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Dedicated to Students
Health, Counseling and Prevention Services is dedicated to helping students achieve and maintain optimal levels of physical, mental and emotional functioning. Our services are administered by highly trained and qualified professionals.
Please take some time to explore our website so you can learn more about the specific services available to you.
If you have any questions or concerns regarding services that we provide or information on our website, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Barbara J. Sween, PsyD.
Director Health, Counseling and Prevention Services
Important Information for HCPS Patients
Health, Counseling and Prevention Services provides primary medical services to Northern Kentucky University students, faculty and staff, as well as individual, group and couples counseling to NKU students.
Our providers are "in network" with many major insurance companies and it is likely that our services may be covered by your health insurance. This is good news for several reasons.
- Billing insurance allows the department to increase its level of service despite increasing costs and diminishing resources.
- The Affordable Care Act has allowed more students to be covered by their parents' health insurance for a longer period of time. The department wants to provide you the opportunity to use the benefits you have.
- Billing insurance allows the department to accept multiple methods of payment. We are able to accept credit card payments as well as checks, cash and Allcard payments.
- Billing insurance has become a common practice in university health and counseling centers nationwide.
The amount charged per visit is based upon the type and complexity of the service provided. Copays and deductibles are due at the time of service. The department will handle the entire process of billing your health insurance carrier, so you will not have to file claim forms yourself. Just be sure to bring your insurance card with you to each visit.
The University strongly encourages all students to maintain adequate health insurance coverage at all times. Fast and convenient access to healthcare is important for students to avoid disruption of their studies, not to mention significant financial hardship should major medical care be required due to an unforeseen illness or injury. An out-of-pocket fee schedule for those without insurance benefits is available.
If you need additional information or have questions, please call us at (859) 572-5650 or visit the department in University Center, suite 440. We look forward to serving your healthcare needs.