We recommend making a plan for your medical care as a student at CCS. This includes identifying resources for self treatment, having a local doctor, and knowing where to go for more complicated medical conditions.
On campus you can access basic first aid in the Wellness Center, like cut and burn treatment, some over the counter medications, and cough drops and tea for sore throats. They also have condoms and menstrual products available. Call ahead for pick up times, 313-664-7830.
Off campus, there are many nearby medical services, pharmacies, and things to do to keep you healthy. Check out this interactive map for more info.
Finding a Doctor
A Primary Care Physician (Family Doctor) is your trusted medical provider for your whole health experience. Some students stick with their pediatrician through college, while others change doctors at age 18. You may wish to select a new doctor based on their language, background, specialty, or demographics. Your PCP provides preventative care, helps maintain chronic diseases, and connects you with specialists. A PCP is usually the most affordable type of medical visit.
Here are some suggestions for finding a Primary Care Physician in the Detroit area:
- Utilize the provider search tool from your health insurance company.
- Use a physician referral service. Major health systems in the area include:
- St. John Health Systems: 1-888-757-5463
- Henry Ford Health System: 1-800-653-6568
- The Detroit Medical Center: 1-888-362-2500
- If you need health insurance, there is a plan available for CCS students. Learn more on the Wellfleet website.
- For any questions regarding these suggestions or other health resources, contact The Wellness Center, 313-664-7830.
Other Medical Care
CCS Nurse Practitioners Office and Campus Health Center Partnership: Free or low-cost medical care specific to student needs.
Urgent Cares and Walk-In Clinics: Good for after hours and weekends when your PCP or the Campus Health Center isn’t available. You don’t need to be a regular patient and you don’t need an appointment but you should still call ahead.
Emergency Room: This part of a hospital is equipped with specialized technology and supplies to help if you have serious injuries or need lifesaving treatment. Costs are much more expensive. While ERs will treat everyone, it can be a long wait if you are not in an emergency situation.