With a wide variety of local health resources to keep you well, you can focus on the important things in your daily life, like classes and friends.

Student Health Information

Mount Carmel provides virtual care and in-person visit options through their local Westerville healthcare providers.听 Free transportation to any of the Westerville area providers鈥痠s available through COTA Plus, an on-demand transportation system provided by COTA (, Scroll down the page to Westerville). Please plan extra time for travel. The app will tell you how much time to expect.

Services can be accessed through scheduling a virtual appointment at or an in-person appointment with a preferred medical provider at one of three Westerville locations listed below. When making their first appointment, Otterbein students should call 614-627-2700 and identify themselves as an Otterbein student.


237 W Schrock Road Ste B
Westerville, OH 43081
Office: 614-627-1410


925 N. State St. Ste 250
Westerville, OH
Office: 614-627-1860


495 Cooper Rd Ste 311
Westerville, OH 43081
Office: 614-627-1490

For those students who have weekly or regular medical needs, including allergy shots, we have established your ongoing care with (listed above). You can have your allergy medicine or prescription sent to this provider and set up your appointments as necessary.

Students will be billed for services through their insurance provider. Students can confirm that their insurance is accepted by Mount Carmel by calling one of the physicians listed above. Most insurance providers are accepted regardless of whether the student鈥檚 permanent address is in Ohio or out-of-state. For students who do not have insurance please contact the Promise House for additional options at promisehouse@otterbein.edu.

Free consultation concerning contraception and other sexual health concerns is available for Otterbein students by contacting Desire Wellness at . Students should click on the large orange button saying 鈥.鈥 The student will be able to talk virtually and confidentially with nurse practitioners who are ready to assist Otterbein students.

Check out Equitas Health

鈥淲e want to offer you a healthcare experience that welcomes you as your whole self 鈥 your mind and your body, your sexual orientation and your gender identity, your race and your class, your previous experiences with healthcare and your hopes for the future.鈥

Equitas Health accepts Medicaid, Medicare, and most private insurance plans. They also have coverage navigators who assist those who do not have insurance.

The FAQs below will provide more information. If you have additional questions, please reach out to Dean of Students Julie Saker in Student Affairs at 614-823-1250.

Otterbein is a mask-friendly campus.

We support those who choose to wear a mask or need to wear a mask due to health concerns.听

Public health officials are recommending that Americans stay up-to-date on COVID boosters and get their annual flu shots. You can get your COVID booster or flu shot at your primary care provider, health clinics, or most pharmacies. See below for a list of websites, addresses, and phone numbers of local medical providers, clinics, and pharmacies. Call ahead.

Maps of Local Medical Services, Clinics, Pharmacies, and Other Resources

This is intended to be a helpful resource with a representative listing of options in the immediate area. There may be additional resources not included. Additionally, you are advised to check your insurance coverage before using these services.

Nearby health care providers.

  • 380.898.4000
    500 South Cleveland Ave, Westerville, OH 43081 (2 miles)
  • 614.533.3000
    300 Polaris Pkwy, Westerville, OH 43082 (2 miles)
  • 614.839.1118
    444 N Cleveland Ave, Westerville, OH 43082 (2 miles)

  • 614.355.8300听
    433 N Cleveland Ave, Westerville, OH 43082 (2 miles)
  • 614.794.5560
    7345 OH-3, Westerville, OH 43082 (2.5 miles)

Nearby pharmacies.

  • 614.882.2392
    23 N State St, Westerville, OH 43081 (0.2 miles)
  • 614.890.4660
    145 S State St, Westerville, OH 43081 (0.5 miles)
  • 614.865.0352
    748 N State St, Westerville, OH 43082 (2.2 miles)
  • 614.794.5555
    7345 OH-3, Westerville, OH 43082 (2.5 miles)
  • 614.865.2000
    100 Polaris Pkwy, Westerville, OH 43082 (2.5 miles)

 

Nearby Walgreens locations.

  • 614.865.0352
    748 N State St, Westerville, OH 43082 (3 miles)
  • 614.781.1037
    1040 Polaris Pkwy, Columbus, OH 43240 (5 miles)
  • 614.261.9013
    4890 N High St, Columbus, OH 43214 (8 miles)

 

Nearby MinuteClinic locations.

  • 866.389.2727
    听620 S Cleveland Ave, Westerville, OH 43081 (2 miles)
  • 866.389.2727
    9151 S Old State Rd, Lewis Center, OH 43035 (4 miles)
  • c 866.389.2727
    918 N High St, Worthington, OH 43085 (6 miles)
  • 866.389.2727
    3488 Seldom Seen Rd, Powell, OH 43065 (10 miles)

Planned Parenthood locations.

