We understand it’s difficult knowing your student is sick when they are away from home, but Indiana Wesleyan University’s Health Center is committed to ensuring they are well taken care of while living on campus. Located on the second floor of the Barnes Student Center directly above the Commons, the Health Center is a great resource that your student can utilize to treat illness (or to prevent it!) without ever leaving campus.
Last year, the Health Center logged over 5,000 patient visits. Through each patient interaction, our healthcare professionals seek to deliver medical services from a Christian perspective that will contribute to students’ growth into Godly adults.
Keep reading to learn about six benefits of the IWU Health Center.
- Low Costs
The IWU Health Center is dedicated to making sure its services are affordable for all students, and visits with registered nurses are free. (The Health Center also works well with students and parents for billing through insurance companies.) There is a charge for an office visit with a practitioner.
The Health Center has the ability to administer many adult vaccines, some of which include: hepatitis A and B, influenza, polio, malaria, meningitis, tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis, typhoid and yellow fever.
- Physical Exams
The Health Center also offers physical exams to students in need of travel exams, school physicals, women’s health exams and pre-nursing and employment physicals.
- Laboratory Testing
The IWU Health Center can administer urine and blood tests. Also, screening tests for mono, influenza, strep throat, blood sugar levels and urine analysis are offered on site.
- Other Medical Tests
Other medical tests provided by the Health Center include tuberculosis testing, PPD skin tests and Quantiferon Gold blood tests.
- On-Site Prescriptions
On staff at the Health Center are a doctor and a nurse practitioner with whom students can schedule appointments to receive medical diagnoses and have prescriptions written, which can be picked up at the local pharmacy. Some over-the-counter medications are also available on-site.
During the fall and spring semesters, the Health Center is open Monday-Friday from 8 a.m.-noon and 1-4 p.m. It is also open limited hours during May Term. Students are welcome to walk in without an appointment, or they can schedule an appointment with a nurse, nurse practitioner or doctor.
For more information on the IWU Health Center, visit https://www.indwes.edu/undergraduate/life-at-iwu/health-center/.