The Health Center is a primary-care facility open when the College is in session. The College’s Health Service offers a wide range of medical and counseling services to all matriculated undergraduates.
Outpatient medical services include primary care, first aid, nursing visits, routine laboratory work, walk-in medical clinic, gynecological services and appointments with the College physician. Inpatient care is provided for students who are too ill to be in their residence halls but are not candidates for hospitalization. There is no charge for doctor or nurse visits. A current fee schedule for other services is available upon request.
The counseling service is available to all undergraduate students. Each student may receive six free visits per academic year. While there is a fee for subsequent visits, no student is denied service because of an inability to pay. Consultation with a psychologist, social worker or psychiatrist can be arranged by appointment by calling the main number of the Health Center.
All entering students must file medical history and evaluation forms with Health Services before registration for classes.
The College purchases a limited medical insurance policy for full-time undergraduate students. The insurance is provided in conjunction with services supplied by the Bryn Mawr College Health Center. The insurance policy will not cover a significant portion of the costs of a major illness. Therefore, it is strongly recommended that students maintain their coverage on their families’ health plans or purchase additional insurance. The College does provide information about additional insurance plans that may be available to Bryn Mawr students. Information about the basic insurance plan and any available additional plans is sent to students each summer.
A student may, on the recommendation of the College physician or her own doctor, at any time request a medical leave of absence for reasons of health. For information on leaves of absence, see Departure from the College prior to Graduation
in the Academic Regulations.