Services and Fees

UMKC Student Health and Wellness is here to serve the students of UMKC. It is our mission to keep you healthy, so you can focus on and excel at your educational goals.

UMKC Student Health and Wellness functions as a general health care facility that provides evaluation and treatment for a wide variety of health concerns. We are staffed with dedicated professionals and provide easily accessible and affordable health care to enrolled students. Our facility specializes in the overall health and well-being of each student in our campus community by offering a comprehensive list of services.

General Health Services

Acute Symptoms or Illnesses

The providers at Student Health and Wellness assess acute symptoms or illnesses and provide treatments or referrals as appropriate. Common acute complaints that can be assessed and/or treated in the clinic include:

  • Abdominal discomfort or pain
  • Allergies
  • Elevated temperature (fever)
  • Indigestion
  • Muscle sprains and strains
  • Skin rashes and lesions
  • Upper respiratory infections, coughs, colds, sore throats
  • Urinary tract symptoms/infections
  • Vaginal discharge/infections
  • Other physical complaints that require further assessment
Chronic Illnesses/Medical Issues

The providers at Student Health and Wellness assess chronic illnesses and provide treatments or referrals as appropriate. Common complaints that can be assessed and/or treated in the clinic include:

  • Anemia
  • Asthma
  • Diabetes
  • Hypertension
  • Other illnesses requiring monitoring or further evaluation
Immunizations

The following immunizations are recommended for college students. These immunizations build on the primary immunization series received in childhood. Each health care program (nursing, medical school, dental, etc.) may require specific immunizations. Check with the appropriate program for additional requirements.

These immunizations are available at Student Health and Wellness. If a student needs an immunization not listed, inquire at the clinic as to whether it can be ordered.

  • Hepatitis A – Series of two injections are needed for lasting protection and the doses should be given at least six months apart. This is available to anyone exposed to unsafe food or water and for those who may be traveling to areas at risk for Hepatitis A. It is also encouraged for gay and bisexual men by the CDC and the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP).
  • Hepatitis B – Series of three shots: First dose as a newborn, second dose one month later, third dose five months later. Missing a dose does not require starting over.
  • HPV – UMKC Student Health and Wellness offers Gardasil for female and male students and Cervarix for female students only. If you are unable to pay for the vaccine, both manufacturers offer a patient assistance program (Gardasil Patient Assistance Program, Cervarix Patient Assistance Program).
  • Influenza – Annual vaccination begins in early fall.
  • Meningitis – Recommended for all college students, particularly those living in residence halls; one dose.
  • Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR) – Two doses for all college students born after 1956. (Now given at 12-15 months and prior to entering school).
  • Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis (Tdap) – Usually given as a series to infants with a booster of Tdap at age 11-12.
  • Tetanus and Diphtheria (Td) – Usually give as a booster every 10 years after one dose of Tdap.
  • Typhoid – Available for students traveling to areas at risk for Typhoid fever. There are two forms of Typhoid immunization: injection given twoo weeks before travel or a pill that must be started at least two-and-a-half weeks before travel.
  • Varicella (chicken pox) – Recommended for all college students without a documented history of chicken pox infection or immunization or negative antibody titer. Two doses one month apart.

For a complete list of the Vaccine Information Statements (VIS) visit the Center for Disease Control (CDC) Vaccine Information Statements web page.

Antibody Titers may also be drawn for Measles, Mumps, Rubella, Hepatitis A and B and Varicella to indicate whether immunity exists.

Cervarix$130 per dose - three dose series
Gardasil$135 per dose - three dose series
Hepatitis A$27 per dose - two dose series
Hepatitis B$40 per dose - three dose series
Meningitis$87
MMR (measles, mumps, rubella)$60 per dose - two dose series
TD (tetanus and diphtheria)$20
Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis$36
Typhoid$67
Varicella (chicken pox)$100

Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD) Testing

Sexual transmitted diseases (or infections – the terms are used interchangeably) can be scary and confusing. There is a great deal of information that you may come across while you are in college, and it is hard to determine what is true and what is not.

The UMKC Student Health and Wellness Nurse Practitioners are available to meet with you confidentially to discuss any questions or concerns you have about STDs, transmission, prevention, testing and treatment. We offer nonjudgmental and open discussion to empower you to make educated choices and to keep you and your partner safe.

Additional Primary Health Care Services

Student Health and Wellness also offers the following comprehensive services:

  • Routine health/physical exams
  • Mental health services
  • Injury evaluations
  • Travel medicine consultations
  • Allergy injections
  • Lab testing
  • Blood pressure checks
  • Education on health issues and diseases
  • First aid (non-emergency)
Important Items All Students Should Have

Students should keep a list of current medications as well as any known allergies. At the MedID website, you can create & print a wallet card to be carried at all times.

While many local pharmacies offer a variety of over the counter items for purchase, we strongly recommend that students keep some basic health care supplies on hand. We encourage you to review the Taking Care of Basic Health Needs document, for a thorough list of items to include in a “First Aid Kit”.

