DIRECTORATE OF HUMAN RESOURCE
APPROVED MEDICAL INSURANCE SCHEME
The following is the approved Medical Insurance Scheme for Kyambogo University Staff as approved by the University Council.
The University Medical Services include:
- Treatment of the sick both in-patients and out-patients
- Laboratory Services
- Dental Services
- Family Planning
- Voluntary Counseling and Testing for HIV (VCT)
- Antiretroviral Therapy (ART) -(Provision of HIV drugs)
- Private wing services to the public and over-the-counter medication
- Emergency treatment for accidents/illness
- Health Counseling (stress/smoking/drugs/alcohol)
General Patient Care
The University offers both curative and health promotion services to staff and their dependants, and students. Eligibility for treatment is a responsibility of both staff and students. The staff are required to register themselves and their dependants at the medical centre. Registration is effected on presentation of a valid identity card, a marriage certificate for the spouse and birth certificates for the biological children below 18 years of age.
All students undergo a Medical Examination before admission into the University. A medical records file for each student is opened on completion of the exercise.
It is the responsibility of both the staff and students to adhere to eligibility procedure in order to protect their rights and privilege of accessing the services.
The staff on duty at the medical centre reserve the authority to ask for identification and medical access card before the student and staff/their dependants accesses the services respectively.
Laboratory Services : The centre offers basic laboratory services and majority of the investigations done for diagnosis of malaria HIV/AIDS and other STIs, Brucellosis etc
Dental Services: the unit offers basic dental care services being run by a Public Health Dental Officer.
HIV/AIDS services: the centre offers Voluntary Counseling & Testing (VCT) services and provision of Anti-Retroviral (ART) Services including provision of ARVs. The ART clinic is held every Wednesday of the week while VCT services are daily from Monday to Friday.
Private wing services to the public and Over-the-counter medication
The centre also serves clients from the surrounding community such as Banda, Kireka and Kamuli and institutions such as Kyambogo College School and The National Curriculum Development Centre (NCDC).
Student Peer Educator activities: The Centre oversees planning and implementation of peer educator activities. Reproductive Health (RH) activities and services have been availed through training of Student Volunteers.
In case of emergency or critically ill cases, the University Ambulance stationed at the medical centre transports such cases to the medical centre. And where need arises to referral hospitals.
All services provided at Kyambogo University Medical centre are confidential. Medical records are a property of the Medical Centre.
NO access to your health record by an Academic or Administrative department. Access to any information must be obtained with your written consent and with permission of Director Health Services.
PEER to PEER VOICE
The KYU peer educator project started in September 2002 as community initiative by a group of student volunteers supported by the University to initially address the problems of young people such as unwanted pregnancies, post abortion stress, HIV/AIDS/STIs and drug and substance abuse among others. With guidance of the Office of the Dean of Students and being coordinated by the Director Health Services, the group is charged with the responsibility of building the capacity of students in making health enhancing life choices by providing a peer-focused method of information provision and dissemination.
- To build the capacity of student volunteers with a mission to:
- Adopt and promote positive behavior and lifestyle.
- Empower student volunteers with communication skills in reproductive health and development
- To contribute to reduction of vulnerability to HIV/AIDS among young people in the University community.
o Dissemination of Behavioral Change Communication (BCC) materials
o Room to room visits & Hostel visits
o Health education talks, debates and discussion & participation in Radio talk shows
o Mobilization of the community to utilize Health Services
o Promotion of networking with other youth HIV/AIDS focused organizations
o Participation in orientation week, national and global health events
1. Reproductive Health (RH) activities and services have been availed through training of Student Volunteers.
2. Increased knowledge and more responsible and mature attitudes towards sexuality among the Peer Educators
3. Due to ongoing mobilization by peer educators VCT & Anti-Retroviral therapy services has been fully integrated in the existing health services
- Aids Information Centre (AIC)
- Uganda Aids Commission(UAC)
- Alliance of Mayors Initiative Community Action on AIDS at Local Level (AMICAALL Uganda Chapter)
- Population Services International (PSI)
- Very few peer educators in relation to the student population and diversity of campus (6 peer educators: 1000students)
- Student populations are transient therefore there is a need to continue training student volunteers to replace the ones leaving on completion of their studies.
- Lack of youth friendly services limit utilization by young people.
- Setting up a drop-in information center to cater for reproductive health needs of the young people in the university and surrounding community
- To strengthen capacity of young people through continued training of peer educators
- To scale up networking with government and non-government organizations to improve delivery of youth health related services in the community.
Welcome to the Medical Centre.
The Kyambogo University Medical Centre exists to promote quality health care and to secure the future in the community we serve. We are located opposite the Main Mate, East Campus. We offer services to students, staff and members of the surrounding community including HIV/AIDS Counseling Testing (HCT) and home visits to the families of people living with HIV/AIDS.
The centre operates a 24hour service.
Monday to Sunday from 8.00am to 5.00pm (Business hours), from 5.00 to 8.00am (Evening / Night Duty) After 9.00pm, contact the staff on duty who resides in the duty house next to the Medical Centre.