campus nurse and office assistant; front entrance view of Killian Health Center

Killian Health Center

Maintaining Healthy Community

At SBU, we care about your well-being in and out of the classroom. SBU's Killian Health Center maintains the health and wellness of the SBU community by providing free health services and consultation to SBU students, staff and their families.

Located on SBU’s Stufflebam Campus in Bolivar, the Killian Health Center is staffed by a registered nurse with resources to make sure your healthcare needs are met.

Making an Appointment

You can contact the Health Center or visit anytime between 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, during fall and spring semesters (Health Center hours vary in January, June and July). Although walk-ins are welcome, to make your visit more efficient and help Health Center staff best meet your healthcare needs, call (417) 328-1888 to make an appointment for your visit.

After Hours Care

If you are in need of after hours healthcare services, several options are available:

  • Citizens Memorial Hospital Walk-in Medical Clinic is located close to campus and is open 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily. No appointment is needed; call (417) 777-4800 for more information.
  • Citizens Memorial Hospital has a fully-equipped emergency department and hospital; call (417) 326-6000 for more information.
  • As needed, your dorm's resident director can contact the Director of Health Services after hours.

Health Center Services

  • Assessment of illness and injury
  • Vision, health and limited physicals
  • Same-day referrals for additional treatment or tests at nearby facilities like Citizens Memorial Hospital and the Polk County Health Center
  • Administration of some immunizations at free SBU clinics (you can get certain other immunizations at the Center at other times during the year, although the cost varies)
  • Self-care recommendations
  • Over-the-counter medications, bandages and first-aid treatments
  • Equipment such as crutches and heating pads, which are available at no charge if returned to the Center
  • Documentation for a class absence (you must be seen by the nurse on the first day of class absence)
  • Copies of immunization records
  • Allergy injections — by appointment only with physician orders and instructions
  • Tests such as rapid strep throat testing and tuberculosis skin tests ($6.00)

Immunization Policy

To ensure the health of the SBU community, the Killian Health Center monitors and implements SBU’s immunization policy. All incoming students need to have obtained specific immunizations and submitted a health history, immunization record and tuberculosis-screening questionnaire to the Health Center. If you have any questions, please contact the Health Center at (417) 328-1888.

Immunization Requirements Form