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The Purdue University Student Health Center (PUSH) provides medical care through a high-quality outpatient facility staffed by licensed physicians, nurse practitioners, and professional healthcare providers.
Office visits for illness and injury care are free to all full-time students. Other services, such as minor procedures and treatments, x-rays, physical therapy, immunizations, and preventative visits (physical exams and annual exams, for example) are available on a fee-for-service basis. Laboratory services at PUSH are provided by Mid America Clinical Laboratory (MACL). MACL accepts most health insurance plans, including Anthem and United Healthcare.
Students must submit immunization dates through the patient portal by the first day of classes. Please go to purdue.edu/push/Immunization and follow the instructions for completing and submitting the online form.
The University strongly recommends that each student be covered by health insurance. PUSH is in-network with both Anthem and United Healthcare and will submit bills for services to the student’s insurance plan. You are encouraged to check with your insurance plan about coverage before coming to campus.
STUDENT HEALTH INSURANCE
Domestic students are not required to purchase outside healthcare coverage; however, purchasing health insurance is mandatory for international students as it is a condition of enrollment at Purdue University.
PURDUE UNIVERSITY PHARMACY
Purdue University Pharmacy is a full-service pharmacy located right on campus in Room 118 of the Robert Heine Pharmacy Building (RHPH), next to the student health center (PUSH). They offer prescription services, over the counter products, and immunizations including flu, Men B, just to name a few.
Most major prescription drug plans are accepted. Transfer requests can be made online at their website and re-fills requests are simple and easy with the pharmacy’s refill app. Check out the website listed above for all the details. The pharmacy offers convenient hours for students that are based around the academic calendar.
Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) offers a variety of mental health services and strives to provide assistance to help actively enrolled students improve their mental health and succeed, in life and academically. Students can schedule a brief screen appointment for the same day or next day by calling (765) 494-6995. Clinical recommendations will be made at the end of that assessment and can include a variety of next steps. Mental health crises can be addressed via on-call services during CAPS’ business hours, or by calling (765) 494-6995 after hours and pressing 1. The student will be connected with a clinician who will assess their situation and provide help.
RECREATION & WELLNESS
There are many programs offered to help your Boilermaker stay healthy through Purdue’s Recreation & Wellness housed in the France A. Cordova Recreation Sports Center (also known on campus as the CoRec). Membership for full-time students is included in tuition fees, with short-term passes available for visiting guests.
Recreation programs include:
Wellness Programs provides a variety of options and services to help your student achieve their health and wellness goals.
Wellness programs include:
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