There are a number of medical centers in the city which are normally open from 8 a.m. until 10:00 p.m. One such center is the Broadmoor Urgent Care Center (see http://www.spectrum-health.org) near the corner of 28th Street and Broadmoor, located at 3350 Broadmoor Ave. SE (the East Beltline turns into Broadmoor after you cross 28th Street). These centers offer efficient emergency service at a much lower cost than hospital service.
Of course, if this option is not available to you for some reason, you may have to make use of hospitals anyway. Canadian students covered by OHIP or another similar provincially regulated health plan may also find that certain hospitals combine billing for hospital and doctor’s fees, so that it becomes financially advantageous to use a hospital emergency room.
In cases of extreme emergency you may call the following numbers:
- On Campus: 33333 from one of the campus phones.
- Off Campus: 911 from any telephone, including pay phones.
Be sure to give your exact location and the nature of the emergency. In an emergency, try to have someone stand outside the building to assist the emergency services staff to find the exact location.
The following immunizations are strongly recommended for all Calvin Seminary students and their dependents:
- Infant Series DPT (diphtheria, pertussis, tetanus)
- Tetanus booster (within the last 10 years)
- Polio Series
- 2 MMR’s (measles, mumps, and rubella)
- Hepatitis B Series (series of 3 shots)
- Chicken pox (anyone older than 12 who has not had chicken pox needs 2 doses of vercilla vaccine; anyone younger than 12 who has not had chicken pox needs 1 dose)
- TB Skin Test
Not as urgent, but also recommended are
- Meningitis Vaccine
- Flu Shot
Students or dependents who have immunization deficiencies should get the needed immunizations preferably before they come to Calvin Seminary, and if that is not possible, as soon as possible after they arrive.