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

Welcome back Students!

The Health Center hours are 8:30 a.m.–12 p.m. and 1–4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Appointments are required. Call 616.395.7585 for scheduling.

We are asking students that develop symptoms listed on the daily screening to have a COVID-19 test. Many individuals will have mild symptoms. Testing is one way we can keep the virus to a minimum on our campus. Call the Health Center to schedule an appointment.

WHAT IF THE HEALTH CENTER IS CLOSED?

Should you develop mild symptoms of COVID-19 when the Health Center is closed, we ask that you limit your activities until you can be tested.  Testing occurs Monday through Friday by appointment only.

Please call the on call doctor (616.344.1240) if you are having any of the following symptoms during our off hours:

  • Shortness of breath
  • Abdominal pain
  • Fever over 100.4°F
  • Severe headache

Prescription refill

You may use your Patient Portal to request medication refills

All health care providers are being asked to modify normal practices to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. We are still here for you — only our method has changed!


 

Our providers include medical doctors, physician assistants and registered nurses. We treat most college health concerns. When speciality 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
Confidentiality 
  • 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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