Health Services provides primary health care to the currently enrolled Denison student community. Diagnostic and treatment modalities are available. Medical records provided by all entering students allow Denison Health Services to serve as the student's health care provider when on campus. Medical records created during a student's collegiate years will be forwarded to the student's medical provider at home when requested by the student. The “Health Center Fee,” a mandatory fee paid every semester, entitles each student to use Denison Health Services as their primary provider. With this fee in place, students are not charged for any “office visit.” However, charges can be incurred if the student receives medications, requires laboratory services, in-patient observation services, or has specific procedures or well-physicals performed.
Health Services provides diagnostic and treatment facilities for enrolled students.
Registered nurses are available for students who require overnight or observation care. There is a daily charge for this service. These charges will be posted on the student's account.
Registered nurses provide triage and emergency care 24 hours a day. If the nurse determines that hospital evaluation is indicated, students may be transported to the hospital by the Granville Emergency Squad.
Students may have allergy injections administered at Health Services if the allergist provides complete instructions and the allergy serum. All students must sign Denison's allergy contract agreeing to comply with the policies for receiving injections at our facility. An appointment with a practitioner is required before the first injection every academic year. Injections must be given during regular clinic hours- generally Monday, Wednesday, and Friday afternoons and Tuesday and Thursday mornings. There is a charge for administration of allergy injections.
These services are available at our clinic for students by appointment. It is advisable to schedule well in advance since the number of these appointments are limited on a daily basis. Plan ahead! Well women's services available
- Annual physicals
- Pelvic exams and Pap smears
- Contraception options and education
- Various types of contraception
- Breast health information and exams
- Gardasil vaccinations
- Other women's services available:
- Evaluation and treatment of menstrual irregularities and disorders
- STD testing and treatment
- Pregnancy testing and consultation
- Emergency contraception
- GYN referral as needed
Physical exams for employment, abroad study, athletic participation or other special programs can be performed at Health Services by physicians or a nurse practitioner. There is a charge for most of the physicals. In certain instances, the requesting organization may cover the cost of the exam.
Commonly ordered medications are packaged by a pharmacy and dispensed to students by the physicians or nurse practitioner. Over-the-counter medications are also available for purchase by students.
Denison University does not have a pharmacy, therefore no prescription insurance plans can be used at the Health Center. Physicians and Nurse Practitioners will write prescriptions for students who notify them that they have prescription coverage. These prescriptions can be filled at any participating pharmacy in the area.
A medical technologist is on duty during regular clinic hours, Monday through Friday. Some testing is done on site, much is sent out to a reference laboratory. Results are received at Health Services by teleprinter, often within 24 hours. If laboratory testing is requested by a physician outside our facility, the test can be performed here with a written order from the physician. Reports will be mailed or faxed to the requesting physician if desired.
There are no x-ray facilities at Health Services. Local outpatient departments or the hospital offer these services.
Denison Health Services carries the following vaccinations/immunizations for students to receive, as ordered by a medical provider.
- Hepatitis B
Charges for the vaccine are posted to the student's account.
All other immunizations can be acquired by obtaining a prescription from one of our nurse practitioners or physicians. Alternatively, Licking County Health Department also provides immunizations, including those need for travel abroad.
Please call 740-587-6200 and press #1 to schedule an appointment with a member of our medical or behavioral staff
*Given demand for student appointments, we ask that you cancel any appointment you are unable to attend.
Counseling “Walk-in Hour”:
No appointment necessary
Monday through Friday
11:30 am - 12:30 pm.
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: