Student Health  
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Q: Do I need an appointment?

A: Appointments are necessary to see a Nurse Practitioner. Walk-In Hours are available to see the Registered Nurse, but not the Nurse Practitioner. Appointments are the best way to ensure that you will be seen in a timely manner.

Q: Will it cost anything?

A: Visits cost a nominal fee. For current pricing information, please call Student Health Services.

Q: I have my parents' health insurance, will you file my visit with my insurance?

A: No, most of the charges are very small. We do not have the ability or resources to file with individual health insurance plans. If you have the student health insurance (Academic Health Plans), we will file for you.

Q: I have the student health insurance. Will I still have to pay a fee for my visit?

A: No, we will file all the eligible fees to Academic Health Plans.

Q: Can you draw blood for lab tests at the Campus Health Clinic?

A: Yes. There is a $5 draw fee and we will send the blood specimen to the appropriate laboratory. A doctor's order is needed for all blood draws. The Nurse Practitioner can order necessary blood tests during an appointment. Each blood test will have a fee associated with it if you do not have health insurance.

Q: What can a Nurse Practitioner do?

A: Among their many services, Nurse Practitioners (NPs):

  • Order, perform and interpret diagnostic tests such as lab work and x-rays
  • Diagnose & treat acute and chronic conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressure, infections and injuries
  • Prescribe medications and other treatments
  • Manage a patient's care

Q: What can the Registered Nurse do?

A: Registered Nurses can assess you and give you a medical opinion based on the assessment and your symptoms. The Registered Nurse can provide medical supplies and over-the-counter medications that are appropriate for your condition, usually at no additional charge.

Q: What if I just want medicine and don't want to see the Nurse Practitioner?

A: The Campus Health Clinic has a Medicine Shop available to all OCU Students, Staff, and Faculty. It includes some common over-the-counter medications that are available for a small fee. 

If you have a question, please contact Campus Health at 405-208-5090.