Who We Are and What We Do

Welcome to Purdue University Student Health Services!

The Purdue University Student Health Services provides for all of your healthcare needs when you are a student. We are your resource for primary medical care, mental health therapy, and after hours care. The dedicated Student Health Services staff is focused on the needs of college students and your success as a student is important to us. We understand the unique challenges that college life presents to you and the impact illness has on your educational activities. Our staff of highly trained and licensed medical providers, mental health therapists, and other healthcare professionals is committed to being your main source of health care away from home. As your primary care resource we strive to develop a personal relationship with each student we see to help you maintain a healthy lifestyle and achieve academic and personal success at Purdue. We provide services in several locations on campus, primary medical care services, and after hours medical care are available at PUSH (the Purdue University Student Health building); Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) mental health therapy services are available at PUSH and the Psychology Building; Physical Therapy Services are available at the France D. Cordova Recreational Sports Center (Co-Rec).

The PUSH website contains a great deal of information about our services, from our hours of operation to our billing practices. If you do not find what you need, please call us at 765.494.1700. We wish you a healthy and successful Purdue career.   


Mumps at Purdue
February 15, 2016

There have been several cases of mumps reported at Purdue University in the past week and we are continuing to monitor for new cases. If you have had the mumps, you are immune and even if exposed will not develop symptoms. If you have been vaccinated, your risk of developing the disease is very small if you are exposed. If you have not been vaccinated or had the disease, this is what you need to know:

How it spreads:
Mumps is spread by a virus, through saliva or mucus from the mouth, nose or throat.
It is passed from one person to another by:
Coughing, sneezing or talking
Shared items, such as cups or eating utensils
Touching objects or surfaces that have been touched by another who has the virus and does not wash their hands.
Good hand washing
Not sharing cups, glasses, eating utensils, and food with anyone who has a cough or is sneezing
Vaccination is not treatment, but may help decrease the risk of infection if more cases develop.
Typically appear 16 to 18 days after exposure, bur can range from 12-25 days.
If you develop symptoms, please reduce your contact with others to reduce further spread of the illness, until you have seen your health care provider.
Muscle aches
Loss of appetite
Swollen and tender salivary glands under the ears on one or both sides
Testicular tenderness



HIPAA and Public Health
April 6, 2016

Some of you may be aware of the recent Mumps outbreak at the Purdue campus. With that in mind, we would like to take a moment to explain the requirements to report and how your protected health information (PHI) is handled. The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) allows PHI to be shared with public health authorities for the purpose of preventing or controlling disease. In order to comply with public health requirements, PUSH will provide the vaccination record and contact information (name, phone number, and address) for individuals affected by the mumps. This may include patients diagnosed with mumps and others who have close contact with them. PUSH may also provide a list of students who are non-compliant, have exemptions for, or are not required to complete the vaccines. Please contact PUSH at 765-494-5908 or hipaa-privacy@purdue.edu if you have any questions.

January 12, 2016

Students who are injured on the job must follow their employer's workers compensation policy to ensure that they receive the care that they need and to ensure that the costs of the care do not become their responsibility. PUSH is not a designated workers compensation medical facility and if you are a student employee who becomes injured or ill as a result of your job, you must follow your employer's policy regarding care.

November 24, 2015

PUSH medical services supports the University Senate policy regarding unanticipated absences. You may pick up a class Attendance card from the Receptionist at the Welcome Desk.

Advance Directives
September 8, 2015

An Advance Directive is a written document that is completed prior to an individual, over the age of 18, becoming incapacitated, or unable to make their own healthcare decisions. The document provides a detailed account of the individual’s preferences regarding healthcare treatment in the event that they become incapacitated. A Living Will and Durable Power of Attorney for Healthcare are two common types of Advance Directives. A Living Will provides instructions to physicians and family members regarding the student's desires for treatment. This is most often used to determine whether or not an individual wishes to be on life support or resuscitated. A Durable Power of Attorney specifies who the student would like to make healthcare decisions for them in the event that they are unable to make decisions on their own. For assistance regarding these documents, contact Student Legal Services.

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PUSH billing statements available online!
July 1, 2015

To access any PUSH billing statement for visits and services in the past 12 months, please click the link below. There you may log in using your user name and password. On the right column, select Account Summary and you will find a detailed bill for your visit(s).

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