The Student Health Center is located in the lower level of Old Ropp Hall. The entrance is on the Riley Creek side.
The center will be open 10 a.m. – 2p.m., Monday through Friday, and will be staffed by nursing students from Bluffton’s nursing program. The center is run by Dr. Sherri Winegardner, DNP, and director of nursing.
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, as well as nursing students from Bluffton’s nursing program 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
Services and contact information >
- 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.