The Health Services office is staffed by a Nurse Practitioner and Registered Nurses (RNs).  

  • The Health Office is open 8:30 a.m- 6:00 p.m. Monday (during fall and spring semesters only), 8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday. On Thursday the office is open 9:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. (CLOSED on NKU holidays and if NKU is closed due to inclement weather). 
  • NKU students, faculty and staff are eligible to use the Health Office services.
  • RN services are available on a walk-in, first come, first served basis for students, staff and faculty.
  • Walk-in patients are NOT accepted after 5:30 p.m. on Monday or after 4:00 p.m. Tuesday- Friday.
  • Nurse Practitioner services are by appointment only.
  • Appointments can be made in person or by phone by calling 859-572-5650.
  • The Health Office is located in the University Center, Suite 440.
  • Our fax number is 859-572-5615.
  • The Health Office accepts most major health insurance programs or there are low out of pocket fees for those who choose to pay out of pocket or for those without insurance. 
  • The Health Office does NOT accept Medicaid insurance plans.


Primary Care Treatment:

  • Colds and flu
  • Cough
  • Upper Respiratory Infections
  • Musculoskeletal injuries/strains/sprains
  • Sore Throats
  • Allergies
  • Urinary Tract Infections
  • Abdominal pain
  • Injuries
  • Rashes, Acne and other skin conditions
  • Anxiety and/or Depression
  • Wart Freezing
  • Vaccinations


  • Routine breast and pelvic exams
  • Pap tests
  • Sexually Transmitted Illness (STI) testing (Including low out of pocket fees if not wanting to use your health insurance!)
  • HIV testing (see below)
  • Vaginal discharge/discomfort
  • Birth Control Methods
  • Sexual Health Education

HIV Testing:

  • Free, anonymous and confidential HIV screening is available to all NKU students/staff and faculty, in partnership with the Northern Kentucky Health Department. 
  • Testing is done with an oral, rapid test kit (no needles) and results are available in about 20 minutes.
  • Free HIV testing is by appointment only.

LGBTQ Services:

  • The staff at the Health Office is sensitive and knowledgeable about LGBTQ students' medical needs.
  • The environment is inclusive and supportive or diversity in the areas of sexual orientation and gender expression. 
  • For more information about LGBTQ programs and services, click here.

Other Services Offered:

  • Allergy shots (when under the care of an allergist)
  • Free assessment by an RN
  • Suture/staple removal
  • Venipuncture for lab work
  • Free Hepatitis C testing in partnership with the Northern Kentucky Health Department (by appointment only)
  • Information on health topics
  • Free Condoms (the Respect and Protect Program)
  • Pre-exposure Prophylaxis for HIV (PreP)
  • Free Woman's Vitamins
  • Physicals for work or school
  • CDL/DOT Physicals
  • Travel Physicals
  • Presentations on various health topics (by prior arrangement)

All services are confidential and will not be disclosed to anyone without your permission.