Welcome to Student Health Services
The Student Health Services Office is designed to be the primary source of health care for KWC students. The goal of the office is to help students maintain good health so they may continue educational and other college experiences. All services are confidential.
Services are available at no cost to all students -- the only requirement is a completed health form on file, including health insurance information.
The Student Health Services Office is located in Room 213 on the second floor of the Barnard-Jones Administration Building.
All full-time students are required to have health insurance. Students may purchase insurance by joining the American College Student Association and choosing from a variety of policies. The link is available on the health services page of PantherNet.
Forms and Documents
KWC Student Health Insurance Form (all students must complete this form)
KWC Immunization Policy
Free HIV Testing for Students
We are currently affiliated with a program that offers free, confidential HIV tests. This is a simple three step process where you can receive the test and the results quickly. All that is required is your KWC student e-mail. Other STD tests are available at a discount using gift cards that you can pick up in the nurse's office, room 213 Administration bldg. Use the following link to access this offer. The link will guide you to a universities and colleges page. Find KWC and follow directions. See Tonya Robinson, campus nurse, if you have any questions.
It is the responsibility of the student to communicate with the professor in the event of a class absence due to illness or injury, and to follow the requirements of that professor regarding the course work missed. When possible, the student should contact the instructor before the class is missed. If the instructor contacts Health Services, only the dates of the student being seen will be verified.
If you need after-hours care, check this list of Owensboro urgent care facilities.
Counseling Associates, one of the most respected practices in Owensboro, has provided free counseling services to KWC students for more than 10 years. Their highly experienced therapists, flexible hours and convenient and private office location provide each student what they need to address any issue, large or small. Counseling Associates provides 24/7 coverage for emergencies.
For an appointment, call 270-686-7999
Ivory Howell Counseling
Ivory Howell, LPCC is pleased to provide students at her alma mater on- and off-campus counseling sessions. Ivory offers students a casual and comfortable counseling atmosphere and a practical and honest approach to helping them cope with their individual situational and mental health needs. Thanks to Student Health Services funds, sessions are completely free to KWC students and are confidential.
You may make appointments and inquiries by calling Ivory at 270-302-1669 or emailing at firstname.lastname@example.org. Also, check out www.ivoryhowellcounseling.com to learn more about Ivory and her counseling approach.
Kentucky Wesleyan College has seven Automatic External Defibrillators on campus. Be prepared -- see locations and directions for the AEDs.