NKU does NOT offer a student health insurance plan for domestic students.
NKU does NOT require students to have health insurance (with the exception of International Students that are required by law to have insurance). However, the American health care system is very expensive and NKU strongly encourages ALL students to maintain adequate health insurance coverage. Fast and convenient access to health care is important for students to avoid disruption of their studies and significant financial hardship should major medical care be required due to an unforeseen illness or injury.
If you are a Kentucky resident and do not have health insurance, please visit the Kynect website to see if you qualify for health insurance assistance.
For other affordable health care plans please visit https://www.healthcare.gov
If you are an International student and have purchased the required health insurance through NKU, please go to Lewermark.com
Health, Counseling and Student Wellness (HCSW) provides primary health care services to NKU students, faculty and staff, as well as individuals, group and couples counseling to NKU students.
Our Nurse Practitioners are credentialed and "in-network" providers for:
Our Counseling Clinicians and Psychologists are credentialed and "in-network" providers for:
At this time, HCSW does not accept MEDICAID/MEDICARE insurance plans.
While many of our services are covered by health insurance plans, it is recommended that each individual check his/her plan for coverage details.
For any other questions about health insurance, please call our office at (859) 572-5650.
|Health Visit Type||COST|
|Registered Nurse Visits||No cost for visit, there is a fee for lab tests or vaccines, if done (see below)|
|Nurse Practitioner Visits
(by type of service)
|New patient: $45 - $60
Established patient: $35 - $50
|General Physicals||New patient: $50
Established patient: $40
|CDL/DOT or Travel Physicals
(NKU students/faculty/staff only)
|New patient: $60
Established patient: $50
|Health Procedures and Assessments||Costs|
|TB tests or Risk Assessment||$20|
|Rapid Strep Throat Test
|Blood Sugar (glucose) testing||$5|
|Mononucleosis (Mono) testing||$10|
|Urine Pregnancy Test||$5|
|Cerumen (ear wax) removal||$5 each ear|
|Albuterol Breathing Treatment||$10|
|Counseling Appointments and Aassessments||COSTS|
|Individual Counseling session||
$15 per session (limit 15 visits per academic year)
The individual counseling fee is suspended for fall 2021
|Group Therapy sessions||FREE|
(for mental health related disability accommodations)
(for diagnosis unrelated to disability accommodations)
|Learning Disability Assessment||$300|