Student Services

Campus Health

“The mission of the campus health center is to help each student strive for maximal physical health while pursuing their academic and personal goals at KCU”.

Caring for KCU

It’s difficult to go to class, study for an exam, or even get out of bed if you are sick, but the reality is, it happens to the best of us. In an effort to ensure our students stay healthy, KCU strives to ensure preventative measures are in place to help reduce the spread of common viruses and illness that often plague college campuses around the country. Part of this effort involves prompt and professional care and consultation from our full-time Campus nurse.

Contact Information

Location: McKenzie Student Life Center (Back Hallway)
Hours: Monday through Friday from 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Email: nurse@kcu.edu
Office: 606-474-3136
Cell: 606-316-1233

What should I do if I am experiencing symptoms of illness?

  • Avoid contact with other students as much as possible.
  • Contact the KCU Campus Nurse as soon as possible.
    • If the campus nurse is unavailable, students should seek assistance from their RA.
  • Meet with the Campus Nurse to evaluate your symptoms.
  • Based on evaluation, the campus nurse will either:
    • Provide medical attention, including medication, at no cost to the student.
    • Recommend a referral and facilitate an appointment with a local physician.

Medical Services Include:

  • Treatment of acute and minor illness/injury.
  • Evaluation of major illnesses or injury.
  • Referral to appropriate health care facility for further evaluation and treatment.
  • Provide literature on health/wellness issues.
  • Monitoring of ongoing health concerns such as blood pressure and blood sugar.
  • Tuberculosis Testing including PPD skin test.
  • Suture removal.
  • Medical supplies including; crutches, Ace bandages, hot/cold packs, health education materials.
  • Allergy desensitizing injections are given by appointments only. The patient is responsible for providing written orders, instructions and serum from their allergist.​​​​​
  • Maintaining confidential medical records.

Important Forms


 Nearby Medical/Treatment Facilities

KDMC Urgent Care Grayson
105 State Highway 1947
Grayson, KY 41143
(606) 475-0152
Monday – Sunday  (10:00 am – 10:00 pm)
Located on the campus of KCU

King’s Daughters Medical Center Hospital
2201 Lexington Ave, Ashland, KY 41101
(606) 408-4000
Approximately 30 minutes from campus

Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital
1000 St Christopher Dr, Ashland, KY 41101
(606) 833-3333
Approximately 30 minutes from campus

Our Lady of Bellefonte Outreach Centers – Grayson
100 Bellefonte Drive
Grayson, KY 41143
(606)-474-0669
(606)-474-0376 – fax
Monday – Friday (8:00 am-6:00 pm)
Saturday (9:00 am – 3:00 pm) – Walk-in’s Only
Approximately 5 minutes from campus


 Local Pharmacies

Rite Aid Pharmacy
100 Carol Malone Blvd, Grayson, KY 41143
(606) 474-4470
Open 8:00 am- 9:00 pm

Kmart Pharmacy
600 C W Stevens Blvd, Grayson, KY 41143
(606) 474-8855
Open 8:00 am- 9:00 pm


 Allergy Injections

Allergy injections are given by appointment only. Before injections can be given, a physician’s order (which includes the schedule for administration and instructions in case of adverse reactions and missed doses) along with the allergy intake form must be received and reviewed by our staff. New allergy patients need to receive their first two allergy injections at their allergist’s office. All students must wait in Health Services for 20 to 30 minutes, depending on the allergist’s recommendation, after receiving allergy injections.

Allergy serum will not be stored in/by the Campus Health Center. It is the responsibility of the student to store and maintain allergy serum. We will not give any allergy injections when the serum contains bee, wasp, or insect venom.

Allergy Injection Intake Form
Allergy Injection Instructions and Information


 What Parents need to know about Student Confidentiality

Your student will visit Student Health for a variety of health concerns, and we know that you will want information about the status of their care. If your student is over 15 years of age and self-sufficient, or over 18 years of age, we are required by law to keep that information confidential. We will be able to share information only with the written consent of your student, or in cases of an immediate threat to harm themselves or others.

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– Lindsey (Leach) Simpkins, Class of ’05

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