Student Health Services of Berea Primary Care is operated by White House Clinics. There are 8 offices in the region and students may be seen at any location. Most students will find it most convenient to go to Berea Primary Care which is located in St. Joseph Berea Hospital through the main hospital entryway (not through the Emergency Room entrance).
- acute care (sore throats, urinary tract infections, bronchitis, sexually transmitted diseases, etc.)
- chronic care (diabetes, high blood pressure, etc.)
- screenings/health maintenance (pap smears, sports and other physicals, health education, and flu vaccinations,etc.)
Tetanus boosters, meningitis, hepatitis A & B, and various other immunizations necessary for travel to certain countries are provided by Student Health Services to patients at cost.
Allergy injections ordered by an allergist are administered to students during regular Student Health Services hours at no charge. Tuberculosis (TB) screening is also provided.
Students are entitled to unlimited visits at Student Health Services for no additional charge each term after the required health fee has been paid. Student’s dependents may utilize Student Health Services for an additional health fee (also must be paid each term.)
Student Health Services of White House Clinics has a strong network for specialty care, and provides referrals for various procedures, tests, specialists and sub-specialists that are not covered by the student health fee and may be charged to the student’s insurance including:
- medically necessary diagnostic studies (MRI, CT Scan, etc.)
- other tests as determined
- specialty physicians as medically warranted
Dental Services provided by White House Clinics to Berea College Students, includes the following treatments:
- Emergency Dental Evaluation -dental examination for toothache, fractured teeth, pain, swelling, oral trauma, etc.
- Comprehensive Examination -x-rays, oral examination, diagnosis and treatment planning
- Periodic Examination -6 month and/or 12 month exams and cleanings
- Restorative procedures -fillings completed with either amalgam (silver) or composite (tooth color) materials
- Extractions -including simple and some surgical extraction
- Root Canal Therapy -limited to anterior and premolar
- Post-Operative Dental Care
- Oral Cancer Screening
- Dental Prophylaxis -routine cleanings
- Periodontal Scaling and Root Planing -deep cleanings below the gum line for patients diagnosed with gum disease
- Periodontal Maintenance -follow up exams after Scaling and Root Planing appointments
- Fluoride Varnishes
- Patient Education and Case Management
Co-pays and co-insurances will apply. White House Clinics will bill insurance. Students will be responsible for the payment of all charges which are not covered by insurance, such as: Crowns, Bridges, Partials, and Dentures.
Some services may be referred for specialty care at the sole discretion of the treating dentist. The cost for visits to specialty dentists or for specialty care will not be included in or covered by the Comprehensive Fee.
The following are examples, and not an exhaustive list, of circumstances that may result in a referral for specialty care:
- 3rd molars (wisdom teeth);
- patients with complex or compromised health histories;
- patients requiring sedation;
- complex extraction cases;
- Root Canal Therapy;
- Molar root canals;
- complex anterior and premolar cases;
- Sedation – Any patients requiring sedation or nitrous oxide in order for services to be performed will be referred out as White House Clinics do not provide these services.
Student Health and Dental Service Appointments
For an appointment at Student Health or Dental Services call (859) 985-1415.
Prescriptions ordered for students may be filled at the student’s expense at any of the White House Clinics pharmacies, or at a pharmacy of the student’s choice.
If a situation is deemed a health/illness emergency, care should be sought at the St. Joseph Berea Hospital Emergency Room. Emergency room expenses not covered by insurance are the student/patient’s responsibility.
If a student has an emergency while in Berea and is unable to get to the clinic or hospital, an ambulance should be called through 911. As soon as possible, Public Safety (ext. 3333) or a member of Residence Life staff should also be contacted to further assist as needed. The student is responsible for the ambulance charge.
When a health emergency arises during approved off-campus activities, the College designated person-in-charge shall confer with medical providers at the Student Health Services if at all possible. When the emergency is such that the student can safely be brought back to campus, s/he will be placed in the care of the medical staff at Student Health Services. When an emergency is such that the student cannot be brought back to campus safely, the student shall be cared for at the nearest appropriate facility.