Rhodes college has contracted with Memphis based Baptist Minor Medical to provide a nurse practitioner to supplement our staff in the Health Center. This will enable us to increase our clinic hours, address a wide range of student medical needs, such as strep and flu, treatment of ENT infections, and some in-house lab work, as well as write prescriptions.
Appointments will be available five days a week. Monday/Wednesday/Friday from 9:30 a.m. - 2:45 p.m.; Tuesday/Thursday 9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Each appointment will cost a flat $60 per visit. The per-visit fee will be billed directly to the student′s Rhodes account and no payment will be required at the time of service. There will no longer be a supplemental billing to insurance companies to see a practitioner. Laboratory tests (CBC, cultures, electrolytes) completed off-campus will be billed to the student′s insurance by AEL Laboratory. Please note that while the flat fee of $60 per visit to see the nurse practitioner should address most of our students′ medical needs, students are still required to have insurance coverage to attend Rhodes College.
As in the past, clinic hours are in addition to the normal Health Center hours, which are 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Students can see the Director, Patty Sterba, RN or the staff nurse Krystal Smith, LPN at no cost for routine health issues. The Health Center is located next to the Catherine Burrow Refectory in the Moore Building. The main entrance is on the east side of the building. Handicap access is available on the south side of the Health Center, closest to the Refectory. Walk-ins are welcome.
Off-campus services such as x-rays, specialists, and emergency room visits will still be the financial responsibility of the student or parent. We will do our best to refer students to medical facilities that are covered by their personal insurance plans.