  • 614.222.3604
    North Columbus Health Center, 18 E 17th Ave, Columbus, OH 43201 (12 miles)
  • 614.222.3525
    Franklinton Health Center, 1511 W Broad St, Columbus, OH 43222 (17 miles)
  • 614.222.3531
    East Columbus Surgical Center, 3255 E Main St, Columbus, OH 43213 (17 miles)
  • 419.525.3075
    Mansfield Health Center, 384 Park Ave W, Mansfield, OH 44906 (56 miles)

 

Charitable Healthcare Network (free and low-cost medical services)

  • 614.249.5428
    6000 Cooper Rd, Westerville, OH 43081 (3 miles)
  • 614.262.5094
    5100 Karl Road, Columbus, OH 43224 (4.5 miles)
  • 740.816.6955
    2052 Cleveland Ave., Columbus, OH 43211 (5 miles)

FAQ

Will I have to pay for virtual and/or in-person services?
Both virtual and in-person visits will be charged to your primary insurance. For students who do not have insurance please contact the Promise House for additional options at promisehouse@otterbein.edu.

You can also request financial assistance from Mount Carmel. More information can be found at .

How do I access Otterbein鈥檚 health services?
You will schedule your virtual or in-person visit with Mount Carmel at . If you choose the virtual option, this visit can take place in the comfort of your own residence hall or anywhere that is convenient for you. If you choose the in-person option, you can choose from three locations near campus. For in person appointments, students should call the Central Scheduling number:鈥 614-627-2700 and identify themselves as an 澳门开奖现场 student when making appointment. Providers and locations are listed below.


237 W Schrock Road Ste B
Westerville, OH 43081
Office: 614-627-1410


925 N. State St. Ste 250
Westerville, OH
Office: 614-627-1860


495 Cooper Rd Ste311
Westerville, OH 43081
Office: 614-627-1490

How do I get transportation to a Mount Carmel provider?听

COTA Plus, an on-demand transportation system provided by COTA () will transport Otterbein Students for free throughout Westerville. Just provide this promo code: COTAOTT

I need weekly allergy shots. Where should I ship my medication and who can provide these to me? 听

Allergy shots will be provided by: Dr. Zaynab Zarrabi, located at 925 N. State St., Ste 250, Westerville, OH 43081. Your prescribing physician should contact your doctor鈥檚 office to make arrangement for the mediations to be received before your appointment. Doctors are not able to administer medications that are provided directly by the student. You can coordinate the drop off of your medication and schedule your appointment by calling 614-627-1860.

How do I find out if my insurance is covered by Mount Carmel or other providers?听

Students can鈥痗onfirm that their insurance is accepted by Mount Carmel by calling one of the individual providers listed above.鈥疢ost insurance providers are accepted regardless of whether the student鈥檚 permanent address is in Ohio or out-of-state.

Do I have to go to a Mount Carmel healthcare provider?听

No. You can go to the healthcare provider of your choice.

What is the benefit of going to a Mount Carmel provider?听

Mount Carmel will prioritize 澳门开奖现场 students. In addition to the virtual healthcare option, students are guaranteed to be seen in-person by a local Mount Carmel healthcare provider.

Will the Student Health Center stay open for basic healthcare?听

No, the Student Health Center will no longer be open. However, convenient telehealth and in-person services are available through Mount Carmel鈥檚 healthcare providers.

What if I prefer to continue using OhioHealth services?

Here are some local OhioHealth options:

OhioHealth Westerville Medical Campus
300 Polaris Parkway
Columbus, Ohio 43082
Phone: 614-533-3000
Provides a 24/7 emergency care center, imaging, lab services, physical therapy, outpatient surgery and primary care.

OhioHealth Urgent Care
1120 Polaris Parkway
Columbus, Ohio 43240
Phone: 614-847-1120
Offers in-person or for everything from cold or flu-like symptoms to sprains and strains. They can also provide on-site x-rays and lab testing.

Primary Care and Virtual Visits
OhioHealth also has for your convenience.
To find a Primary Care Physician, visit .

OhioHealth accepts a full range of with most major health insurers in the Ohio region. Prior to your appointment, please contact your OhioHealth physician and/or OhioHealth location to see if your insurance is accepted. You may have network restrictions, co-payments, deductibles or other out-of-pocket expenses. Also, not all services may be covered by your insurance plan.

What if I need a COVID-19 test?
Free at-home rapid antigen test kits are available for Otterbein students at Student Affairs and at the Promise House. Three local Mount Carmel providers listed above will provide lab PCR testing for COVID-19.

Does Otterbein offer any services specific for sexual health needs?
Yes. Free consultation concerning contraception and other sexual health concerns is available for Otterbein students by contacting Desire Wellness at . Students should click on the large orange button saying 鈥溾 The student will be able to talk virtually and confidentially with nurse practitioners who are ready to assist Otterbein Students.

Where can I go for routine women鈥檚 healthcare?
If you are looking to become an established patient with a local OB-Gyn, the following is a practice near campus that is accepting new patients. Call ahead to ask if your insurance is accepted.


300 Polaris Parkway Suite 2600
Westerville, OH 43082
614-659-9519

Physicians accepting new patients

  • Dr. Tracy Cook
  • Dr. Marcie Maffett
  • Dr. Amber Murphy
  • Dr. Katie Steele