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 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.