Student Health Services will be available in the Cass Street Building location from 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday until March 1st,2019 at 5:00pm. Walk-in hours, to see the Registered Nurses are 8:30am-4:30pm, Monday-Friday. The Physician and Physician Assistant will also be available, Monday and Thursday afternoons, and Wednesday mornings. After that time, Oaklawn Medical Group and Express Care-Albion will be open on the lower floor of Munger Place to see students. Entry is off the N. Monroe Street side of the building, across the side street from Biggby Coffee. Students will need to have their insurance cards and ID when they use the Express Care. Students without insurance may call the Health Care Navigator at 517-629-6578 for assistance with health insurance needs. Questions? Call SHS at 517-629-0220.
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Student Health Services is open 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday for business purposes. Walk-in hours, to see the Registered Nurses are 8:30am-4:30pm, Monday-Friday. Our Physician and Physician Assistant are available for appointments Monday 1:30pm-4:00pm (MD), Wednesday 8:30am-11:30am (PA-C), and Thursday 1:30pm-4:00pm (PA-C). If you have questions or need assistance with a healthcare matter, call 517-629-0220, and leave a message. The staff will return your call as soon as possible.
If you have a medical emergency, please call Campus Safety at 517/629-0911 or call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room. If you are in doubt about what to do, call Campus Safety 0911 for assistance.
Albion College Campus is not currently being effected by the increasing number of norovirus and influenza cases in the State of Michigan. The following information may decrease the chances of these two illnesses becoming a problem for the campus. If you have questions please call Student Health Services at 517-629-0220.
What are noroviruses?
Noroviruses are a group of viruses that cause the “stomach flu,” or gastroenteritis (GAS-tro-en-ter-I-tis), in people.
Can norovirus infections be prevented?
You can decrease your chance of coming in contact with noroviruses by following these preventive steps:
For more information go to https://www.cdc.gov/norovirus/index.html
Influenza “The Flu” One of the best and most effective methods of prevention is to get vaccinated for the flu, as State health authorities continue to encourage people to have a Flu Shot if they have not already received one this season. Flu shots continue to be available Monday-Friday 8:30am-4:30pm at Student Health Services on a walk-in basis. The $25.00 fee for flu shots can be charged to the student account. For employees who carry health insurance through Albion College, the flu shots are a covered benefit and will be done at no charge to the employee..
Additionally, keeping hands clean, and covering coughs and sneezes are important to keep flu viruses from spreading. Hand sanitizer, and disinfecting wipes are available through Facility Operations, and departments are encouraged to order them.
For more information go to https://www.cdc.gov/flu/index.htm
If you or someone you know requires emergency medical care, on campus call Campus Safety from a campus phone at ext. 0911, from a cell phone call 517/629-0911, or go to the nearest hospital emergency room.
Twenty-four-hour-a-day emergency services can be accessed at Oaklawn Hospital in Marshall (12 miles) or Henry Ford Allegiance Hospital in Jackson (15 miles). If you have the following life-threatening symptoms, it is important that you receive emergency treatment immediately:
If you are on campus, you should call Campus Safety at ext. 0911 or ext. 1234 so that an ambulance can be contacted. If you are off campus you should call 911.
For symptoms that are not life-threatening when Student Health Services is closed, call FONEMED at 1-855-851-2208 toll-free, confidential for advice from Registered Nurses and follow their instructions. In these situations, Campus Safety can only transport you to a hospital after hours with prior authorization from FONEMED.
If you are having respiratory or stomach illness, remember to check out the Self-Care Guide on-line or contact FONEMED toll-free at 1-855-851-2208 to speak with an after-hours triage nurse.
Try the Online Self-Care Guide (Current Albion students will need to log in with their network ID and password.)
Student Health Services does not provide medical excuses for missed classes, exams, or assignments. “The student has the responsibility to inform his/her faculty member, whenever possible in advance of an absence that is caused by circumstances beyond his/her control. In the event of serious sudden illness or accident, students may contact Student Health Services. Notification of this emergency to faculty may be made on the student’s behalf with a signed release of information.” (Albion College Student Handbook, 2014-15 pg. 18).
After visiting Student Health Services, students may request a card verifying their visit. This card IS NOT an excuse, and does not give a diagnosis.
It is the expectation of students to discuss absences from classes, exams, or missing assignments directly with their faculty. This policy is consistent with the recommendations of the American College Health Association and is similar to other colleges.
Further questions? Contact Student Health Services at ext. 0220.
Student Health Services does not accept payments (cash, check, or credit card) for services. Any and all charges incurred at Student Health Services will be posted to your student account. You can make payment in the Accounting Office, located on the first floor of the Ferguson Student Services Building.
Should you prefer to pay for services rendered and avoid the charges being posted to your student account, the balance will be due within 30 days of the date of service. A receipt for the amount due will be given to you at the time of service. The charges may be paid in the Accounting Office. If the balance is not paid within 30 days, the charge will be added to your student account as a "Student Health Services Charge."
Please feel free to contact Student Health Services with any questions or concerns regarding our payment policy.
Albion College does not offer a Student Health Insurance Policy except for International Students. If you are in need of health insurance you may consult https://www.healthcare.gov/young-adults/college-students/. This site will link you to other sites and explain your options under the Affordable Care Act.