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Student Health Services is now closed for health care needs of Albion College students.  Students may now access health care at Oaklawn Medical Group-Albion

Express Care (walk-in clinic)  11am- 8pm  7days/week, 365 days/year   517-654-1020

Family Practice (scheduled appointments)  8am-5pm Monday-Friday  517-629-2134

 

Cheryl Krause BSN, RN-BC will continue to be available in the Student Health Services office to assist with questions regarding business matters such as, insurance questions, referral resources, assistance with coordination of ongoing care and transition to the new Clinic.  Feel free to stop in or contact her at  517-629-0220 or email 

 

 

Update on Flu in Michigan

FLU cases are widespread throughout Michigan according to an alert from the Michigan Department of Community Health released on Jan. 3, 2013. Local Emergency Departments are reporting double the usual number of cases of flu presenting for treatment. State health authorities are encouraging people to have a Flu Shot if they have not received one. Flu shots continue to be available to staff, faculty, and students daily Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. at Student Health Services on a walk-in basis. Staff and faculty are reminded the flu shots need to be paid for in Accounting prior to arriving at Student Health Services. Student shots will be billed to their College account. The cost is $25.00.

To avoid the flu, take the following steps:

  1. 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.
  2. Cover your mouth when sneezing or coughing. Sneeze or cough into your sleeve, not into your open hand.
  3. Keep your hands away from your eyes, nose and mouth.
  4. Drink plenty of fluids, water is the preferred choice.
  5. Dress appropriately for the weather.
  6. Get plenty of sleep.
  7. Exercise regularly.

If you are ill with symptoms of the flu, stay home to avoid passing it to others. Symptoms include:

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

Remember, flu can begin suddenly and spread quickly. Please help our Campus Community avoid the flu outbreak we had in 2011. Wash your hands (hand sanitizer is available for all campus departments through Purchasing), cover your cough, sneeze into your sleeve, and dispose of used tissues properly and promptly.

Student Health Services

“Navigating your way to continuing health and wellness”

The health and wellness of Albion College students is important to us. To assist students in maintaining the greatest degree of wellness possible, our College has partnered with Oaklawn Medical Group and Express Care-Albion located on the lower level of Munger Apartments. This facility includes the Oaklawn Family Practice Office and Express Care. The entrance is located on the N. Monroe Street side of the building (facing Biggby Coffee).

The Express Care walk-in clinic is open from 11:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m. seven days a week. Appointments are not necessary, as the clinic sees patients on a walk-in, first come, first served basis. The contact number for Express Care is 517/654-1020.

Please note that the Oaklawn Express Care clinic is not equipped to treat medical emergencies. Students who are experiencing a medical emergency should call Campus Safety at 517/629-0911.

Medical emergencies include, but are not limited to:

  • Head injury/Unconsciousness
  • Uncontrolled bleeding
  • Broken bones
  • Chest pain
  • Trouble breathing
  • Overdose
  • Severe burns
  • Severe abdominal pain

Students who have a non-emergency health issue during the times when the Express Care clinic is not open may call FONEMED AT 1-855-851-2208. This is a toll-free call line staffed by registered nurses who are trained to provide confidential medical direction and advice. Students may also call Campus Safety for assistance during the times in which the clinic is not open.

Students who are experiencing respiratory or stomach illness may also utilize the Self-Care Guide on-line at www.albion.edu/shs-click on Self Care Guide on the left navigation bar. Students will need to log in with their network ID and password to access the guide.

In addition, students with chronic medical conditions who need to continuing care from a physician near campus may call the Oaklawn Family Practice office at 517/629-2134 to set up a new patient appointment with a physician.

Students, please remember to bring the following documents and information with you when you utilize the Oaklawn Express Care or Oaklawn Family Practice, as well as other area healthcare facilities when you need health services:

  • Albion College Student ID
  • Driver's License or State ID
  • Medical Insurance Card
  • A list of medication you take regularly

For information about other Urgent Care facilities in the Albion area go to www.albion.edu/shs and click on Emergency Care on the left navigation bar, then choose Area Urgent Care Centers from the drop down menu.

Cheryl Krause BSN, RN-BC will continue to be available in the Student Health Services office, located on Cass St across from Seaton Hall. Her goal is to assist students with insurance issues, referrals, coordination of ongoing care, and navigating a student's connection to the Oaklawn Family Practice and Express Care - Albion. Her office hours are 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m., Monday – Friday. Students may call 517/629-0220, stop in during her posted hours, or email her at

Confidentiality of Medical Records

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. As required by law, student health records will be maintained for 7 years after students graduate.

Protected Health Information 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.

E-Mail Policy

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 email will be checked 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 response is needed in an urgent situation, please call Campus Safety at 517/629-0911.

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