Alma College campus

Wilcox Health Center

We provide comprehensive, cost-effective, and compassionate health care on campus. Our integrated approach empowers you to become an active participant in your physical health and mental well-being. We offer medical and counseling services with in-person and telehealth options. All visits are confidential and health information is protected.


Medical Services
Our trained staff includes a DNP-board certified family nurse practitioner and a registered medical assistant, who are pleased to help you attain and maintain health throughout your college years. We offer a variety of services similar to those of a family physician or urgent care, including but not limited to:

  • diagnosis and treatment of illness and injury
  • routine physical examinations
  • medical consultation and referrals
  • diagnostic testing and lab draws
  • reproductive health services
  • vaccines, including travel
  • allergy injections
  • STD testing and treatment

We require you to be up to date on all childhood immunizations, including tetanus. Access your immunization record through the Michigan Immunization Portal.


Counseling and Psychological Services
Our professional, licensed counselors offer an objective, non-judgmental perspective to assist students in overcoming both long-standing and immediate concerns. You can seek counseling for a variety of reasons, but we’re here for whatever your needs are at the time. In addition, walk-in emergency services are available daily if you are in urgent need of help or crisis intervention. You can also arrange for medication management with our doctor of nursing practice (DNP) at Wilcox Health Center.

“Let’s Talk” appointments are a 15-minute meeting with a mental health counselor. These meetings are a chance to talk with counselors without committing to traditional therapy.

All currently enrolled students are eligible for free and confidential therapy and consultation services.

Local Pharmacies
Our local pharmacies are Rite Aid, Meijer, and Walmart. Transportation is available through our local Alma City Dial-a-Ride at (989) 463-6016.

Student Health Insurance

If you’re a full-time student attending Alma College, you can purchase the Alma College Student Health Insurance Plan, unless proof of comparable coverage is provided by you. Check out our insurance plan benefits and enroll or waive coverage annually.

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Health and Wellness

Wellness Room
Enjoy a comfortable space with wellness resources to manage stress, rest and relax as you navigate the busy life as a student at Alma College. The Wellness Room has a tea and hot chocolate bar, light therapy, coloring station, wellness information and a massage chair.

Watch the campus calendar and join us for our RECESS and well-being campus programs encouraging students and staff to take a break, rest and have fun. Our programs include yoga, mindfulness, Stress-Less, Be a Kid Night and our most popular monthly visits from the Therapy Dogs and Dalis to the Rescue Kitty Fun Night.

Respiratory Guidance: When you are sick

Respiratory Guidance: When you are sick

If you have a respiratory illness or symptoms (fever, coughing, sore throat, etc), you should stay at home and away from others until symptoms improve and no fever has been present (without the use of fever-reducing medication) for at least 24 hours.

Resume normal activities, and use added prevention strategies over the next five days, such as taking more steps for cleaner air, enhancing your hygiene practices, wearing a well-fitting mask, keeping a distance from others, and/or getting tested for respiratory viruses. Since some people remain contagious beyond the “stay-at-home” period, taking added precautions can lower the chance of spreading respiratory viruses to others.

Testing:  Wilcox Health Center has Flu, Strep and COVID-19 testing available by appointment. (MyMichigan Urgent Care after 5 pm and on weekends)

Free COVID-19 home tests are available at the Wilcox Health Center and Alma Public Library while supplies last. Local pharmacies (Meijer, Walmart and Rite Aid) also have home tests available for purchase.

Report your positive test results for flu, COVID-19 or illness to the Wilcox Health Center and you will be contacted to discuss care and staying home and away from others.  The CDC offers guidance on what to do when you are sick.

Missed Classes and Work:

Recovering from respiratory illness can have persistent physical, emotional, financial and academic impacts. Please consult with Wilcox Health Center, Student Success and Human Resources for assistance, including academic Medical Leave to be excused from classes.

Emergency and After-Hours Care

Emergency and After-Hours Care

If you are experiencing a health emergency, call 911 or the Suicide and Crisis Line at 988.

Alma College is located less than two miles from a hospital with an Emergency Room, MyMichigan Medical Center Alma, 300 East Warwick Drive, and an urgent care center, MyMichigan Urgent Care Alma, 321 East Warwick Drive in Alma.

Help Lines for assistance 24/7:

  • Alma College Administrator on Duty: (989) 560-5972
  • Alma College Security: (989) 463-7777
  • Gratiot Integrated Mental Health 24/7 (800) 622-5583
  • Listening Ear Crisis Line (989) 772-2918

Contact Us

Located north of the Hogan Center and east of Bahlke Field.
View our location on the campus map.

Phone: (989) 463-7181
Fax: (989) 463-7351

Walk-in or book your appointment online through Inside Alma.

Hours: 8:30 a.m. to noon and 1 to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday (during academic year)