Health Center

Located on the second floor of the Napolitan Student Center, Student Health Services provides minor first aid and treatment of minor illness to students of Franklin College free of charge. 

Students can be evaluated by scheduling an appointment or on a walk-in, first-come, first-served basis. 

Tracey Lunsford, a registered nurse and the health center coordinator, is available during all open hours: Monday – Thursday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Friday, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. (Closed from noon to 1 p.m. for lunch). Questions and appointment requests can be directed tlunsford@FranklinCollege.edu or 317.738.8090.

Medical excuses are not provided for students missing classes, exams or work due to illness or injury. Students must be aware of each professor’s class attendance requirements and inform the professor or employer of absence due to illness or injury.

After-Hours Care

If you need medical attention when the Student Health Center is closed, please call Family Physicians of Johnson County at 317.736.6133, or visit the Johnson County Immediate Care Center, which is located across from Wal-Mart on US Highway 31 North. The immediate care center is open evening and weekend hours. No appointment is needed. Call 317.346.2273 for further information.

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

Medical Emergency

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.Examples of a medical emergency include:

  • Person is having a seizure
  • Person is un-responsive, or has been unconscious, even briefly
  • Person is not breathing, or is having difficulty breathing
  • Person is bleeding profusely
  • Person has attempted, or is threatening to attempt suicide
  • Person has consumed large amounts of alcohol, or has been drinking very rapidly, and is unconscious, unresponsive, or has shallow breathing
  • Person is unable to safely walk to the health center for assessment

Immunizations

A complete and accurate health record, including immunizations, is required for all Franklin College students.

Franklin College Immunization requirements (Specific programs many have additional requirements):

RequiredHighly Recommended
MMR (Measles, Mumps, Rubella) SeriesHepatitis A Series
Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis – Primary Series, Booster as Indicated and TdapMeningococcal Serogroup B Series
Polio Series
Human Papillomavirus Series
Varicella Series or history of diseaseInfluenza Vaccination
Hepatitis B Series
Meningococcal Quadrivalent (A, C, Y, W-135)