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Got Health Concerns?

Student Health Services is conveniently located at Downs Hall in room 126 

Caleb Lopez, Senior Editor

Kean University prioritizes the well-being and safety of its students, which is why the Student Health Services is available for them. 

The Student Health Services seeks to eliminate any distractions and hindrances relating to health in order to enhance the student's educational experience at Kean University. Conveniently located on campus at Downs Hall in room 126, the Student Health Services is accessible to both residents and commuters.

The Student Health Services is open through fall, spring and summer semesters. During the summer, which runs from late May to mid-August, they are open Monday through Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

The Student Health Services offers a wide array of services for students. The office provides primary care for students with conditions such as the cold and flu, injuries, pregnancy tests and more.

In addition to primary care, the office welcomes in female students with questions and concerns about their sexual health. Whether one is sexually active or not, one can make a gynecology appointment for routine breast and pelvic exams, pap tests, STI and HIV testing, birth control and any general and pertinent complaints.

Moreover, the Student Health Services provides physicals for students. Whether it is needed for work or school, simply fill out, sign and bring the form that is usually provided by one's employer.

For more information on the services provided, check out their website.

In addition to primary care and physicals, Student Health Services has program known as Fit to be Kean. Essentially, Fit to be Kean is a set of group exercise classes designed to promote health and fitness on campus. 

Unsure about whether you are fit enough to join Fit to be Kean? Robin Mansfield, the Director of Student Health Services, confirmed that "classes are open to students of all fitness levels and [Fit to be Kean] encourages students who may be new to exercise classes to give it a try."

A large variety of classes are offered to cater to the preferences of students. Zumba, Step Aerobics, Yoga and Cardio Kickboxing are just a handful of the classes Fit to be Kean offers. It is important to note that all classes are taught by certified instructors, so students are getting real instruction and fitness tips from professionals.

When asked about what is new at the Student Health Services for the upcoming school year, Robin Mansfield mentioned the Fit to be Kean-Healthy Campus. Mansfield stated that Fit to be Kean-Healthy Campus is "a task forces of campus partners [that] is working to bring health and wellness programming to campus. In addition to our regular exercise classes, there will be a campus wide initiative to create a culture of wellness."   

For more information and schedule updates, check out Fit to be Kean's twitter and instagram under the username @fittobekean in addition to their website. 

Want to schedule an appointment? The Student Health Services uses the pyraMED online electronic medical records system to schedule appointments. To do so, one must register for a pyraMED account at http://kean.studenthealthportal.com/. This will allow for the scheduling and cancelling of appointments. 

PyraMED also allows students to view and control their medical information.All information in one’s pyraMED account is confidential and has no effect on one’s academic record.

Got health concerns? Any medical questions can be answered daily by a member of the Kean University Student Health Services nursing staff. Questions are kept confidential, and responses can be expected within 24-48 hours after submission. Questions can be sent to hsnurses@kean.edu

For more information on how to schedule appointments or what services are provided, visit the the Student Health Services office website


about the author

Caleb Lopez, Senior Editor
lopezcal@kean.edu

Caleb Lopez is the Senior Editor of The Cougar's Byte. Caleb joined the staff as a Staff Writer in May 2017. Currently in his junior year, Caleb is a psychology major with a minor in biology. In the rare moments when he is not vigorously studying, Caleb loves to spend his time indulging in sports, music and food—especially Chick-fil-a.