WMU Employee Benefits

Sindecuse Health Center serves WMU employees as well as students. Benefits provided to employees of WMU can go further at the University's on-campus health center.

A note about Healthy Blue Living Plans offered by Blue Care Network to WMU employees.

Sindecuse Health Center always supports informed choice in health care. The health center participates with many health insurance companies that cover students or WMU employees. All WMU employees are welcome to use health center services, whether covered by a participating insurance company or not.

Healthy Blue Living plans are part of Blue Care Network which does not participate with the health center to reimburse subscriber charges, except in the pharmacy. Unfortunately, patients who are covered by Blue Care Network will find that that they are responsible for charges resulting from their visit to Sindecuse.

For Western Michigan University employees, their dependents and WMU retirees covered by the University's PPO Group #007005281 insurance plan, using Sindecuse Health Center yields significant savings. Here are some of the benefits:


  • Receive prescription medications at a discounted out-of-pocket cost.
    first tier  $10  $15
    second tier  $30  $35
    third tier  $40  $60
  • Receive a 90-day prescription medication supply for 1.25X copay, significant savings over other pharmacies. Ask your doctor to write an order for a 90-day supply.
    first tier  $12.50  $37.50
    second tier  $37.50  $87.50
    third tier  $50  $150
  • Refill online or via phone and pick up at our drive-up window
  • Low-cost over-the-counter medications available
  • Use Express Pay to deduct charges from your WMU paycheck


  • Schedule a same-day appointment as available
  • No copay or deductible charge when you see a provider or clinician at Sindecuse
  • No out-of-pocket-cost immunizations

WMU Sports Medicine Clinic physical therapy and rehabilitation

  • No copay and no deductible charge when you see a physical therapist or orthopedic specialist
  • Same certified physicians who practice at community clinics
  • Bronco team physicians who treat WMU athletes
  • Convenient access to quick appointments
  • Orthotics and gait evaluation

Lab and x-ray 

  • No out-of-pocket-cost testing when you use lab services 
  • No copay and no deductible charge when you need an X-ray
  • Fast results

International Travel Clinic

  • No copay and no deductible charge
  • Sindecuse is one of the few yellow fever vaccine sites in Kalamazoo
  • Prescribed medications available at health center pharmacy

Massage therapy

  • Convenient, on-campus appointments
  • Some visits covered by University insurance plan 

Nutrition counseling

  • No copay and no deductible charge