We're glad you're here. We serve the health care needs of all students enrolled at Western Michigan University. Every WMU student is eligible to receive services at Sindecuse Health Center whether they are insured or not. Please explore this site to discover the many services and health education opportunities available.
Coming to Orientation? We look forward to meeting you at the afternoon mixer with faculty and staff on Day 1. At our table we’ll have an insurance specialist, and a clinician or counselor available to answer your questions about access to care at WMU. Talk with our staff at a mixer if a student:
- Is insured through Medicaid or an HMO
- Is not from Michigan
- Requires continuing care for ADHD, allergies, counseling, injection therapy, etc.
- Has special medical or mental health care needs
All new students should take these steps before arriving on campus:
Download Forms to get started
- Fill out a patient insurance information form (if insured).
- Make a photocopy of your insurance card front and back.
- Download the Minor Authorization form to allow the health center to treat a student younger than 18.
Download the package with forms and TB guidelines, then:
- Learn about TB testing requirements and gather the results of your TB tests in English.
- Fill out a patient insurance information form.
- Make a photocopy of your insurance card front and back (if you have one).
WMU recently adopted a policy regarding health insurance which affects all students.
Complete the forms and return to health center staff at Orientation events, drop them off in person at the health center or mail to:
Sindecuse Health Center
Western Michigan University
1903 W Michigan Ave
Kalamazoo, MI USA 49008-5445
We strongly encourage verification of immunization status for all students. Please review our recommended immunizations to protect personal health and the health of the Western Michigan University community.
If a new WMU student wants to review complicated health history to determine whether transfer of care to the campus health center is appropriate, please call (269) 387-3280 to discuss the option of having a courtesy consultation with one of our providers.
When students require specialty care not delivered at the health center, a clinical visit may be scheduled with a Sindecuse provider to obtain your health history and assist you with a referral to a Kalamazoo specialist.
To transfer a prescription, bring your medication container and prescription insurance card to the Sindecuse pharmacy. We’ll take care of transferring your prescription.