Various photos from Lafene Health Center


Lafene Health Center is K-State students' cost-effective, health and well-being facility.


Pneumonia Alert

Kansas State University and Lafene Health Center are monitoring the trajectory in cases of pediatric pneumonia reported in China, Ohio, and Massachusetts. These cases are being referred to as “white lung syndrome” to describe the appearance of infected lungs when viewed on an X-ray. Experts have stated that the cases are due to existing respiratory pathogens such as influenza virus, RSV, COVID-19, and the bacterium Mycoplasma pneumoniae, rather than a novel pathogen.

Members of the campus community should familiarize themselves with symptoms, monitor their health, and avoid close contact with symptomatic individuals. Flu-like symptoms such as sore throat, fever, and cough are common and may progress to pneumonia in at-risk individuals, particularly infants, children, older adults, and those with immunocompromising conditions. All Kansas State University community members are encouraged to practice hand hygiene, sneeze into one’s elbow, and stay home when ill.

Lafene Health Center staff are happy to care for students with symptoms. Please call 785-532-6544 OR visit myLAFENE+ portal to schedule an appointment.



Lafene Health Center is K-State students' cost-effective, health and well-being facility. Students visiting Lafene can rest assured knowing their care is provided by a staff of highly credentialed healthcare professionals. Lafene Health Center is fully accredited by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care.

  • Students must show their current K-State student ID card to receive services. For an appointment or information, call 785-532-6544. Please use the East Main Entrance for all clinics.
  • Call ahead for an appointment to decrease wait time OR visit myLAFENE+ portal to make an appointment online.
  • Arrive 15 minutes prior to complete the check-in process.
  • ALWAYS visit the check-in area first.
  • Allow 24-48 hours for prescription refills.
  • Late for an appointment? It may have to be rescheduled.
  • Missed an appointment? You may be charged a failed appointment fee.
  • After hours and during holidays when the health center is closed, call 785-532-6544 and press 5 for the nurse hotline.
  • If immediate care is needed when the student health center is closed, contact the local hospital emergency department: Ascension Via Christi Hospital, 1823 College Ave. (west of K-State football stadium), 785-776-3322. (Hospital charges will apply.)

We are conveniently located at 1105 Sunset Avenue, across from Marlatt Hall and Kramer Dining Center. To schedule an appointment, go to the myLAFENE+ portal or call us at 785-532-6544.

To pay your bill online, click on the myLAFENE+ portal, access ACCOUNT SUMMARY, then click Pay Balance. Be sure to click SIGN OUT at the top right corner after you have entered all of your payment information and clicked SUBMIT or your payment will not process.


Lafene Health Center is not a contracting provider with Medicaid (KanCare) or Medicare.


Latest information on COVID-19 from the Kansas Department of Health and Environment.

Latest information on mpox from the Kansas Department of Health and Environment.