As a student at IU, you have access to a full range of quality health care options—both on campus and in Bloomington.
Options for medical care in Bloomington
IU Health Center
Students at IU Bloomington have access to a full-service health center right on campus. The IU Health Center should be your primary source for routine health care needs. It offers the following services and facilities:
- Medical clinic
- X-ray rooms
- Women’s clinic
- Mental health services
The IU Health Center allows you to bill costs for its services to your bursar bill. If you have health insurance through IU, there are no deductibles or co-pays for health services at the IU Health Center. It also offers online appointment scheduling and weekend hours of operation.
Do I need an appointment to visit the IU Health Center?
The Walk-in Clinic does not require an appointment and you can usually see a doctor within 30 minutes. Most other services require an appointment. Appointments can be made online.
IU students have access to an eye clinic right on campus—the Atwater Eye Care Center, which is affiliated with the IU School of Optometry. You can schedule a routine eye exam, get a prescription for glasses or contacts, or receive treatments for eye problems.
If you need treatment for eye discomfort—problems such as redness due to allergies or conjunctivitis—it may be cheaper and faster to visit the IU Health Center Eye Clinic (especially if you do not have vision insurance). However, the IU Health Center Eye Clinic offers limited services that may not cover all of your needs.
It’s important to always know where the nearest hospital is in case of an emergency.
There are two hospitals in Bloomington:IU Health Bloomington Hospital
601 W. Second Street
Bloomington, IN 47403Monroe Hospital
4011 S. Monroe Medical Park Boulevard
Bloomington, IN 47403
The hospital is always open, and you may need to go there if you need surgery or another specialized medical procedure.
It is very expensive to go to the emergency room. If your condition is not an emergency, you may want to wait until the IU Health Center or an urgent care center is open.
How do I get to the hospital?
You can directly to the address listed on this page, or you can call 911 to have an ambulance pick you up. Only dial 911 if the situation is an emergency.
If you are sick or need health care when your doctor’s office or the IU Health Center is closed, you may need to visit an urgent care provider.
Urgent care providers are health care providers that treat minor illnesses and injuries. They are usually open for extended hours.
There are two urgent care facilities in Bloomington:IU Health Urgent Care
326 S. Woodscrest Drive
Bloomington, IN 47401MedExpress
123 S. Franklin Road
Bloomington, IN 47404
While it is usually cheaper to visit an urgent care clinic than a hospital, the cheapest option is usually to go to your doctor or the IU Health Center.
Do I need an appointment to go to an urgent care facility?
No, you do not need an appointment to be treated at an urgent care facility.