Health, well-being, and safety

At K-State, we are committed not only to supporting your academic success but we also want you to thrive personally. This tutorial will guide you through steps for setting up a foundation to keep you safe and support your health and well-being.

Student health insurance

The Kansas Board of Regents (KBOR) in cooperation with the Regents Institutions of the State of Kansas offers to students and their dependents, a Blanket Injury and Sickness Insurance Plan underwritten by UnitedHealthcare Insurance Company and administered by UnitedHealthcare Student Resources.
Summary flyer (pdf) for the 2023-2024 insurance plan

Is enrollment required?

  • Enrollment in this health insurance plan is optional for graduate students who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents. If you are not on an assistantship appointment and would like to enroll in this health insurance plan, you will enroll in the “Domestic – Student Plan” option.
  • Every international student on a J or F visa is required to enroll in health insurance. Learn more about this requirement.
  • GTAs, GRAs, and GAs - If you have been appointed to a graduate assistantship, you may be eligible to enroll in the GTA/GRA/GA plan. See more information in the Benefits section of Getting Started in Your Assistantship tutorial.

Lafene Health Center

Lafene Health Center is K-State students' cost-effective, health and well-being facility. If you are enrolled in a Manhattan campus program, you pay student fees that support student access to Lafene.

Do I have to pay for services at Lafene?

If you are enrolled as a Manhattan campus student, part of the student fees you pay support student access to Lafene. All office visits and consultations are paid for by Student Services Fees. Additional services, such as laboratory work and x-rays, will be charged to you or billed to your insurance provider. The majority of the high-quality services offered at Lafene, however, are much less expensive than can be found in the private sector.

myLafene+ Patient Portal

Before the start of your first semester, you're encouraged to set-up your myLafene+ Patient Portal with your health history, insurance information, and any other information or documentation Lafene requires for new patients so that everything is in place when you make your first visit.

Alcohol and Sexual Assault Prevention (ASAP)

As part of K-State's comprehensive and proactive approach to encourage students to stay safe and healthy, K-State requires all new students to complete the web-based Alcohol and Sexual Assault Prevention Program (ASAP). After enrolling for classes, you will receive an email invite from Get Inclusive to complete the program. You will have 20 days to complete the training.

The program will open on May 1 for students beginning their enrollment at K-State in the Summer 2022 term.

Learn more about the ASAP program

K-State Alerts

K-State Alerts is Kansas State University's emergency notification system that gives campus authorities the ability to communicate emergency information quickly to the university community. Alerts are automatically sent to K-State email addresses, but you can also sign up to receive alerts by text or phone.
Sign-up for text or phone alerts