Health Services

Student Health Services

Union 206 (Upper Level of Union)
(620) 792-9233 (Office)
(620) 786-0392 (Cell)
studenthealth@bartonccc.edu

Student Health Clinic Hours

Monday-Tuesday: 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
Wednesday: 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Thursday: 8 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m.-1 p.m.
* Hours subject to change.

Barton employs a registered nurse from August through May to assist with basic health care needs.  Services are free to all students and employees of the college.

The mission of the College Health Services is to help maintain a state of optimum health, both physical and emotional, among students, faculty and staff.

Nurse Kathy and Cougars

Services Include:

  • Routine health checks
  • First Aid and emergency care
  • Prescription injections given with approval of prescribing physician and college nurse (does not include allergy injections)
  • Assistance with  referrals for medical, dental and eye
  • Immunization information
  • Assistance with family planning, STD and HIV counseling and referrals
  • Source medical information

The College is NOT responsible for expenses incurred for ambulance assistance and medical bills.

After hour emergency care can be obtained at:

Convenient Care/Walk-In Clinics
XpressWellness
3800 10th Street
Great Bend, Kan.
(620) 603-4216
Hours: Monday-Saturday 8 a.m.-8 p.m., Sunday 1-7 p.m.

University of Kansas Systems-St. Rose Convenient Care
3515 Broadway
Great Bend, Kan.
(620) 792-2511
Hours: Monday-Friday 7 a.m.-7 p.m., Saturday-Sunday 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Emergency Room, University of Kansas Health Systems-Great Bend Campus
514 Cleveland
Great Bend, Kan.
(620) 792-8833
Hours: 24 Hours 7 Days a Week 

Immunization Information

Barton follows the established recommendations of the KDHE (Kansas Department of Health and Education and the ACHA (American College Health Association).

  1.  Recommend all college students review and update immunizations.
    Includes:
  • MMR  (measles, mumps and rubella)
  • Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis known as whooping cough)
  • Meningitis
  1. Campus housing and all international students are requested to provide immunization documentation.
    More information on Measles: 
    CDC Statement 
    KDHE Measles Guidelines 
     
  2. Following recommendations from the Kansas Board of Regents, all campus housing students are required to provide documentation of the Meningitis Vaccine or sign a waiver presently indicating no vaccine on that date.
    Information on meningitis:
    Meningitis Information 
    Barton Community College Policy 2613-Immunization 

    Forms related to Immunization policy:
    Immunization Record
    Meningitis Waiver

Tuberculosis Information

  1. KS statutue KSA 2009 Supp. 65-129 requires all first time students applying for admission to college with intent to enter classroom settings, complete a tuberculosis screening questionnaire.  (Exempt students will include those enrolled 100% to online classes, continuing education programs, seminars, inmates at Correctional Facilities and Fort Riley students enrolled in Military classes generated by the Army and taught by Barton faculty providing military training/education.)

    Students from high risk categories will complete a Tuberculosis Assessment with possible tuberculosis testing completed and read prior to “HOLD” removal on student account.

    Positive answers require further tuberculosis evaluation.

    Information:
    Barton Community College Policy 2613A-Tuberculosis Prevention and Control 
    TB Facts 
     

  2.  As part of the International Check-in Process all international students are required to be seen in Student Health.  Tuberculosis Screening with possible TB testing to be competed as is deemed necessary.

    Forms related to tuberculosis policy:
    TB Screening Questionnaire 
    TB Risk Assessment 

Medical Insurance

According to the Affordable Care Act (ACA), all individuals are required to maintain Essential Coverage in Health Insurance.  The college does not have a plan or endorse any particular plan. Contact Student Health for further information.

Students can check with their private insurance carriers to see if Medical Insurance is available or visit the following websites:
affordable-health-insurance-plans.org 
healthcare.org

EJ Smith and Associates offers affordable medical insurances policies specific to student needs.
(847) 564-3660
ejsmith.com

International Students may check the following links for medical insurance specific to their needs.
isoa.org 
hccmis.com 
psiservice.com 

Health Information Links

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Brown Recluse Spiders 
Ticks and Lyme Disease