General Information

Student health care is provided by University Medical Services (UMS), a full-service ambulatory care facility that is located adjacent to the Doden Field House. UMS contracts with several local physicians and a nurse practitioner who come to Cedarville University on a scheduled basis so that health care services are available to students right on campus. UMS is staffed by expert physicians, nurses, and paramedics that love caring for young adults and are committed to providing quality health care. UMS also works closely with area hospitals and specialists to coordinate referrals for students to specialty physicians and for other medical services, such as radiology testing.

Physician and Nursing Services

UMS hires qualified physicians, nurses, and paramedics to provide quality health care for you while you are at Cedarville. With services similar to a family physician office, UMS offers:

  • Physician and nursing visits when you are ill or injured.
  • Physicals for athletic participation, nursing clinicals, mission endeavors, and some work-related physicals.
  • Allergy injections as prescribed by your private allergist.
  • Routine and travel immunizations.
  • Laboratory services.
  • Speciality services such as suture removal and wound care.
  • Free over-the-counter medications as recommended by UMS medical staff.
  • Follow-up visits after discharge from a hospital or urgent care facility.
  • Registered dietician visits as ordered by UMS medical staff.
  • Referrals for health care needs that are beyond the scope of practice for UMS, such as referrals to area specialists, radiology facilities, urgent care facilities, or local emergency departments.

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Emergency Services

Another health care service available to students on campus is Cedarville University Emergency Medical Services (CUEMS), a volunteer EMS ambulance ministry manned with students who are nationally and state-certified EMTs and/or paramedics. CUEMS responds primarily to emergencies on campus; however, CUEMS provides mutual aid to Cedarville Township and the surrounding community when needed. The students who are involved in this ministry volunteer their medical expertise to the Cedarville University family and strive to demonstrate Christ's love and compassion to their fellow students in time of need.

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Cost for Services

UMS now accepts private health insurance. Because we will bill your private insurance company for medical services, you will be required to present your private health insurance card to the receptionist at each visit. You may still incur additional charges if you have not met deductibles or if you receive medications, lab work, or other medical supplies not covered by your insurance. UMS will continue to provide health care services to students regardless of their health insurance status.

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Allergy Serum Injection Services 

UMS provides allergy serum injection services by appointment during physician hours to assist you in maintaining your allergy injection schedule. Allergy serum injections are administered only if the prescribed allergy serum and signed orders by your personal allergist are supplied.

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Travel Immunization Consultations

UMS provides travel consultation and immunization services to help you to prepare for trips that are mission-related, of an educational nature, or personal, both abroad and within the United States. When you come for your appointment, you will have a travel consultation with a Registered Nurse who will provide you with a complete travel immunization schedule along with educational materials according to your country and area of travel. Visits are scheduled with the nursing staff and may include return visits to complete the immunizations indicated on your schedule. All travel immunization consultations are designed according to current recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control. For more information on travel immunizations, you can look up your specific destination country and recommended vaccinations at this web site.

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Routine Immunizations

For your convenience, University Medical Services offers a wide range of travel and routine immunizations. Check out the following link to see if you are current with the Center for Disease Control's recommended immunizations for the young adult. If you would like to schedule an immunization visit or to speak with an RN, just call the Nurse Line from any campus phone by dialing the extension # 7863, or just call 937-766-7863 from your cell phone.

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Laboratory Services

UMS offers laboratory services and contracts with a local lab so that you have these services available right on campus. Your test reports are printed directly at UMS for evaluation by the nurse and physician. For lab testing prescribed by your family doctor, you must bring the order from your doctor to UMS prior to your appointment. UMS will fax the results to the prescribing physician. A copy of your labwork may be obtained via intracampus mail upon request after completion of a written authorization form (PDF), or by sending an E-mail.

UMS also offers in-house lab testing for things like mononucleosis, strep throat, and urine tests. The UMS in-house laboratory is certified by the Ohio Department of Health, Laboratory Certification Program (CLIA), and is open during regular hours.

If you need lab testing that cannot be done at the UMS satellite location or if you would prefer to have your lab testing done directly at the laboratory, here is a list of local laboratory drawing stations.

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