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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.

News

Purdue University Student Health Services Receives State Honors
January 1, 2019

Purdue University Student Health Services has received the Indiana State Health Commissioner Award for requiring students to be immunized against Meningitis B. For more information about this award and Meningitis B, please click here.

Valuable Mental Health Benefit for Members of the Purdue University Student Health Plan
October 30, 2018

Students covered by the Purdue University Academic Health Plan (AHP) have 100% coverage for online mental health visits. We realize that for some counseling services there may be a waiting period before you are able to be seen at CAPS, and PUSH medical providers may not be able to provide the service you need. Enroll in LiveHealth Online and you may have a video visit with a therapist within 4 days of your request. You may consult a board-certified psychiatrist within two weeks of your request. You may access this service online at livehealthonline.com or by downloading the app on your phone or tablet.

PUSH Does Not Provide Excuse Notes for Missed Classes
June 21, 2018

Purdue University Student Health Services (PUSH) does not provide excused absence notes for students who miss class. Students should communicate with their professor as soon as possible, in the event of an illness, so that they can work together for a positive solution to their absence. In situations where a student is hospitalized or may need to go home for medical care, the Dean of Students will notify the student's faculty.

Access Your PUSH Billing Statement Online!
June 21, 2018

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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Announcements

Head Lice, It Happens!
February 15, 2019

When we think of things that happen when we live in close quarters, colds and the flu usually come to mind first. But there are other unpleasant things that can happen as well. Lice is one of those things! Student Health Services is here to help. If you suspect that you might have head lice, you can walk in Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm and have a nurse check you to see if you have lice. Attached you will find a Head Lice Information Sheet with additional information and instruction.

Treatment of Psychological Diagnoses at PUSH
October 30, 2018

The Purdue University Student Health Service (PUSH) recognizes that psychological concerns and psychotropic medication are issues for a number of students and families. PUSH also recognizes that the resources of PUSH medical providers, within the scope of their clinical practice, have the training and skillset to provide limited services to students who present with psychiatric diagnoses and are in need of short term medication. PUSH providers may write one, 14-30 day, prescription for a student who has been on the same medication in the past three months with no untoward effects. PUSH providers may evaluate a student requesting new medication when the student brings in clinical records or summary from a previous therapist or psychiatrist (and in the case of ADHD, diagnostic testing). PUSH medical providers cannot provide the on-going level of care that students may need for a psychological concern. PUSH medical providers cannot provide care to students who have been hospitalized within the last 6 months, who may not be responding to psychotropic medication, or who are thinking of harming self or others. These students will be referred from PUSH medical providers to a higher level of care.

Saturday Appointments Now Available
September 7, 2018

Saturday Services Available at PUSH During Fall and Spring Semester We are delighted to announce that we now offer scheduled appointments on Saturdays throughout the Fall and Spring Semesters. These services are available in our Extended Care location on the ground floor of PUSH. You may access the building from the back parking lot. There are a limited number of scheduled appointments on Saturdays, but walk ins are accepted from 10 am to 5:30 pm as well. You may schedule an appointment for a Saturday visit through the Patient Portal, or by calling 765-494-1700.

Voicing Concerns at PUSH
February 20, 2018

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. 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.