Student Health Services provides all services necessary to fulfill your enrollment requirements:
If you wish to schedule an appointment with a nurse to review your immunizations and paper work prior to enrollment contact Lisa Christinat at 316-293-2622.
Management of Chronic and Acute Illnesses
It is advisable if you wish to have your care done through student health services to have an initial visit at the beginning of each academic year to initiate and update your medical records.
Travel Visits for Students Going Overseas
Consultation includes health advice for countries on student itinerary, travel immunizations and prescriptions for travel-related medications such as anti-malarial drugs.
Annual Physical Exams, Contraception and Well Man and Woman Exams
Screening and Treatment for Sexually Transmitted Disease
Care will be handled quickly and discretely.
Flu shots are administered through Via Christi and Wesley for students. Students will receive information through email.
Yearly TB tests are offered at no cost to students.
Stress Management and Personal Counseling Support
Students can be seen at the KU Adult Medicine Cypress Clinic for anxiety and depression treatment in addition to EMPAC.
EMPAC Student Assistance Program
A Student Assistance Program (SAP) is offered through a contract with EMPAC. EMPAC is an SAP dedicated to providing excellent services to students and members of their households. Whether you are experiencing personal or school-related challenges, there are options available to you. You can receive confidential help through the SAP. Simply contact EMPAC at 316-265-9922, provide the name of your school and identify that you are seeking SAP services. The receptionist will assist you in arranging an appointment at a time convenient for you.
There is no charge to use the SAP. SAP is a service for assessment and short-term, problem-focused counseling. At your initial session, your SAP counselor will make recommendations as to whether your situation may require more intensive services. You can use up to 3 SAP sessions per calendar year. Any additional services exceeding the maximum allowed by the SAP program will be the financial responsibility of the individual students and/or that student's private insurance carrier where applicable.
The professionals serving you have masters-level education and are licensed. Most have additional training in a number of specialties, assuring you of a counselor in the area of your specific need. Counselors can assist issues such as stress and anxiety, depression, parenting challenges, marriage struggles, domestic violence, grief or loss, eating disorders, coping with persistent medical conditions, substance abuse, work-life balance, financial counseling, and legal counseling. Please call Academic and Student Affairs, 293-2603, with any questions about these services.
EMPAC is confidential. Your school will not know that you utilized the services. Applicable state and federal laws regarding privacy and confidentiality regulate EMPAC. However, if a person is an imminent threat to self or others, the authorities must be notified.
In the Wichita area, call 316-265-9922. If outside of Wichita, call 800-234-0630. EMPAC is located in downtown Wichita at 300 W. Douglas, Suite 930, in the R.H. Garvey Building.
Order laboratory and radiology tests when indicated.
Provide laboratory services by appointment. Offer reduced fees on certain lab procedures including titers for immunizations.
Make referrals to specialists and personal counseling services when indicated.
Provide lab services to students who have a blood borne pathogen exposure while functioning in the student role.
Provide annual PPD tests for all students.
Educate students on health promotion and prevention.