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Student Health Clinic

The mission of the Student Health Clinic is to promote the optimal health of our college community by providing access to high quality and affordable urgent, primary and preventative health care, outreach and health education. It is through this pursuit that we support the mission of the Kenai Peninsula College/UAA and the growth of each individual.

Hours of Operation


Monday – Thursday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. when classes are in session.
Closed during the summer and campus holidays.

Location


KRC Ward Building - room 106.

Eligibility


Clinic services are available to any KPC student at any KPC location enrolled in six or more credits in the UA system, who pays the student health clinic fee of $5 per credit hour. Starting Fall 2010, as a pilot project, any KPC student enrolled in three or more credits will be eligible to utilize the KPC Health Clinic if they pay the Health Clinic fee. As of Spring 2011, students must present a WOLF card ID to be able to be seen at the clinic to verify eligibility. WOLF cards can be obtained at KRC Student Services.

Clinic Services


Clinic is staffed by an Advanced Nurse Practitioner with full prescribing authority. Click here to see a full list of services.

Cost


Students have unlimited visits to the clinic and only pay for labs, immunizations, procedures (biopsy), splints and medications. At this time, we do not bill insurance or accept Medicaid/Medicare, and cash or credit card payment is due at time of service. You may pay with your WOLF card or at the bookstore.

Appointments and Emergencies


The SHC is available for appointments or walk-ins as available. Call 262-0347 to make an appointment. For Emergencies, dial 8-911 from any campus phone. For after-hour and weekend care, see a local list of providers here.

Pharmacy


The Student Health Clinic stocks a limited supply of commonly prescribed medications. These are prepackaged for re-sale and are offered at a discounted price to the student (antibiotics, birth control pills, Plan B, anti depressants, asthma meds, topical creams etc). "Over the counter" supplies of cough and cold medications i.e. Advil, Tylenol, Band-Aids, condoms and antacids are also available. Prescriptions can be written for most medications that students can have filled the same day at local pharmacies if we do not have it in stock. We can also order any Rx overnight through our MMCAP contract with Cardinal Health at a much reduced rate for students being seen at the clinic. We actively participate in the Patient Medication Assistance Program to find students free or low cost medications.

Lab


SHC can do in-house pregnancy, urinalysis, rapid strep and flu testing. We have onsite lab draw capability including Wellness Panels, CBC, electrolytes, cholesterol, thyroid, pap, STD labs etc. We do all allied health program required "titers" including Hepatitis A, B, C, MMR and HIV. Accucheck blood sugar tests, Hepatitis C and HIV testing is free to any eligible student. Routine labs are sent to Quest Diagnostics and are generally back in 24 hours while titer testing takes up to three weeks to return. Fees vary.

Referrals


Clinicians at the SHC routinely provide referrals for specialized medical services provided in the Kenai Peninsula Community. These include, but are not limited to: Internal Medicine, OB/GYN, ER, Surgery, Dermatology, Ophthalmology and Physical Therapy. See Student Health Insurance regarding referrals if purchased.

Travel Immunizations


Visit the CDC Travel website wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel for needed immunizations. Many can be purchased by the student and given here at the clinic based on recommendations for the traveler.

Student Health Insurance


Students who are carrying six credits or more may purchase optional student health insurance through United Healthcare. Information can be found online at www.studentresources.com or call 1-888-344-5989. There is no mandatory requirement for students to have health insurance for this campus.

Confidentiality


Your personal health information is considered protected health information by federal law. The Student Health Clinic is committed to maintaining the privacy of your health information. During your visit, you will receive our Notice of Privacy Practices which describes how medical information about you may be used and disclosed and what your rights are regarding your protected health information. Please talk with our staff if you have any questions.

Notice of Privacy Practices - Click here to download a PDF file that contains information about privacy.
Release of Medical Information - Click here to download a printable version and fax a signed copy to our clinic if you would like your medical information shared with another medical provider. You may review your own medical record here at any time.

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