The Student Health Center supports the university by evaluating, treating, and maintaining and promoting the optimal physical, mental, and spiritual well-being of the APU student body, and by empowering students to make healthy lifestyle choices. The center offers services for preventative medicine as well as treatment of illness and minor emergencies, first aid, wart and mole removal, Pap smears, STD testing, and disease management. Visits to the Student Health Center are by appointment only. Hours vary and are posted on the website as well as at the center.
Office visits are free to all undergraduate students. Medications, injections, immunizations, procedures, blood draws, and treatments are provided by the attending physician, nurse practitioners, physician assistant, and registered nurses for a nominal fee. If students need further treatment or evaluation, there is an excellent referral base to specialists in the community, as well as a hospital in close proximity for emergencies.
There is a prematriculation requirement for admission to the university: All students must have documentation of two MMR vaccines, and all students must also complete and return the TB Questionnaire. Students can go to the MyCougar Health patient portal to complete and upload the required documents, and can also access MyCougar Health through home.apu.edu (My Page/Self Service). Failure to provide proof of immunizations to the Student Health Center results in a hold on all academic courses.