Albion College/Oaklawn Agreement Q&A
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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.
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.