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Access to the Self-Care Guide website is limited to current Albion College students.
Access to the Self-Care Guide website is limited to current Albion College students.
Student Health Services is now closed for health care needs of Albion College students. Students may now access health care at Oaklawn Medical Group-Albion
Express Care (walk-in clinic) 11am- 8pm 7days/week, 365 days/year 517-654-1020
Family Practice (scheduled appointments) 8am-5pm Monday-Friday 517-629-2134
FLU cases are widespread throughout Michigan according to an alert from the Michigan Department of Community Health released on Jan. 3, 2013. Local Emergency Departments are reporting double the usual number of cases of flu presenting for treatment. State health authorities are encouraging people to have a Flu Shot if they have not received one. Flu shots continue to be available to staff, faculty, and students daily Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. at Student Health Services on a walk-in basis. Staff and faculty are reminded the flu shots need to be paid for in Accounting prior to arriving at Student Health Services. Student shots will be billed to their College account. The cost is $25.00.
To avoid the flu, take the following steps:
If you are ill with symptoms of the flu, stay home to avoid passing it to others. Symptoms include:
Remember, flu can begin suddenly and spread quickly. Please help our Campus Community avoid the flu outbreak we had in 2011. Wash your hands (hand sanitizer is available for all campus departments through Purchasing), cover your cough, sneeze into your sleeve, and dispose of used tissues properly and promptly.
In partnership with TimelyMD, Albion College provides 24/7 medical and mental telehealth care to students through Albion Care. Albion Care is available to students 365 days a year from anywhere in the United States, free of charge, with no insurance necessary.
To access, go to albion.care on any web-enabled device – smartphone, tablet, laptop or desktop. Register with your Albion College email address, and log in to begin using services via voice or video call.
At Albion College, we are committed to the health and safety of our students, faculty, staff and community members. Our COVID-19 response focuses on three main areas: Education, Environmental Adaptation, and Population Health Monitoring and Risk Reduction, including regular testing for our whole campus community.
The health and wellness of Albion College students is of the utmost importance to us. To support students in maintaining the greatest degree of wellness possible, Albion College has partnered with Oaklawn Hospital to provide health care to students. Oaklawn Medical Group-Albion and the Express Care clinic are available from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., seven days a week and can be contacted at (517) 654-1020. Students needing care during the COVID19 pandemic should use the following guidelines.
The following symptoms are associated with COVID-19:
If you experience any of these symptoms between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday to Friday, call Albion’s COVID-19 team at (517) 629-0220.
If you experience any of these symptoms after hours or on weekends, call Express Care at (517) 654-1020 for a screening. This will consist of a series of questions. Based on your answers you will be instructed to do one of the following:
For transport, you must call Campus Safety at (517) 629-1234. It is imperative that you follow all Campus Safety’s guidelines for transport including sitting in the rear seat and wearing a mask at all times.
If you have further questions call Campus Safety for assistance at (517) 629-1234.
Call Express Care-Albion for guidance during their open hours, 11 a.m to 8 p.m., seven days a week. Express Care Albion is a walk-in clinic that sees clients on a first-come, first-served basis and can be contacted at (517) 654-1020.
For after-hours care, contact FONEMED at 1-855-851-2208. FONEMED is a triage line answered by registered nurses. The nurses will ask questions, assess the situation, and make one of the following recommendations:
If you need assistance with any of the above, or with transportation, contact Campus Safety at (517) 629-1234.
Please note that the Oaklawn Express Care clinic is not equipped to treat medical emergencies. Students who are experiencing a medical emergency should call Campus Safety at 517/629-0911.
Medical emergencies include, but are not limited to:
Students who have a non-emergency health issue during the times when the Express Care clinic is not open may call FONEMED AT 1-855-851-2208. This is a toll-free call line staffed by registered nurses who are trained to provide confidential medical direction and advice. Students may also call Campus Safety for assistance during the times in which the clinic is not open.
Students who are experiencing respiratory or stomach illness may also utilize the Self-Care Guide on-line at www.albion.edu/shs-click on Self Care Guide on the left navigation bar. Students will need to log in with their network ID and password to access the guide.
In addition, students with chronic medical conditions who need to continuing care from a physician near campus may call the Oaklawn Family Practice office at 517/629-2134 to set up a new patient appointment with a physician.
Students, please remember to bring the following documents and information with you when you utilize the Oaklawn Express Care or Oaklawn Family Practice, as well as other area healthcare facilities when you need health services:
For information about other Urgent Care facilities in the Albion area go to www.albion.edu/shs and click on Emergency Care on the left navigation bar, then choose Area Urgent Care Centers from the drop down menu.
Cheryl Krause BSN, RN-BC has moved to the COVID Team office in the Washington Gardner Building at 401 East Michigan Ave. Entry is on the North Berrien side of the building. Her job is to direct and coordinate the COVID 19 planning, oversee the COVID testing clinic, assist students with insurance issues, referrals, coordination of ongoing care, and navigating student's connection to the Oklawn Family Practice and Express Care - Albion. Her office hours are 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m., Monday – Friday. Students may call 517/629-0220, stop in to the COVID Team office, or email the COVIDTeam@albion.edu for assistance
Sick trays are available to students who are ill, injured, and unable to come to Baldwin Hall for a scheduled meal. Sick trays can be picked up at Baldwin Hall or any other dining locations at breakfast, lunch, or dinner during their regular hours. To request a sick tray please fill out the request form. Forward it to or . To pick up the tray bring the sick students ID and present it to the staff.
Questions? Call Cheryl Krause at 517-629-0220.
Health care records are maintained in files separate from the student's academic files and cannot be accessed by faculty, staff, administration, parents or other students. As required by law, student health records will be maintained for 7 years after students graduate.
Protected Health Information is completely confidential. Students must sign a written authorization to release Protected Health Information to anyone, including faculty and family members. Protected Health Information may also be released for medical treatment, medical services, and as required by law.
Campus Health welcomes your interest and contact. We also value your privacy. Please consider the following information prior to sending an e-mail:
E-mail is not an appropriate medium for questions regarding individual, private, personal health. It is most appropriate for getting general information regarding services, resources or other campus information. We cannot guarantee that the contents of an e-mail message will remain confidential. While we will do our best to keep communication private, e-mail usage can be monitored and others may read the content of your personal messages.
Staff access to e-mail is also limited to Campus Health work hours, there is no expectation that email will be checked after hours. Also, there is no way of knowing if a specific staff member is unavailable due to illness, vacation, or other business. This means that your message may not be read immediately. E-mail should never be used for urgent communication. When the response is needed in an urgent situation, please call Campus Safety at 517/629-0911.