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Who We Are and What We Do

Our Mission is Your Health

Welcome to PUSH!

At PUSH, our mission is to provide quality, compassionate, culturally competent and safe care to members of the Purdue student community.

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.

Purdue University Student Health Services is accredited by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC).

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News

Laboratory Vendor Change at PUSH
January 4, 2021

Beginning Monday January 4, 2021, LabCorp will be taking over laboratory services at PUSH. The laboratory located on the ground floor of PUSH provides services to all students, faculty and staff who have a written order from a provider. LabCorp is in network for all major insurance plans. Patients or their insurance companies are billed directly through LabCorp for these services. Hours of operation for LabCorp will be Monday - Friday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm (closed for lunch from 12:15 pm to 1:15 pm), and Saturdays when PUSH is open from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm (closed for lunch from 1:00 pm to 1:30 pm).

 

Announcements

Steps to Leaps Wellness Pillar - April
April 8, 2021

As we near the end of a very challenging school year, it is easy to get overwhelmed with everything that needs to be done. With the finish line in sight, it is important to find a balance that allows you to stay resilient and finish strong? Read this month's Steps to Leaps article to find ways to get through finals and find that balance.

Telemedicine Visits Available at PUSH
March 4, 2021

Telemedicine Zoom Visits are now available with a PUSH Medical Provider

To better serve our patients during these extraordinary times, Purdue University Student Health Services (PUSH) now offers a limited number of Telemedicine visits via Zoom.

If you have a medical emergency or urgency, then you should not schedule a Telemedicine visit for the problem. In this case you should call 911 or be seen in person at the Emergency Room, Urgent Care or PUSH as appropriate.

In order to be eligible for a Telemedicine visit, you must:

  • NOT be currently experiencing a medical emergency or urgency,
  • Be currently enrolled in classes at Purdue University,
  • Be 18 years or older,
  • have already had an in person visit with a provider at PUSH

Telemedicine visits are no charge to full time currently enrolled students.

For more information regarding Telemedicine appointments and helpful tips for a successful meeting, please click here.

Covid-19 Antibody Testing
February 5, 2021

The COVID-19 antibody test is performed at a laboratory with a doctor's order. A sample of blood is drawn and tested for antibodies. Antibodies are proteins that are created by your immune system after you have been exposed to an infection. It takes between 1-3 weeks after infection for these antibodies to develop. The job of these antibodies is to help you fight off infections and may prevent you from getting that disease again.

Although we can test for COVID-19 antibodies the results may give us information that is not useful to you.

Here is what we know about the test.

  • Timing is everything, if you get a test done too early after exposure you will get a false negative result.
  • Testing isn't infallible, as with any test there are false positives and false negatives.
  • A positive result does not mean that you are protected from future infection from COVID-19.
  • A positive result does not mean that you cannot spread the virus to others.
  • The antibody test cannot be used to diagnose a current/active COVID-19 infection.
  • A positive result means that you have been exposed to, or have had COVID-19.
  • A positive result simply means that your body has developed antibodies in response to being exposed to COVID-19.
Regardless of the result, you must continue to wash your hands, wear your mask and practice social distancing guidelines. The results should not be used to make decisions about being in groups or visiting relatives or friends who are at greater risk of infection.

If you are curious about whether you have been exposed to the virus, you can certainly make an appointment and request that a provider write an order for you to take to the lab, (There are fees for these services) but satisfying your curiosity may be the only thing you can do with this information.

HRT Treatment for Gender Affirming Care Currently Unavailable
February 3, 2021

Regretfully, we have had to discontinue our hormone therapy as part of Gender Affirming Care. There are 2 providers in the area who do provide this type of care. Contact information for those providers can be found on our Medical Services page. We hope to resume these services in the near future. In the meantime, we look forward to helping you with your other healthcare needs.

Voicing Concerns at PUSH
October 19, 2020

Our goal at the Purdue Student Health Center 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 Patient Advocate, Marilyn Foster, at 765-494-1720, or in person at PUSH room 132. You may also report your concern to the Purdue University Enterprise-wide hotline 866-818-2620 or https://www.purdue.edu/hotline/.

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.

Detailed medical bills are available to students online for up to 2 years from their date of service through the Patient Portal.

Online Only International Students May Waive Insurance Requirement
July 30, 2020

Online only international students who are not living in the United States while taking classes are not required to purchase the student insurance and will be granted an automatic waiver. To be granted this waiver, you must sign into the Patient Portal, click on the forms tab on the left hand side of the screen and choose the NOTICE OF INTERNATIONAL STUDENT INSURANCE WAIVER option. Once you are inside this page, you will be able to attest that you are NOT living in the United States while taking classes by clicking the box at the bottom of the page and clicking the blue "Submit Final" button.