Student Health Services (SHS) is staffed by medical professionals including a physician, nurse practitioners, registered nurses, and an office manager. SHS is open for scheduled appointments and walk-ins during the academic year Monday to Friday. The office is open for limited hours during fall and spring break. The SHS staff provides a full range of primary care services for Oberlin students including initial diagnostic services for illnesses and injuries as well as immediate and follow-up assessment and treatment for most short-term illnesses. Preventive care and wellness services are provided, including immunization services, women’s health services, and wellness-oriented health education outreach programs. By pre-arrangement with SHS, students may receive allergy shots using the antigen supplied by their allergist along with a copy of the physician’s instructions.
Visits to SHS are provided at no cost to students. The cost of services not provided at SHS (e.g., laboratory tests, x-rays, emergency room visits, private Oberlin physicians) are not covered under the tuition and will be handled through the student’s own insurance or by direct billing to the student. Referrals to a specialist can be made by the SHS staff. All costs incurred when seen by a specialist are handled through the student’s own insurance and are the student’s responsibility. In Oberlin, Mercy Health - Allen Hospital, which is fully accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation, provides walk-in clinic hours, hospital, and emergency services.
Oberlin College and Conservatory offers Student Health Insurance for students who are uninsured or underinsured. The institution-provided Student Health Insurance is mandatory for international students and for students without medical insurance from another source. For specific information regarding this insurance plan as well as other student insurance-related questions, call the Student Health Insurance provider, Academic Health Plans, at 1-888-308-7320 or visit their Oberlin College and Conservatory website at www.AHPCare.com/Oberlin. SHS will be able to answer general questions in regards to insurance coverage at 440-775-8180.
Immunizations are a requirement for enrollment at Oberlin College and Conservatory. Enrollment is withheld until the health form is satisfactorily completed.