The goal of the Student Health Service is to provide quality health service to students. The student health program is broad in scope, encompassing preventive medicine, health education, health maintenance, medical and mental health care, referrals, and a drug and alcohol abuse program.
For the convenience of students, health education, medical consultation, and emergency treatment for minor illnesses and injuries are available free of charge to all students. Clinic hours at the Betty White Health Center are from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, during the regular academic year and Summer session. Services of the University Physician are available on a part-time basis only. The University Nurse is on duty from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Appointments are required for visits to the Comprehensive Counselor, except for emergencies. In case of illness on weekends, notify the Head Resident in each residence hall.
The Office of Counseling provides a Crisis Call service.
This program addresses problems and concerns of students as well as faculty and staff members of the University community.
Crisis Line : 502-597-6970
Hours: Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.
After 4:30 p.m. and on weekends, concerned individuals may call the Kentucky State University Police at 597-6878. They will contact the appropriate individuals to provide services.
We provide, mental and emotional health counseling, stress management, anger management, rape counseling, personal counseling, and drug and alcohol counseling.
Students interested in these services should call
502-597-6970 (Counseling Services) for an appointment.
What Happens if a Student has Meningitis:
Although bacterial meningitis is a rare disease, it is a very serious sickness that can be fatal. If you are diagnosed with bacterial meningitis you must receive intravenous antibiotics in a hospital immediately. Bacteria meningitis symptoms include, neck stiffness, severe headache, high fever, vomiting, rash, and sensitivity to light. If you have these symptoms, you should be seen by a physician immediately. If the student health services office is closed go immediately to the nearest hospital.
Is the Vaccine Available at the University Health Services:
The meningitis vaccine is not available at the health center, but can be obtained from several physicians in the local community.
Further Information for Parents and Students:
Parents and students can call the University Student Health Services at (502) 597-6271 for additional information. Please go to the American College Health Association's meningitis site for additional information.
All new freshmen and transfer students must submit the University's medical form to Student Health Services prior to registration. All necessary forms will be furnished by Kentucky State University with other admission materials.
The University requires that students born after December 31, 1956, provide physician documented proof of immunizations for red measles, rubella (German measles), and mumps (MMR) before registering.