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Health Services

The Student Health Center is prepared to serve students by providing health, wellness, and counseling professionals on-site in a cost-effective and confidential environment. These services are only offered when classes are in session during the fall and spring semesters.

  • DOWNLOAD HEALTH FORMS

    Students are encouraged to visit the Student Health Center before going off campus for medical assistance unless it is an emergency situation. Most services offered at no cost to students, and many common health issues can be fully addressed by our staff. While appointments are recommended, especially when seeing a doctor or when you have a tight schedule, walk-ins are always welcome!

    Health Services Hours

    Someone is available to take your calls Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. when classes are in session during the fall and spring semesters. Doctor and nurse hours are as follows:

    • Monday: 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. (Doctor); 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. (Nurse)
    • Tuesday: 12:30 - 3:30 p.m. (Nurse)
    • Wednesday: 10:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. (Nurse)
    • Thursday: 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. (Doctor)
    • Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. (Nurse)

    Services Offered

    Most doctor and nurse visits conducted by Health Services are offered at no cost to students. Limited counseling visits are also available at no cost.

    • Flu Shots
    • Over-the-counter medications
    • Vaccinations*
    • Writing prescriptions
    • TB testing
    • Illness identification and treatment
    • Physicals
    • Travel screenings*
    • Lab work orders
    • Medical condition monitoring
    • Individual and group counseling

    *There are costs associated with these services; email Health Services for current pricing.

    Location

    The Student Health Center is located at 529 N. 89th Street.

    Contact Us

    For specific information or questions, or to schedule a visit, please call 414.443.8630 (Monday - Friday from 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. during regular semester class dates) or via email.

    Outside of Health Services office hours, students are encouraged to contact the Resident Assistant (RA) on their floor or the Resident Counselor (RC) for their building for non-emergency assistance. In an emergency situation, dial 911 from any phone, then contact Campus Safety at 414.443.8500 or Health Services at 414.443.8630. Both departments have trained first responders that may be able to assist until emergency responders arrive.

  • URGENT CARE AND CONCERNS

    In the case of a life threatening emergency, dial 911 from any phone, then call Campus Safety at 414.443.8500. Health Services should also be contacted at 414.443.8630. Many people in both of these departments are trained first responders.

    Urgent care, but non-emergency concerns, should be directed first to Health Services during office hours. Many times the nurse or doctor can diagnose and/or prescribe methods or medications. If not, they will refer students to the appropriate next level of care.

    Outside of Health Services office hours, students should contact the Resident Assistant (RA) on their floor or the Resident Counselor (RC) for their building for assistance in getting the care they need.

    Our preferred Urgent Care Clinic is:
    Plank Road After Hours Clinic
    1155 North Mayfair Road
    Wauwatosa, WI, 53226
    Phone: 414.456.5990

    Our preferred Emergency Room is:
    Froedtert Hospital Emergency Department
    Enter at 87th and Watertown Plank Road
    Follow Signs to Emergency
    414.805.6717

    HEALTH COVERAGE

    Wisconsin Lutheran College is committed to promoting good health to ensure our students' academic success. We have a health care practitioner on campus every weekday, and a professional counselor also is available. Many services can be accessed at the Student Health Center, from simple over-the-counter medications, to injury and illness assessments, physicals, travel screenings, lab work, TB tests, and most vaccinations. When you access care on campus, many services at WLC are covered at no cost.

    While the Student Health Center is a great resource and can handle many health concerns, having access to more care is essential. Emergencies arise, and health concerns can escalate and require more urgent care. We encourage you to carefully look over your personal health insurance policy, be sure you are eligible for benefits, and ensure that there are providers near WLC that accept your insurance coverage. It is also helpful to understand your deductible levels and pre-authorization requirements. Be sure that you are aware of where and how to best use your insurance coverage and that you have an insurance card with you at all times and have provided a copy to the Student Health Center. 

    MENINGITIS, HEPATITIS B, AND VACCINATION INFORMATION

    Meningitis

    Meningitis is a potentially fatal disease that can progress rapidly in just hours if untreated. Because this disease poses a particular threat to certain college students (i.e. freshmen students living in a dorm), it is important to become educated on the risks of the disease and the effectiveness of the vaccine created to prevent it.

    For more information on meningitis, please read the information sheet.

    Hepatitis B

    Hepatitis B is a potentially life-threatening disease that damages the liver. A vaccination is available to help prevent the disease, but there may not be an effective cure for it once the infection is received.

    To learn more about this serious disease and its vaccination, please read the information sheet.

    Vaccination Procedures and Information

    Visit the Student Health Center if you wish to receive a vaccination against Hepatitis B or Meningitis. This service is available to students at a cost, payable at the time of service.

