Student Health Center
Any Linfield College Student is eligible to use the Student Health Center.
Appointments are required, but walk-ins are accommodated when space is available. The Student Health Center is a service provided through your tuition fees. Although there is a $15 office access fee per visit, services provided on-campus are free of charge, including exams and routine lab work. Students are responsible for medication costs. On occasion, it is necessary for a student to be sent off-campus for an exam, lab, or x-ray their insurance will be billed. It is a good idea to have your medical information with you when you are at school.
All Student Health Center records are completely confidential. We will not release information about your medical care to anyone without your written consent.
The Health Center is primarily staffed by board certified nurse practitioners and physician assistants in consultation with the Medical Director Dr. Jacqueline Eriksen. Health promotion and prevention programs are provided by the health educator. The Health Services are provided through a contract between Linfield College and Physicians’ Medical Center. Our emphasis is on health promotion as well as treatment of specific medical problems. You can check out our Student Health Center Staff pages.
Linfield health care providers are primary care providers trained to diagnose and treat illnesses and injuries typically seen in a college aged population. Common concerns managed through the health services are: reproduction health, mental health, infectious diseases, skin problems, injuries, respiratory problems, neurologic concerns, such as headaches. We also work with student’s home providers to continue care for chronic medical conditions while the student is at school. Some examples of chronic medical conditions are heart disease, arthritis, seizure disorders and kidney diseases. The nurse practitioners have prescription privileges in the State of Oregon. Limited laboratory work is done on campus, extensive laboratory work and x-ray services are done through an office campus provider and are the financial responsibility of the student.
The Student Health Center charges a $15.00 fee per office visit and a $15 per month fee for counseling services* that are payable at the time of service either by cash/check or can be billed to the student’s Linfield account. Lab work will be billed to the students medical insurance plan by Physicans’ Medical Center and any charges not covered by insurance will be the financial responsibility of the student.
*The frequency of visits will be determined by the student and counselor in keeping with the goals of therapy. If you have the Linfield Student Insurance, please have the fee billed to your student account as our insurance carrier will reimburse the account at the end of each month. If you don’t have Linfield Student Health Insurance, be sure to ask for a receipt for health services; your personal health insurance may reimburse you for this fee. For students with financial need, the Student Health, Wellness and Counseling Center works closely with the Office of Financial Aid, to determine if the office visit or counsleing fee may be waived. Please be sure to notify your provider or the office manager if you have a financial concern and want to discuss having fees waived. No Linfield student will be denied services based on financial considerations.