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Undergraduate and Graduate Programs 2019-2020


Mete Salih Aker, M.D., Director

The goal of the university's Health Center is to promote the physical and emotional well-being of the students and staff. Located on both the Main and East Campuses, the center provides medical services as well as preventative health care and health education. Its professional staff includes general practitioners, a neurologist, gynecologists, ophthalmologists, psychiatrists, a dermatologist, an orthopedist, a dentist, a radiologist, an ear, nose and throat specialist, nurses, emergency medical technicians and a paramedic.

A physician and nurse are on duty at the Main and East Campus Health Centers 24 hours, including weekends. In cases of emergency, university ambulances accompanied by Health Center doctors and nurses are available 24 hours to take patients to nearby hospitals.

The Centers have two in-house laboratories for immediate medical tests such as blood counts, urine analysis, blood chemistry and a unit for X-ray and ultrasound exams. Prescription medication can be purchased from the Main Campus pharmacy or from pharmacies in Ankuva Bilkent Center or on Tunus Blvd.

Services Provided

  • First aid treatment and medical examinations
  • Contagious disease prevention
  • Supervision of patient recovery
  • Conducting research about the environmental health conditions on campus and reporting the results to the university administration
  • Health education programs on general medical and health issues and first aid courses

Applying to the Health Center

In the event of illness or injury, students and staff should seek medical help from the Health Center. First aid and initial treatment are carried out at the Health Center and, if necessary, the patient may be referred to a specialist or to a hospital which has a medical services agreement with the university.

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