Skip to main content

Health Services

The mission of the Health & Wellness Center is to optimize the college experience for all students by addressing their medical and mental health concerns and by promoting healthy behaviors and lifestyle choices. To achieve optimal health in our campus community, the Center provides a team of health professionals including a registered nurse, nurse practitioner, and mental health counselors. 

The Health & Wellness Center sponsors health promotion programs and events on campus, and partners with providers from the community to offer students free STI testing, immunizations, yoga classes, and other health and wellness services. In the event that the Center does not have the resources to meet a particular medical need, students will be referred to a local provider.

In order to make sure we are supporting anyone in our community who might become sick during the present COVID-19 pandemic, and to limit exposure to others, we have developed an online form for faculty, staff, and students to self-report if they are 1) experiencing COVID-19 symptoms (fever, cough, shortness of breath), 2) experiencing these symptoms and been tested, but waiting results, or 3) been tested, and notified of a positive result.

Contact Us

Email: [email protected] 
Fax: (208) 459-5108 
Mailing Address: College of Idaho 
ATTN: Health & Wellness Center 
2112 Cleveland Blvd, Box 40 
Caldwell, Idaho 83605 

Hours & Location 

The Health & Wellness Center is located in the rear of Hendren Hall, past the Business Office and across from the Residence Life offices. The Health Center has nurses available Monday-Friday 11am - 5pm. The Nurse Practitioner is available Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays by appointment only

For emergencies, please call 911 or Campus Safety at (208) 459-5151.  

The Health & Wellness Center is located in the rear of Hendren Hall, past the Business Office and across from the Residence Life offices. Click here to view the campus map 

During the academic year, the Health Center has a nurse available Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday 11 am - 4 pm. The Nurse Practitioner is available Wednesdays 9 am - 4 pm by appointment only. You can schedule an appointment at https://calendly.com/healthandwellnesscenter. This schedule is subject to change. 

During the summer, there is limited staff availability. The nurses’ schedule will be emailed to students staying on campus at the beginning of summer.  

Services

  • Assessment, treatment, and referral as needed, for an illness or injury
  • Over-the-counter medications and treatments for common ailments
  • Throat culture to screen for strep throat
  • Blood pressure checks
  • Loan service for crutches
  • Health information
  • Free condoms
  • Annual Health Fair
  • Free STI Testing
  • Free services from Teri L. Ahrens, NP.

We're grateful for these resources sent to us by Primary Health:

Did you know ... there is a Primary Health location a half-mile from campus on 21st Street? Learn more here.

Telehealth 

We are now offering free Telehealth appointments through TimelyCare. Get on-demand support from counselors, doctors, nurse practitioners, and more, right at your fingertips. 

  • Medical: Get 24/7, on-demand and scheduled medical visits. 
  • Talk Now: Get 24/7, on-demand mental health support. 
  • Health Coaching: Schedule virtual appointments with a certified health coach. 
  • Scheduled Counseling: Access licensed counselors in your state. 
  • Psychiatry: Get access to no-cost psychiatry services.  

Create your FREE account: 

  • Visit timelycare.com/yotes or download the TimelyCare app. 
  • Click “Sign In.” 
  • Create your profile using your school email. 
  • Follow the prompts to start your first visit.  

Transportation

If you are a current student and need a ride to see an off-campus provider, student drivers are available for free, confidential transportation services. Learn more here.

Student drivers are available Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. by appointment only. Please request a ride by filling out the form and you will receive an e-mail confirmation when your request is approved and a driver has been assigned.

Confidentiality 

All information discussed in the nurse's office is CONFIDENTIAL and will not be disclosed without your written permission. The exceptions to confidentiality are that Idaho State Law requires health professionals must report limited information if there is a reasonable suspicion that a minor, handicapped, or elderly person is being abused; if ordered to do so in a court of law; or if a person presents a serious danger of harming themselves or others.