Health & Safety
At Otterbein, your well-being comes first.
Westerville & On Campus
Otterbein Police Department
Open 24/7, the OPD operates on a ‘Community Approach to Safety.’ This means they take a proactive approach to public safety, offering educational programs, emergency management, and law enforcement. OPD will be helping you during your whole time at Otterbein, starting on move-in day! They even jump batteries change tires, so you don’t have to call home and admit you don’t know how to!
Otterbein Student Health Center
At Otterbein we believe in helping you stay healthy. That’s why the Student Health Center is equipped to help you stay fit and well. We administer flu shots, routine gynecological exams, counseling for contraceptives and many other services. They can also diagnose and treat illness and injury and administer allergy injections. They will also administer immunizations such as, Tdap, vaccines, and TB skin tests. You can do all this without leaving campus.
Otterbein Counseling Center
Our trained professionals are experienced in working with college students and understanding their unique needs. If you are feeling lost, lacking energy, or are struggling with a mental illness, you can get the help and support you need, right here on campus.
Ohio Health Westerville Medical Campus
Ohio Health have an excellent setup in Westerville. With the best technology and staff, they operate a 24/7 emergency care, physical therapy and outpatient surgery care.
Mount Carmel St. Ann's Hospital
Located just 4 minutes from campus, this state of the art hospital received a ‘High Performing’ rating from U.S News & World Report, something less than 20% of hospitals receive! From its dedicated Womens Health Center, to its state of the art Cyberknife robotic radiosurgery (the first in Central Ohio) Mount Carmel St. Ann’s Hospital has everything you could want in a neighbor.
Westerville Division of Police (WPD)
Located in uptown Westerville, just two minutes from campus, our local Westerville Police have a constant presence around town and a special relationship with Otterbein. We value how they help to keep Westerville as one of the safest places in America.
Westerville Fire Department
The transition to college can be hard. But don’t worry, when you (or someone on your floor) accidentally sets off the fire alarm (toast can be really tricky to get right!) the Westerville fire department, located on Main Street, is just one minute away from campus. That means that if the unthinkable happens, help is only moments away.
Columbus Health & Safety
We hope you don’t need it, but Columbus is famous for its healthcare system. With four world-renowned, award winning health care systems, Columbus is consistently rated as one of the best Healthcare systems in the country by U.S. News & World Reports. If you’re going to get sick anywhere, you should make it Columbus!