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Lafene Health Center

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Kansas State University
Lafene Health Center
1105 Sunset Avenue
Manhattan, KS 66502-3761

During the Pandemic our hours are:

Monday through Friday:
     8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

     8 a.m. - 11 a.m.

Closed Sundays and University Holidays

1-855-618-0188 (toll-free fax)


AAAHC Accreditated

QS Stars Facilities

For immediate care when the health center is closed, contact the local hospital:
Via Christi Hospital
1823 College Avenue
785.776.3322 (Hospital charges will apply)

WellCAT Coach

WellCAT Coach is a one-on-one peer well-being education program at Lafene Health Center. Coaches are K-State students, WellCAT Ambassadors, and Certified Peer Educators trained on health and social issues pertinent to the college-aged population. 

You may consider making an appointment with a WellCAT Coach if you have questions or concerns about the following:

  • Alcohol
  • Stress
  • Nutrition
  • Physical Activity
  • Sleep
  • Relationships
  • Body Image
  • Sexual Health
  • Smoking/Tobacco Use
  • Vaping

21st Birthday Project (email invitation only)

Schedule an Appointment

WellCAT Coach and 21st Birthday Project appointments are available Monday-Friday, 12:00-5:00 p.m. 

To schedule a FREE one-on-one appointment with a Coach, please visit visit your MyLafene+ patient portal or call 785-532-6544.

For questions or for more information, contact us at livelifewell@ksu.edu or call 785-532-6595.

Cats Connect

Cats Connect is brought to you by ProjectConnect™ and is an evidence-based, peer-facilitated program that helps students meet and get to know other students outside their social group, and build stronger community on campus. Students may sign up for a group below under "Groups/Workshops" in their MyLafene+ patient portal.

Spring 2021 Schedule
Group A - Mondays 4-5 p.m. (3/15, 3/22, 3/29, 4/5, 4/12, 4/19)
Group B - Tuesdays 2-3 p.m. (3/16, 3/23, 3/30, 4/6, 4/13, 4/20)
Group C - Thursdays 3-4 p.m. (3/18, 3/25, 4/1, 4/8, 4/15, 4/22)

 Meet Your Coaches


Natalie (she/her)

Hi! My name is Natalie and I’m a senior studying biology, pre-medicine, and Spanish. I hope to attend medical school and become a physician after graduating from K-State. I am primarily interested in specializing in pediatrics or women’s health in the future. One fun fact about me is that I had the opportunity to study abroad in Sevilla, Spain last summer! As a WellCAT Coach, I have a special interest in educating others about sexual health and alcohol/drug safety. Go Cats!

Natalie works Tuesdays 12-3 p.m. and Wednesdays 12-2 p.m.


Pranav (he/him/his)

Hello, my name is Pranav and I am a senior studying Biology with the Human and Health science focus. After graduating, I want to work in the field of International Public Health and medical Anthropology. A fun fact about me is that I am fluent in 3 languages! My areas of interests with the WellCAT coaching are careers, body image, and relationships.

Pranav works Thursdays 12-5 p.m.


Hazel (she/her)

Hi I'm Hazel Hitchcock. I am a junior studying Life Sciences Pre-Nursing! I am hoping to become a NICU nurse and proceed to get my nurse practitioner license, eventually becoming an OB/GYN NP. Coffee, the color green and golden retrievers are just a few things that make me happy! As a WellCAT Coach, I have a special interest in body image, nutrition, and mental health. 

Hazel works Wednesdays 2-5 p.m. and Fridays 3-5 p.m.



Katherine (she/her)

Hi! My name is Katherine and I am a junior studying journalism and mass communication with a minor in leadership studies. As a WellCAT coach, I have a special interest in mental health, body image and financial education. A fun fact about me is that I work for K-State Athletics with K-State HDTV as a content creator and crew member. After I graduate, I aspire to be a sideline reporter for a professional sports team and to have my own talk show on ESPN.

Katherine works Mondays 2-5 p.m. and Tuesdays 3-5 p.m.



Anna (she/her)

Hey! My name is Anna and I’m a senior studying Nutrition and Health with a Pre Physician Assistant focus minoring in Leadership Studies! Some things I love to do are playing with my cat and hanging out with my friends! Someday I really hope to work in a dermatology clinic as a PA, and I hope to use my background in Nutrition in this field. As a WellCAT Coach, I am really interested in mental health well-being, nutrition, and body image!

Anna works Mondays 12-2 p.m. and Fridays 12-3 p.m.