June 15, 2020
Kenyon has announced plans to resume in-person instruction for fall semester. Read more here.
Student Health History Forms are DUE by July 15. Immunization records are REQUIRED by Kenyon College. The Ohio Revised Code (ORC) Section 1713.55 states that an institution of higher education shall not permit a student to reside in on-campus housing unless the student (or the student’s parent if the student is younger than 18 years of age) discloses whether the student has been vaccinated against meningococcal disease and hepatitis B. The following immunizations are required: Tdap within last 10 years, Polio, MMR and Hepatitis B series. The website does provide a form for those student who choose to waive immunization requirements. If forms are not received by orientation, there will be a delay in obtaining rooms keys.
All Kenyon students are covered by Plan 1-Accident Only Insurance from Commercial Travelers as part of their Health and Counseling Center fee (which covers up to $5000 dollars for a covered accident while on campus). Students need to fill out a claim form (on line or in the Health Center) to utilize this benefit. Plan 2–Health Insurance Plan is compliant with the Affordable Care Act. Plan 2 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. Plan 2 includes coverage on or off campus without concern for “in network” providers for a full year from date of purchase. The details of this plan can be found online. While visits to the Health & 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. Student athletes have a separate sports medicine policy that provides additional benefits if injured during athletic events.
Conway's Eastside Pharmacy in Mount Vernon, Ohio, provides delivery of medications to student PO Boxes. You can visit their website to set up an account OR connect with them during orientation. They will have a table to answer any questions you might have. Other pharmacies in Mount Vernon include CVS, Kroger’s, Rite Aid and Walmart.
Students who will need refills of ADD/ADHD medications can schedule an appointment with Dr. Amy Murnen who is in the Health Center on Tuesday mornings and Thursday afternoons. Students will need to provide written documentation of testing or correspondence from prescribing physician.
Any important communication from your home medical provider, including medical history, diagnostic testing or orders for routine lab work, can be faxed to either the Health Center at 740-427-5525 or counseling center at 740-427-5446.
Allergy Shots: The Health Center does offer allergy shots to students. There is a one-time fee of $50. We do have a refrigerator to store serum and students can schedule shots for a convenient time in their schedule. Students are responsible for picking up their serum to take home with them over breaks.
The Health Center is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. We will be officially open for student visits Monday, August 27. For after hour emergencies, campus safety has certified medical responders who are available 24-7, as well as a Volunteer Emergency Squad within the village of Gambier. A nurse practitioner is on call during the school year and can be reached through campus safety. There is an Urgent Care, CVS Minute Clinic, Knox Community Hospital, Knox County Health Department Medical Clinic and Family Urgent Care about 5 miles from campus. Knox Community Hospital can provide some specialty providers, please refer to their website for a full list of services/providers.
Student Accessibility and Support Services can assist students and parents coordinate accommodations relating to diet, housing, academic needs, or transportation while they are here at Kenyon.