 

Men's Health

It’s our goal to heighten awareness of preventable health problems and encourage early detection and treatment of disease among men.

On average, men die at a significantly younger age than women; the average life expectancy for men is almost five years shorter than it is for women.

In comparison with women, men are often more likely to:

  • Lack the information and understanding about health issues specific to men
  • Engage in unhealthy and risky activities that threaten their health (for example, men are more likely to smoke and drink than women)
  • Put off regular health checkups and medical care when needed
  • Avoid openly discussing their health and how they’re feeling

The primary reason for the poor state of men’s health is that men need to pay more attention to their health.

At UMKC Student Health and Wellness we provide a multitude of services to keep men healthy.

  • General health care and routine physical exams
  • Testicular cancer screenings — young men are at the highest risk
  • Birth control and safer sex education — we provide condoms
  • Treatment for jock itch and athlete’s foot
  • Sexually-transmitted infection (STI) testing and treatment
  • Urinary tract infection (UTI) testing and treatment
  • Premature ejaculation information and treatment
  • Male pattern baldness information and treatment

 

Sexual Consent:

It is important for every man and woman to understand sexual consent and impairment.

Consent is positive cooperation involving an act of free will, absent of coercion, intimidation, force, or the threat of force. A person cannot give effective consent if he/she impaired by the influence of drugs or alcohol.

Women's Health

Every woman deserves to thrive and be empowered. Women’s Health is strongly supported at UMKC Student Health and Wellness. Our goal is to provide comfortable, open communication to address your specific concerns. Women have unique health issues related to contraception, menstrual cycle, conditions of the female organs and menopause.

Student Health and Wellness offers many women’s health services. Below are some examples of these services and the fees that apply. Contact our office to inquire about any services not listed below. Fees are subject to change without notification.

Well-Woman Exams

Annual female exams (pap/pelvic and breast exam) can be scheduled by making an appointment. Student Health and Wellness now offers a newer technology, the liquid-based Pap test. If the Pap test is abnormal, further testing for Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) can be conducted and follow-up will depend on those results.

Evaluation and Information Regarding Vaginal Discharge

All women have some vaginal discharge. Normal discharge may appear clear, cloudy white, and/or yellowish when dry on clothing. It may also contain white flecks and at times may be thin and stringy. Changes in normal discharge can occur for many reasons, including menstrual cycle, emotional stressors, nutritional status, pregnancy, usage of medications – including birth control pills – and sexual arousal.

  • A vaginal yeast infection produces a thick white discharge, similar to cottage cheese in texture, which can cause itching. There is no charge for this test.
  • Bacterial Vaginosis is an overgrowth of vaginal bacteria and produces a thin, white discharge, often with a fishy odor. There is no charge for this test.
  • Trichomonas Vaginalis is a sexually transmitted infection caused by a protozoa that produces a white to green discharge with a fishy odor. There is no charge for this test.
  • Vaginal discharge can also be caused by gonorrhea or chlamydia, which are sexually transmitted infections. There is a fee for this test.

Call or make an appointment to further discuss being evaluated for any of these infections.

Birth Control Counseling and Information

Birth control counseling is available by scheduling a Nurse Practitioner visit. Contraception options that can be prescribed at Student Health and Wellness include birth control pills, Depo-Provera (the shot), NuvaRing (vaginal ring) and Ortho Evra (the patch). Referrals can be given for intrauterine devices (IUD) and implantations. Prescriptions can be filled at any retail pharmacy.

Emergency Contraception

Emergency contraception (the morning-after pill) consists of one dose of hormones that are given to decrease the likelihood of pregnancy when unprotected intercourse has occurred. It is most effective if taken within 72 hours of unprotected intercourse, but can be effective within up to 120 hours. Emergency contraception is currently available in Student Health and Wellness, and no appointment or exam is required.

Pregnancy Testing and Counseling

Pregnancy testing is available for a minimal fee. No appointment is required. If you have missed a period, had unprotected intercourse, had a birth control method failure, or are experiencing the symptoms of pregnancy, you should consider getting a pregnancy test. Some early signs of pregnancy are:

  • a missed menstrual period
  • breast tenderness or enlargement
  • fatigue
  • nausea
  • weight gain

Remember, pregnancy isn’t the only reason for missing your period. Stress, anxiety, a change in birth control methods, changes in eating or exercise habits and even travel can affect your period.

Sexual Consent

It is important for every man and woman to understand sexual consent and impairment.

Consent is positive cooperation involving an act of free will, absent of coercion, intimidation, force, or the threat of force. A person cannot give effective consent if he/she impaired by the influence of drugs or alcohol.

After Hour Health Care Resources

Many students ask about what options are available for them to receive medical care when UMKC Student Health and Wellness is not open. Our After Hour Health Care Resources document  provides several options for students, depending on the severity of their health concerns.