Student Health Services
Infectious Mononucleosis or "mono" is diagnosed on campus every year, however this Fall it is being seen eariler and in a greater number than usual. Unfortunately, mono is caused by a virus and cannot be treated with medication to hasten an infected person's recovery. It must run it's course. The symptoms of mono may last weeks to months. Resting is the key to a recovery, and rest in the busy world of college never seems to be long enough For answers to questions or other concerns, call Student Health Services at 517-629-0220.
For additonal information on mono click on http://www.cdc.gov/epstein-barr/
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.
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To provide holistic and comprehensive care to Albion College students.
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--Tueday 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.
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
- Difficulty breathing
- Severe bleeding
- Head or neck injury
- 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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Sexual assault is any unwanted sexual contact that is coerced through threats or physical force, or any sexual contact that occurs while the victim is not able to give consent, such as while intoxicated.
To report a sexual assault, call any of these offices:
- Campus Safety at ext. 1234 or 0911.
- Counseling Services at ext. 0236
- Student Health Services at ext. 0220
- Sexual Assault Services 888/383-2192 (toll-free)
You have the right to report a sexual assault.
There really is no such thing as “safe sex”. Sexual activity of any type, eg. oral, vaginal, anal, genital-to-genital contact without penetration, can put you at risk for contracting an sexually transmitted disease or STI even if you wear a condom or use a dental dam. Both Condoms and dental dams are available free of charge in the lobby area of Student Health Services.
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.