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Health Services

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The safety and well-being of our students is our number one priority. We provide a robust array of services to ensure your health, safety, and well-being during your time at Interlochen. 

Health Services is located in the east wing of Thor Johnson House, open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Our full-time staff of registered nurses treat ill and injured students, while also promoting healthy lifestyle choices. We also have a licensed nurse practitioner who holds regular office hours for treatment and referrals to local specialists. 

Emergency medical services are located 1.5 miles from Interlochen’s main entrance and Munson Medical Center, a level II trauma center and referral hospital, is just a short drive away in Traverse City. Munson Medical Center has nearly 300 physicians practicing in 35 specialties.

COVID-19 Response

The safety and well-being of our students, faculty, staff, volunteers, guests, and the entire community are always our first priority. As the COVID-19 pandemic evolves, we continue to follow recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the World Health Organization, and to work in coordination with our local partners at Munson Medical Center and the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services.

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Our Staff

Interlochen's health services staff is composed of professional, caring individuals dedicated to our students' health and well-being. We are fully staffed 24/7 with licensed nurses and on-site medical providers. 

Services

Our nurse practitioner provides a wide range of health care services including the diagnosis and management of acute, chronic, and complex health problems.  Clinic hours are held on-campus for any student referred by one of the nurses, faculty, parent, or the student themselves.

Interlochen offers psychological and mental health support for students through on-campus professionals as well as a partnership with Tele-counseling service Enable My Child. Counseling services are coordinated by Student Support.

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For safety, all student prescriptions must be maintained in Health Services and dispensed by our nurses to students.  If a student forgets to pick up their medication, a nurse will remind them.

Our medical whirlpool is located in Health Services and is free to students. A student may call or stop by Health Services to reserve a time.

Representatives from Elite Physical Therapy are on campus every Wednesday and Friday to evaluate and treat students. Elite PT will bill a student’s medical insurance for their services if provided a prescription. A student may obtain a prescription from a primary care provider or by Interlochen's nurse practitioner.

If a laboratory test is ordered, a nurse will obtain the necessary sample to send it to Munson Medical Center for analysis. Test results will be sent to Health Services, the ordering provider, and the parent/guardian upon request.

Thompson Pharmacy fills prescriptions ordered through our Health Services department and delivers the medication free of charge to students. Those prescriptions can be written and received by a student’s primary care provider or prescribed after a student has visited the nurse practitioner in the Provider Clinic. Thompson Pharmacy will bill a student’s insurance directly and any copays are deducted from the student account through our billing office.

The Health Services staff assist students with appointment and transportation arrangements for all off-campus appointments.