Student Health  
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Q: Do I need an appointment?

A: Appointments are available Monday thru Friday and can be made by calling (405) 208-5090. Walk-In Hours are available to see a provider Monday thru Friday as well. Appointments are the best way to ensure that you will be seen in a timely manner.

Q: Will it cost anything?

A: Students who have SHIP (Student Health Insurance Policy) do not have a copay and the deductible is waived for services provided by the UCO Health Center.

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

A: Yes, if we are credentialed with that plan. Please call and verify that we take your insurance before your appointment.

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. You may have lab fees if any lab is sent to an outside facility.

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. A Health Center provider 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 Physician Assistant do?

A: Among their many services, Physician Assistants (PAs):

  • 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 if I just want medicine and don't want to see a provider?

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.