Health Information

Watkins Student Health Center

As a participant in an International Short Program, you will be eligible for the full services offered by the Watkins Student Health Center at KU. You must have your KUID with you to receive medical treatment.
Prescriptions filled at the Student Health Center are not free, but they are less expensive than other pharmacies.
Dental care is not available at Watkins.

Appointment Line: 785-864-9507
Pharmacy: 785-864-9512
Automated Line: 785-864-9500
Emergency: 911
Watkins Memorial Helath Center building

Health Insurance

You will be covered by KU student insurance.

You will be able to see a doctor at Watkins Student Health Center at no charge. However, if the doctor decides that tests must be run or treatment (including medications) are necessary, there may be a small charge that you will be expected to pay. Your insurance will pay the majority of the cost for most of these things, but there may be a small percentage that you will be required to pay.

Medical Check-In

In order to be allowed to enroll at KU, you must have:

  • two (2) Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR) vaccinations,
  • a Meningitis vaccination

If you have an official vaccination record that shows you have already taken the MMR and/or Meningitis vaccinations in your home country, you can bring it with you. The record must be in English, show the date you took the vaccination, and be signed by a doctor.

In the US, the MMR vaccination contains three vaccines – one each for Measles, Mumps and Rubella.  In your country each of these vaccines might be given separately.  Your records must show two vaccinations for each disease.

If you do not have the correct vaccination record, you will be required to take the vaccinations here.