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 via email 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 for an appointment Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and from 2-4:30 p.m., for any of the above health care needs at 440-775-8180. 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 4:00 p.m. Registration is taken up to 12:30 p.m. and 4:00 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. Saturday walk-in hours will be available.
SATURDAY (8/29) WALK-IN HOURS FROM 1PM-3PM
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.
Health Insurance Waiver not Available Until July 6
Oberlin College 2015-2016 Fall Waiver Information
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 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.
- The online waiver form will be available at http://oberlin.myahpcare.com/
- 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 September 15, 2015, 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.
- Go to Oberlin.myahpcare.com
- 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 September 15, 2015.
- 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.
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 Oberlin.myahpcare.com 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 will be very busy. We require all international students to purchase the Student Health Insurance Plan.
News & Announcements
Wednesday, June 03, 2015Students 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.