Ohio University

Health Care

  1. Emergency Care: If you find yourself in a life-threatening situation and you cannot wait to see a doctor, go to a hospital's emergency room. The closest hospital is: O'Bleness Memorial Hospital which is located at 44 West Union Street in Athens. The phone number for the hospital is: (740) 566-4925. If you cannot make it to the hospital emergency room, but still need immediate medical help, you can call 9-1-1 for an ambulance to take you to the hospital. Some examples of health emergencies are: heart attacks, severe bleeding, poisoning, severe allergic reactions, and broken bones. Emergency care is extremely expensive in the United States and emergency rooms are reserved for serious health issues. If you do need to go to an emergency room, DO NOT forget your health insurance card.
  2. Urgent Care: Urgent medical conditions are ones that are not considered emergencies but still require care within 24 hours. Some examples of such conditions include: accidents and falls, sprains and strains, moderate back problems, cuts, eye irritation and redness, fever or flu, and vomiting. If you have any urgent medical condition you can go to the Holzer Clinic URGENT CARE located at 2131 East State Street in Athens. The phone number for the Holzer Clinic is: 740-593-3594. You can also go to EXPRESS CARE located at 265 West Union Street, Athens. The phone number for Express Care is: 740-594-2456. Please make sure that you carry your health insurance card with you.
  3. Routine Health Care: If you do not feel well or if you have a minor illness, you can go to the OhioHealth Campus Care Center. Examples of minor illnesses/issues are: the flu, sore throat, check-ups, and minor injuries. For more information about the University Hudson Health Center, you can visit their website or you can call them at 740-592-7100. Please make sure that you carry your health insurance card with you. **Please note that dependents of international students cannot get health care service at the OhioHealth Campus Care Center.**