Student Health Center at Kalamazoo College
The Student Health Center welcomes ALL students and provides confidential healthcare to students for free or at low cost. Our Mission is to provide exceptional service and to educate and empower students toward lifelong health.
Student Health Center Services
The Kalamazoo College Student Health Center is still available if you need us. We are currently monitoring student health needs as follows.
• We will check email, MyChart messages, and phone messages Monday-Friday.
• We will address your health concerns over the phone from 9 AM to 12 PM Monday through Friday.
• Limited scheduled appointments may be available (NO walk-ins). Please call the Student Health Center at 269-337-7200 to be screened between 9 AM to 12 PM Monday through Friday.
• If you currently have a prescription with OptiMed pharmacy, they can mail you refills. Please call them at 269-337-6330.
• If you have the college student health insurance, CoFinity/Wellfleet will cover all member costs for COVID-19 testing, including emergency room, urgent care, and office visits.
• If you have the college student health insurance it continues to be valid through July 31st, 2020. Please see the website to find a local “in network” provider.
• You can find a list of other local providers under the “Resources” tab.
• If this is an emergency, call 911 or Campus Safety at 269-337-7321.
• If you have an immediate medical need, please call 269-337-6500 to speak to a resident doctor on call at the Family Practice Clinic at WMed 24 hours a day. Be sure to identify yourself as a Kalamazoo College student.
• To talk with the statewide hotline to address COVID-19 health questions, please call 1-888-535-6136 seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Given the rapidly evolving nature of the COVID-19 pandemic, this information could quickly change. Please see the K’s COVID-19 webpage for updates.
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Schedule an Appointment
We encourage an appointment to best make use of students’ time. Please call the Student Health Center for an appointment at 269-337-7200, visit us in Hicks Center, or schedule online using your MyChart app or by logging into your Bronson MyChart online. To provide the best quality healthcare, appointments can last 20-45 minutes, please plan accordingly. If you cannot keep your appointment, cancel the appointment as soon as possible so that another student may be seen. Failure to keep an appointment without prior notification may result in a charge to your student account.
We will try to see you in a timely manner when you do not have a scheduled appointment. We do not guarantee that you will be seen on the same day that you walk in. Students with a scheduled appointment will receive priority.
During the academic year:
Monday – Friday
10:00 am – 12:30 pm
1:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Emergency and After Hours
- For life-threatening emergencies, call 911
- For urgent issues, call Campus Safety 269.337.7321
- If you need to speak to a resident doctor on call at the Family Practice Clinic at WMed 24 hours a day, you can call 269.337.6500. Be sure to identify yourself as a Kalamazoo College student.
For more information, visit our Resources page.
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The confidentiality of your visit and your medical records are essential to providing the highest quality health care. Visits to the Student Health Center are confidential and are completely separate from the rest of your Kalamazoo College records.
The Student Health Center uses Epic Electronic Medical Records. This involves separate but integrated healthcare providers, delivering healthcare together, and sharing personal health information for clinical care services and related healthcare operations and activities. Only authorized individuals may access and use protected health information in Epic. Registered nurses, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, physicians, and consultants giving direct care may read and enter data on a chart. All staff sign a confidentiality form. Those employees with access to medical information shall respect the doctrine of confidentiality and not divulge any information contained in the medical record unless they are authorized to do so by the student.
Your medical records or any information about you may only be released with your authorization by submitting the Records Release form, except in certain cases specified by law. Healthcare providers are required by law to report certain communicable diseases. We may also release information in aggregate for research, public health, and safety issues or to your health insurance for specific billing purposes.
The links provided on this site are for educational or informational purposes only. The goal is not to provide medical advice or to replace the assistance of a trained healthcare professional. Please convey issues, questions, or medical concerns to your healthcare provider.