General Overview/Entry Requirements
Cottey College Health and Counseling Services can be found in the Student Wellness Center, located west of Robertson Hall. Cottey College Health Services contracts with local medical providers from Nevada Regional Medical Center to provide medical services to students. The medical provider is available for up to an hour each weekday with medical provider hours posted in each residence hall and individual suites.
Our health care providers are here to assist with any medical needs such as obtaining medical histories and perform physicals, diagnose and treat common health problems such as infections and minor injuries, order and interpret lab work or x-rays, prescribe and recommend medications, and provide health counseling and education. The student health office manager serves as an advocate to meet the students mental and physical health needs. The student health office manager can assist students with faculty notifications, medical referrals, insurance questions, medical billing questions, financial aid services, prescriptions and transportation.
Students who become ill or have an accident requiring immediate attention during hours the Health Services Office is closed should contact an R.A. or residence hall director for assistance. The Nevada Regional Medical Center provides 24-hour emergency medical services. Ambulances may be obtained by calling 9-911 from any campus phone. Many local physicians provide non-emergency care during weekdays between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. After hours or weekend care may be available; please see “Physicians” in the yellow pages of the Nevada phone directory.
Health consultation services provided by the College are available at no additional cost to students but may be limited. Students who do not have complete health forms on file with the Health Services Office may be refused treatment. More complete medical services are available in the local community at the student’s expense. While medical insurance is not required for domestic students, some form of medical insurance coverage is highly recommended to provide a degree of protection against the costs that may be associated with an accident or severe illness. International students are required to carry insurance through the provider selected by Cottey College.
All medical information is strictly confidential, available only to Health Services personnel. All new incoming students are required to have a completed health file before their arrival to Cottey College or residence hall check-in may be denied.
Health and Counseling Services Staff
Jeanna Simpson, LCSW, Director of Health and Counseling Services
Blaklee Sanders, LSW, Counselor
Robin Conner, Student Health Office Manager
Health Services Texting Line, Available Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Please note this is not a medical emergency line.
Contracted Medical Providers for 2023-2024