Healthcare Services for Campers

Watkins Health Services (WHS) provides quality healthcare to camp participants as needed. They receive the same high level of care by the same professional staff that treats university students. Our providers are all board certified and many of our staff members are also parents. We understand the needs of campers and we understand the concerns of parents/guardians! If a camper comes to WHS for care, we will contact the parent/guardian as soon as possible (in compliance with Kansas laws).

In addition to a staff of skilled physicians and nurse practitioners, we have these services within WHS:

  • Laboratory
  • Nurse Triage
  • Pharmacy
  • Radiology

Location of WHS

WHS is located within Watkins Memorial Health Center right on campus, directly north of the Ambler Recreation Center at 1200 Schwegler Drive.

Medical Forms

If a participant needs to be seen at WHS, there are required medical forms (PDF) that must be comleted prior to or at the time of the visit. We recommend for parents/guardians to complete these forms in advance of the start of camp as that will enable us to initiate prompt care of the camper.

Health Insurance

If any charges are to be billed to any insurance company, WHS must have a copy of the participant's insurance card at the time of visit. Any charges not paid for by the insurance company will be the responsibility of the camper or parent/guardian. PLEASE NOTE: We do not bill Medicare, Medicaid, KanCare, etc. as we are not a participating provider with these or similar government programs.

For additional information about health and safety during camps, please refer to the health/safety information for the University of Kansas youth programs, activities and camps.

Each KU student has a secure portal for communicating with us:

Login to myWHS 
  • Make Appointments
  • Request Rx Refills
  • View Balances
  • Check Messages
  • View Lab Results
  • and more!

Summer Hours

Mon-Fri: 8:00 am-4:30 pm
Sat & Sun: Closed

After Hours Care

24-hour Nurse Helpline:

For immediate emergency help after normal business hours, call 911. LMH Health is located at 325 Maine Street.