Student Health Center
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Appointment Information:
Please call or stop by our office to schedule an appointment.  We accept walk-ins, but please keep in mind that your wait time will be a lot shorter if you make an appointment. You also can take advantage of our secure online scheduling to set up your own appointment and pre-register for services.

Medication Pick-Up: Over-the counter medications, birth control pills and other medications are available for purchase at the Student Health Center any time during business hours. All medications can be picked up at our office front window.

Campus Address:
Student Health Center
Memorial Union Lower Level
Room 045
Mailing Address:
Student Health Center
Fort Hays State University
600 Park Street
Hays, KS 67601
(785) 628-4293
(785) 628-4089
Office Hours:
Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Closed during Summer and Christmas Breaks

Staff Information:
The Student Health Center team consists of a part-time local physician, two full-time and one PRN nurse practitioner, one registered nurse, nursing assistants and office staff. All of our staff take pride in working at the highest professional standards. All students performing clinical training at the center also adhere to the same professional standards.

Dr. Dallas Richards, campus physician
Physician - Dallas Richards, M.D.
     Dr. Dallas Richards, campus physician 
Physician - Dallas Richards, MD
Melanie Heimerman
Nurse Practitioner - Melanie Heimerman
MSN, APRN (Full Time)
Dorothy Ochs, Nurse Practitioner in Student Health
Nurse Practitioner - Dorothy Ochs
Melinda Wells
Nurse Practitioner, Melinda Wells
MSN, APRN (Full Time) 
Amanda McCord 
Amanda McCord, RN
Full Time  
  Traci Ditter 
Traci Ditter, RN
Full Time

Assistant Office Manager - vacant



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