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Wabash College Student Health Center

The Wabash College Student Health Center is located on the second floor of the Allen Athletics Center.
PHONE: (765) 361-6265  -  FAX: (765) 361-6269

HOURS:  The nurse, Christine Amidon, RN, BSN, NCSN, will be in the Student Health Center from 8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Monday through Friday every day that school is in session. Dr. Scott Douglas ‘84 and Dr. John Roberts ‘83 see students from 11:30 a.m. to 12:50 p.m. Monday through Friday. Please call for an appointment when possible at the number above. You may also contact Mrs. Amidon at amidonc@wabash.edu. Please note that your message may not be picked up the day you send it.

If you are experiencing a mental health crisis, help is available.
Please call 911 or 1-800-273-8255 (283-TALK), or text “HOME” to 741741.

For more information, please the Wabash College Counseling Center web page.

The Student Health Center is only open when classes are in session. Please help yourself to free health supplies in the SHC. Here are more resources to keep you healthy.

If you have an urgent need for medical care outside of these hours that you feel can’t wait until normal Health Center hours:

  • Monday-Friday: Call the private medical practice of Dr. Douglas & Dr. Roberts at 765-362-5789. Press “9” to speak to a staff member, and tell them you are a Wabash College student. Their office is in the Franciscan Physician Network location at 1640 Crawfordsville Square Drive (in the mall where Kroger supermarket is located on the south side of Crawfordsville).
  • Evenings and weekends: St. Vincent/Ascension Urgent Care at 1684 Bush Lane (near Planet Fitness). Their number is 765-365-9500. Their hours are from 8:00am-8:00pm Monday-Friday, and 8:00am-5:00pm on weekends. We do NOT recommend the API clinic, next to Taco Bell.
  • For an emergency, Franciscan Health Crawfordsville Hospital is located at 1710 Lafayette Avenue (231 North). The hospital’s phone number is 765-362-2800. Always call 911 if the situation is emergent — uncontrolled bleeding, unconscious person, prolonged seizures, difficulty breathing, etc.
  • For non-urgent conditions (sore throat, cough, skin infection, minor injury, etc.), urgent care or Dr. Roberts & Douglas’ office is more cost-effective.
  • If you have COVID-19 symptoms: new cough, fever, congestion, sore throat, severe headache/body aches, severe fatigue, new loss of taste/smell, vomiting/diarrhea/abdominal pain, please isolate away from others, inform your campus supervisor, and seek a COVID-19 test. You can schedule one at Montgomery County’s free testing site.

OTHER HEALTH NEEDS:

Dental and vision care are not covered by most U.S. health insurance, and can be expensive. These offices have indicated willingness to work with our students:

Dentists:

  • Dr. John Walker is a Wabash alumnus whose office is within walking distance
    765-361-4066, 390 W. Market Street
  • Dr. Dane Mishler is next door
    765-362-1906, 380 W. Market Street
  • Dr. Scott Frey is farther away; you’d need transportation
    765-362-3333, 506 Corda Boulevard

International students MAY qualify for services at the Dr. Mary Ludwig Free Clinic—you can phone them at 765-362-3244 for more information. They are located at 816 S. Mill Street.

Eye Doctors:

  • WalMart Optical is the most cost-effective option
    765-361-0598, 1835 U.S. 231 South
  • Norman & Miller Eye Care—Dr. Andrew Gilman is a Wabash alumnus
    765-362-4893, 408 W. Market Street (behind Dollar General)
  • Sugar Creek Eye Care is within walking distance
    765-362-2706, 109 E. Main Street (across from the courthouse)

OTHER STUDENT HEALTH CENTER INFORMATION

AFTER HOURS CARE
If you have an emergency, you should go to the Franciscan Alliance - Crawfordsville Hospital emergency department at 1710 Lafayette Rd (north of Crawfordsville on U.S. 231). After-hours care can be expensive, so try to be seen for free at the Student Health Center if at all possible. For non-emergent medical problems after 2:00 p.m. Monday through Friday that can’t wait until normal Student Health Center business hours, students may call the private office of Drs. Douglas and Roberts until 5:00 p.m. at 765.362.5789. For problems that occur in the evenings or on the weekend that can’t wait until the next day the Student Health Center is open, students may be seen at Ascension Medical Group - St. Vincent - Crawfordsville Family Medicine and Immediate Care at 1684 Bush Lane that is on U.S. 231 on the south side of Crawfordsville behind O’Reilly Auto Parts. Their hours are Mon-Fri 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. and Sat/Sun 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Outside of these hours, non-emergencies can also be seen at Franciscan Alliance - Crawfordsville emergency department.

General Information and Required Forms

Sexual Health and STI Information

Counseling and testing are available through the Student Health Center. Please make an appointment.

Vaccine-Preventable Diseases