Student Healthcare
Your Campus Healthcare
For Medical or Counseling
EMERGENCIES
CALL 9-1-1!

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.

News

Allergy and Immunization Services Summer Hours
May 20, 2020

Summer hours for our Allergy and Immunizations Services will be as follows:

Monday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday CLOSED
Wednesday CLOSED
Thursday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Laboratory Hours Reduced Temporarily
May 1, 2020

If you are seeking laboratory services from Mid America Clinical Labs and you are coming to PUSH for those tests, please note that MACL is providing services Monday - Friday 1:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. during this time. If you have questions about lab services please contact them: (765) 494-1596 or fax (765) 496-7429. Laboratory results are sent to the ordering physician and patients must contact their physician for test results.

NEW STUDENT INSURANCE HOURS
April 10, 2020

In a continued effort to limit exposure to Covid-19 to both students and staff, we have reduced our Student Insurance Department hours. Effective immediately, our Student Insurance Department will be open Monday and Tuesday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm and on Wednesday 8:00 am to 12:30 pm. We will be closed Wednesday afternoons and Thursday through Sunday. Please continue to email student-insurance@purdue.edu or call our office at 765-496-3998. A Student Insurance staff member will return your message at our earliest convenience.

During this time, we ask that you email or call rather than make a trip to PUSH. We take your health and wellbeing very seriously and do not want you to risk exposure for something that can easily be taken care of over the phone.

PHONE TRIAGE AND PHONE VISITS - FOR YOUR PROTECTION
March 30, 2020

Our number one goal at PUSH is to protect your health and your safety at all times. To accomplish this goal during the Novel Coronavirus pandemic, our care delivery model has been modified. Patients may choose to have their visits either by phone or in-person. During the telephone visit, the physician or NP will deliver your medical services if it is safe and appropriate to do so. If the provider determines that a phone visit cannot be performed in a safe and thorough manner, meeting the standards of medical care, the patient will be scheduled for an office visit within the most appropriate area of the PUSH building. PUSH now has physical division of space with separate entrances and floors for patients with potential COVID-19 related symptoms and all other types of office visits.

You can schedule an in person or phone visit by calling 765-494-1700, or by logging into the Patient Portal. Appointments are available during regular business hours Monday through Friday.

 

Announcements

Coronavirus & You
April 14, 2020

While information regarding the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) is evolving rapidly, PUSH wants to share the important information that we have at this time.

Those with the onset of a fever, cough, shortness of breath, chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, headaches, sore throat, or new loss of taste or smell should be evaluated by a medical provider. The CDC advises that symptomatic patients stay at home and call their healthcare provider for medical advice in order to help prevent the disease from spreading. PUSH patients can call 765-494-1700 or web schedule an appointment through the Patient Portal.

Patients with the following symptoms are advised to go to the local emergency room or call 911:

  • Difficulty breathing
  • Persistent pain or pressure in chest
  • Bluish lips or face
  • New confusion or inability to arouse

The best ways to protect the spread of any respiratory illness, including Novel Coronavirus and the flu include:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap is not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
  • Stay at home when you are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze.
  • Avoid going to a medical facility for non-urgent reasons, in order to minimize Coronavirus exposure risk.

For more information about Coronavirus and you, please check out our FAQ page.

Virus VS. Allergy Symptoms
March 18, 2020

In some cases, it can be difficult to tell the difference between a viral illness and allergies. This is because both can have symptoms of runny nose, nasal congestion, sneezing, post-nasal drip, sore throat, and cough. However, a viral illness may cause a fever (temperature of 100.4 F or higher), and allergies will not cause a fever. A unique characteristic of allergies, compared with viruses, is itchy and/or watery eyes. Although both can cause a stuffy and/or runny nose, allergies typically cause a thin and clear nasal discharge, as opposed to a thicker and colored discharge with viral infections. Finally, although both may cause a cough, the cough associated with allergies is mild and is most likely triggered only by post-nasal drip causing a "tickle in the throat", and the viral cough tends to be harsher and more severe.

Laboratory Services Offered at PUSH
March 10, 2020

Laboratory tests completed at PUSH are performed, processed and billed through Mid America Clinical Laboratories (MACL). For billing questions and pricing information, please contact MACL directly by calling 1-317-803-1010, or by emailing them at billing@macl1.com.

Medical Care for Students with an Eating Disorder
November 26, 2019

PUSH will provide routine weight monitoring and other medical needs for managing an eating disorder when the following are met:

  1. The student has an on-going relationship with a therapist (i.e., interacts with the therapist at least once per month and therapist is available in the event of an urgent need).
  2. The therapist has shared the student's treatment plan with the provider at the Student Health Center.
  3. The treatment plan includes established safe parameters for the student in terms of weight, physical well being, etc.
  4. The therapist agrees to regular communication with the PUSH provider. This communication would be determined by the frequency with which the provider sees the student and the therapist feels is best for the student's overall well being.
  5. The PUSH providers' primary role is medical management and they will not provide psychological counseling or prescribe medication to the students.

If you are currently seeing a therapist for an eating disorder diagnosis and want to use PUSH as your medical provider, we are happy to provide care. We believe that this coordinated approach is the best way to serve Purdue students.

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.

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