We would like to say hello to you and welcome new and returning students to Hiram College. The purpose of this initial blog post is to give you a brief overview of the medical care available at the Student Health Center (SHC). Our mission is to help you remain healthy while at Hiram College. Should you have any medical concerns, please remember that we are here to help.
The SHC offers medical care in an efficient and timely manner. We offer same-day or next-day appointments to traditional students. With the exception of emergencies or urgent concerns, we ask that students “call first” rather than walk in so we can best serve them with the most convenient appointments to meet their needs. Students can schedule appointments by calling (330) 569-5418.
It is also a policy of the SHC that we do not write “excuses” for missed classes. It is the student’s responsibility to notify the professors of any missed class/lab time and the professor will make the final decision as to whether or not the student is excused from that missed class/lab.
We take medical confidentiality seriously at the SHC and, as such, are prevented by law from releasing any medical information to parents of non-minor children without the student’s consent; however, please know that in the case of a life or death emergency, a student’s listed Hiram College emergency contacts are notified immediately.
All staff is HIPAA compliant and trained annually on federal laws that govern medical records security and patient confidentiality issues. Be assured that all medical records are secure and confidential and cannot be released to others without a student’s express permission.
SHC Hours of Operation
During fall and spring semesters, the SHC is open from 8:30a.m. to 5:00p.m. Monday through Friday. A registered nurse is on-call Monday through Friday 5:00p.m. to 12:00a.m. and 10:00a.m. to 10:00p.m. Saturday and Sunday to address any non-emergent needs, and can be contacted through your resident assistant or area hall director. In the event of an emergency, call 911. Please note that schedules may change according to Hiram College holidays, break weeks and special events.
We hope this letter has been informative and that you take advantage of our comprehensive health care services. If you currently have a special medical condition, we encourage you to make an appointment before problems arise.
We will be updating the blog on a weekly basis to keep you apprised and informed of different ways to stay healthy throughout the year.
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Again, welcome back to Hiram College. We hope you have a healthy year!