Student Health

Madison College is committed to safety and kindness as we navigate our new normal. Learn more about our health and safety plans

The GHC clinic remains open and all Madison College students enrolled in a college-level degree credit class online or meeting at a Madison campus will have access to health care services with a valid OneCard. Madison College students may utilize many services at no out of pocket costs while some additional services are available at a Madison College discounted rate.

Madison College students can call the GHC Nurse Connect Line at (608) 661-7350 to find out where you should go for care. The phone line is staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days per week (24/7). 

Student Health Education at Madison College believes:

  • Healthier students are better learners.
  • Success in college is more than just academics.
  • All students deserve the opportunity to be healthy and successful.

For more information or assistance please contact, Denise Holin, Student Health Educator at studentwellness@madisoncollege.edu or by phone at (608) 246-6651.

Clinic Info

Our clinic location and services

The Madison College Community Clinic is located on the first floor of the Health Education & Information Technology Building (1705 Hoffman Street, Madison, WI 53704) at the Madison College Truax Campus, room 151A. 

All Madison College students enrolled in a college-level degree credit classes online or meeting at a Madison campus will have access to health care services with a valid OneCard. Madison College students may utilize many services at no out-of-pocket costs while some additional services are available at a Madison College discounted rate.

Clinic hours are Monday-Friday, 7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. 

Madison College Student Health Clinic Enrollment

Schedule an appointment

NOTE: GHC-SCW continues to require staff, patients and visitors to wear masks while in the waiting rooms and clinic regardless of vaccination status. This is in alignment with CDC guidelines for health care facilities.

Current patients with a GHC member number:

  • Call (608) 441-3220 to schedule an appointment.

New patients without a GHC member number:

  1. Enroll to receive a GHC number or call (608) 251-4138
  2. Call (608) 441-3220 to schedule an appointment

The clinic treats:

  • Immunizations (fees may apply)
  • Allergy symptoms
  • Cold and flu-like symptoms/fever
  • Ear or eye problems
  • Minor sprains/strains
  • Skin concerns
  • Stomach upset
  • Burning or stinging with urination
  • Infections
  • Injuries
  • Acute and chronic illnesses
  • Generalized illnesses
  • COVID & flu tests
  • Smoking cessation
  • Sports physicals
  • Stitches
  • Sexually transmitted disease (STD) testing
  • Sexually transmitted infection (STI) testing
  • Travel medicine advisement
  • X-Rays

Important notes

  • COVID and flu testing is only for those patients who are symptomatic.
  • Immunizations are not covered but available at a reduced fee.
  • Labs needed for an ongoing condition are not covered.
  • Titer testing is an additional cost while Q Gold for TB is available for a reduced fee.

*Scope of services is limited.

For the location or provider information for this clinic, visit the GHC website. Not all providers or services listed on the GHC website are offered for Madison College students and only open to GHC members.

Immunizations

Your vaccinations

Students may get immunizations at the Madison College Community Clinic. Cost information is available at the clinic.

Immunizations (vaccines)

  • Flu shot (Influenza)
  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis B
  • Measles/Mumps/Rubella (MMR)
  • Meningococcal Conjugate
  • Rabies
  • Tetanus/Diphtheria (Td)
  • Tetanus/Diphtheria/Pertussis (Tdap)
  • Chicken Pox (Varicella)

Titres (to check immunity)

  • Hepatitis
  • Mumps
  • Rubella
  • Measles
  • Varicella

Screenings

  • TB skin test: no charge
  • Quantiferon Gold: ask clinic staff for cost

Information on vaccines 

Immunizations offer safe and effective protection from vaccine-preventable diseases.  

Madison College strongly supports the use of vaccines to protect the health of our individual students and our campus communities.

If you are not immunized, your chances of becoming ill and suffering serious complications are much higher.

Madison College does not require vaccinations for admittance to the college. However, certain programs at Madison College do. These are programs where students work with populations vulnerable to illness or who pose a risk to the student while completing their coursework and practicums. They are found in the School of Health Sciences, School of Nursing and Protective Services. 

For more information about vaccines and immunizations, visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

For more information or assistance please contact, Denise Holin, Student Health Educator at studentwellness@madisoncollege.edu or by phone at (608) 246-6651. 

Insurance

Insurance options

There are many options available to students who want to obtain health insurance.

Madison College does not endorse any one plan in particular and encourages students to explore all of the available options.

ehealthinsurance.com provides information about various health insurance plans, compare premiums, deductibles, office co-pays, and more.

Under The Affordable Care Act, a health insurance marketplace or exchange allows you to compare and shop for health insurance. For more information visit healthcare.gov or call 1-800-318-2596.

If you have little or no income you may qualify for Wisconsin’s Badger Care Plus program. Visit them or call 1-888-794-5556.

F-1 visa-holding international students are required to have a specific group health insurance plan coordinated through CIE.

Billing information

Madison College student patients visiting the GHC Community Clinic fall into one of following three categories. To better understand the process please read the information below.

 

Have no insurance

The bill should be covered by Madison College if the service/procedure is included in the Madison College service agreement with Group Health Cooperative (GHC). You may however, receive a bill if Madison College does not cover the entire service/procedure.

 

Have GHC insurance

If you have services done you will only receive an Explanation of Benefits (EOB). An EOB is not a bill. You will receive a bill from GHC if a particular service/procedure is not covered or if you owe a copay/deductible/coinsurance with your GHC insurance. Contact GHC Member Services at (608) 828-4853 for specific benefit questions.

 

Have other insurance

After the service/procedure is billed to your insurance company you will receive an EOB from your own insurance company. You will only receive a bill from GHC if a particular service/procedure is not covered by your insurance or Madison College. Contact GHC Medical Billing Department at (608) 251-4138 for any questions regarding a bill.

Mental Health

Your mental health

We understand the complexities of student life and through our College Success and Counseling Services we offer you an open, safe and confidential environment to help you through issues that may interfere with your well-being, academic productivity and happiness.

For information on the various counseling services offered or self-help options available, visit our Counseling Services webpage. To make an appointment with a Counselor, call (608) 246-6076.