university primary care center
the vincennes university primary care center (upcc) is designed to help our students, faculty and staff stay healthy on campus.
full time students on the vincennes campus may be seen at the vincennes university primary care center (upcc)-student health office located in the young building on campus. the upcc nurses are available for assessment of acute illnesses and injuries.
to schedule an appointment, please call 812-888-7777 during clinic hours.
appointments are needed
in order to minimize wait times, appointments are required. call 812-888-7777 to schedule an appointment. every effort will be made to ensure patients are seen as soon as possible.
the upcc enforces all hipaa regulations which protect the privacy of an individual's health information. your medical information is secure and only accessible by the upcc provider.
health care services
the vu student medical care program is designed to help our students stay healthy on campus. full time students on the vincennes campus may be seen at the vincennes university primary care center (upcc)-student health office located in the young building on campus. any prescriptions, x-rays or laboratory fees are the responsibility of the student. the upcc nurses are available for assessment of acute illnesses and injuries.
acute illness or minor injury, (such as, but not limited to, sore throat, cough, fever, urinary symptoms, sprained ankle etc.,) can be seen by appointment. referral to a upcc provider is determined by nursing assessment. the student health office nurse may provide over-the-counter medications, initial care and follow-up care of minor injuries, and tetanus/diphtheria injections following an injury when indicated.
chronic disease management (such as, but not limited to, hypertension, diabetes etc.,) will not be managed at upcc. a list of local providers that can manage these conditions can be provided to the student. diagnostic tests (such as std and pregnancy testing), pre-existing or chronic disease management conditions, vaccinations, procedures, and physicals are not covered under this plan.
for emergent injuries, (such as, but not limited to, head injury, seizures, motor vehicle accident or injury requiring suturing or diagnostic imaging), student should call 911 or go to nearest emergency department.
residence hall students and full-time commuter students on the vincennes campus are automatically enrolled in the vu student medical care program. the program is mandatory for residence hall students. off-campus students may opt out of this program before the end of the third week of class. your choice to opt out will be effective for the entire semester.
hours of operation
monday - friday
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
who can use the student university primary care center?
full-time students on the vincennes campus who paid the student health office fee and all students living in the residence halls.
what services are provided at the student university primary care center (upcc)?
the student health office provides acute and minor health care medical services for our students. the center is a by-appointment clinic. chronic disease management, physicals, diagnostic tests, immunizations and prescriptions are not covered under this plan and are the responsibility of the student.
where is the university primary care center located?
the university primary care center is located on the first floor of the young building at 1023 n. fourth street on the university campus.
who will i see when i go?
students will be assessed and treated by a health office nurse. referral to a provider is determined by nursing assessment.
how much will it cost?
the student health fee is $43 per semester. if you have paid the student health office fee, it is free to see the nurse, and if referred, to see the upcc provider. referrals to other providers will be the responsibility of the student. the university recommends that all students have some type of health insurance to cover medical needs.
can i get my prescription filled there?
no. if they write you a prescription, you may have it filled at the pharmacy of your choice and you will be responsible for the cost of the prescription.
how can i opt out?
click myvu logo
sign into myvu
click university systems (left hand column)
click student self service
click answer a survey
if you are eligible to opt out of the program you will see medical plan survey
click yes to opt out
please note that the vu student medical care program does not provide hospitalization coverage. we recommend that all students have some type of hospitalization insurance to cover medical treatment. the university does not offer a student group hospitalization plan. if you do not have coverage, it is recommended you purchase hospitalization insurance from the company of your choice.
employee wellness program
the wellness program that will be held in the birth month of the insured and will be voluntary. all employee/retirees and their spouses who participate in a vu health insurance plan must complete the health risk assessment, health screening and results consultation. click here to learn more!
hours of operation:
Monday & Tuesday: 7:15am - 6:30pm
wednesday, thursday and friday: 8am - 4:30pm
closed daily 11:30am-12:30pm for lunch
who is eligible to use upcc?
employees, retirees, their spouses and their dependents participating in a vu health insurance plan are eligible to use the upcc
is there a fee?
the upcc is provided free of charge to employees, retirees, their spouses and their dependents who participate in a vincennes university health insurance plan.
are appointment times noted as sick time?
employees may go to their sheduled appointments at the upcc without using sick time.
proof of plan participation?
Patients (employee, spouse, & dependents) must show their VU Anthem insurance card as proof of plan participation. Bring your insurance card to each visit.
can i refill all of my prescriptions?
the upcc does not fill prescriptions written by other providers. only prescriptions written by a upcc provider will be dispensed at the clinic.
are prescriptions free of charge?
the upcc may dispence generic drugs to patients free of drugs. the upcc will not dispense any form of narcotic drugs.
are lab services provided?
laboratory services, including blood draws and urine test, cna be completed at the upcc if ordered by a upcc provider. lab services ordered by other providers must be completed at labcorp or a lab of your choice that will be billed through your anthem insurance. there is no charge for labcorp.
are ther health services for children?
our providers are lincensed and trained to treat patients of all ages, including children.
can upcc access my previous medical records?
with consent, the providers should have access to your previous medical records.
how is check-in arranged?
vu students have access to the upcc, but their waiting area and exam rooms are separate from those for the employees. there will only be limited interaction between employees and student patients.
meet the upcc team
deborah bedwell, a certified family nurse practitioner, is the university primary care center clinic director and has been with the upcc since february 2018. deborah is a native of knox county and earned her associate of science in nursing from vincennes university, bachelor of science from indiana state university and master of science in family nurse practitioner from indiana wesleyan university. she brings many years of experience in both occupational nursing and community health nursing. deborah has several years experience in primary care and quick care practice.
melissa overton is a certified physician assistant. melissa is also a knox county native and an alumnus of vincennes university. she earned her associate of science in respiratory therapy from vincennes university and bachelor of science from indiana university purdue university. melissa's physician assistant degree is from butler university. she brings a wealth of experience as a physician assistant having practiced several years, first in orthopedics, followed by over eight years' experience in family practice, and most recently, three years in cardiology. she has also taught as adjunct faculty for vincennes university.