Student Health Services

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, flu shots, men and women’s health services, physical exams, some diagnostic testing, procedures, basic laboratory services, a few medications, and medical supplies. SHS now administers allergy injections on Fridays. Call SHS for more information . See below for additional information. SHS does not provide excuses for missed classes. Students are responsible for communicating with their professors about their illness via e-mail or other agreed upon communication modalities.

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 in the Professional Services Building, 247 W. Lorain St., Suite A., across the street from Mercy Allen Hospital and Medical Arts Building.

Call 440-775-8180 for an appointment from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., and from 2-4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, for any of the above health issues.

Same day walk-in hours for illness of brief encounters and treatment of upper respiratory, urinary tract complaints, or new onset rashes (see "Our Hours" for complete list) are Monday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Wednesday, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., and from 2:00 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. Registration is taken up to 12:30 p.m. and 3:45 p.m. respectfully. All walk-in hours are first come, first served. You may want to make an appointment if your schedule is in conflict with these hours or if you cannot wait to be seen.                                            

Students may receive a cold care kit without being seen. Just ask for one. You can also find cold care kits at Wilder Main Desk and from your resident assistant. Kindly let us know if the supply has diminished and we will provide a refill ASAP.





FALL Health Insurance Waiver Deadline is AUGUST 31, 2017


Oberlin College  2017 - 2018  Fall Waiver Information

Oberlin College requires that all students maintain student health insurance coverage as a condition of enrollment. For students enrolled for the fall term 2017, the deadline to waive health insurance is August 31, 2017. You may apply for a waiver if you already have coverage under an alternate health insurance plan that meets certain minimum requirements, meaning that is comparable to the Oberlin College health insurance plan. Travel plans or plans that require you to pay for treatment yourself and then apply for reimbursement will NOT be accepted for waiving the Oberlin College health insurance plan.

Waive process

  • The online waiver form is available at
  • You will receive a confirmation number when you successfully complete the process.
  • International students may not waive the college health insurance.

You must submit your request for waiver by August 31, 2017, to be considered. If you do not submit a waiver form, you will be enrolled in the Student Health Insurance Plan, Academic Health Plans (AHP). Sending waiver forms to Student Health does not mean you have automatically waived the insurance. YOU  MUST  COMPLETE  THE  ONLINE  WAIVER  FORM  EACH  YEAR.

Enrollment Process

  • Go to
  • You can follow the instructions to apply for coverage, but you do not need to enroll.
  • You will be automatically enrolled on August 1 with the option to still waive out of the plan by the waiver deadline of August 31, 2017.
  • Students without health insurance must stay enrolled in the college health insurance plan.
  • For additional information about plan benefits please contact Academic Health Plans by phone at 855-844-3014.

Health Plans

All students, no matter what health insurance they have, are welcome to utilize Student Health Services. While there is a charge for some specialized services, and a $5 fee for each Clia Waived Lab Test, there is no copay ever collected for an appointment. Bring your Oberlin College Student photo ID to each visit. You do not need the college sponsored Student Health Insurance Plan in order to be seen at Student Health Services. There is also no copay to be seen at the Counseling Center.

Academic Health Plans (AHP) is the student health care insurance administrator. If you have questions about plan benefits call AHP at 855-844-3014. The Preferred Provider is UnitedHealthcare Choice Plus.

Visit the AHP website at for complete coverage details of FAQs, policy benefits, forms, Providers and general plan information. Covered medical expenses are subject to plan maximums, limitations, and exclusions as described in the Policy. Tufts Insurance and Christie Student Health Plans Student Health were the previous years health insurance underwriter. The AHP website has a link to last years plan for your convenience.

Do not wait until the final day to waive the insurance as the line may be very busy. We require all international students to purchase the Student Health Insurance Plan.

News & Announcements

Allergy Injection Information : Where To Obtain Services

Monday, June 05, 2017

Allergy injections are now administered on Fridays at Student Health Services. Students who need to have allergy injections administered can contact SHS or one of the listed offices below or contact another primary care office to schedule an appointment for this service. Allergy Offices are listed for your convenience. Please click on.....
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