Student Health Services

Important Information

SHS Hours

Hours for Student Health Services are 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. The staff begins to see students at 8:30am. Physician hours are Monday 1:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m., and the Physician Assistant hours are Wednesday morning 8:30 p.m. - 11:30 a.m. and Thursday afternoon 1:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

If you have an emergency after hours, call Campus Safety at 517/629-0911 or 517/629-1234.

Medical Emergency

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.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR THE COLLEGE COMMUNITY REGARDING THE ILLNESSES ON CAMPUS
We are experiencing a large number of cases of viral illness on Campus.  Some of these illnesses are viruses other than Influenza.  Upon discussion with colleagues in other areas of the State, they are experiencing the same illnesses. 

Steps That Will Help You Avoid Contracting Illnesses

  • Wash your hands, especially before eating, after using the bathroom, after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.  If no soap and water are available, use alcohol-based hand sanitizer
  • Cover your mouth when sneezing or coughing.  Sneeze or cough into your sleeve, not into your open hand. 
  • Keep your hands away from your eyes, nose and mouth. 
  • Drink plenty of fluids, water is the preferred choice.
  • Dress appropriately for the weather.
  • Get plenty of sleep.
  • Exercise regularly.

 Stay Home and/or Seek Medical Attention if you are experiencing symptoms, which include:

  • Fever (101F-104F)--may last 3-5 days.
  • Headache, sudden onset, can be severe
  • Body aches, may be severe
  • Fatigue/Weakness, sudden onset, can last 2-3 weeks
  • Chest discomfort/cough, dry, hacking, can be severe.
  • Stuffy nose, sneezing, sore throat can be present, although usually not severe.

Hand sanitizer is available throughout the College campus in dispensers on the walls, and in offices where people congregate.

Questions or concerns about this information should be directed to Student Health Services, ext. 0220.

Our Mission
To provide holistic and comprehensive care to Albion College students.
Service Hours  

Student Health Services is open 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m Monday- Friday.  Walk-in hours to see the Registered Nurses are 8:30am-4:00pm. 

Appointments are available with the College Physician--Mondays from 1:30pm-4:00pm or the Physician Assistant- Wednesday 8:30am-11:30am or Thursday 1:30pm-4:00pm.  You may schedule an appointment by calling 517-629-0220 or ext 0220. 

If you have a medical emergency after office hours, please call Campus Safety at 517/629-1234 or, 517/629-0911 from a cell phone.

Student Health Services is located at 1003 E. Cass St., in the Cass Street Building. For appointments and other information call 517/629-0220 or ext. 0220.

Emergency Care

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 Foote Hospital in Jackson (15 miles). If you have the following life-threatening symptoms, it is important that you receive emergency treatment immediately:

  • No breathing or pulse      
  • Unconsciousness          
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Severe bleeding                 
  • Head or neck injury        
  • Choking
  • Severe sudden onset abdominal pain          
  • Drug overdose or alcohol poisoning
  • Displaced fracture    
  • Severe sudden onset testicular pain       •
  • Diabetic emergencies

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.

Sick After Hours?

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.)

Medical Excuse Policy

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 Payment Policy

Student Health Services does not accept payments (cash, check, or credit card) for services not covered by Wellness Access. 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.

Student Health Insurance

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.  

 
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Safe Sex?

Use a condom or a dental dam. Always. For any type of sex.

For additional information on Safer Sex go to www.albion.edu/shs and click on the Self-Care Guide, for testing options click on Sexually Transmitted Diseases on the left navigation bar.  More questions? Call Student Health Services at x0220.