Health and Well Being
If you get sick while living on campus, you can visit Miami's Student Health Service (SHS). Located at 421 S. Campus Ave., the Health Services Center is an outpatient facility staffed by physicians, nurse practitioners, registered nurses, and medical assistants offering primary care, gynecology, and immunization services. SHS also provides laboratory and pharmacy services. If you need care when the health service is closed, or if you need emergency care, go to Oxford's McCullough-Hyde Hospital, which is only a short distance from campus.
All services provided by Student Health Service are billed to the student's health insurance company or can be paid with Visa or MasterCard or charged to the student's bursar bill. Any patient responsibility after insurance has paid its portion will be billed to the student's bursar bill. To ensure that you have health coverage, a charge for health insurance (purchased through an independent company) is included on your bursar bill. You may already be covered by your parents' policy, however. If so, you can waive this charge, and your account will be credited. You'll get more information on that with your bill for fall semester.
A range of mental health support services, including short-term individual and group counseling and psychiatric services, are available through the Student Counseling Service.
Student Disability Services coordinates services and accommodations that ensure equal access to academics and programs offered by the University. If you are a student with a disability, you are not alone at Miami. Our committed staff works closely with campus offices and resources to advance and sustain an environment of equal access, diversity, and inclusiveness for all members of the university community. For more information, please call (513) 529-1541 or visit the Student Disability Services website.
The Rinella Learning Center (RLC) provides academic support to all Miami students through academic counseling, coaching, tutoring, and other academic support programs. Additionally, the RLC provides academic support for students with disabilities, students admitted through the Scholastic Enhancement Program (SEP), and students who are part of the Miami Access Fellows program. Test proctoring is available through the RLC Testing Center for students with diagnosed disabilities.
Religious Organizations and Churches
Students of any denomination will find services available through Miami's student religious organizations. In addition to worship services, these programs offer counseling, fellowship, scripture study, prayer groups, and community service projects. You can also check out our list of campus ministries and area churches.