Healthcare Services for Campers

Watkins Health Services (WHS) provides quality healthcare to camp participants as needed. They receive the same high level of care from 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


WHS is located within Watkins Memorial Health Center right on campus at 1200 Schwegler Drive, Lawrence, KS  66045.

Medical Forms

If a participant needs to be seen at WHS, there are required medical forms that must be completed 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. These forms are provided to parents in advance by the camp coordinator. You may request a printable version of our Summer Camp Medical Forms Packet, by emailing

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.

Additional Information

For additional information about health and safety during camps, please refer to the University of Kansas Youth Programs, Activities and Camps.