Frequently Asked Questions
When can I get immunizations done at Student Health?
We offer walk in immunization times on Monday, Wednesday and Friday between 11:00 am and 1:00 pm. You do not need an appointment. If these times do not work for you, please click here
to make an appointment.
How can I get a copy of my immunization record?
Log in here
and click on the Immunizations link to access a copy of your immunization record.
What is a two-step TB test?
A two-step tuberculosis 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.
What immunizations can I get at Student Health?
A variety of immunizations is available at the Student Health Center. Among those offered are Hepatitis B, Hepatitis A, MMR, Tetanus (Tdap), Varicella, and TB tests. TB tests are performed free of charge.
Can I get my enrollment physical done at Student Health?
Yes – please click here
to schedule an appointment. The cost is $25.00.
What credit cards do you accept?
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.
What services are offered at Student Health?
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.
Do I have to pay for an appointment?
Most appointments are free of charge. Certain procedures, immunizations and visits do require a small fee.
What insurance plans do you accept?
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.
Do I have to have an appointment to be seen?
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. Click here
to schedule an appointment.
How much does it cost for a TB test?
TB skin test are free for all KUMC affiliated students. However, if you fail to have your test read in 48 to 72 hours, there is a $20.00 fee. If your 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.
How current does my physical have to be?
It should be done within six monts of enrollment.
Aug 27, 2015