Primary Care

Primary care appointments provide a vast range of services for the student population. Preventative care visits can include routine physical exams, sports physicals, employment physicals and travel physicals. Acute care is offered for unexpected illnesses and injuries. For obvious serious injuries, such as compound fractures or head trauma, seek care at the local emergency department. Primary care services for chronic disease management (hypertension, diabetes, etc.) are also available. The Health Fee covers unlimited office visits for primary care needs.

Clinic Hours

Fall and spring semesters: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday – Friday; 9-11 a.m. on Saturday

Summer, winter and spring breaks: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday – Friday

Make an appointment

To make an appointment with one of our providers, call 859-323-APPT (2778) or follow these instructions (PDF, 267 KB) to make an appointment online. 

Note: Some appointment times are not available for online scheduling; calling to schedule will give you the option of additional appointment times.

Phone Information Nurse

Our Phone Information Nurse (PIN) is available for telephone consultation for illness, injuries, lab results, or other health concerns or questions. Our PIN is available from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday – Friday by calling 859-323-INFO (4636).

What to expect for your appointment

Appointments are required for primary care visits. Call 859-323-APPT (2778) to schedule an appointment or follow these instructions (PDF, 267 KB) to schedule online.  You will go to the second floor of the UHS building at 830 S. Limestone for your appointment.

Bring your student ID and your insurance card to every appointment.

On the second floor, sign in with the receptionist at the front desk. You will then be directed to the self-check-in kiosks. When finished with the self-check-in, have a seat in the lobby. A clinical service technician (CST) will call your name and direct you to the exam room. He or she will then:

  • Check your vital signs.
  • Ask the reason for your visit.
  • Ask if you are taking any medications.
  • Ask if you have any allergies.
  • Ask your smoking status.

When the clinician enters the room, he or she will introduce themselves, discuss any concerns you may have, review the questionnaire you completed at the self-check-in kiosk and explain the exam that is appropriate for your visit.

The clinician will continue your exam, discuss your options for care and recommend a treatment plan. Additional labs or X-rays may be ordered for further evaluation. When the exam is finished, the clinician will answer any questions you have, discuss and summarize your visit, and provide and discuss your prescriptions or follow-up visits. You will then be directed to check-out.

If services that are not covered by your Health Fee are provided, you can pay at check-out. Payments are expected at the time of your appointment for services not covered by the Health Fee. If a follow-up appointment is recommended, you may schedule that at the time of check-out as well. 

Meet our providers

Our physicians, nurse practitioners, nursing and support staff provide knowledgeable and professional patient care. Our clinicians are board-certified in family practice, internal medicine, women’s health, psychiatry, emergency medicine, occupational medicine and sports medicine.

Meet our physicians and Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRNs).  

Page last updated: 2/16/2017 4:23:35 PM