Health care records are maintained in files separate from the student's academic files and cannot be accessed by faculty, staff, administration, parents or other students.
Protected Health Information housed in Student Health Services is completely confidential. Students must sign a written authorization to release Protected Health Information to anyone, including faculty and family members. Protected Health Information may also be released for medical treatment, medical services, and as required by law.
Student Health Services welcomes your interest and contact. We also value your privacy. Please consider the following information prior to sending e-mail:
E-mail is not an appropriate medium for questions regarding individual, private, personal health. It is most appropriate for getting general information regarding services, resources or other campus information. We cannot guarantee that the contents of an e-mail message will remain confidential. While we will do our best to keep communication private, e-mail usage can be monitored and others may read the content of your personal messages.
Staff access to e-mail is also limited to Student Health Services work hours. There is no expectation that SHS staff will check e-mail after hours. Also, there is no way of knowing if a specific staff member is unavailable due to illness, vacation, or other business. This means that your message may not be read immediately. E-mail should never be used for urgent communication. When time is of particular concern for you, please always call Student Health Services at 629-0220.
Student Health Services provides complete outpatient health care, with appropriate referrals to specialists as needed. Visits to Student Health Services and with the college physician are free. Occasionally there is a small charge for supplies or medication. Full laboratory testing and x-ray is available in cooperation with Bronson Battle Creek Medical Labs and Oaklawn Hospital.
Allergy shots are given during Physician Hours only. Students must provide their allergy serum.
Costs of immunizations are subject to change. Please call Student Health Services to check on current prices.
Routine gynecological examinations are provided, including pap smears and contraception information. Consultations and prescriptions are also provided. Pregnancy testing is available at Student Health Services for $5.
Suture repair of lacerations, removal of foreign bodies, biopsies, etc. are provided during Physician Hours.
When further evaluation of an illness or injury is deemed necessary by the college physician or at the student's request, a specialist's consultation shall be formally requested (i.e. ENT, Ophthalmology, Gynecology, Dermatology, Orthopedics, etc.).