Health

Watkins Student Health Center
(http://www.studenthealth.ku.edu/)
1200 Schwegler Drive

PLEASE NOTE:  In case of illness or injury, you should first talk to the AEC emergency and medical contact. If you are unsure who this is, please see Short-term Programs Contacts list in your welcome packet or go to http://aec.ku.edu/short-term-programs-staff.

The campus health clinic, Watkins Student Health Center, provides care for most of your health needs. You should go to Watkins Health Center for immunizations, doctor’s visits for minor problems such as a cold or flu, and counseling. If Watkins Health Center is not open, your AEC emergency and medical contact can help you decide the best course of action and provide transportation and assistance, if needed.  Do not go to the hospital unless you have talked to the AEC emergency and medical contact, have a referral from the Student Health Center, or have a serious medical emergency.  It will be expensive, and the insurance company may not reimburse you. Lawrence Memorial Hospital is located at 4th and Maine for serious medical emergencies.

As a student at the Applied English Center, you will be eligible for the full services offered by the Watkins Student Health Center at KU.  You must have your KU ID with you to receive medical treatment.  Your enrollment fee includes a required health fee. However, because most of our special program students are not enrolled as full-time students, you may have to pay a portion of the fee the first time you visit the doctor.  Once paid, this fee covers many services:  medical evaluations and examinations, most treatments for illnesses and injuries, most lab tests for outpatients, dietary advice and the first visit for physical therapy and mental health services.  Prescriptions filled at the Student Health Center are not free, but they are less expensive than at other pharmacies.  Dental care is not available at Watkins.

NOTE:  There may be charges for some services, including medications, x-rays and minor surgery.  You or your health insurance company must pay these charges.

Walk-in Clinic: If you need to see a doctor but have not made a regular appointment, you may use the Walk-in Clinic.  However, it is recommended to schedule a regular appointment as you will likely have to wait longer for walk-in appointments than you would with a regular appointment.

Hours During Fall, Spring, and Summer Semesters are:

Monday - Friday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
Saturday: 12:00 - 4:00pm
Sunday: Closed

Walk-in Hours
Monday - Friday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
Saturday: 12:00-3:00pm
Sunday: Closed

Hours during Student Breaks are:

Monday - Friday: 8:00am - 4:30pm
Saturday: 12:00 - 4:00pm
Sunday: Closed

Walk-in Hours
Monday - Friday: 8:00am - 3:30pm
Saturday: 12:00-3:00pm
Sunday: Closed

Important telephone numbers at Watkins Student Health Center

  • Automated Main Line:  785.864.9500
  • Appointment Line:  785.864.9507
  • Pharmacy:  785.864.9512
  • Nurse Helpline:  785.864.9583

In case of an emergency, dial 911   

 


Founded in 1964 as part of a Ford Foundation campus internationalization grant
One of the first 12 intensive English programs in the United States
The AEC comprises two units: the Intensive English Program (IEP) and Short-term Programs
Each semester, the AEC enrolls about 550 students representing more than 35 countries on six continents
The Applied English Center offers field trips and conversation groups to our students
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