About Watkins Health Services


Watkins staff gathered around the Watkins Memorial Health Center sign in front of the building

Our Mission

Watkins Health Services (WHS) supports the student’s learning experience through the delivery of high-quality affordable healthcare services and innovative programs that promote the health of the student, University and community.


Located in Watkins Memorial Health Center, WHS provides comprehensive medical care and outreach programs through a team of dedicated professionals. As a student-focused, student-friendly center, our mission is to advance the quality of life for university students, improving academic performance and increasing retention.

The WHS clinicians and staff recognize the importance of personal care and individualized attention and stay current with the ever-changing discipline of collegiate medical services. WHS is a unit within the Office of the Vice Provost for Student Affairs and works with many university departments to maintain our focus on serving students.

As of 2021, The University of Kansas Health System and LMH Health assumed responsibility for medical management and oversight of Watkins Health Services.

C.I.CARE Philosophy

Our commitment to exceptional customer service

CONNECT with customers by calling them by their proper and/or preferred name

INTRODUCE yourself and your role

COMMUNICATE what you are going to do, how long it will take, and how it will 
impact the customer

ASK permission before entering a room, examining a person, or undertaking an 
activity

RESPOND to a customer’s questions or requests promptly; anticipate their needs

EXIT courteously with an explanation of what will come next

Logo of blue hands reaching around a red heart with the words c.i.care next to the graphic with a tagline that reads fostering a positive customer experience