Rooftop of Gillette Hall on a sunny day.

Student Health Services

The Houghton University Student Health Center exists in order to enhance the overall mission of the college by modifying or removing health-related barriers to learning and personal development through the provision of high-quality health care and the promotion of general wellness in an environment that honors God and reflects Christ’s model of love, compassion, and humility.

Review the services we offer

Student Health Center Contact & Location

  585.567.9483 (campus ext. 4830)


Email is not considered a secure means of communicating medical information. We encourage communication in person or by phone for all medically related questions. Email is ok for general inquiries.

Hours: Monday through Friday 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
By appointment only
All appointments will need to be scheduled by phone or email.

Location: Gillette Hall Basement
Enter from the parking lot between Gillette Hall and the Campus Center.

After Hours Care

When the health center is closed:

  1. For emergencies, call 911
  2. For urgent issues that cannot wait until the health center is open, several urgent care and ER facilities are available.
    The two closest are:
    Cuba Urgent Care (25 min)
    Warsaw Hospital (WCCH) Emergency Room (35 min)
  3. For other after hours questions/assistance or if you have tested positive for COVID-19, Contact the RD on duty at the number posted in each residence hall.

Have you been exposed to COVID-19? Here’s how you can take action.

Watch for symptoms

For 10 days

Wear a mask

Around others for 10 days; KN95 masks are available in the Health Center lobby


5 days after exposure (or sooner if you have symptoms), If positive, follow CDC guidance for respiratory viruses

Play it safe

Take extra precautions for 10 days when around people more likely to get very sick


Nursing Services

by appointment or on a first come, first served walk-in basis

  • Illness evaluation
  • Blood pressure checks
  • Immunization administration
  • Allergy injections
  • Screening eye exams
  • Rapid Glucose Test
  • Urinalysis
  • Pregnancy tests
  • Rapid Strep tests

Physician Services:

by appointment only

  • Medical consultation/treatment
  • Sports physicals
  • Physicals for job related requirements
  • Travel Consultation

Lab services:

with a physician order

  • Blood draws and other lab service for offsite lab testing through Quest Diagnostics

Other Services:

  • Medication delivery from local pharmacy
    NOTE:  payment for medications (cash, credit card, or check) is due at time of pickup
  • Short term loan of certain equipment (e.g. crutches)
  • Self care center offers small quantities of over-the-counter medications for common symptom
  • Wellness Room – a quiet restorative space to relax
Reserve the Wellness Room

Meet a Faculty Member

Houghton staff and faculty member David Brubaker.

David Brubaker

Assistant Professor of Biology, Director of Health Services, College Physician
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Leah Burgess

Leah Burgess

Nurse Manager
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Kim Cockle

Kim Cockle

Executive Administrative Assistant/Principal Designated School Official for Intercultural Student Programs
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Heidi Huizenga

Heidi Huizenga

Registered Nurse
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