University Health Service
USIU-Africa Health Center is a Level 3 medical facility operating under the Administration division of the university. It is located at the Freidan Brown Student Center on the ground floor.
Take care of the USIU-Africa Community with a focus on providing timely diagnostic, curative and preventive medical services to both the students and staff community. We aim to strengthen sense of community, inclusion, and responsibility by continuously improving the health services provided.
A healthy population ensures positives outcomes and we at the Health Center have a duty to provide comprehensive and quality health care to users of the facility.
The USIU-Africa Health Center carries out its mission in 3 ways:
- Measurement of blood pressure, temperature, weight and BMI
- Blood sugar measurement
- General medical care
- Non-emergency evaluation
- Emergency evaluation and referral when needed
- Follow up of chronic conditions
- Injury evaluations
- Minor surgical procedures
- Specialist referrals when needed.
- Ambulance services for on-campus emergencies
A well-stocked unit with a diverse formulary of both branded and generic medications including but not limited to:
- Cough Medicines
- Skin Preparations
- Antiretroviral Drugs - ARVs’
- Asthma medications
- Antifungals etc.
The university provides Ambulance services for On-Campus Students only.
In the event of an emergency contact the Health Center as quickly as possible through the following emergency numbers: +254 798 294 538 or +254 730 116 760 /761 /762 /271
- Health and nutritional advise
- Health education
- VCT in conjunction with the Counseling Center
- Health campaigns
Procedure for seeking medical treatment at the Health Center
- To access medical services; you are required to present a valid student Id /medical insurance card at the registration;
- After registration, you will undergo triage and thereafter be referred to a clinician for management and finally send to the pharmacy where you are able to collect prescribed medication.
- For student members of university sports teams, a GPA sports cover provides a medical cover for injuries sustained while playing for the University.
- In case of injuries sustained on campus or within Nairobi, medical care can be accessed at external facilities.
- Sports students requiring referrals to external facilities are required to collect their smart cards from the sports department and can then be referred to the hospitals on the university panel, with a letter of undertaking.
- For injuries sustained while playing outside Nairobi, a contingency is provided to the team manager to access medical care.