University Health Services is here for you.  

COVID-19 reporting or questions?  Call the COVID Response Team at 330-672-2525 

 

Flu Shots

Mandatory Immunizations   

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DeWeese Health Center COVID symptom screening checkpoint

The DeWeese Health Center will be closed on Thursday, November 25 and Friday, November 26 for Thanksgiving Break

Fall Semester Appointment Hours:

Monday - Thursday: 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Friday: 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. 

Closed: noon - 1 p.m. every day

 

No Walk-ins, call ahead 330-672-2322 

       Medical Services -  330-672-2322 

 

After Hours: Call KSU Nurse Line 330-672-2326 or 911 in case of an emergency

There are also several Urgent Care / Emergency Facilities in the area

The mission of University Health Services is to provide quality healthcare, psychological counseling and healthcare education for the campus community in support of the Kent State University mission.

Welcome to University Health Services (UHS). 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 UHS includes board certified physicians, nurse practitioners, registered nurses, licensed psychologists, pharmacists and radiographers. University Health Services 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 UHS and under the Division of Student Affairs.

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We accept all Kent State employee health plans and other major carriers. Self-pay rates are available for uninsured patients.

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A $20 NO SHOW fee will be assessed in ALL clinics if you miss a scheduled appointment.

Welcome to Kent State University and University Health Services.

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.

Helping Yourself

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.

Getting Help

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.

Phone: 330-672-8251

The central billing office at UHS is responsible for:

  • Submitting insurance claims (Commercial and Student Health Insurance Program)
  • Posting payments
  • Student account health center charges
  • Employee statement billing
  • Insurance appeals

Central Billing Office enforces the student and employee financial policies.

If you have questions regarding:

  • Student account health center charges
  • Insurance coverage
  • Out-of-pocket expenses
  • Eligibility for UHS services

Contact Central Billing Office at 330-672-8251.

Please present your insurance card at check-in at every appointment.


Patient Confidentiality

UHS will not discuss charges or services with anyone without the patient’s permission and release (PDF) on file.

By signing the consent to treat, patients authorize UHS to release information to their insurance company for your claims to be paid. If your insurance plan has your address at a parent’s/spouse/significant other’s home, an Explanation of Benefits (EOB) from the insurance company will be sent to that address. 

If you need to leave school for health reasons, read about Michelle's Law.

 

Health Tips

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Zika Virus Information

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 klaurene@kent.edu.

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