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Health & Safety

The health and safety of students is Kansas State University's top priority. Use this section to understand more about the on campus health center and how the university has responded to Covid-19. 

Campus Safety During a Pandemic

Come Back, 'Cats

Please review the Comeback 'Cats website for the most up to date content about the health and wellness of students while on campus. 

Lafene Health Center

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Welcome to Kansas State University!

We are excited to have your student at K-State and want to let you know about some of the services offered at Lafene Health Center. As a parent, the last thing you want to think about is your child getting sick while they are away from home. We want you to know that we understand and we will do everything possible to help you and your student feel comfortable with the services that we can provide them while they are awayfrom home.

Lafene Health Center provides students with high quality health care, focusing on keeping your student healthy and promoting a healthy campus community. Care is provided by board certified physicians and nurse practitioners, as well as nursing professionals. Students receive the same high quality care you would expect from your healthcare providers at home. Students have access to coordinated and comprehensive services targeted at building and maintaining overall well-being. We believe good health is essential for academic success.

The following requirements, found under Medical Clearances on
our myLafene+ Patient Portal, must be completed prior to arriving on campus:
  • Complete the Tuberculosis Screening Questionnaire.
  • Submit proof of two (2) MMR vaccines or a lab report
    confirming immunity.
  • Submit proof of one (1) Meningococcal ACWY (MCV4)
    vaccine at age 16 or older if living in student housing.
    The waiver can be completed on the myLafene+ Patient
    Portal under Downloadable Forms.

These requirements are usually due prior to enrollment, but this year
because of COVID-19, due dates have been extended. Requirements
must be completed prior to arriving on campus.

The university strongly encourages all students who can receive the
COVID-19 vaccination to do so. If possible, get your vaccine before
arriving on campus, and be sure to upload your vaccine
information on the portal.

Students will also need to upload their current insurance card and
immunization records and complete the health history form on the
portal. The portal can be used to schedule appointments, request
prescription refills, send secure messages, and view lab results.

Learn more about Lafene Health Center at k-state.edu/lafene

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1105 Sunset Avenue, Manhattan, KS 66502 |  785-532-6544  | fax: 855-673-4137

Self-Care Checklist

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myLAFENE+ Patient Portal Login Instructions

Before you begin your studies at Kansas State University you must complete the following online requirements:

  • Immunization Record
  • Insurance Information Form
  • Treatment Agreement
  • Tuberculosis (TB) Screening Questionnaire

Step 1: Go to our website at www.ksu.edu/lafene and click on the button that
says myLAFENE+ Patient Portal.

Step 2: Sign in with your K-State eID and confirm your date of birth.

Lafene Health Sign In

Step 3: Upload a copy of your current insurance card by clicking on the "Insurance Card" tab.

Step 4: Click on "Medical Clearances" and update each of the items required for clerance. 


                                      The Tuberculosis (TB) Questionnaire and the MMR vaccine are

                                                         required prior to arriving on campus.

The meningitis vaccination is required for all students residing in university housing by the Board of Regents of the State of Kansas and can be obtained at Lafene Health Center. 

Flu vaccinations are available at Lafene Health Center in the fall. 

The university strongly encourages all students who can receive the COVID-19 vaccination to do so.  If possible, get your vaccine before arriving on campus, and be sure to upload your vaccine information on the portal.

Campus Safety

K-State Police Department 

The mission of the Kansas State University Police Department is to preserve a safe campus environment where diverse social, cultural and academic values are allowed to develop and prosper. The K-State Police Department offers many services to the K-State campus students, faculty, staff, and visitors.

785-532-6412 | k-state.edu/policy

Guardian App 

Guardian is a safety app for smartphones that enables users to anonymously send text, photo and video tips to campus police at the Manhattan and Polytechnic campuses. Peer-to-peer GPS tracking keeps you safe while walking alone. The app also provides access to campus safety procedures and resources. Download today through iTunes or Google Play.

K-State Alerts

K-State Alerts is Kansas State University’s emergency notification system. Sign up to receive emergency notifications by text or automated phone call. Enroll through the eProfile section of K-State Connect. Must have an active eID to sign up for alerts. You will be able to add family members who want to receive alerts when you sign up.

Safe Ride

Manhattan is full of great places to visit, at all hours of the day. In order to provide a safe mode of transportation back to your apartment, residence hall, or house, CSI offers the SafeRide program. SafeRide is a free service offered to all students at K-State Thursday through Saturday nights from 11pm to 3am while classes are in session. The official Re-launch Party for SafeRide on Thursday, August 20th starting at 11am.

785-537-6345 | k-state.edu/saferide Thursday, Friday, Saturday | 11 p.m. to 3 a.m. 

Wildcat Walk

Wildcat Walk Escorts are available to walk with you to on-campus destinations or up to two blocks off campus. This service operates 24/7 and is only a call away or push one of the blue light emergency buttons found throughout the K-State campus.

785-395-7233 | 785-395-SAFE

All-University Regulations 

Become familiar with K-State's Student Conduct, Honor and Integrity System, Student Grievance Policies, and others. These can be found in the University Catalog (Links to an external site.).