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! Learn more.

Student Health Center Update

With a wide variety of local health resources to keep you well, you can focus on the important things in your daily life, like classes and friends. Learn more.

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. Learn more.

OhioHealth Westerville Medical Campus

​300 Polaris Parkway, Columbus, Ohio 43082
Phone: (614) 533-3000

The OhioHealth Westerville Medical Campus is conveniently located and less than 2 miles from campus.
It’s a one-stop location for all of your healthcare needs, with the best technology and friendly staff. They provide a 24/7 emergency care center, imaging, lab services, physical therapy, outpatient surgery and primary care. Learn more

OhioHealth Urgent Care - Polaris

1120 Polaris Parkway, Columbus, Ohio 43240
Phone: (614) 847-1120

OhioHealth Urgent Care is only 4 miles away near Polaris and open 7 days a week. They offer in-person or video visits for everything from cold or flu-like symptoms to sprains and strains. They can also provide on-site x-rays and lab testing. Learn more

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!