Primary Health Care
The Mission of Student Health is to provide quality health care and health promotion that maximizes student learning potential.
Student Health and Wellness assess acute symptoms or illnesses and provide treatments or referrals as appropriate. Common acute complaints that can be assessed and/or treated in the clinic include:
- Abdominal discomfort or pain
- Elevated temperature (fever)
- Muscle sprains and strains
- Skin rashes and lesions
- Upper respiratory infections, coughs, colds, sore throats
- Urinary tract symptoms/infections
- Vaginal discharge/infections
- Other physical complaints that requires further assessment
Student Health and Wellness assess chronic Illnesses and treatments or referrals as appropriate. Common complaints that can be assessed and/or treated in the clinic include:
- Other illnesses requiring monitoring or further evaluation
Student Health and Wellness would like to make you aware of the recommended immunizations for college students.
These immunizations build on the primary immunization series received in childhood. Most are available at Student Health and Wellness and current costs are listed on our Fees site. Health care programs may require specific immunizations; check with the appropriate health care school.
The following immunizations are available at Student Health and Wellness. If students need an immunization not listed, students should inquire at the clinic as to whether it can be ordered. The immunization cost is the drug cost plus a small administration fee.
The American College Health Association has published Recommendations for Institutional Prematriculation Immunizations.
- Available to anyone exposed to unsafe food or water and for those who may be traveling to areas at risk for Hepatitis A.
- Encouraged to gay and bisexual men by CDC and the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP).
- Two doses of the Hepatitis A vaccine are needed for lasting protection and the doses should be given at least six months apart.
Series of three shots: First dose, second does one month later, third does five months later. Now given in infancy. Missing a dose does not require starting over.
HPV (Human Papillomavirus)
Gardasil (Merck) Patient Assistance Program
- To find out the eligibility requirements click here.
- Please print the from, complete Section 1, and bring the form and all required documentation to Student Health and Wellness. Your healthcare provider will complete Section 2 of the form. To access the form, click here.
Cervarix (GKS) Patient Assistance Program
- To find out the eligibility requirements click here.
- Please print the form, complete Section 1 and 2, and bring the form and all required documentation to Student Health and Wellness. Your healthcare provider will complete Section 3 and 4 of the form. To access the form, click here.
Annual influenza (flu) vaccine available. Vaccination begins in early fall.
Recommended for college students, particularly those living in residence halls; one dose.
Two doses for all college students born after 1956. (Now given at 12-15 months and prior to entering school.)
Usually given as a series to infants with a booster of Tdap at age 11-12.
Usually given as a booster every 10 years after 1 dose of Tdap.
Available for those who may be traveling to areas at risk for Typhoid fever. Recommend one dose given two weeks before travel. There are two forms of Typhoid immunization; injection given two weeks before travel or a pill that must be started at least two and a half weeks before travel.
Recommended for college students without a history of chicken pox or without immunization or without negative antibody titer. Two doses one month apart.
For a complete list of the Vaccine Information Statements (VIS) visit the Center for Disease Control (CDC) Vaccine Information Statements webpage. Many of the VIS are offered as an audio file and in multiple languages.
Antibody Titers may also be drawn for Measles, Mumps, Rubella, Hep A and B, and Varicella to indicate whether immunity exists.
Student Health and Wellness offers testing and treatment for a variety of STI.
- Allergy shots
- Blood pressure checks
- Education on health issues and diseases
- First aid (non-emergency)
- Physical examinations
Our office is staffed by nurse practitioners, registered nurses, a pharmacist, a health educator, an administrative assistant and a secretary. All are fully trained for their positions. A collaborating physician is in the office weekly. Physician services are available by referral from the nurse practitioners. Student Health and Wellness can manage most health problems that are typical for a health office.
Yes. We provide this service by appointment.
Yes. A nurse practitioner can prescribe medication as appropriate. Students can have their prescriptions filled at the Student Health and Wellness Pharmacy or any other pharmacy.
Yes. The immunizations available are Hepatitis A and B, Human Papilloma Virus, Meningitis, MMR, Tetanus (Tdap), Varicella (chicken pox). Tuberculosis testing is also available. Call for further information or check the fees page. Other immunizations may be available by request.
Yes. Student Health and Wellness providers do write prescriptions for birth control and Depo Provera. You must make an appointment with a nurse practitioner.
No, there is no charge for the visit. There may be charges for laboratory testing or certain procedures.
You can pay by cash, check or a charge the fee to your student account (credit card payment is not available). Any bills charged to the student's UMKC account will need to be paid in the Cashiers Office. The Health Center cannot accept the payment.
No. You do not need insurance to be seen in Student Health and Wellness and Student Health and Wellness does not bill insurance plans. We will be glad to provide you with an itemized check out sheet that you can use for insurance reimbursement.
Yes. We see patients on an appointment basis. You may make an appointment by using your UMKC SSO to access our secure Open Communicator portal. You may also call 816.235.6133 to make an appointment.
No. We are closed over the lunch hour, 12:30-1:30 p.m., and do not see patients during this time.
No. Student Health and Wellness services are limited to UMKC students with the exceptions of immunizations and flu shots.
No. We do not provide emergency care. If you feel you have an emergency please go to the emergency room. As always, dial 911 in the event of a medical emergency will bring you immediate help. St. Luke’s Hospital at 43rd and Wornall is the closest ER to UMKC.
Students who take classes on campus (not through the internet) and their dependents are eligible to apply for Student Health and Wellness insurance. You may pick up a Student Health and Wellness insurance brochure at UMKC Student Health and Wellness located at 4825 Troost. You may also pick up a brochure at the Cashiers office or in the brochure rack outside the Student Life office. For more information, e-mail Student Health and Wellness and Wellness your name and address at and we will send you a brochure. You may also obtain a brochure by contacting:
Aetna Student Health and Wellness
200 Rivers Edge Drive
Medford, MA 02155
Customer service: 877-480-4161
Aetna Student Health and Wellness Plan website