The Health Center's same-day care clinic is designed for acute minor illness or injury that cannot wait for an appointment. If you come to the Health Center without an appointment, you will be referred to the triage nurse who will help you determine whether same-day care, a regular appointment or self care guidance will be best for you.
NOTE: A same-day care patient will be seen based on the priority of their presenting health problem, not on a first come, first serve basis as determined by the professional clinic staff.
A decision to seek medical evaluation and treatment at a hospital emergency room or an immediate care center should be made with care, as it may be an expensive and possibly unnecessary choice. Your Student Health Fee does not cover ambulance service or medical care provided outside the Health Center. And most health insurance is unlikely to cover out-patient hospital visits unless the condition is a true emergency. Most health concerns can wait until morning for treatment.
Whenever possible, have another person wait for the ambulance and direct the attendants to you. If you need help making a decision whether you need same-day care when the Health Center is closed, you can call:
Bronson Trauma and Emergency Center: 341-6386
Borgess Trauma and Emergency Center: 226-4815
In addition, there are several immediate care centers that are open until 10 p.m. for minor health problems.
If you are injured on the job when the Health Center is closed, notify your supervisor immediately. You will be taken to Bronson Trauma and Emergency Center or to one of the industrial clinics in Kalamazoo. Follow-up should be at Sindecuse Health Center.