Medical Care

IU Student Health Center

Students at IU Bloomington have access to a full-service medical clinic right on campus. The IU Student Health Center should be your primary source for routine health care needs. It offers the following services and facilities:

Medical Care
With a full-service medical clinic, lab, X-ray facility, and pharmacy, you can get treated start to finish. Need physical therapy to recover from an injury? The IU Student Health Center has that, too–and a lot more.

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Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)
Stressing out over your studies? Just need someone to talk to? Meet with one of the IU Student Health Center's experienced counselors. They offer everything from individual in-person and video counseling to group workshops. 

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Health and Wellness Information
Need nutrition counseling or health coaching? Have questions about sex? Health and wellness staff are here to help you out. 

Stay on a path to wellness

If you’re an enrolled student, the IU Student Health Center allows you to skip the checkout line and have your charges automatically sent to your student account—you’ll pay them when you pay your student account bill. If you have health insurance through IU, there are no deductibles or co-pays for health services at the IU Student Health Center. It also offers online appointment scheduling and Saturday appointments.

Optometry services

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 Student Health Center Acute Eye Clinic (especially if you do not have vision insurance). However, the IU Student Health Center Acute 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
2651 E Discovery Pkwy
Bloomington IN, 47408
Monroe 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 Student Health Center or an urgent care center is open.

Urgent care

If you are sick or need health care when your doctor’s office or the IU Student 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 47401
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 Student Health Center.