Health & Wellness

Many ailments can be cured with the proper self-care. Please review this self-care guide now, so that you can take the proper actions if you become ill.

If you are experiencing an emergency, call 9-1-1 immediately.

Illness Prevention

We encourage you to take the following precautions to reduce your risk of illness at home, school and work and help you to be healthy and safe.

  • Clean hands regularly with soap and water or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
  • Get vaccinations for illnesses such as influenza and meningococcal meningitis.
  • Cough and sneeze into your elbow, not your hand, or use disposable tissues.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
  • Practice good cleaning habits in your home and work environments, including disinfection of surfaces and weekly washing of bedding.
  • Keep cuts and scrapes clean and covered with dry bandage.
  • Avoid contact with other people’s bandages and wounds.
  • Avoid sharing personal items such as razors or towels.
  • Wipe off exercise equipment before and after you use it.
  • Obtain medical care as needed.
  • Remain at home and away from others until 24 hours after fever is gone without the use of fever-reducing medicines, such as Tylenol or ibuprofen.

For more information about the prevention of disease please visit the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s web site at

If You Become Ill

If you have health insurance or are able to pay with cash:

  • Immediate Medical Care, 4722 W. Kellogg (take West Street exit), 316-440-2565
  • Take Care Clinics (Walgreens), 1-866-825-3227
  • West Wichita Minor Emergency Center, 8200 W. Central (across the street from Bishop Carroll High School), 316-721-4910
  • Wichita Family Medicine Specialists, Dr. Dennis Knight, 800 N. Carriage Pkwy, 316-858-5800 *appointments required

If you do not have insurance:

  • E.C. Tyree Health & Dental Clinic, 1525 N. Lorraine, 316-681-2545. Take proof of income. There will be a minimum charge of $30
  • Holy Family Medical Associates, 144 S. Hillside, 316-682-9900
  • Hunter Health Clinic, 2318 E. Central Ave, 316-262-2415. Take a picture ID and a check stub for the last 30 days. Visits are pro-rated based on income
  • Wichita Family Medicine Specialists, Dr. Dennis Knight, 800 N. Carriage Pkwy, 316-858-5800 *appointments required

Student Insurance

Friends University offers a student insurance policy through Student Assurance Services. This plan was selected based on the comments and recommendations of a number of students concerned about the rising cost of health insurance coverage. We believe this plan provides a very good level of coverage for the smallest premium obtainable. All full-time students taking six or more credit hours, graduate students pursuing a graduate degree and international students are eligible to enroll in this insurance plan. Students must attend classes on campus to enroll in the plan. Online students are not eligible for plan enrollment. F-1 International students are required to sign up for this plan.

Student Assurance Services is the plan administrator. Questions regarding the Student Health Insurance Plan may be referred to:

Student Assurance Services, Inc.
P.O. Box 3126
Lawrence, Kansas 66046

You may view the brochure here.

Enrollment forms can be obtained here.

You may register for this plan online here.

The PPO Network is First Health. A provider directory can be found at Please note that benefits may not be covered if services are provided by an out of network provider.

For any questions or concerns email or call 316-295-5675.

Substance Abuse Policy

Please review the Friends University Substance Abuse Policy, which applies to all students, faculty and staff members.