Health & Wellness

Many ailments can be cured with the proper self-care. Below are some helpful tips.

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:

  • Wichita Family Medicine Specialists
    Dr. Dennis Knight
    800 N. Carriage Pkwy
    Wichita, KS 67208-4508
    316-858-5800

    • Contact and discuss what plans can be made if you do not have insurance
    • Mention that you attend Friends University
      *Appointments required
  • Via Christi Clinic Immediate Care
    3311 E Murdock Ave
    Wichita, KS 67213-3379
    316-689-9107
    *Walk-ins are welcome 
  • Take Care Clinic (Walgreens)
    710 N West St
    Wichita, KS 67203-1213
    *Walk-ins are welcome
  • West Wichita Minor Emergency Office
    8200 W. Central (across the street from Bishop Carroll High School)
    Wichita, KS 67212-9503
    316-721-4910
    *Walk-ins are welcome 
  • Immediate Medical Care-West
    4722 W. Kellogg (take West Street exit) 
    Wichita, KS 67209
    316-440-2565

If you do not have insurance:

  • Wichita Family Medicine Specialists
    Dr. Dennis Knight
    800 N. Carriage Pkwy
    Wichita, KS 67208-4508
    316-858-5800

    • Contact and discuss what plans can be made if you do not have insurance
    • Mention that you attend Friends University
      *Appointments required
  • Holy Family Medical Associates
    144 S. Hillside
    316-682-9900
    info@holyfamilymedical.com

    • Immediate Care Hours 
      Monday-Thursday 8am-8pm
      Friday 8am-5pm
      Saturday 8am-Noon
    • For an Acute Illness
      $50.00 + Costs of tests (most are drastically reduced)
  • Hunter Health Clinic
    2318 E. Central Ave
    Wichita, KS 67214
    316-262-2415

    • Visits are pro-rated based on income
      *Take a picture ID and a check stub for the last 30 days
  • E.C. Tyree Health & Dental Clinic
    1525 N. Lorraine
    Wichita, KS 67214
    (Located in the lower level of St. Marks United Methodist Church) 
    316-681-2545

    • There will be a minimum charge of $30
      *Take proof of income
  • Immediate Medical Care-West
    4722 W Kellogg Drive (take West Street exit) 
    Wichita, KS 67209
    316-440-2565

Wichita Area Dentists

If you have health insurance or are a

Student Insurance

Friends University offers a Student Health Insurance Policy through United Healthcare Student Resources (UHCSR), see the plan description at www.uhcsr.com/Friends.

 All athletes and performers in ballet or musical theater taking 6 or more credit hours are required to purchase this plan unless proof of comparable coverage is furnished.  All international students will be automatically enrolled in this plan and the premium will be charged to their student account.

 To complete the Waiver or Enrollment process, please go to www.studentcenter.uhcsr.com/friends

All other Undergraduate and Graduate students taking six or more credit hours are eligible to enroll and pay through a voluntary enrollment link. www.studentcenter.uhcsr.com/friends

 Questions regarding the Student Health Insurance Plan OR adding family members to the plan may be referred to:

 United Healthcare Student Resources, Customer Service at 800-505-4160 or customerservice@uhcsr.com

 The PPO Network: UHC Choice Plus. Provider Directory can be found by clicking here https://connect.werally.com/medicalProvider/root. 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 316-295-5685.


Substance Abuse Policy

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