Student wellness

It might be the sniffles or the full-blown flu. A twisted ankle or a broken bone. Overwhelming stress or depression. While we can't make it better with a cup of chicken soup and a kiss on the forehead, you can get help for your medical and mental needs.

Health Center

Minor health concerns - such as nausea, diarrhea, headache, minor scrapes and cuts, etc. - can be addressed in the Student Health Center by appointment. Office hours are 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday through Friday during the academic year. 

Sherri Winegardner DNP and director of nursing, and students from Bluffton’s nursing program provide in-person consultation and telehealth services.

  • Students must call for an appointment before coming to the Student Health Center, 419-358-3282
  • Telehealth consultations are also available via Zoom. Please call for an appointment and a Zoom link for the consultation will be provided

Masks are recommended when visiting the Student Health Center.

The Student Health Center is located in the lower level of Old Ropp Hall. The entrance is on the Riley Creek side. 

There are a number of health care options in walking distance of campus. These facilities provide full access to the services that will benefit our students. Medical facilities will bill individually to a student or their family’s medical insurance.

Medical facilities:

 Blanchard Valley Health System services, contact and map >


DIAL 9-1-1

An emergency is a situation that POSES AN IMMEDIATE RISK TO HEALTH, LIFE, PROPERTY OR ENVIRONMENT. Most emergencies require urgent intervention to prevent a worsening of the situation.

Examples include: someone not breathing or bleeding uncontrollably. This includes any person with immediate thoughts of harming him/herself or someone else.

Bluffton offers 24/7 counseling services through a partnership with The Virtual Care Group.

Current students may activate their account by registering at

Counseling services are free and confidential.

More from the counseling office >