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 www.cdc.gov.


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 Consolidated Health Plans. All registered undergraduate and graduate students taking 6 or more credit hours are eligible to enroll in this plan. International F-1 students are required to enroll in this insurance plan; incoming international students will be automatically enrolled in this plan and the premium will be charged to their student account.

Questions regarding the Student Health Insurance Plan may be referred to:

Consolidated Health Plans
2077 Roosevelt Avenue
Springfield, MA 01104
1-800-633-7867
www.chpstudent.com

You may view the brochure, obtain enrollment forms, or register for this plan online here.

The PPO Network is First Health. A provider directory can be found by clicking here or by calling 1-800-226-5116. Please note that benefits may not be covered if services are provided by an out of network provider.

For any questions or concerns email health@friends.edu 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.