Take care, seriously
Watkins Health Services
Watkins provides comprehensive care for KU students. A health fee is included in students’ required campus fees; it covers most provider office visits and entitles students to use some services at no additional cost and other services at reduced rates. Watkins’ services include
- General medicine.
- Laboratory testing.
- Massage therapy.
- Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners.
- 24-Hour Nurse Help Line: 785-864-9583.
Walk-ins are often available, but not guaranteed. Appointments are strongly encouraged. You can make yours at 785-864-9507, or on the Watkins website.
Counseling & Psychological Services
Dealing with stress? Anxiety? Relationship issues? CAPS licensed psychologists, clinical social workers, board-certified psychiatrists, and doctoral psychology interns may help. Students can walk in daily, Monday through Friday, for their first appointment.
KU Recreation Services offers activities like intramural sports, open recreation play, sport clubs, group fitness classes, personal training — plus outdoor equipment rentals available to every member of the KU community.
The 144,000-square-foot Ambler Student Recreation Fitness Center, home to KU Recreation Services, contains 16,000 square feet of cardiovascular and resistance training equipment, a functional fitness studio, racquetball/squash courts, gym courts, group fitness and martial arts studios, an indoor arena, a golf simulator, a suspended track, a bike repair shop, outdoor equipment for rent, and “the Chalk Rock,” a 42-foot rock climbing wall.