Student Health Services (SHS) provides primary care services to all full time students at Oberlin College and Conservatory of Music regardless of insurance coverage. Students may see a Physician, Nurse Practitioner or Registered Nurse for a broad spectrum of illnesses and injuries as well as follow-up care as needed. We provide immunizations, allergy injections, men & women’s health services, physical exams, some diagnostic testing, procedures, basic laboratory services, a few medications, and medical supplies. SHS does not provide excuses for missed classes. Students are responsible for communicating with their professors about their illness.
We maintain a network of local experts who can offer additional speciality care as appropriate. We refer more complex services to specialists. The costs for referrals, more complex laboratory work, international immunizations, or x-rays are handled through the students' insurance provider or by the student.
You will find our office a short walk from the center of campus at 247 West Lorain Street, Suite A, in the Oberlin Professional Building.
Call for an appointment (8:30am-1pm & 2-4:30pm) for any of the above health care needs at 440-775-8180.
Same day walk-in hours for illness of brief encounters dealing with upper respiratory and urinary tract complaints or new onset rashes are Monday through Friday, 11:00am -12:30pm and Wednesday, 8:30am - 12:30pm. First come, first served. Registration taken up to 12:30pm. In response to the spring 2013 student referendum, additional walk-in hours are Monday & Thursday, 4:00pm - 5:30pm. Registration taken up to 5:05pm.
See FAQs: Oberlin College Student Health Fee in the Parents website.
You can receive a cold care kit without being seen. Just ask for one. You can also find cold care kits at Wilder Main Desk, Mudd Library, and your RA. Kindly let us know if the supply has diminished and we will provide a refill ASAP.
WALK-IN HOURS (WED DEC, 11) END AT 12 NOON
SHS STAFF ATTENDING VIOLENCE TRAINING 1-3 PM
PM HOURS: 3-4:30PM
Student Health Insurance: Academic Health Plans
If you have questions about student health insurance plans, please call ACADEMIC HEALTH PLANS (AHP) @ 888-308-7320. Oberlin College's AHP contact person is Veronica Arredondo @ ext 2121.
Visit the AHP website @ www.ahpcare.com/oberlin for FAQs, policy benefits, forms and general information. The online waiver form is active. You should receive a confirmation e-mail to confirm your waiver. The waiver form must be completed each year. The deadline is September 15, 2013 for the 2013-14 academic year.
All full time students enrolled at Oberlin College are automatically billed for the Student Health Insurance Program offered by AHP. The premium cost is included on the 2013 fall term bill. It can be refunded if the policy is waived by the waiver deadline of September 15, 2013.
In order to waive the student health insurance offered by AHP, the student must have comparable policy coverage in the Oberlin general area. You will need to consult your private insurance company for these details.
Do not wait until the final day to waive the insurance as the line will be very busy. All international students are required to purchase the student health insurance plan.
AHP is the primary insurance for coverage and when coordinating benefits.
News & Announcements
Tuesday, June 11, 2013Students who want to have SHS administer their allergy injections must have their prescribing allergist complete and sign the Allergy Immunotherapy forms prior to starting their allergy injections. Please read the information contained in these forms. If you have any questions, please call the SHS office at 440-775-8180 and speak with our nurse. THERE WILL BE A $100 FEE FOR ADMINISTRATION OF THESE INJECTIONS FOR THE FALL SEMESTER.