Frequently Asked Questions
Got questions? See the answers to some of our most frequently asked questions (FAQs).
Please log in to your student health account or call Student Health at 913-588-1941 to schedule an appointment.
Log in to your student health account and click on the Immunizations link to access a copy of your immunization record.
A two-step tuberculosis (TB) test means that a TB skin test is placed and read after which a second TB skin test is placed and read with at least a one week interval between tests.
Two-step testing is used for initial skin testing of adults who will be retested periodically (e.g., health care workers). This ensures that any future positive tests can be interpreted as being caused by a new infection, rather than a reaction to an old infection. Some people who are infected with TB may have a negative reaction to the TB skin test when tested years after their initial infection. This is due to a diminished response of the immune system over time. Thus, a positive reaction to a subsequent test may be misinterpreted as a new infection, when in fact it is the result of the boosted reaction to an old infection.
TB skin tests are free for all KU Medical Center-affiliated students. However, if you fail to have your test read in 48 to 72 hours, there is a $20.00 fee. If you are unable to do a skin test, Quantiferon Gold Blood testing is available for $65.00 or we can submit your insurance information to the lab.
A variety of immunizations is available at Student Health Services. Among those offered are Hepatitis B, Hepatitis A, MMR, Tetanus (Tdap), Varicella and TB tests. TB tests are performed free of charge.
We accept MasterCard, Visa and Discover. We also take cash, checks, or we can bill your student account. We do not accept American Express, debit cards or Health Insurance Flex-Spending cards.
We offer a full array of services, including well-woman exams, travel medicine consults, diagnosis and treatment for common acute and chronic illnesses and counseling for women on contraception and family planning. We also provide venipuncture services, offer reduced fees on certain lab procedures, including titers for immunizations, and make referrals to specialists and the counseling center when indicated.
Most appointments are free of charge. Certain procedures, immunizations and visits do require a small fee.
As we do not charge fees for most of our appointments, we do not perform third-party billing. Any currently enrolled student, regardless of type of insurance, can access our services. If we perform lab testing, we will submit your insurance information to the lab.
Student Health Services operates on a scheduled appointment basis. Depending on provider staff availability, every effort is made to accommodate the primary care and urgent care needs of the student. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to your appointment time and bring your insurance card to every scheduled appointment. If a student is more than 15 minutes late, the appointment will be rescheduled for another time. Please log in to your student health account to schedule an appointment.
A physical should be completed within six months of enrollment.