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Who We Are and What We Do

Welcome to PUSH!

Our staff of board-certified physicians and nurse practitioners provide student-oriented primary care as well as ongoing care for chronic conditions. Our single-minded focus of protecting your health and wellness allows you to focus on your educational and personal goals. Please visit Medical Services to see everything we have to offer. To learn more about our PUSH providers, please visit our provider biography page.


PUSH Is Now In-Network with United Healthcare & Anthem Blue Cross/Blue Shield
August 7, 2017

We are happy to announce that PUSH is now in-network with United Healthcare and Anthem Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance companies. Our in-network status passes on savings to students and their families insured by these insurance companies. We will continue to bill other insurance plans as an out of network provider. Please bring your insurance card with you to your first appointment so that we can scan a copy into your chart. This will simplify the billing process.

Voicing Concerns at PUSH
August 3, 2017

Our goal at PUSH is to provide you with the best possible care and services. If your experience did not meet our goal, please let us know by contacting the Student Health Center Ombudsman, Megan Stuart at 765-494-5908, or in person at PUSH room 138. Because we know that health insurance and billing can also be a source of concern, we want to help with that as well. Please contact Lori Blair, Business Services Manager at 765-496-3138 for billing and insurance concerns.

Eating Disorder Care
August 3, 2017

As a proud member of the Purdue University Eating Disorder Treatment Team, PUSH provides compassionate care for students who have eating, weight, and related medical issues. Appointments for medical care related to eating disorders can be made by calling 765-494-1700 and requesting an appointment with a team member.

Did You Know that You Can Access Your PUSH Billing Statement Online?
March 30, 2017

Billing statements are now available online for up to 12 months from the date of service. Click the link below for access.

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Announcing Provider Departure: Jackie Brown, FNP
September 15, 2017

Jackie Brown, FNP has left the employment of the Purdue University Student Health Center, therefore no appointment options are available with her after September 14, 2017. The Health Center wants to continue to be your healthcare provider of choice while you are a student at Purdue, and encourages you to schedule with another provider to discuss your personal needs and to ensure that there is no disruption of care. You may schedule online through our Patient Portal, or by calling 765-494-1700.

Yellow Fever Vaccine Shortage
August 16, 2017

Due to production issues with the Yellow Fever vaccine, please call 765-494-1700 to check on the current availability at PUSH.

International Student Immunization Requirements
August 7, 2017

The State of Indiana requires Tuberculosis testing for all incoming international students at Purdue. To ensure that everyone meets the testing requirement, all international students have their future registration put on hold until completing the testing. To find out more about the immunization process and avoiding holds on your academic account, please click the link to read the entire testing and immunization process.

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Announcing Provider Departure: Karen Cai, ANP
August 7, 2017

It is with great sadness that we announce Karen Cai's departure! While Karen will be greatly missed, we also understand that this decision is one that will be best for our dear colleague. We are very grateful for the outstanding care she has provided to our patients. We hope that you will join us in wishing her your very best in all her upcoming endeavors. If Karen has recommended another PUSH provider for your on-going care, you may wish to schedule an appointment to meet the provider and discuss your healthcare needs. We hope to continue to be your healthcare provider of choice during your remaining time as a student. You may schedule online through the patient portal, or by calling 765-494-1700.

May 16, 2017

Purdue University complies with Indiana law regarding immunization compliance. All incoming students 18 and over must submit this information through the Patient Portal link at the top of this page. Incoming students under the age of 18 must submit these dates utilizing the immunization history form found in the State Immunization Requirements tab of this page.

PUSH Does Not Provide "Excused Absence Notes"
March 29, 2017

The Purdue University Student Health Center (PUSH) does not provide "excused absence notes" for students missing class. The purpose of this practice is two-fold: 1. only the instructor can excuse a student from class, and 2. to eliminate unnecessary visits from students whose sole purpose is to obtain a class absence note for their professors, preventing a time slot from being used by a student seeking PUSH services. If an instructor requests evidence of a student seeking PUSH's services for an illness, the student may use the receipt provided to them at the time of their visit as proof. This receipt only provides documentation of the visit. The decision to excuse a student from class remains entirely up to each individual instructor. For further information regarding the Attendance Policy at Purdue University, please see Regulations, Classes, Attendance:

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March 6, 2017

In the State of Indiana, the employer determines who provides medical evaluation and care to employees who are injured at work. For all Purdue University student employees, there are two designated workers compensation medical facilities and PUSH is not one of them. For all other students, be sure you know where you are to go for medical care in the event of a work related injury or illness. 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 does not become their responsibility. While PUSH would like to provide all students with necessary care, there are potential financial risks for workers compensation care. Follow your employer's policy to get the care you need, not have to pay for care and, continue to be gainfully employed.