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Patient Care: Watkins Health Services


To describe pertinent processes related to how patient services are provided by Watkins Health Services.

Applies to: 

All persons receiving services at Watkins Health Services.

Policy Statement: 

Watkins Health Services maintains internal policies and procedures to assure quality patient care is provided for the students and staff at the University of Kansas.


Chief of Medical Staff
Watkins Health Services
Watkins Memorial Health Center
1200 Schwegler Drive
Lawrence, Kansas 66045

Approved by: 
Watkins Health Services Director & Chief of Medical Staff
Approved on: 
Sunday, October 1, 2006
Effective on: 
Sunday, October 1, 2006
Review Cycle: 
Annual (As Needed)

Watkins Health Services is a nationally accredited ambulatory health care facility. Services are provided at Watkins Memorial Health Center on the Lawrence campus. The health center employs a staff of board certified Physicians and Nurse Practitioners, plus a clinical support staff including nursing, pharmacy, radiology, laboratory, physical therapy, athletic training, and nutrition. Services also include Immunization & Allergy injections, Nurse Triage, GYN, a Walk In Clinic, and a 24/7 Nurse Help Line.

Watkins Health Services is designed to provide care to a university population. Services are available six days a week. More information is available at the Watkins Health Services website.

Specific policies/procedures relating to certain aspects of patient care are listed with this document.

Terminating; Advance Directives; Patient Acknowledgement; Consent; Informed Consent; Personal Representative; Pharmacy; Laboratory Results; Patients; Infectious Disease Reporting; Female Patients; Ambulance; Patient Chaperone, Did Not Keep Appointment; Communicable Disease; Hepatitis B Vaccination; Meningitis Vaccination; Travel Medicine; International Student Screening; Immunotherapy Injections; GYN; Urgent Care
Change History: 

09/13/2018: Added athletic training to clinical support staff.
09/11/2018: Updated old links under Related Policies.
04/01/2016: Removed a link and updated outdated links.
11/20/2014: Fixed broken links under Related Policies.
10/27/2014: Updated the title of the unit to Watkins Health Services.

Student Life Categories: 
Health & Wellness

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