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New Students - Birkam Health Center

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 this page.


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 for service.

  • 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.