Hudson Health Center

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Photo of Hudson Health Center at Ohio University

Building Type:
Mixed Use

Campus Green:
North Green

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Current Use

Hudson Health Center is located in the North Green, coordinates I-3 on the campus map. It is marked as #48 on the map.

Hudson Health Center houses the offices of Counseling and Psychological Services, Health Promotion, Occupational Health, Physical Therapy, Rape Education, Student Health Services, and Substance Abuse Education.


When Hudson Health Center opened in 1949, it was considered one of the most outstanding student health centers in the nation. The 40-bed center was opened to treat student illnesses and injuries, to provide dental care, and to provide mental health services. The staff included eight physicians.

Ellis Herndon Hudson

Hudson Health Center is named in honor of Ellis Herndon Hudson. Born in Osaka, Japan, to American missionary parents, he was educated at Milliken University and  University of Pennsylvania. He was an instructor at the American University of Beirut for one year after graduation. He founded a medical mission and hospital in Syria under the Presbyterian church. He came to Ohio University in 1940 as Director of Health Services. In 1950, he worked with the World Health Organization in Iraq. He retired from Ohio University in 1955. He died in Duarte, CA, at the age of 101.


2 Church St., Athens, OH 45701 (Directions)

The North Green

The North Green on Ohio University's Athens campus.

North Green has one residence hall, Voigt Hall. Notable buildings on this green include Hudson Health Center, Glidden Hall, Hudson Health Center and Schoonover Center.

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