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Lafene Health Center

Service Areas

For appointments or information, call 785.532.6544

Allergy and immunization

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  • Allergy clinic provides
    services for students requiring allergy immunotherapy.
  • Immunization clinic offers a variety of
    immunizations, including TB testing, meningitis, and influenza vaccination.
  • Travel clinic provides travel consults that include information about health risks and suggested preventative measures based on current reports.

General medical clinic

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Same day care is available on a limited basis. Patients without an appointment will initially be screened by a healthcare professional to determine the urgency of their need for care. They may be put in to see a provider that day or at the next available appointment.

Without an appointment, the wait time may be lengthy and is dependent on the number of patients waiting to be seen and the severity of their condition. To avoid a potentially lengthy wait time, please call ahead (785.532.6544).

The medical clinic is open to treat general medical problems, such as, but not limited to, the following:

More info about common medical conditions is available on our Internet Health Information Links page.

Health promotion

Photo of Health Promotion directorJulie Gibbs, MPH, Director

The mission of the Health Promotion department is to provide leadership in health maintenance (wellness) promotion and disease/illness prevention for the Kansas State University students, staff, faculty, and surrounding community members.

Frequently requested information:

Laboratory

Photo of medical technologistNancy Hardy, MT, ASCP, Director

Lafene has registered Medical Technologists on staff to collect and perform laboratory testing.

Testing may be ordered by Lafene health care providers or your hometown doctor.

    Reasons to use Lafene's lab services:
  • Testing costs are lower or competitive with other laboratories.
  • Professional and courteous service.
  • Any student who has paid the health fee is eligible for lab services.
  • The Laboratory is open during Lafene Health Center hours.  No appointments are required.  Provider requisition required.
  • The Laboratory maintains CLIA accreditation (Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments).

Nutrition counseling

Photo of dietitianDianna Schalles, MS, RD, LD, Coordinator

College can be a difficult time to eat right. Nutrition counseling at Lafene Health Center can help!

Pharmacy

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Mark Brown-Barnett, R.Ph., Director

Lafene's full-service pharmacy provides drug information, fills prescriptions and offers prescribed and non-prescription medications for purchase.

Physical therapy/Rehabilitation Services

Jeff Kreuser, ATC, MS, Director

The physical therapy/athletic training staff have experience treating a wide spectrum of ailments and injuries common to college students.

    Services available:
  • Physical therapy evaluation and treatment of musculoskeletal and neurological conditions
  • Functioning testing, strength assessment, proprioceptive/kinesthetic testing, KT-1000 arthrometer
  • Therapeutic exercise
  • Manual therapy
  • Post surgical rehabilitation
  • Sport-specific training
  • Vestibular and concussion rehabilitation 
  • Therapeutic modalities: heat, cryotherapy, ultrasound, phonophoresis, iontophoresis, electrical stimulation, interferential current, TENS application
  • Orthotic fabrication/fitting and footwear recommendations
  • Bracing/Splinting
  • Body Composition Testing
  • Crutches (return crutches to this department)

Radiology (X-ray)

Photo of radiology staffPatricia Bidwell, ARRT (R) (M), Director

The Radiology staff provide plain film x-ray services with interpretation by radiologist. The department also performs electrocardiograms with off-site interpretation. Lafene has registered Radiology Technologists on staff to perform these services. Exams may be ordered by Lafene health care providers or your hometown doctor.

Reasons to use Lafene's radiology services:

  • Procedure costs are lower or competitive with other imaging centers.
  • Any student who has paid the health fee is eligible for services.
  • The department is open during Lafene Health Center hours. No appointments are required. Provider requisition required.
  • The radiology staff maintains ARRT accreditation (American Registry of Radiologic Technologists).

Registration & Records

Photo of Business Office staffCashier
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Insurance
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Sharon Maike, Director

Services Include:

Sports medicine clinic

Jennifer Malcolm, DO, Director
Eriksen Sports Medicine Clinic
  • Performs evaluation and treatment of sports related injuries and medical conditions, to include information and advice on injury prevention, fitness, and effects of exercise on health and disease.
  • Provides athletic training services for students at the Recreation Complex in conjunction with Lafene's Physical Therapy department and K-State Recreational Services.

Women's clinic

Wendy Blank, DO , Director
Amanda Garman, APRN, NP-C
Melinda Bowen, RN, Women's Clinic Coordinator (not pictured)
blank and garman

The Women's Clinic is staffed by skilled nurses, a nurse practitioner, and a board certified gynecologist. The Clinic is designed to serve K-State students in areas of medical and psychosocial aspects of human sexuality. Confidential counseling and education regarding contraceptive options and sexually transmitted diseases are available.

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