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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

Wellness Pillar November - Antibiotic Stewardship
November 2, 2021

Every month PUSH contributes to the Student Life pillar of well-being by offering tips and strategies to improve your own well-being. Staying healthy in body, brain and spirit is a life-long journey. Learn strategies for adjusting to college life in this month's article about how we prescribe antibiotics.

Departing Provider
October 7, 2021

Amanda Mizel, DNP, WHNP-BC will be leaving Purdue University Student Health Services on October 22. Student Health Services wants to continue to be your healthcare provider of choice, and encourages you to schedule with another of our highly skilled, board certified providers for your healthcare needs. Appointments may be scheduled online through our Patient Portal, or by calling 765-494-1700.

Award Winning Care at PUSH!
May 19, 2021

On May 19th the Student Health Center was awarded the 2021 Bernard A. Kershner Innovations in Quality Improvement Award by the Association of Accreditation for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC). This award recognizes exemplary Quality Improvement studies in primary care. PUSH received its first AAAHC accreditation in 2019 and will be submitting for re-accreditation in 2022. PUSH emphasizes safe and quality care for all students to whom we provided care and this national recognition demonstrates that commitment.

 

Announcements

It's Flu Season
November 18, 2021

Influenza is a highly contagious virus that can make you seriously ill. Protect yourself and others by doing everything you can to prevent the illness by washing your hands frequently, coughing/sneezing into your elbow, wearing a mask and getting your flu shot.

You can schedule to get your flu shot by logging in to the Patient Portal or by calling 765-494-1700.

If you do become ill with the flu, take over the counter medications to help alleviate symptoms (always follow label directions), drink plenty of fluids and get some rest.

Make an appointment if your symptoms include:

  • Persistent fever over 103.1 F, despite home care measures
  • Stiff or painful neck
  • Signs of dehydration: infrequent urination, dark yellow urine, sunken eyes, excessive thirst, dry mouth/mucus membranes

More information about the influenza virus can be found on the CDC website.

PUSH Does Not Provide Doctor's Notes for Missed Classes
November 11, 2021

PUSH supports the University Senate policy regarding unanticipated absences and does not provide notes excusing students from class.

Only your professor can excuse you from class.

Our appointments are limited in number and should not be utilized for students wishing only to obtain a note excusing them from class.

Instead:

  • Refer to your class syllabus to find out your professor's expectations.
  • Communicate with your professor as soon as you know you are too ill to attend class.
  • Ask if you can make up your work or if deadlines can be extended.

Your Provider Will Need to Know Your Current Medications
October 25, 2021

To expedite your provider visit, please bring pictures of your medication bottles to your appointment.

Late Cancellations and No Show Fees
September 8, 2021

Beginning Monday September 13, 2021, all appointments not canceled more than 2 hours prior to the scheduled appointment time will result in a $25.00 late cancellation fee. There is a high demand for PUSH services. Late cancellations and no shows take away opportunities for other students to get care when they need it. You may cancel appointments by calling 765-494-1700 or through the Patient Portal. Additional information about our no show policy and how to appeal a no show fee can be found here.

Credit Card Payments At PUSH
August 31, 2021

Beginning October 1, 2022, to protect the security of our patients, PUSH will no longer be accepting credit card payments over the phone. We will continue to accept credit card payments in person. Any unpaid balances not paid in person will be sent to the Bursar's office and can be paid through their normal processes.

Sharing Access to Medical Records
August 10, 2021

Current students wishing to allow others access to their medical records can find the online release form on the homepage of their patient portal. Log in at the Portal link above. The form is the last bullet point on the homepage. If you have questions, please contact PUSH Health Information Management at 765-494-1838 or shc@purdue.edu.

Medical Management of ADD/ADHD
June 7, 2021

As a new Purdue student, you may have some questions about managing your ADD/ADHD. Options are available on campus and Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) may be the best source of therapy and medical management for you. However, if you have no other psychological concerns and you have a history of stable and medically managed ADD/ADHD, PUSH medical providers may be the answer for prescription management. Because PUSH has a specific process to ensure that you are receiving the care you need, please review the information regarding ADD/ADHD care provided on our Medical Services page, and make your Triage appointment (765-494-1700) soon after you arrive on campus in the fall.

Infusion Services
May 19, 2021

As part of our efforts to meet student needs, PUSH offers on-campus infusion treatment services for both chronic and acute medical conditions. Our team of skilled nurses will work directly with your infusion prescribing provider (in or out of state) to ensure that your treatment plan is not interrupted with the transition to college living. Contact us today (765-494-1700 or shc@purdue.edu) to find out how we can help you get started on the process. The PUSH nursing team will determine if your infusion is appropriate for PUSH to provide in our facility; provide the patient and/or family member with PUSH contacts to discuss billing and insurance; reach out to the ordering provider to obtain the infusion order and medication and arrange for the first infusion appointment. We know that infusions may disrupt your life. PUSH is able to minimize that disruption for most students and we look forward to providing that service for you if needed.

Yellow Fever Vaccine Now Available
May 12, 2021

PUSH now offers the Yellow Fever vaccine to all eligible students. The price of the vaccine varies and cost can be provided at the time of service. All insurance is accepted, however we are only in-network with Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield and United Healthcare. You can schedule an appointment with our Allergy and Immunizations department by logging into the Patient Portal, or by calling 765-494-1700. We look forward to serving your travel 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.