Emory & Henry maintains an outpatient health center and provides outpatient medical treatment for minor illness and injury. Student fees provide for medical services with the following exceptions: laboratory needs, medicines prescribed to be filled by an off-campus pharmacist, allergy shots (if the student provides the serum, allergy shots will be administered for the cost of the disposable syringe), non-returnable therapeutic equipment, and nonprescription (over-the-counter) drugs. There is no charge for an office visit at the College Health Center.
Normal doctor hours for students are Monday 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.; Tuesday and Wednesday 9 a.m. - 10 a.m.; and 1 p.m. - 2 p.m. on Thursday and Friday. All health records are confidential and not connected to academic records in any way. The College complies with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act. For more information, view the HIPAA Policy.
Campus medical services are not intended to meet the needs of serious illness or accident. Treatment for such is the responsibility of each student, faculty/staff, and his/her family. Students will be responsible for providing their own transportation in non-emergency situations.
Students too ill to attend class should arrange medical attention during regular health center hours by making an appointment. The student is responsible for academic work missed due to illness.
Resident students requiring medical attention at hours other than the scheduled health center hours should contact the area coordinator or resident advisor on duty to arrange for care. During hours when the Health Center is closed, two Urgent Care centers are available to students:
When serious injuries occur on campus which may require emergency treatment or hospitalization, the student should contact the area coordinator and/or the resident advisor who have been instructed in procedures to summon assistance. The emergency room at Johnston Memorial Hospital in Abingdon is available 24 hours daily, 7 days a week. For emergency transportation, call 911 for a rescue squad and be specific about your location.
To assist the college in providing appropriate care, all students are required to present a completed health form as provided by the college admissions office at the time of admission. The college physician serves as the manager of cases of students or employees who have AIDS or who test positive for AIDS.
PPACA-compliant student health insurance is required of all full-time students unless coverage has been waived. For complete insurance information: https://www.gallagherkoster.com/ehc