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Health Services


(440) 826-2178

Academic Year Hours

Clinic Hours
Monday - Friday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday: CLOSED

Doctor's Hours (Call to Schedule an Appointment)
Monday and Thursday: 12:30-1:30 p.m.
Tuesday: 1:30-2:30 p.m.
Wednesday: 12-1:30 p.m.
Friday: 12:30-2 p.m.

Campus Location

Health Center
207 Beech St.
Berea, OH 44017-2088

Important Phone Numbers

Emergency: 911
BW Safety & Security: (440) 826-2000 (emergency); (440) 826-2336 (non-emergency)
Southwest General Emergency Room at 18697 Bagley Rd.: (440) 816-8888
Southwest General Operator: (440) 816-8000


All students enrolled in at least one class are eligible for services. Insurance is NOT necessary.

Obtaining Service

Service is first come, first served. For after-hour emergencies, call 911 or go to Southwest General Health Center at 18697 Bagley Rd.

Basic Services

Clinic care includes evaluation and treatment of illnesses and injuries; treatment for acne, warts and burns; removal of sutures; certain lab tests; referrals when indicated; and loan of medical equipment such as crutches. Also available are pregnancy testing, immunizations, allergy injections and health/wellness literature.

A nurse practitioner provides the following additional services by appointment:

  • Physicals
  • Gynecological and contraceptive services
  • Evaluation and treatment of sexually transmitted infections

Telehealth Medical Appointments

Students have access to industry-approved telehealth medical appointments, free of charge.

BW Partner: TimelyCare powered by TimelyMD, is a 24/7 telehealth medical and mental health support service with live doctors, medical visits (24/7 care) and TalkNow visits (24/7 mental health support).

Visit TimelyCare and register with your student email address. Mobile users will be directed to download the TimelyMD app. TimelyMD physicians and counselors can treat a wide range of common conditions, including: cold, sinus infection, flu, stress and anxiety, relationships and depression.

New Students

BW Health Services provides comprehensive healthcare to students. To facilitate provision of care, it is helpful to have background medical history information and immunization records on new students. Any information provided is STRICTLY CONFIDENTIAL and is not given to anyone without permission from the student.


There is a charge for items such as medications, lab work, injections, physicals, gynecological exams, some tests and equipment that is not returned. Charges can be added to your tuition bill or paid with cash, check or flex dollars. There is no charge to see a nurse or physician.

Student Health Insurance

Student health insurance is not offered through Baldwin Wallace University. Students wishing to purchase student heath insurance must enroll directly with the insurance provider of their choice.


It is highly recommended that all students should be up to date with routine immunizations and be vaccinated against COVID-19, hepatitis B and meningitis.

COVID-19 Vaccination

COVID-19 is caused by a respiratory virus that can spread easily among people. College students are at increased risk of infection due to dormitory living, group activities and other shared spaces. The American College Health Association (ACHA) and the Center for Disease Control (CDC) recommend all college students and employees be up to date with their COVID-19 vaccines and boosters. Vaccination decreases the risk of severe illness, hospitalization and death from infection.

Hepatitis B Vaccination

Hepatitis B is a potentially fatal infection of the liver caused by the hepatitis B virus. The virus is passed either directly from an individual infected with hepatitis B by contact with his or her bodily fluids or indirectly by contact with dried blood or bodily fluids on other surfaces. College students are among those at risk for hepatitis B infection and the American College Health Association (ACHA) recommends that all college students be vaccinated.

Meningococcal Vaccination

Meningococcal disease or meningitis is a rare but potentially fatal bacterial infection of the brain and spinal cord. College students, particularly those who live in dormitories, have a slightly increased risk of getting meningococcal disease. Pre-exposure vaccination reduces a student's risk of disease. The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) and the American College Health Association (ACHA) recommend that parents and students be educated about meningococcal disease and the benefits of vaccination.


Dr. Ghassan Abdallah, M.D., Medical Director
Dr. Abdallah completed his undergraduate degree at Baldwin Wallace University. In 1997, he graduated from the Medical College of Ohio in Toledo. His residency training was at University Hospitals in 2000. Dr. Abadallah is a chairman of Family Medicine and board certified. He is a member of Southwest Family Physicians.

Dr. Ashley Fuentes, D.O.
Dr. Ashley Fuentes attended Case Western Reserve University for her undergraduate training. She completed her medical degree at the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic medicine and residency training in family medicine at University Hospitals. Dr. Fuentes is board certified in Family and Osteopathic Manipulative Therapy. She began working at Southwest Family Physicians in 2019 and joined the team at the BW Health Center in 2020.

Dr. Suzanne Staraitis, D.O.
Dr. Suzanne Staraitis attended Ursuline College for her undergraduate training. She graduated from Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2011. She completed residency training at Western Reserve Hospital and is board certified in Family Medicine. She began working at Southwest Family Physicians in 2015 and joined the BW Health Center in 2020. She is the chairman of Family Medicine at Southwest General.

Kim Tofil, R.N., B.S.N.
Kim graduated from Ursuline College with a BSN degree. She began her nursing career in the operating room and endoscopy lab. She most recently worked at a family medicine practice.

Lisa Weber, R.N.
Lisa received her BSN from Alderson-Broaddus College in West Virginia.

Kari Hurst, R.N., B.S.N.
Kari received her bachelor's degree in nursing from the University of Akron. She spent over 15 years working in acute care. She began her career working in a long term/rehabilitation setting.

Laura George, R.N., B.S.N.
Laura received her bachelor's degree in nursing from Kent State University. She started her career in medical/surgical, but spent the majority of her career in endoscopy. She recently began working as a nurse in the K-12 school setting.