in-person and online screening for four of the most common and frequently co-occurring mental disorders: depression, bipolar disorder, generalized anxiety disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder. National Depression Screening Day® is held every October annually.

Contact: Psychological Services

Address: 1500 Eastway Drive, Kent State University, Kent OH, 44242

Phone: 330-672-2487

Website:  http://www.kent.edu/national-depression-screening-day

Eligible:  KSU students, employees, dependents and community.

Cost:  N/A

Additional Information:  A confidential online screening module is also available 24-hours per day throughout the year, and provides individuals with feedback, referrals and resources upon completion. KSU’s online screening can be found at this URL: http://screening.mentalhealthscreening.org/kent

Osteoporosis Screening-University Health Services

University Health Services offers DXA osteoporosis screenings to both employees and eligible dependents with a physician’s order.

Contact: Linnea Ray, University Health Services

Address: 1500 Eastway Drive, Kent State University, Kent OH, 44242

Phone: 330-672-8260

Email: lkray@kent.edu

Eligible:  KSU students, KSU employees, spouses

Cost:  Insurance may be billed for services. Check with your insurance company to see if this is a covered benefit.

Additional Information:  Insurance may be billed for services.

Pregnancy and Motherhood Resources-Women's Center

The Women’s Center staff strives to address the needs of individuals contemplating pregnancy related issues and serves as a welcoming location for pregnant students and mothers. Students will be treated with respect and support, regardless of topic or need. 

Contact:  Women’s Center

Phone:  330-672-9230

Address: Williamson House, 1200 Main St., Kent, Ohio

Email: wc@kent.edu

Website: http://www.kent.edu/womenscenter/pregnancy-and-campus-resources-mothers

Eligible: KSU students, employees

Cost:  N/A

Additional Information: You may contact the Women’s Center at 330-672-9230.

Smoking Cessation Program-University Health Services

The Office of Health Promotion has partnered with the American Cancer Society to offer KSU students a chance to participate in the American Cancer Society’s Smoking Cessation Program. The program is designed to help smokers by providing information and strategies to support a personal effort to stop smoking.

Contact:  Scott Dotterer, University Health Services, Office of Health Promotions

Phone:  330-672-8266

Email:  sdottere@kent.edu

Website:  https://www.kent.edu/UHS/smoking-cessation

Eligible:  KSU students.

University Health Services

University Health Services is a full-service primary care medical facility. We can meet the majority of your health care needs including acute problems such as fevers, respiratory illnesses, stomach pains, sprains and strains, skin rashes, and minor emergencies. Appointments in our general medical and women’s health clinic are available for students and employees. Most insurance plans accepted and reasonable self-pay rates are available. 

Contact: University Health Services

Address: 1500 Eastway Drive, Kent State University, Kent OH, 44242

Phone: 330-672-2322

Website: 

Eligible:  KSU students, KSU employees

Cost:  Costs are dependent on service needed.

Additional Information:  Insurance may be billed for services.

World Aids Day-University Health Services

World AIDS Day is an annual chance to learn the facts about AIDS and HIV infection. It is also a chance to learn what you can do to help those who suffer from AIDS or HIV. World AIDS Day is held December 1 every year.

Contact: University Health Services, Office of Health Promotions

Address: 1500 Eastway Drive, Kent State University, Kent OH, 44242

Phone: 330-672-8266

Website:  https://www.kent.edu/UHS/special-events​

Eligible:  KSU employees, employee dependents, students and community.

Cost:  N/A

Additional Information:  N/A