Health and Wellness

Spurlock fitness areaFranklin College is committed to helping each student be the best that they can be, including in the areas of health and fitness.

Health

When you are away from home and suffering from a non-emergency illness or injury, it’s nice to know health care services are close-by. The Student Health Center provides minor first aid and treatment of minor illness to students of Franklin College free of charge. All students must have a complete and accurate health form on file with the Student Health Center. 

Located on the second floor of the Napolitan Student Center in the Student Affairs wing at the east end of the building, the center is open Monday – Thursday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Closed from noon to 1 p.m. for lunch). Appointments are preferred but not required.

Questions and appointment requests can be directed tlunsford@FranklinCollege.edu or 317.738.8090. Visit the health center page for more details on services.

If you need medical attention when the Student Health Center is closed you can call Family Physicians of Johnson County at 317.736.6133, or visit the Johnson County Immediate Care Center located across from Wal-Mart on US Highway 31 North. Their phone number is 317.346.2273

In either case, be sure to take your insurance information and be prepared to pay a co-pay if required.

In the event of a medical emergency, call 911. A second person should call Franklin College Security at 317.738.8888 so that security staff can assist. 

Fitness

Franklin College offers a variety of ways to stay physically fit from participation in a college sport to a full program of intramural, fitness and recreational sports programs and events. Information and entry forms are available on the athletic website, https://www.franklingrizzlies.com.

For those interested in working out on their own, facilities such as Grizzly Park and Spurlock Center offer several options.

The 78 acres east of the main campus known as Grizzly Park not only provide outstanding venues for Grizzly intercollegiate athletic programs for NCAA Division III competition but also are available to use for health and wellness activities in the campus community and Johnson County. It includes the H. Dean Evans Track and Field Complex, the Behrens Softball Field and a 10-court tennis complex. Other amenities include practice fields for intramurals, youth athletics camps and team practices and a 1.5 mile fitness trail for walking, jogging and biking.

The Spurlock Center, home to Franklin’s men’s and women’s basketball and volleyball teams, offers two racquetball courts, a walking/jogging track, treadmills and stationary bikes, and a weight room for student athletes and the campus community to use.

Counseling

Licensed counselors in the Franklin College Counseling Center offer free counseling services to students and provide workshops to campus organizations on a variety of psycho-social issues.

Located in room 222 of the Napolitan Student Center, the center is open Monday – Thursday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Friday, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Due to Covid 19, currently the counselors are meeting with all students online through Zoom meetings.

Visit the counseling center page for more details on services provided.