Health Services – UPDATED
Health Services’ purpose is to maintain the optimum physical health of the Ripon College student body through accessible, educational and cost-effective health care. Primary medical care is provided and referrals are coordinated with other community resources as needed. Students are assisted in their acquisition of knowledge, skills and behaviors necessary to recover, build and maintain health. Health Services is a confidential environment dedicated to providing quality care, respecting autonomy, assessing the response to public health needs of the campus community, and promoting healthy life choices.
Students should fill out this form in order to keep an updated record of health while attending the College. Please email vaccination records to [email protected] or fax the info to (920) 748-8341.
Meet the Staff
Mary Belling | Director of Health Services
Hours: Monday – Friday 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
(during academic year)
Julie Felix | APNP
Hours: Tuesday 9 a.m. – noon; Thursday 9 a.m. – noon
(during academic year)
Location and Contact Information
301 Bartlett Hall
300 W Seward Street
[email protected] | (920) 748-8141
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Stressed or depressed?Click here to access Counseling Services at Ripon College. Students who are in a situation where danger is imminent and immediate help is required (suicide attempt, assault, harm to self or others) should call 911 or utilize the Emergency Numbers/Resources listed here. If you or someone you know is struggling or in crisis, help is available. Call or text 988 or chat 988lifeline.org to contact the Suicide & Crisis Lifeline.
Medical care is provided to all enrolled students during the academic year. Visits are at no cost to students, and include the following available services:
- Assessment, diagnosis and treatment of common illness and injury
- Medication prescriptions and refills
- Basic wound care
- Contraception counseling
- Vaccinations and flu shots
- Pregnancy testing
- Mental health review and treatment
- Disease prevention and health promotion
- Referrals as need for labs, imaging and specialty care (costs may be incurred for referrals outside of Ripon College Health Services)
After Hours and Emergency Resources
*Check with your insurance company for coverage information
Local Healthcare Options:
SSM Health Ripon Community Hospital
845 Parkside Street, Ripon
Main Hospital: (920) 748-3101
Family Medicine Clinic: (920) 745-3520
Urgent Care/ER*: (920) 745-3440
*Hospital and clinic are combined; Offer 24-hour Urgent and Emergent Care
Aurora Health Center – Ripon Clinic
1242 W Fond du Lac Street, Ripon
ThedaCare Physicians – Ripon Clinic
1080 W Fond du Lac Street, Ripon
Legacy Health – Ripon
402 Eureka Street, Ripon
*No insurance required; Upfront pricing at a discount
Other Options within 30 Minutes:
SSM Health Express Clinic – Fond du Lac
145 N Main Street, Fond du Lac
SSM Health – St Agnes Hospital/ER – Fond du Lac
430 E Division Street, Fond du Lac
ThedaCare Berlin ER/Walk-in Clinic – Berlin
225 Memorial Drive, Berlin
Emergency Room: (920) 361-1313
Walk-in Clinic: (920) 361-5770
Aurora ER/Urgent Care – Oshkosh
855 N Westhaven, Oshkosh
Emergency Room: (920) 456-6000
Urgent Care: (920) 303-8700
Additional Health Resources
Crisis text line
Free 24/7 support from trained counselors
Chat: Text HOME to 741741
National Domestic Violence Hotline
Help for you if you or someone you know is experiencing violence
Call: (800) 299-7233
Chat: Text LOVELS to 22522
National Addiction & Recovery Hotline
Free confidential treatment referral and information for individuals and families
Call: (800) 662 HELP(4357)
Suicide Prevention Lifeline
Confidential 24/7 support for those experiencing emotional distress or considering hurting themselves
Trevor Project: LGBTQIA+ Support
Connect to a crisis counselor 24/7 from anywhere in the U.S.
100% Confidential 100% Free
Call: (800) 488-7386
Rape Abuse Incest National Network (RAINN)
Confidential 24/7 support for sexual assault, abuse and incest survivors
Call: (800) 656-HOPE(4673)
Frequently Asked Questions
- Who can use Health Services?
All enrolled students are eligible to use Health Services during the academic year. All staff and faculty are also eligible to use our services.
- Do I need an appointment?
Appointments are encouraged and can be made by calling (920) 748-8141 (leave a message if no answer), or by emailing [email protected]. Walk-ins are also welcome, but patients that have appointments will be seen before walk-ins.
- Are there costs involved?
There is no cost for nursing services. We provide free COVID, influenza, mono, strep, pregnancy, urinalysis and TB testing. We also provide free over-the-counter medication and medical supplies, including cold medication, cough drops, pain relievers, antacids, allergy medication, hydrocortisone cream, antibiotic cream, muscle rub, eye drops, ice packs, ace wraps and Band-Aids. We have canes, crutches, medical boots and shoes, a wheelchair and a knee scooter for use if needed for injuries that require such assistive devices. Costs will be incurred for referrals to lab imaging specialty providers if not covered by insurance. Prescriptions sent to the pharmacy may also incur costs, depending on insurance coverage. Vaccinations given in the Health Services office may also incur a small charge that can be paid in cash or charged to your student account.
- I have a chronic medical condition that requires ongoing medical care. Can I see the provider here on campus for management during the school year?
Make an appointment with Health Services to discuss an individualized plan of care while on campus. We will work closely with your primary care provider at home to provide continuity of care.
- I take a prescription, can I get refills through Health Services?
It is beneficial to have your prescriptions filled prior to coming to campus and on breaks, however, some prescriptions we can be transferred to one of the local pharmacies in town. We do not prescribe or fill controlled medications.
328 Watson Street, Ripon
1203 W Fond du Lac Street, Ripon
Your privacy is important to us. We follow strict federal HIPPA guidelines to ensure your medical information will not be shared without proper consent unless the law allows it.
Management of Common Ailments
Click the links below for information and self care instructions: