Health Services, for your personal wellness
Welcome to Health Services
Avila Health Services are available to all students, faculty, and staff of Avila University. The center is funded by the university operating budget and services are available free of charge.
An Avila University Health Information Form must be completed by all first year students, resident students, international students, and any student using Health Services. The health form includes personal information, emergency contact information, insurance information, health history and current immunization records.
Health Services strives to:
- provide a spectrum of health services that supports the overall health of the campus community
- provide health education that supports student learning
- provide leadership in the development of health policies applicable to the campus community
Avila Health Services are available to all students, faculty, and staff of Avila University.
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Location & Hours
Fall and Spring Semesters
Days and hours will be announced soon
Location: 105 Hodes Center, Building #8, Lower Level Carondelet
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If it is after hours, you may contact Campus Safety at 816.985.6079 or dial 9-911(from a campus extension) or 911 (from all other phones).
Resident students can also contact the RA on duty.
All health records, examinations, treatments, and discussions are confidential. Health records are maintained in Health Services and are NOT a part of the university's official records. Records are kept five years after a student is no longer officially enrolled. At that time all records are shredded for disposal.
Verification of Absence or Illness
Health Services is the official office to contact if a student is missing classes related to personal illness or injury, family emergency, death of family or friend. When the verification is sent to notify faculty, advisors, coaches, or on-campus employers only general information is shared. Specific personal health reason for absence remains confidential.
Circumstances when it is permissible to breach confidentiality without expressed consent include:
- If the person is in clear and imminent danger of hurting himself/herself or hurting another person
- If current abuse of a child or dependent adult is reported
- If records are subpoenaed by a court of law
Avila University International Student Insurance Plan for 2015-16 Academic Year:
Enrollment and other specific information can be obtained at the Health Services office.
Websites for further general health information:
Peers Educating Avila about Counseling & Health (PEACH) members work collaboratively with the Health and Counseling Services staff to develop and present a variety of educational and experiential programs/activities to promote physical and mental well-being in the Avila community. It focuses on providing information about healthy choices and discovering ways to improve self-care.
Members are committed to improving campus life through events such as:
Self Defense Classes - focus on personal awareness and personal safety skills
Breast Cancer Awareness Events - raffle and silent auction to raise money for breast cancer support of both the American Cancer Society or Susan G. Komen
Week of Giving Activity focusing on community service
Stress Relief Week each semester which includes neck and back massages and “dig for treasure” activity
Heart-O-Grams with healthy heart facts
Safe Spring Break - hand out safe spring break information and give-aways
Sexual Assault Awareness - work with MOCSA to sponsor an event raising awareness about sexual assault
- Attend regular meetings and trainings
- Learn about mental and physical health issues which can impact college students
- Collaborate with other PEACH members in a creative, open, and enthusiastic manner to develop and implement programs/activities
- Organize and complete tasks for events
- Communicate with student in a mentor-like role during programs/activities
ALL Avila students are eligible to join PEACH. You can contact either of the PEACH advisors if you would like to join or if you have any questions.
Elizabeth McKinley, Coordinator of Career & Counseling Services