    COUNSELING SERVICES

    Limited personal counseling at WLC is provided at no cost to students. We believe that God creates us all with our individual personalities and challenges. Our counselors work with campus ministry and use counseling theory to help make practical changes for students in distress, and always put God's love for the individual at the forefront of their work. We try to provide enough help for you to make progress and move forward with the issues on your own, even if they aren't fully resolved. If this isn't sufficient to address the problem, we may make a referral to an outside provider. 

    Emergency Services

    If you or someone else is in imminent danger and/or experiencing a life-threatening emergency, please call 911 and then WLC Campus Safety at 414.443.8500. You may also bring a student who is in an urgent state to the Student Health Center during the week.

    Individual Counseling

    It is common for students talk with a counselor since being in college entails many changes and challenges. It is natural for people to want to talk with someone about these complex developmental issues or other concerns such as depression, anxiety, eating concerns, or self-esteem issues for example. Our primary personal counselor, Tanya Gerhard, MSW, LCSW, of Christian Life Counseling, is available to see students on campus by appointment. To make an appointment with Tanya, or to arrange other counseling services, contact Health Services at 414.443.8630, or stop by the Student Health Center. Individual counseling appointments are generally 45 minutes long. Limited counseling visits at the Health Center are offered at no cost to students and are completely confidential.

    Group Counseling

    Group Counseling is an excellent way to talk with peers about a topic of interest, explore differences in how individuals deal with challenges, and help build character in yourself and those in the group. Groups are hosted on campus for your convenience and available to all students.

    PSYCHIATRIC SERVICES

    Treatment needs that involve services outside the scope of WLC Health Services, such as a psychiatric consultation, medication evaluation, or specialty counseling (e.g., substance abuse) result in appropriate referrals. In such cases, the individual is responsible for any costs associated with outside services. 

    WELLNESS RESOURCES

    In-Bound Travel Health Screenings

    A healthy campus is of vital importance to you and to us. The Student Health Center supports this through screenings and protocols meant to protect the student coming into this country to study or teach and for individuals who are returning from an extended trip abroad. This supports the health of the traveler and the entire WLC community.

    For new students who have lived abroad during the three months prior to arriving on campus, the following are required:

    • New Student Health Form
    • Immunizations: Tetanus, MMR, Chicken pox
    • Full Physical
    • Tuberculosis Screening Questionnaire

    Our medical staff provides follow-up care based upon the responses and conditions of each individual. Vaccines, health protocols, lab work, and other services are offered to follow through on any health concerns that arise following the screenings. Vaccines and TB skin tests are available at a cost to students, payable at the time of service.

    Out-Bound Travel Recommendations & Vaccinations

    Some of the great experiences of college for students involves travel overseas. Our wellness initiatives support the continued health of these students and faculty or staff members when they travel. It is important to come see us as soon as you make plans to go abroad. Some travel protocols take up to six months to complete.

    Full physicals with a physician are available to students at no cost, including a review of immunization records.

    Our office can provide health clearance for visa requirements as well as typical vaccines such as Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Tdap - Tuberculosis, Diphtheria & Pertussis, and Tetanus. Other specialty vaccines or protocols can be ordered. All available vaccines are offered at a cost to students, payable at the time of service. 

    Through WLC's partnership with Scholastic Emergency Services (SES), students have access to a large network of resources including:

    • Review of travel recommendations
    • Automatic benefit with student health plan when 100+ miles from home
    • Medical help: evacuation, compassionate visits, consultation, referral, admission & payment guarantee, prescription assistance
    • Personal help: luggage, document assistance, legal referral, interpreter referral, repatriation

    The SES website is very comprehensive in its content. It includes pre-travel specifics for each country and travel updates. The SES Reference number is 01-AA-SID-01031 and when prompted will give even more specifics.

    First Aid & Defibrillator Training

    Our Health Nurse, Cindy Sanders, is a certified provider of first aid, CPR and AED training programs through the American Heart Association. Many individuals on campus including coaching staff, residence life staff, campus security, team leaders and building managers are certified as first responders on our campus through this training. If you have a group that would like this training, please contact Cindy directly.

    Warrior Wellness Weeks

    The Student Health Center organizes an annual wellness program benefiting the entire campus. This event has always energized the campus in spring and brought a wave of energy back from break!

    MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES

    1. Christian Life Counseling - (Counseling Staff)

    2. Common Topics of Concern
    3. Relaxation Audio Downloads: Developed by Marla Craig and Lana Harder, Program Development Staff at the University of Texas. Download these audio tracks for your iPod or other audio player:
    4. ULifeline Network - WLC partners with this provider for up to date resources and assessments

    5. Mental Health America of Wisconsin - Online Anonymous Screening Tool and local referral resources

     

    HEALTH TOPIC RESOURCES

    Disclaimer: WLC does not necessarily endorse everything on the following websites, but they are provided as a service to obtain furthur information on health topics.

    Depression

    Dieting and Nutrition

    Eating Disorders

    Influenza

    Life Challenges

    Meningitis

    Nutrition and Athletes

    Tobacco/Drugs