What services are provided at the Student Health Services Center?
The Student Health Services Center (SHSC) at Purdue University Calumet offers students primary care and prevention services. The services include but are not limited to acute and chronic care for non-emergent conditions such as pharyngitis, bronchitis, allergic rhinitis, asthma, hypertension and diabetes.
- General physicals
- Gynecological exams
- Laboratory analysis
- Minor surgical procedures
- Health screenings
Laboratory services will include testing by an outside lab as well as some analysis onsite such as strep screens, pregnancy testing and urinalysis. In addition students will be provided referrals to health care professionals in our area for further evaluation and treatment as needed.
The SHSC will work with the Fitness and Wellness Center to expand services and provide follow up for health screenings. The SHSC will also make referrals to the professionals at the Fitness and Wellness Center to provide a more comprehensive approach to treating chronic illness as well as prevention of illnesses and health maintenance.
What type of professionals work at the Student Health Services Center?
The Student Health Services Center (SHSC) is an Advanced Practice Nurse (APN) run clinic. The APNs who staff the clinic are Board Certified as Family or Adult practitioners. A consulting physician will be available on site weekly for referrals.
What are the costs?
Students attending Purdue University Calumet (PUC) pay a general fee in addition to tuition. Some of this fee has been devoted to the costs of patient visits at the SHSC. The cost of an office visit is $20.00. Many laboratory tests are provided without cost. Tests outside those provided “free” are available; students are billed directly by the laboratory.
Prescriptions are provided as needed, the costs of those prescriptions are the responsibility of the students. The SHSC staff has a patient assistance program, which prepares and sends applications to pharmaceutical companies, on the students’ behalf for lower cost or no cost medications for students who qualify.
These services are NOT intended to replace health insurance coverage. In other words expenses such as hospitalizations, major testing, emergency visits are not provided by the SHSC. Please call the SHSC for specific questions regarding costs not addressed above.
How do I get an appointment?
Feel free to call for an appointment at x 1235 or (219) 989-1235. “Walk-ins” are seen as time and condition of the student dictates. You may also stop by Gyte Annex-34 during clinic hours and make an appointment.
Appointments will generally be made on a first come first serve basis, unless there is an urgent health matter.
A certain number of appointments will be devoted to physical, gynecological and other routine exams. Feel free to call with any questions regarding our services or appointment times.
If you are planning on addressing a medical concern and already have medical records relating to your concern, or would like your past records reviewed, please remember to sign a medical release with your current medical provider (a release can be faxed if making an appointment over the telephone) when making an appointment, so we will have your records available at your first visit.