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 & 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.

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. 

                               HEALTH INSURANCE

       *****Oberlin College 2014 Fall Waiver*****

Oberlin College requires that all students maintain student health insurance coverage as a condition of enrollment. 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 Plan. Travel plans or plans that require you to pay for treatment yourself and then apply for reimbursement will NOT be acceptable for waiving the Oberlin College plan.

Waive Process: need electronic copy of insurance card

1.Click on the link below

2.Enter your Student ID as the username

3.Enter your birthdate as the Password in the format


4.Select the waiver form under Submit Waivers.

5.Complete the waiver form.

6.Select the "Submit Waiver"button.

On-Line Waive :


Waive requests MUST be submitted no later than September 15, 2014 to be considered. You WILL BE enrolled in the student health insurance plan if you do not waive. Sending health forms to Student Health does not mean they have automatically waived the insurance. You must waive specifically every year.You must WAIVE EVERY YEAR !!!!


Students without health insurance must enroll in the Student Health Insurance Plan. This plan offers students and their dependents an affordable, high quality health insurance plan. Student Health and Counseling Center are free for all students regardless of whether they get student health insurance. AHP is the primary insurance for coverage and when coordinating benefits. Follow these instructions to apply for coverage:

1.Go to:

2.Click on the "Waive"tab & then the link "Waive/enroll

3.Enter your Student ID

4.Enter your birthdate as the Password in the format MMDDYYYY (Example 01182007)

5.Select the "One Click Enroll" & initial the required box.








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 @ 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, 2014 for the 2014-2015 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 of $1,023 is included on the 2014 fall term bill. It can be refunded if the policy is waived by the waiver deadline of September 15, 2014.

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

Allergy Injection Information and Consent Forms

Thursday, July 24, 2014

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. THERE WILL BE A $100 FEE FOR ADMINISTRATION OF THESE INJECTIONS FOR THE FALL SEMESTER.
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