Student Health CenterInterim Director: James O. Nelson, H.H.A., C.H.E.
Physicians: Mark Blaedel, M.D.; Charlotte Cleavenger, D. O.; Robin Engstrom, M.D.; Rebecca Fritzsche, M.D.; Malhar Gore, M.D.; Pauline Miller, M.D.; Cosette Scallon, M.D.; Marc Shulman, M.D.; Lee Wilkins, M.D.
The Student Health Center is located on the corner of Sheldon Avenue and Union Drive, just west of Beyer Hall. Services include doctor and nurse consultations, physical exams, laboratory and x-ray services, sports medicine and physical therapy, immunizations, pharmacy, diet and nutrition consultation, fitness consultation, computerized health risk appraisal, stress management, wellness assessment, workshops, free and confidential HIV testing, and referral services.
The student health fee partially finances the services of the Student Health Center and is charged to all students taking 5 or more credits each semester. Those taking 4 or fewer credits may access services at reduced cost by paying the health fee. Spouses/domestic partners of students who opt to pay the health fee also have access to services. Students with less than 5 credits who elect not to pay the health fee may still be seen at the Student Health Center, but will be charged for the services provided. International students and their spouses/domestic partners are required to participate and pay the health fee. The health fee is not a substitute for health insurance. It is a prepayment plan that complements the studentís individual insurance coverage.
Hours vary during breaks. Patients are seen by appointment. Each patient has the option of seeing the provider he/she requests.
The Student Health Center operates on an appointment/assessment system. Students are encouraged to call ahead for an appointment. For urgent medical needs, no appointment is needed to come to the clinic. Those students will be assessed by a staff nurse to determine whether they need to see a physician immediately, or if they should make an appointment for later in the day.
Students with urgent medical needs will see a physician right away. Those with less urgent needs will see a physician at a later time. For more information, call 515-294-5801. Service is available for emergency problems after regular clinic hours at Mary Greeley Medical Center Emergency Room. The cost is the responsibility of the student and/or the studentís insurance plan.