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The mission of the Welty Student Health Center is to create an inclusive, welcoming and caring environment where all students will thrive and flourish and to meet every student with respect and dignity, accepting individuals' unique situations and concerns.  

The Welty Student Health Center staff recognizes and acknowledges the impact of limited medical services to Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) and all marginalized, vulnerable populations. Our staff works one on one with all students to identify physical/emotional needs, provide a safe and compassionate environment and educate students regarding college and community resources.

When health is absent, wisdom cannot reveal itself, art cannot become manifested, strength cannot fight, wealth becomes useless, and intelligence cannot be applied.
Herophilus of Chalcedon, 335-280 B.C.E., Physician of Alexander the Great


The Welty Student Health Center is staffed throughout the academic year, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Professional nurses are here to assist with students' health care needs. Medical providers are available Monday through Friday from 8-10 a.m., to examine ill or injured students and provide consultations or physical exams. Urgent or emergency medical care may be provided by local clinics or emergency rooms.

Nurse drop-in hours are between 1-5 p.m. All other nurse or medical provider appointments must be scheduled ahead of time by calling the Health Center at 509-527-5295. 

Whitman College is committed to doing everything we can to protect our faculty, staff and students during the COVID-19 pandemic. Learn more about health, well-being and safety on our COVID-19 Dashboard. Symptomatic and exposure coronavirus testing for students at the Welty Student Health Center takes place from 7:30–11:30 a.m. and 1:20–4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday at the back door of the center. No appointment is necessary.