Health Service FAQs

Hours

Open:

Mon. Tues. Thurs. Fri. 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. and Wednesday Noon - 4 p.m. (open during Fall and Spring Semester)

Doctor hours:

Monday & Thursday, 9AM - 2PM

To Schedule a FREE appointment or for more information: E-mail us or call (859) 858-3511 x2277

Q: I am a minor (under 18 years old). Do I need parental consent to be seen by the Student Health Services?

A: Students under 18 years of age can make appointments with Asbury Student Health Services. Asbury SHS must acquire parental consent to administer any and all treatment for these students.

Q: Can I get a doctor’s excuse if I missed one of my classes?

A: Per the Asbury Bulletin excused absences may be granted in the case of hospitalization or serious illness (as determined by a physician). Instructors will explain to students at the beginning of each course their attendance expectations and grading policies with respect to absences from class sessions.

Students are encouraged to communicate with their professor regarding any missed class. All official class excuse request must be submitted by the student to the Registrar’s Office. A student may request an excused absence within 3 weeks of the absence and prior to the last class date in order for the Registrar to issue an excused absence (with permission to make up work) to be presented to the instructor.

If the student has been seen by the Asbury University Student Health Services, the Registrar’s Office will contact our office to confirm the student’s request.

Students may not be penalized for any absence approved by the Registrar’s Office, but it is the responsibility of the student to notify the professor(s) of the absence in a timely manner, to arrange make-up work, and submit missed assignments and/or exams. 

Q: I am a graduate student. Can I be seen by the Student Health Services?

A: The Asbury University Student Health Services is primarily for Full-Time Undergraduate students enrolled in 9+ credit hours. We do extend our services to Graduate students, but at a cost.

Below is a list of the Graduate Student Guidelines:

  • The Student Health Service does not participate with or bill any insurance. Payment is due at time of service.
  • Visits are by appointment—
    Nurse: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. Mon. Tues. Thurs. Fri., and noon - 4 p.m. Wed.;
    Doctor: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. Monday & Thursday
  • FREE Services: BP checks, minor first aid (Note: Flu shots—Price same as undergraduate students $15)
  • Nurse Visit: $30 office visit charge plus any additional charges for testing/medications—same pricing as undergraduate students
  • Doctor Visit: $75 office visit charge plus any additional charges for testing/medications—same pricing as undergraduate students
  • Nurse Triage Phone Service (For when Health Service is closed): call switchboard and ask to speak to the nurse on call, you will be billed $15 by Student Health for using this service

Q: How do I get a copy of my medical records?

A: Asbury University Student Health Services will retain student medical records for 7 years after graduation, or 7 years from the point of last contact (if the student did not graduate). All medical records can be requested by completing the Medical Records Request Form. You can email the completed form to health.services@asbury.edu. The completed form may also be faxed or mailed to the number or address below:

Fax: (859)-858-0003

Asbury University

Student Health Services

1 Macklem Drive

Wilmore, KY 40390

Q: Do my parents have access to my medical records?

A: The physicians and staff of Asbury SHS are committed to protecting medical information about each student. This policy applies to the information and records we have about your health, health status, and the health care and service you receive at Asbury SHS. Asbury SHS is not permitted to share any medical information with family members without the student’s written permission.

However, if the student is under 18 years of age parental consent is required before services are rendered. In this situation, parents will have access to medical information until the student turns 18 years of age, at which point the student will be given the opportunity to list any/all persons with whom they wish to share information.

Q: How much does an appointment cost at the Student Health Services?

A: Asbury Student Health Services provides a free clinic for students for evaluation and treatment of illness and injury, both acute and chronic issues.  There is no charge to see the nurse or doctor. While tuition fees cover most doctor and nurse visits and services, there is a nominal charge for some tests, treatments, medications, supplies and physicals.

Q: Am I eligible to be seen if I graduated?

A: No. Asbury SHS provides services for Undergraduate students enrolled in at least 9 credit hours per semester.

Q: Can my spouse be seen if they are not a student at Asbury University?

A: While services offered through Asbury SHS are similar to those offered by most general physician offices, these services do not extend to family members of currently enrolled students.

Q: I am an International Student who lives in the U.S. Do I need a TB test?

A: All students are required to complete the Tuberculosis (TB) Screening Questionnaire found on page 2 of our Medical History Report. The need for a TB skin test is dependent upon your answers to the screening questionnaire. If you answer “yes” to any of the Screening questions, Section V of the Medical History Report must be completed by a health care provider and/or contact Asbury Student Health with any questions.

Q: I am a U.S. citizen who lives in another country. Do I need a TB test?

A: All students are required to complete the Tuberculosis (TB) Screening Questionnaire found on page 2 of our Medical History Report. The need for a TB skin test is dependent upon your answers to the screening questionnaire. If you answer “yes” to any of the Screening questions, Section V of the Medical History Report must be completed by a health care provider and/or contact Asbury Student Health with any questions.

Q: Where do I find healthcare after Asbury?

A: Before going to any hospital or clinic be sure to check with your insurance company to see if that provider &/or facility is covered by your plan.  If not, you may want to choose another who IS covered to save you money.

Here is a list of some local providers.