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Pittsburg State University Health Services has a legal and ethical responsibility to safeguard the privacy of all patients and to protect the confidentiality of their health information. Student health information is confidential and jointly maintained by Student Health Services (SHS) and University Counseling Services (UCS) electronically. Student health information is accessible and exchanged between SHS and UCS for the purpose of coordination care. Pittsburg State University does not release private health information about a student without that student’s written permission, except in the case of imminent danger to themselves or others, child/dependent abuse, court order, or where otherwise required by law.

University administrators, faculty, parents, spouses, and partners DO NOT have access to your medical records. During the first visit to the Student Health Services, all students will be asked to fill out a telephone disclosure form. This will allow the medical staff to discuss medical information with the family or friends listed on the form.

Any student currently enrolled at Pittsburg State University is eligible for basic health care services through the Student Health Center.

The Student Health Fee, which is included in the tuition each semester, allows the student to see a health care provider Free of Charge. Students needing special services, procedures, laboratory tests, x-rays, medications or medical supplies will be assessed at a charge customarily much less than community rates. Detailed charge descriptions are available upon request.

Continuing Studies, Visiting Scholars, Fullbright Scholars, and Fort Scott students do not typically pay the Student Health Fee with their tuition. If one of these students would like access to the health center, he/she would need to pay the Campus Privilege Fee at the Student Recreation Center.

Student Spouse Coverage is also available for a, per semester fee. Services are not available to other dependents.

SUMMER SERVICE: Students who were enrolled for the spring semester, not attending in the summer session, but pre-enrolled for the fall semester, are eligible for Health Center services for a nominal fee.

A valid PSU ID card or a valid photo ID may be required to access services at the Health Center.

Pittsburg State University Student Health Services remains committed to protecting the confidentiality of the health information that is generated as a result of utilizing our services.

Due to recent changes in the law, all patients will be presented with a Notice of Privacy Practices that describes our responsibilities and the patient's rights regarding the use and disclosure of the protected health information.

Effective April 14, 2003, each patient will be asked to sign a document that acknowledges the receipt of this notice and provide us with consent to operate accordingly.

View the Notice of Privacy Practices.

FAQ's


  • How can I get medical information on my child?
  • Why can’t you take my insurance for my child’s medical bills?
  • What vaccinations does my child need?
  • Recommended Immunizations for University Students include:
  • Where should I begin to look for my immunization records?

If your child is over the age of 18, he or she will need to sign a release of information form at the Student Health Center to give us permission to discuss their medical information with you.   We are not allowed to share their information without their permission.

Encourage your child to communicate with you about their medical care, so that the first person they want to call in a crisis is you!

If your child fills out a medical history form for us, make sure they list numbers where we can find you if there is an emergency.

We do not do third party billing.  We do not have the resources to do that at this time.  Upon request, we’ll give you the documentation necessary to file a claim yourself for reimbursement with your insurance company.  Check with your insurance company to see if you can file a claim and whether they will reimburse you for charges incurred at the Student Health Center.

 

If your child needs to have blood drawn for lab work, we can send a copy of the insurance card to the lab and they will bill your insurance for the tests.  We do charge a small fee for drawing blood.  If the child doesn’t have the actual card please make sure they have a copy of the card (Front and Back).  If at all possible make sure your child has a copy of the card when they arrive on campus to begin their studies.

Discuss your insurance with your child.  Let them know what their co-pays are, how much the deductibles are, if they are HMO, PPO etc.  Check ahead of time to see which of our local physicians, hospitals and pharmacies are covered with your insurance company. 

Pittsburg State University has adopted an Immunization Compliance Policy to include proof of two Measles, Mumps & Rubella (MMR) for all newly enrolled students, and proof of Meningitis vaccination for all University Residential Housing students.  

For a list of recommended immunizations, refer to Immunizations/Allergy Injections.

If you or your parents do not have a record of your immunizations, we suggest you check with your personal physician, your high school or your county health department.