As a UMKC student, part of your fees provide free health services at the Student Health Center.
Brookside 51 Building, 5110 Oak Street, Suite 237
Kansas City, Missouri 64112
Regular Hours of Operation
Monday, Thursday and Friday: 8:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m., 1:30–4:30 p.m.
Tuesday and Wednesday: 8:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m., 1:30–6:30 p.m.
To visit the Health Center, you will need to make an appointment.
There are 3 ways to do that:
- To make an appointment online, visit our secure Open Communicator portal.
- To make an appointment in person.
- To make an appointment by phone, call (816) 235-6133.
Once you make the appointment, here are some tips:
- Arrive early. If it is your first appointment, there is some initial information that they will need to get.
- Complete your paperwork before you go. Here are the forms that you will need to provide:
- Health History Form – This form gives information on your medical history, current medications, allergies and family history. This is normal and standard for every doctor’s office. You can ignore the questions about gender and sexual orientation.
- Consent-Authorization for Release of Information Form -This form gives permission to send, receive, or share your personal medical history. This information will ONLY be used to help treat you or to bill your insurance. It will NEVER be shared with anyone else.
If you decide you do not need your appointment, cancel it. If you do not cancel your appointment, you will be charged a $5 no-show fee.
When you arrive for your appointment:
- Check in at the kiosk. This means that you will electronically sign some forms giving permission for the Health Center to do things.
- Provide your completed forms to the front desk staff. The staff will make a note that you have arrived and will get your information ready for your visit. This process is called checking in.
- After you are checked in, have a seat and wait for a Registered Nurse to call your name.
- The nurse will escort you to the examination room.
- The nurse will do several things:
- Ask basic health questions.
- Take your vital signs (weight, height, temperature, blood pressure, pulse and respirations).
- Suggest you to have a free rapid HIV test. Every student is asked about this, as a precaution, so do not be surprised.
- The Nurse Practitioner or Doctor(NP) will come in the examination room to discuss why you are there and to provide treatment.