We provide individualized medical care and campus-wide education for our students.

The Health Center is Open and ready to serve

Welcome back, students! The Health Center staff hopes you had a restful and fun Winter Break. We’re excited to have you back on campus!

The campus community will again be vigilant about safeguards during the spring semester. Be prepared to practice the following:

  • “Hands, Face, Space”
    • Wash hands well and frequently.
    • Wear a mask that covers your nose and mouth.
    • Avoid being within 6 feet of others for more than 15 minutes. 
  • Keep shared and personal spaces sanitized.
  • Participate in campus surveillance testing. 
  • Follow student requirements for reporting symptoms, exposure and positive results.
  • Observe on-campus housing safeguards:
    • Follow masking and distancing practices.
    • Follow cohort policies.
    • Limit access to your private room to only you and your roommates.

Having recovered from a positive COVID-19 diagnosis or being vaccinated DOES NOT exempt you from practicing the safeguards. Every student, staff and faculty member, and visitor will need to continue following all campus-community protocols.



Our providers include medical doctors, physician assistants and registered nurses. We treat most college health concerns. When specialty care is needed, you may be referred to a local provider. All currently enrolled, full- and part-time, degree-seeking students are eligible to use our confidential services for their health care.

Services offered
  • Acute illness
  • Chronic illness – co-management with your specialist
  • Mental health concerns
  • Physicals for study abroad, camp, work
  • Women's annual exams (e.g., pap testing, self-breast exam)
  • STD testing
  • Tuberculosis testing
  • Immunizations, including for travel
  • Laboratory processing with an order from your home physician
  • Assessment of injuries
  • Allergy serum – We refer all students needing this service to Allergy Centers of SW Michigan, 616.392.8877
  • In accordance with the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA, or the Buckley Amendment), which requires that colleges and universities protect the privacy of student records, it is Hope College’s policy NOT to release non-directory information (including medical records) to anyone other than the student, unless the student has given us express written permission to do so. Please note that this limitation includes parents and guardians.
  • A student may request to sign our release of information form if they would like us to speak with anyone concerning any of their visits.
  • If you wish to do this, be sure to ask to sign this release at the time of your visit to save you from making a trip back!
Specific Health Concerns

If you have health concerns that you would like to speak with someone about before or when you arrive to Hope College:

  • We strongly encourage those with serious or newly diagnosed health concerns to schedule an appointment to develop a “college health care” plan.
  • Call 616.395.7585 to schedule a time to meet with someone.
  • It would be helpful to have a summary of your condition from your physician to keep in your medical chart here.

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