Karen Springer, nurse practitioner and expert in caring for people living with Parkinson's

Our Range of Services

Welcome to Ball State University's Health Center, where your well-being is our top priority. Our range of services is designed to support the diverse healthcare needs of our patients, fostering a healthy and thriving campus community. From routine medical care to counseling services and wellness programs, our dedicated team of healthcare professionals is here to provide personalized and compassionate care. Whether you're seeking visits for acute illnesses, managing chronic conditions, or simply looking for guidance on maintaining a healthy lifestyle, the Ball State University Health Center is your partner in achieving optimal health and wellness throughout your academic journey. Explore the various services we offer, and let us be your trusted source for student-focused healthcare.

There may be out-of-pocket costs during a visit at the Health Center that is not covered by the Health Fee.  Please click the link for fees for additional information.

For chronic health conditions, we may be able to provide medication refills; However, you may be asked for records from your primary care provider.  If we are not able to manage your chronic health condition, we will refer you to the appropriate medical specialist.

General Services

Pharmacy Services

The pharmacy services for Ball State are provided through the IU Health Pavilion Community Pharmacy at IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital.

Click below to learn more about locating and accessing pharmacy services.

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The Health Center evaluates and manages most medical problems daily. These include but are not limited to: 

  • Upper respiratory infections
  • Strep throat
  • Mononucleosis
  • Pneumonia
  • Sinus infections
  • Abdominal pain
  • Heartburn
  • Rashes
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Headache
  • Back pain
  • Acne
  • Ankle/shoulder/knee/wrist injuries.

Services available at time of visit:

  • Incision and drainage of abscesses
  • Sutures/dermabond
  • Cryotherapy
  • Splinter removal
  • Nebulizer treatments

Nursing visits are available for 

  • TB test placement/read

 The services listed below require an order from a healthcare provider-please speak to one of our nursing staff prior to scheduling to make sure that we have the needed information

  • Lab testing
  • Blood pressure or Weight Check
  • Administer injectable medications
  • Dressing changes
  • Allergy shots

Services we provide:

  • Testing and treatment for sexually transmitted infections-call and speak with a nurse if you have questions about cost of testing-pricing is subject to change.
  • Preventative care such as pap smears(cervical cancer screening)
  • Contraceptive counseling and prescriptions-including emergency contraception.  (note: Plan B is available over-the-counter in Indiana without a prescription)
  • Acute care for urinary symptoms, for genital symptoms including rash or discharge or pain, for menstrual problems, for testicular problems

Other resources:

The Health Center provides medication management for a broad range of mental health conditions.

Care is provided by a psychiatrist, psychiatric nurse practitioner or healthcare providers trained in primary care.

If you would like to establish care at the Health Center, please contact us for an appointment.  Your first appointment will be with nursing staff for an intake to obtain further medical information.

After this intake, you will be called to schedule an appointment with a healthcare provider who will conduct an in-depth psychiatric assessment and formulate a treatment plan.

Specifically regarding ADD/ADHD, if you are currently taking a prescribed stimulant medication, we require that you provide medical records from your prescribing healthcare provider before we will assume care or provide refills.  Your medical records must include any testing that was performed to obtain your diagnosis, office progress notes that discuss diagnosis and documentation of medications prescribed now and in the past.  If you are not able to obtain these records, then you will be required to obtain new testing.  You will also be required to sign a controlled substance agreement in order to obtain your prescriptions from us.

Students who desire non-medication treatment for mental health conditions should review the resources available at the Counseling Center

The Physical Therapy Department is located in the basement of the Ball State University Student Health Center room 008. Physical therapy services are funded by the Health Fee.  Students who have paid the Health Fee are eligible for physical therapy services.  Enrolled students who were not automatically charged the Health Fee will be required to pay the Health Fee in order to receive physical therapy services. The Physical Therapy Department is administered by IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital Rehabilitation Services.

Our Physical Therapy Department does not provide physical therapy services for students who have third party referrals, eg. workman's comp for jobs outside of BSU, motor vehicle accidents.

  1. All initial appointments are made in person.
  2. You must have an order from your healthcare provider prior to scheduling physical therapy services.  Please bring your order during the hours of 8AM-11AM or 1PM-3PM.
  3. You will be asked to complete a new patient packet, so allow for at least 20 minutes.
  4. Once this has been completed, you will be scheduled for your first appointment.
  5. Please call 765-285-1106 if you need to reschedule or cancel your appointment.
  1. Please arrive 15 minutes early for your appointment.
  2. You must present a valid BSU ID and other official picture ID (such as a driver's license).
  3. Check in at the desk on the lower-level room 008.
  4. Please wear comfortable clothing that allows for movement and accessibility to your injury
  1. Students/Employees who come to the Health Center past the start time of their appointment may be rescheduled.
  2. Students who do not call and cancel their appointment will be charged a $25 fee that will be billed to their Ball State University E-bill account. 
  3. You must call at least 24 hours prior to your appointment time.  This will allow us to offer the appointment slot to another student who needs to be evaluated

2023 - 2024 Pricing 

Our in-office testing includes:

  • Rapid Covid-19/influenza testing $30
  • Rapid influenza testing $20
  • Rapid strep testing $5
  • Rapid mono testing $5
  • Urinalysis $5
  • Urine pregnancy testing $10
  • No charge for : glucometer, fecal occult testing and wet mounts

Important : Please call and speak to nursing staff to discuss current pricing (or cost) for lab tests sent to IUHealth lab if you do not have health insurance.

Laboratory testing sent out to IUHealth lab

1.  The IUHealth lab can bill insurance for any laboratory testing that is sent from the Health Center

2.  However, it is your responsibility to see if IUHealth lab is in-network with your insurance.

3. If IUHealth lab is not in-network, your cost may be substantially higher.

4. Only your insurance can tell you if the cost of lab testing will be covered.

5. Please call your insurance company via the number on the back of your card to check on your coverage before you choose to have labs billed to your insurance.

6. If you do not have insurance, please let us know at the time of your visit.