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.
About Student Health Services
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 9-12:30 p.m., and from 2- 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.