Where is the Student Health and Wellness Center located?
The Student Health and Wellness Center is located in the lower level of Murphy Hall.
What are the hours the Student Health and Wellness Center is open?
The Health and Wellness center is open during the academic school year on the following schedule:
Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Monday and Thursday, 1 p.m. - 4:45p.m.
Please call the Health and Wellness Center for Summer Hours.
What type of services are available?
Experienced registered nurses are available for illness and injury clinic care. Physicians are on site Mondays and Thursdays, 1 p.m. - 4:45 p.m., during the academic school year. Hospitals (including pediatric ER) and urgent cares are also located nearby.
Services also include: Blood work, allergy injections, TB testing, immunizations, GYN clinic, HIV/STI testing, travel clinic, massage therapy, along with health-wellness literature.
What are the charges for the Student Health and Wellness center?
Most Health and Wellness center care is offered without charge. There is a charge for doctor visits, lab work, allergy injections, physicals, and equipment loaned but not returned. Charges may be paid in cash or check; physician visits are billed through their office. Each student is responsible for knowing their own insurance coverage for network physicians and medical facilities.
What about Student Insurance?
The University does not offer student health insurance, although information about purchasing coverage is available.
You are required to submit a copy of your health insurance coverage, including insurance company name, address, group and contract numbers, to the Student Health and Wellness Center for our files.
Does the Health and Wellness center offer any transportation services to facilities located off campus?
The Student Health and Wellness Center has a medical van available to transport students to medical appointments, free of charge, within a five mile radius of our University. The hours of transport are Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. To schedule transportation please call 216.397.4349.
How are emergencies handled?
A rescue squad is available for victims of major accidents or life threatening emergencies (dial 911). The ambulance will usually transport you to the emergency room of the nearest hospital. There will be a fee charged for this transport. You are reminded that an emergency room is NOT to be used as a doctor’s office. If you are unsure about what to do, contact the Health and Wellness center for advice and counsel. If the Health and Wellness center is closed, contact JCU EMS or your R.A.
Does the Health and Wellness center provide class excuses?
Individual faculty members determine attendance policies. When you must be absent from class for medical reasons, it is your responsibility to inform your faculty members. Upon request, the Health and Wellness center will give a written note, validating the date you were seen. This is not an excuse for missing class. This policy is in accordance with the HIPAA guidelines, which protects the privacy rights of each student.
If you are hospitalized and will miss several days of class, please contact the Office of Academic Advising (CAS) or the Boler Dean's Office and they will communicate with your faculty. After you are released from the hospital, you will be asked to provide medical documentation.
Is a visit to the Health and Wellness center kept confidential?
Records of all visits to the Health and Wellness center are STRICTLY CONFIDENTIAL. Information about the nature of illnesses is NOT given to anyone (including faculty, administration, and family) without the permission of the student. In the event of a serious illness or accident, the health center will notify your parents of the situation. Your prior consent is necessary if you are 18 or older.
The Student Health and Wellness Center provides access to the following clinics and programs:
Women’s Wellness Clinic
A Women’s Wellness Clinic is offered once a month. The health practitioner examines students with gynecological concerns, performs breast exams, routine PAP testing, and all STD testing. Fees are based on a student’s income using a sliding scale. Covered under Title X, a student may not pay if they have no insurance or little income. For questions or to make an appointment, please call the Student and Wellness Health Center at 216.397.4349.
The Student Health and Wellness Center offers a Travel Clinic for international travel. Cuyahoga County Board of Health manages the travel clinic for all groups. The physician performs a routine physical exam and instructs students on the health implications they may face when traveling to the out-of-the-country areas, prior to receiving the vaccinations. There is a cost for the clinic and vaccinations.
There is a Nutrition program offered twice a month with a Registered Dietitian and Nutritionist. The Nutritionist will see students with eating and nutritional concerns. Students can make an appointment by calling the Student Health and Wellness Center at 216.397.4349. There is no fee for this service.
The Wellness Fair is held in the Atrium of the Student Center each semester for the entire JCU community. All of the wellness presenters are free to participants. There is cholesterol, blood pressure and blood sugar screening; body fat content and bone density readings; massage therapy, skin care and dental hygiene; nutritionist and healthy food snacks; and wellness information from area organizations available to all attendees.
Free, Confidential HIV and STD Clinic
Health Professionals from the Cuyahoga County Board of Health and the Free Clinic will bimonthly test for HIV, gonorrhea and chlamydia (no blood taken). This testing is confidential and free.
Testing for tuberculosis is available at the health center for a charge. TB testing is done weekdays, except Thursdays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Physicians from the Cleveland Clinic Health System staff the health center on Monday and Thursday afternoons during the academic school year. Janet Morgan M.D., Lauren Smit D.O., Steven Turoczi M.D. and Neha Vyas M.D. are the physicians at the health center.
The nutritionist is Shannon Stovsky R.D., L.D.
The Cuyahoga County Board of Health staff the women's wellness clinic and the travel clinic.