Hendrix College provides on-campus medical care to the student body. The campus clinic, located on Washington Avenue, is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Appointments are strongly encouraged to maintain timely care, but walk-in students will be seen as time allows. An Advanced Practice Nurse (APN) provides services and has a collaborative practice with a local physician. The APN provides for health-care needs through advanced assessment, diagnosis, treatment, and evaluation, including prescriptions. Students who require services beyond the scope of the clinic will be referred to a local physician. Referrals include management of moderate to severe illnesses, radiology, and advanced laboratory services. A portion of the student fees for all part-time and full-time students supports Health Services.
Free services include allergy injections, strep tests, mono tests, blood sugar tests, educational materials, acute medical diagnosis and disease management, durable medical equipment loan, urinalysis, and over-the-counter medications. Services that require payment include meningitis vaccine, influenza vaccine, and hepatitis vaccine, and HPV vaccine.
Vaccine requirements for incoming students include two doses of measles, mumps & rubella (MMR) and one meningococcal vaccination. These should be completed upon entering Hendrix College, if these requirements are not met, the student will be withdrawn from classes.
Hendrix College students are required to have health insurance. You must waive out of the school plan online by the published deadline every year in order to avoid having the premium charged to your tuition bill. For information about the student health insurance, please contact Hendrix College Student Health Services at (501) 450-1448.