Student Health Services (SHS) at the University of Kansas Medical Center is a department within the Division of Student Services. We are committed to providing high quality, evidence-based, primary health care to students, spouses, and domestic partners. In addition, we assist students with health and immunization requirements to ensure optimal safety in practice and research initiatives. SHS provides treatment without discrimination based on race, religion, color, sex, disability, national origin, ancestry, and sexual orientation. Privacy and confidentiality are strictly enforced.
KUMC Student Services is a community of caring health professionals who value innovation, quality and efficiency. We provide evidence-based services to meet the ever-changing healthcare needs of our students and support the academic mission of the university.
WALK IN IMMUNIZATION CLINIC and FLU SHOTS
Walk in immunizations are offered Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 11:00 to 1:00. Immunizations are also available by appointment. Remember, flu shots are required for all clinical students this year. Every clinical student must get a flu shot OR sign a declination form at Student Health.
For those considering a declination, please understand that a declination may affect clinical placement because medical institutions may not accept students who have not been vaccinated. Failure to secure a clinical placement could have adverse effects on the ability to complete the requirements for a degree from KUMC.
As of May 8, 2014, the Kansas Department of Health & Environment has declared that the national shortage of tuberculin used for tuberculosis skin testing has been resolved. Normal practice regarding TB testing will resume. Any incoming student who has not completed their immunization requirements by May 8, 2014 will be required to complete a two-step TB test.
TB skin tests will now be offered to all students as an option to fulfill their annual TB requirement. For those students who prefer the IGRA test (blood test), it will continue to be available.