Staffed by registered and licensed practical nurses, the J. Brooks Hoffman ’36 Health Center provides emergency and ongoing care, health education, and counseling on a variety of health topics such as nutrition and diet, stress management, sexuality, and substance use.
Fifteen to 20 nurses staff the Health Center seven days a week from 7:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. The school physician, Jeffrey Merkle, MD, holds clinics on Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings (though students can come at any time for evaluation by the nursing staff). The local hospital provides more advanced care if needed.
After the facility closes for walk-in traffic, a nurse remains in the Health Center and is available until it reopens each morning.