Several medical services options available to students

Students who need medical services while at Kent State have a variety of options to get the care they need.

Local Hospitals:

University Hospitals Portage Medical Center:

Phone: (330) 297-0811

Address: 6847 N Chestnut St, Ravenna, OH 44266


Akron City Hospital:

Phone: (330) 375-3000

Address: 525 E Market St, Akron, OH 44304


Akron General Hospital:

Phone: (330) 344-6000

Address: 1 Akron General Ave, Akron, OH 44307


St. Thomas Hospital:

Phone: (330) 375-3000

Address: 444 N Main St, Akron, OH 44310

University Health Services

Kent State’s University Health Services provides students with primary medical care issued by board-certified physicians and nurses for sick students. The center offers checkups, pills prescriptions and administers immunizations. Many health care needs can be met, including serious and less serious concerns, such as headaches, fevers, respiratory illnesses, sore throats, abdominal pains, nausea/vomiting, sprains/strains, open wounds, skin rashes, urinary symptoms and chronic medical conditions and concerns.

Psychological services are also offered. The department is run by licensed psychologists that provide mental health counseling to students with a variety of concerns, including academic difficulties, stress, anxiety, depression, questions regarding sexuality, feelings of loneliness, lack of self-confidence, interpersonal difficulties and eating disorders.

All services are located in the Deweese Health Center at 1500 Eastway Drive. 

To schedule an appointment with Health Services call (330) 672-2322, and for Psychological Services, call (330) 672-2487.

Counseling and Human Development Center

Kent State’s Counseling and Human Development Center is available for free to students, faculty and staff who are seeking help related to a variety of mental health issues, including adjustment issues, relationships, depression, time management and family and roommate issues.

The counselors are graduate and doctoral students in Kent State’s counseling program. The center, which sees more than 1,000 patients annually, is located at 325 White Hall. To schedule an appointment, call 330-672-2208.

Local hospitals

University Hospitals Portage Medical Center (formerly Robinson Memorial Hospital) is located in Ravenna, a 15-minute drive from campus. Although farther from campus, Akron City Hospital and Akron General Hospital are also available to students for a wider variety of medical treatment options, and St. Thomas Hospital, also in Akron, is available for behavioral health concerns.

Contact Jessa Schroeder at [email protected] and Emily Mills at [email protected].