Walk-in Clinic

The Walk-in Clinic diagnoses and treats common illnesses and minor injuries. We provide evaluation and treatment by a registered nurse or nurse practitioner. Medical Doctors are readily available if a higher level of care is required. We are available by appointment for all other healthcare needs.

Walk-in appointments are often available, but not guaranteed. Check in at the reception desk in the main lobby. The first available provider will see you as soon as possible. Wait time can vary. Patients with scheduled appointments may be seen before you, even if you have been waiting longer. (Remember, when you call to make an appointment in advance, your wait time at WHS will be reduced.)

For an appointment, please call our appointment line at 785-864-9507. For nurse triage instructions over the phone, please call our Nurse Helpline at 785-864-9583.


We provide many Walk-in Services


  • Flu
  • Sinus/Nasal Congestion
  • Common Cold Symptoms
  • Cough
  • Sore Throat
  • Ear Pain/Congestion
  • Seasonal Allergies
  • Asthma
  • Laryngitis
  • Fatigue


Skin Conditions

  • Dry/Itchy Skin
  • Skin Irritation/Rash
  • Lump/Bump/Growth
  • Head Lice/Scabies
  • Poison Ivy/Poison Oak
  • Tick/Insect Bites



  • Abrasions
  • Minor Burns/Sunburn
  • Splinter Removal
  • Sprains/Strains
  • Animal Bites
  • Injuries less than 48 hrs old


General Medical

  • Diarrhea, Nausea & Vomiting
  • Constipation
  • Eye Problems
  • Painful or Urgent Urination
  • Muscle and Joint Pain
  • Mouth/Oral Symptoms


What to Expect

When checking in, you will be asked for your KU Identification Card (or other government-issued photo ID) and current insurance card if you would like WHS to bill your health insurance. Health insurance is not required, but a photo ID is.

During times Watkins Health Services is closed and you are in need of urgent care go to:

LMH Health
Location: 325 Maine St.
Phone: 785-505-5000

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  • Request Rx Refills
  • View Balances
  • Check Messages
  • View Lab Results
  • and more!

Building Hours

Mon - Fri: 8:00 am-5:00 pm
Sat:  12:00 pm-4:00 pm
Sun: Closed

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