Campus Health Center
The Health Center is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week during the summer. Upper School students may access the Health Center anytime during the day to see a medical professional for illness or injury or other health needs. When students arrive at the Health Center they are examined by the medical provider/nurses as quickly as possible. Parents will not be notified of minor concerns or routine non-emergency visits. However, should a student be referred to a specialist, or in the case of an emergency, the medical team at the health center makes every attempt to notify you as quickly as possible. Students who spend the night at the Health Center have phones in their rooms and may call you at any time. Students also come to the health center to obtain their daily and weekly prescription medications.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the health center at 574-842-7800
Please note that we also partner with a team of athletic trainers who attend our intramural games and rigorous activities as an additional layer of vigilance to our student’s health and well-being.
All medications brought to camp must be checked at the Health Center as part of the registration process upon arrival. A seven-day supply of medication is dispensed weekly to Upper School students, who are responsible for keeping their medication secure and following prescription guidelines. Counselors will attempt to remind students to take their medication, but students are ultimately responsible for taking their own medication.
Head Lice Check
To be proactive, it is a good idea to have your child's head checked by a local health care provider or a qualified professional (such as a school nurse, lice company, primary care doctors’ office) prior to arriving at camp. This is especially important if you feel that your child may be at risk for head lice. Although frequent head checks prior to camp may help in detecting an early outbreak before arrival at camp, it does not eliminate the possibility of lice being found during student registration.
A head lice check will be performed on all summer students as the first step of on-campus registration. If lice are found, the student will need to have treatment prior to being permitted into the barracks/dorm. Parents/guardians will receive a lice information packet and a time to report to the Health Center for treatment. The parent/guardian will be responsible to take the child to the Health Center for the treatment at the indicated time. Those campers who arrive at registration without a parent/guardian will have arrangements coordinated at some point during the day or evening, but not during the time of registration. This may mean if treatment is needed, your child will stay at the Health Center until arrangements can be made. Your child will not be permitted into the cabin/dorm area without completion of the lice treatment. Due to high volumes at registration, the priority of the nurses is to get the campers processed through registration.
If the student arrives at a time that the treatment company is not on site and is found to be positive, they will have an enzyme oil applied to their hair/head that will start the process. Once this oil is applied, the child can return to their living quarters for the night. The student will then report to the Health Center the next day to complete the treatment.
If you have any questions about this process, please contact the Health Center at (574) 842-7800.
Required Medical Forms
- Physical Examination History and Exam
The Physical Examination History and Examination Forms must be printed and filled out by a physician and returned to Culver's Health Center via CampDocs. This form may not be filled out by a family member of the camper.
- Tetanus & Tuberculosis (TB) Screening Form and Immunization Records- Certificate of appropriate screening and immunization records must be submitted via CampDocs. This includes proof of the COVID-19 vaccine (if applicable).
- Medical Insurance Information, Card, and Authorization- All students must be covered by a comprehensive injury and sickness plan, one that meets the high cost of medical services and is accepted by local providers and practitioners. The insurance form must be provided to Culver via CampDocs by the start of camp. If a student does not have medical insurance, a temporary policy must be purchased for the time that the student is at Culver. The medical insurance will be used if a student requires a prescription and/or medical treatment that cannot be provided by the on-campus Health Center. This would include appointments with specialists (Pediatrician, Orthopedist, etc.) as well as any lab work or x-rays. If your health insurance carrier changes during camp, please supply the Health Center (via CampDocs) with the updated information. Please note that there may be additional charges on the Tuition account for supplies, over-the-counter medications, and prescriptions administered by the Health Center that may not be covered by insurance. A copy of the insurance card must be uploaded (front and back) to CampDocs. Medical consent and activity release must be submitted via CampDocs prior to arriving on campus.