Fall 2020 COVID-19
- 7 days/week by 10 a.m.
- Wall thermometers are available in every residence hall for your convenience.
- If you forget, you will be reminded.
If you have symptoms
- Remain in your room and wait for directions.
- You will be referred to Amber Seggerson CNP for office or telehealth visit for consideration of testing.
If a test is ordered
- Drive yourself to a testing center.
- Tests are available at the Bluffton Hospital
- If you need a ride to the testing center
Quarantine while waiting on test results
- Both you and roommate will move to the quarantine floors until
- a) you receive a negative test result or
- b) you receive a positive test result at which time you will move home or to an isolation room (depending on your Student Health Plan developed in August.) Your roommate will remain in quarantine for additional 14 days.
- Prepare for quarantine, who to notify, what to pack
- What if I’ve been in contact with someone who is testing?
- If positive, you’ll remain in isolation until you are able to provide a release letter from the Allen County Health Department, or
- If you moved home, provide documentation of release from your county health department or health care provider.
While in quarantine or isolation on-campus
- Participate in classes remotely as able
- Meals will be provided by dining services
- Someone from Student Life will call twice daily to check in
The Student Health Center is located in the lower level of Old Ropp Hall. The entrance is on the Riley Creek side.
Minor health concerns - such as nausea, diarrhea, headache, minor scrapes and cuts, etc. - can be addressed in the Student Health Center by appointment. Office hours are 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday through Friday during the academic year.
Sherri Winegardner, DNP, RN, MSN, MHA, will provide in-person consultation and telehealth services.
- Students must call for an appointment before coming to the Student Health Center, 419-358-3282
- Telehealth consultations will also be available via Zoom. Please call for an appointment and a Zoom link for the consultation will be provided
Masks are required when visiting the Student Health Center.
There are a number of health care options in walking distance of campus. These facilities provide full access to the services that will benefit our students. Medical facilities will bill individually to a student or their family’s medical insurance.
BLANCHARD VALLEY HEALTH SYSTEM
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- Bluffton Hospital
139 Garau Street
Bluffton, Ohio 45817
- Bluffton Primary Care
161 Garau Street
Bluffton Ohio 45817
Same day and evening appointments offered.
- Blanchard Valley Obstetrics & Gynecology
559 Harmon Road
Bluffton, Ohio 45817
MERCY HEALTH — BLUFFTON FAMILY MEDICINE
204 N Main St.
Bluffton , Ohio 45817
Walk-in primary care; no appointment needed.
An emergency is a situation that POSES AN IMMEDIATE RISK TO HEALTH, LIFE, PROPERTY OR ENVIRONMENT. Most emergencies require urgent intervention to prevent a worsening of the situation.
Examples include: someone not breathing or bleeding uncontrollably. This includes any person with immediate thoughts of harming himself or herself or someone else.
Assistance is available on campus for coping with issues, problems and concerns. Counseling services are free to Bluffton University students.
Appointments may be scheduled 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., Monday- Friday, with Rae Staton MA,
LSW, at 419-358-3449 or email@example.com. If necessary, an evening or weekend appointment can be arranged.
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