Welcome to Ball State University. We want to make your visits to the health center as pleasant as possible if you do need our services.
The Health Center at Ball State University provides healthcare for most acute illnesses and injuries for students as well as providing care for on-the-job injuries for Ball State employees. Please click the link for services for more detailed information. If you have a chronic condition for which you need regular medical care, we would encourage you to maintain follow-up with your usual physician. If that is not practical, we are happy to consult with you about what services we can provide to you, and whether your situation would be better served by seeking the services of a specialist in the community.
The main clinic in the health center sees most patients on a walk-in basis without an appointment. If you register during the hours of operation, you will be guaranteed to be seen. However, the wait times do vary throughout the day. If you have a problem which is not urgent, and your schedule allows, we encourage you to try to come in before 11 a.m. and/or on a Wednesday or Thursday. Those times tend to be less crowded.
Appointments are made for physicals for athletics, travel abroad, those required for school programs, outside employment and for camp. Please call the main number at 765-285-8431 to schedule.
The Health Center is also in charge of making sure that students are compliant with state laws for immunizations. Please submit your a copy of your records or complete a 2013 Health Form and send to us via mail or fax 765-285-1103. If they are not received, a hold will be placed on your account.
As a patient at the health center, you can be provided a note indicating that you were seen. However, it is at the discretion of an individual professor to determine if your absence will be excused. If you need to miss for an extended period of time, then you will need to contact the omsbudperson or disability services.
Our goal is to do all we can to help you succeed at Ball State. Best of luck in school, and please come see us if you need to.
Deidre Dorman, MD