Services are available to all students enrolled in classes for the current or upcoming semester.
Students should make a Primary Care appointment for general medical concerns. Some of the conditions that can be treated in Health Services include (but are not limited to):
- cold and flu
- sore throat
- urinary tract infection
- pregnancy tests
- strep tests
- abdominal pain
We encourage female students to contact us with questions or concerns regarding your sexual health. You can make a GYN appointment even if you have not yet begun sexual activity. Bring your insurance card to your appointment for any lab testing that might be recommended.
Appointments can be made for:
- Routine breast and pelvic exams
- Pap tests
- STI and HIV testing
- GYN complaints
- Birth control
For our students who request testing for sexually transmitted infections (STIs). Talk with your provider about which tests are right for you. Most testing can be done with just a urine sample, so be sure not to go to the bathroom at least 2 hours before your appointment time. Students may also get free HIV testing done during this appointment. Bring your insurance card to your appointment. Talk to your provider if you have any concerns regarding laboratory testing and privacy. Select Primary Care in Pyramed to schedule this appointment type.
We offer free and confidential HIV testing for all students. Testing is done with a rapid test kit. Only a small drop of blood is needed and results are available within 20 minutes.
HIV is transmitted through the exchange of blood and bodily fluids. It is recommended that high-risk individuals get tested at least once a year. High-risk individuals are those that have multiple sex partners, have unprotected sex, and/or use intravenous drugs.
The staff at Student Health Services is sensitive and knowledgeable about Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Questioning (LGBTQ) students' medical issues. Students will receive appropriate screening, literature, treatment, and/or referrals for specific problems. We strive to offer an environment that encourages students to seek healthcare in an environment that is inclusive and supportive of diversity in the areas of sexual orientation and gender identity/expression.
Students requiring allergy injections can receive their injections at Student Health Services. The student must be under the care of an allergist and the serum must be provided to Health Services. Students should make a Primary Care appointment to receive their injections and must wait in our office for 20-30 minutes after receiving the injection.
Students who wish to receive the allergy injections from Student Health Services must submit the following:
- Consent form with allergist's signature authorizing Health Services to administer the injections
- Treatment Schedule to accompany allergy serum
- Last injection given in the physician’s office must be dated and signed
Physicals for Academic or Work Purposes
Students who need medical clearance for work, school, volunteer work, or the like may request a physical from Health Services. Most employers will have a form that the provider will need to fill out and sign, so please bring that with you to the appointment. Fill out any sections that pertain to you and sign if required.
Students can also request tuberculosis testing, also called a PPD or Mantoux test.
There are 2 types of Medical Absences. Read the following and decide which is best for you and your circumstances.
Medical Leave of Absence
If a student will be absent for two (2) weeks or longer, a medical leave of absence is suggested. In this case, the student will be withdrawn (W) from the current semester.
You must be attending classes full-time or part-time during the fall or spring semesters only. No Medical Leaves are available during the summer. The deadline to submit the request with documentation in 2 weeks prior to the end of the semester.
To request a leave of absence, the student must sign onto the Pyramed Health Portal, kean.studenthealthportal.com, and submit a secure message to a Health Services clinician to initiate this request. A medical authorization from the student's personal physician or medical care provider stating reason for leave can be sent to Health Services via our secure fax, (908)737-4894. Upon approval, copies are sent to the Registrar, Financial Aid, EOC, and Residential Student Services offices, if applicable.
Medical Leaves of Absence are granted for medical issues only. If your diagnosis is mental health related, requests should be made with the Counseling Center.
Short-term Absence Due To Medical Reasons
If a student will be absent from class for 5 consecutive days or more (but less than 2 weeks) due to medical reasons, the student may supply Health Services with the following information:
Documentation from a medical provider stating the reason for absence, including the medical diagnosis.
The student must sign onto the Pyramed Health Portal, kean.studenthealthportal.com, and submit a secure message to a Health Services clinician to initiate this request. Medical documentation from the student's personal physician or medical care provider stating the reason for short-term absence including the dates of absence, can be sent to Health Services via our secure fax, (908)737-4894.
Once documentation is received, Health Services will notify the student’s instructors of the absence. This should not be a substitute for student communication with their instructors.