Kenyon's Health Service provides primary care services free of charge for enrolled students. Health Services is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 to 4:30 p.m. while classes are in session. Call 740-427-5525 to make an appointment.

If you have an emergency after hours or on weekends, please dial 911 or contact Campus Safety at 740-427-5555. View a list of local health care options after hours.


Health Services is staffed by an administrative assistant, two full time certified nurse practitioners, RN’s, LPN’s, and a part-time board-certified family practitioner who have extensive training and experience in addressing the unique health problems of college students. We also provide a sports medicine physician one afternoon per week. We provide a full range of student-centered health care services in a compassionate, equitable, and unbiased manner. We also empower students to become active participants in promoting their own health and wellness.

Our Services

Our office offers initial diagnosis and treatment for a broad spectrum of acute illnesses and injuries as well as management of chronic conditions. There may be some conditions that require specialty consultation and care that is beyond our ability. In those instances, the Health Services staff will refer a patient to a local health care provider or make arrangements that are mutually agreed upon between the student and our staff. Students are responsible for the transportation to and from these appointments.

Services Include

• Coughs/colds/sore throat/stomach issues
• Minor injuries
• Gynecological health (pap/birth control/emergency contraception, UTI)
• Skin rashes/infections
• Minor procedures (wart/mole removal, stitches, removal of sutures/staples)
• Allergy injections
• TB skin testing
• Physicals (sports, employment, off-campus studies)
• Health education/counseling
• Order/draw laboratory testing along with X-rays, diagnostic imaging studies, and physical therapy
• Repair cuts, lacerations, and wound care
• STI screening, testing, treatment
• Administer injections/immunizations
• Continue medical management of ADD/ADHD with proper documentation

Advice for Incoming Students

Incoming students with serious medical situations are encouraged to contact the director of health services well in advance of arrival to discuss available local options. The Health Services staff will do everything possible to coordinate care with a student’s primary care provider/specialist when necessary. 

Student Insurance 

All full-time Kenyon students are eligible for and included in the Student Health Benefits Plan facilitated by Wellfleet unless coverage has specifically been waived. This plan is fully compliant with the Affordable Care Act. Students deferring their enrollment for the fall 2020 semester are eligible to enroll in the Plan if all of the following provisions are met:

  • A withdrawal/leave form is completed and received by the College by Aug. 31, 2020

  • You intend to enroll for full-time classes in the spring 2021 semester

  • You will be residing in the United States during the fall 2020 semester


This plan is required by Kenyon College for all full-time students who are NOT covered under their family’s domestic health/hospitalization plan, an individual health plan or Medicaid. The details of this plan can be found online. While visits to the Health and Counseling Center are free, there is a co-pay, deductible, and co-insurance for any student who purchases the college health plan and needs specialty care/referral/diagnostic testing/medications. We encourage you to have a conversation with your student about this prior to their arrival to prepare them for any costs associated with health care.