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, allergy injections, men and 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 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 issue

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 Thursday 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. 


                                                      SATURDAY  WALK-IN- HOURS   

                                                                 12 noon - 3 pm

                                                            2/4,  2/11,  2/18,  2/25                                               

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.

                                                                  FLU SHOTS DAILY

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Spring Health Insurance Waiver Deadline is FEBRUARY 15, 2017

For students who are enrolled for the spring term 2017 and attending classes at Oberlin, such as returning from study abroad, medical leave, college transfer, or new enrollment.

Oberlin College  2016 - 2017  Spring Waiver Information

Oberlin College requires that all students maintain student health insurance coverage as a condition of enrollment. For students enrolled for the spring term 2017, the deadline to waive health insurance is February 15, 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 February 15, 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 January 1 with the option to still waive out of the plan by the waiver deadline of February 15, 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, appointments are free. Students do not need the college sponsored Student Health Insurance Plan in order to be seen at Student Health Services. There is also no fee to be seen at the Counseling Center.

Academic Health Plans (AHP) is the primary insurance for coverage and when coordinating benefits. If you have questions about plan benefits call AHP at 855-844-3014.

Visit the AHP website at for complete coverage details of FAQs, policy benefits, forms, Providers and general plan information.This years plan is underwritten by Tufts Insurance and administered by Christie Student Health Plans. Providers are from the Cigna PPO network. Aetna Student Health was 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 and Consent Forms

Sunday, January 01, 2017

Students 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. The cost to administer these injections is $100 for the fall semester and $100 for the spring semester. SHS does not administer Venom allergy injections, nor do they prep the syringe with an epinephrine rinse. If your allergy injections require these treatments, you can contact Mercy Primary Care Physicians Office at 319 West Lorain St., Oberlin, Ohio, 44074, 440-775-1881, for the administration of these allergy injections.
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