WKU Health Services : Information for Parents
Welcome To Graves Gilbert Clinic (GGC) at WKU!
We want to welcome you and your son or daughter to the WKU Community. Our goal is to provide quality healthcare to your student and help them to obtain and maintain an optimal healthy lifestyle while at WKU. On this page you will find the most commonly asked questions that will assist your student's transition of their health care needs to GGC @ WKU and the Bowling Green community.
Student Health Care Questions That Parents Commonly Ask:
WKU Health Services bills insurance for all medical services provided to the patient. There are no free services at Health Services currently.
Graves Gilbert Clinic is in network with most commercial insurances. We accept Kentucky Medicaid and Managed Medicaid plans, as well as Medicare. See our participating insurances list here for your reference. We do not accept out of state Medicaid.
Students are not assessed a fee to utilize services at GGC@WKU. GGC@WKU is a fee for service enterprise. We bill insurance for all services provided to the patient. If the patient does not have insurance, GGC@WKU does provide services for a cash price. In addition, certain services are required to be completed for entrance into academic programs, are provided to students at a discounted cash rate since insurance does not always cover these services for students.
No, at this time GGC @ WKU doesn't require previous medical records or physicals to be seen. However, if needed by GGC physicians, an Authorization Form (to release restricted health information) will be completed by the student to request any needed records.
No. There are currently no requirements for immunizations. However, we do highly recommend certain immunizations upon entering the University. Click here for a list of these recommendations.
Oral thermometer (non mercury)
First aid ointment
Medic Alert bracelet if serious illness
Any maintenance medication prescribed for student (i.e. inhalers)