Are you a new or recently accepted student to Ferris State?
The staff of the Birkam Health Center congratulates you on your acceptance to Ferris
State University! We look forward to confidentially serving you for your health needs
while at Ferris.
It is important that students who are under 18 years of age obtain a parent/guardian
signature before treatment. Links to these forms can be found in the side menu of
We now participate with Blue Shield, MESSA, Priority Health, Priority Health Medicaid,
straight Medicaid, Aetna/Cofinity and we will process the billing for these insurances.
X-rays, laboratory tests, EKG's are performed by Spectrum Health Big Rapids Hospital
and these services are billed to your insurance company by the hospital. An insurance
card, or a copy of the card, will need to be presented at the time of your visit.
Please visit our insurance section for more information you can use.
- Medical Records and Prescriptions
It is helpful if you have a record of your prescriptions including doses and reason
for medication. In addition, for students with chronic or serious medical problems,
a summary should be sent to the Birkam Health Center.
- Health Insurance
We have noted elsewhere the insurances which we accept for direct payment, although
you are encouraged to submit your Birkam Health Center receipt to your insurance company
for reimbursement if we do not bill your company directly.
Please bring a copy of the front and back of your insurance card when you come in
- First Aid Supplies
While your hall director has a small first aid kit, you may want to bring the following
items for your own needs: band aids, acetaminophen, ibuprofen, cold medications, digital
thermometer, and chemical cold pack.