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Holton Health and Wellness Services

Holton Health and Wellness Services (HHWS) is a state-of-the-art primary care facility conveniently located in the lower level of the Student Life Center and available to all full-time undergraduate students. The professional, caring HHWS staff provides quality, evidence-based health care, including annual physical exams, acute and chronic illness care and health-promoting program delivery. Appointments are recommended, but walk-ins are always welcome.

Holton Health and Wellness Services is committed to providing every Spring Arbor University student with quality healthcare in a safe, professional, confidential, Christ-centered environment in order to assist students in becoming emotionally, spiritually, and physically healthy and whole in Christ.

Hours of Operation

General Hours

8:30 a.m.-12 p.m.
1 p.m.- 4:30 p.m.
(Closed for chapel, school holidays, school breaks and summers)

Nurse Practitioner Hours

Monday-Friday: Appointments are necessary.
8:30 a.m.-12 p.m.
1 p.m.-4:30 p.m.

Physician Hours

A physician is available on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month from 12 p.m.-1 p.m. Appointments are necessary.

The health center staff does their best to see students within 24 hours; however, it is not always possible. When the first available appointment is greater than 24 hours away, the Health Center staff conduct a careful, brief assessment. If the problem is not emergent, the nurses will provide home care remedies and/or symptom relief until the student can be seen.

After Hours Care

Need immediate assistance but the health center is closed? You can call the AMBS Medical Call Center at 517.796.2400. Holton Health and Wellness Center has contracted with Allegiance Health to ensure this free service is available for our students. Students may call the Health Adviser, Monday-Friday 7 p.m.-6 a.m., and any time over the weekend or when the health center is closed. Students speak to an emergency room trained RN who will assess symptoms and determine if the student needs to be seen in the ER immediately or wait to be seen by the health center. The health center is sent a report after each health adviser call.

Students may contact their RA or RD for after hours assistance. Residence life staff can give first aid supplies, contact the health center staff or when needed, transport students to a local health facility.

We ask that students notify the health center if the health advisor is called or if there are any off-hours visits to local hospitals or health facilities. This allows the health center staff to provide follow-up care.

Services Offered

Specific services that HHWS offers include:

  • Annual men’s and women’s physical exams
  • Complete athletic physicals
  • Gynecological exams
  • Counseling services
  • Travel information, medications and immunizations
  • Weight loss and nutrition counseling
  • Acute illness evaluation and care (e.g., influenza, strep throat, sinusitis)
  • Nebulizer treatments
  • Lab draws and referrals for diagnostic testing
  • Referral to specialists and SAU Physical Therapy Services

Medical Emergencies

Call 911 when necessary. Spring Arbor University is fortunate to be located across the street from the Spring Arbor Fire Department. In addition, we have employees on campus who are Spring Arbor Fire Department “First-Responders” who can be on the scene in minutes.

After-Hours Care

Need immediate assistance, but HHWS is closed? Try Med-Express or the Henry Ford Allegiance Health Emergency Room. We ask that students notify us if there are any after-hours visits to local hospitals or health facilities. This allows the HHWS staff to provide follow-up care.


All patient information, including all visit information is kept 100% confidential. No SAU staff or faculty, or patient friend or family member, is allowed access to health records or information regarding treatment at HHWS without explicit written authorization. The only exception is when there is known and plausible cause of a patient’s endangerment to him/herself or others. Our Notice of Privacy Practices is available at the HHWS front desk for anyone to review.


HHWS offers a limited supply of prescription medications at a significantly reduced cost to students. HHWS has contracted with a pharmaceutical company that provides these medications. The nurse practitioner and physician write prescriptions for medications as necessary.

Weatherwax Pharmacy is located 0.5 miles from campus

Labs, Imaging & Referrals

HHWS is a lab-draw station. The staff draws labs as ordered by the nurse practitioner, medical director or the student’s primary care provider. HHWS will fax results to the ordering physician. HHWS has a courier service to pick up labs.

Henry Ford Allegiance Health Diagnostic Center – Cascade Ridge is a satellite diagnostic center for imaging and labs. It is five miles away from campus, on Spring Arbor Road, open from Monday–Friday 7 a.m.–4 p.m. Students may take their radiology (x-ray) and lab requisitions (for labs we don’t draw) from HHWS to this facility as needed.

HHWS refers students to qualified specialists in Jackson, Chelsea and Ann Arbor, as well as in their home communities. HHWS refers to SAU’s on-campus Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine Services.

Health Forms

For a complete list of health forms you can fill out online, please visit

Travel Health Services

HHWS works with the Cross Cultural Studies Program to provide travel information, medications and immunizations.