McLaren Family Medicine- An Affiliate of Kettering University
This is a one-stop shop for most medicial services that students will require. Coordination of benefits and referrals will be handled by the office team. You must present a picture ID and your insurance card at your first visit. Please state that you are a Kettering student and have your insurance information available when you call to make your first appointment.
Acute care clinics every weekday afternoon on a first come, first service basis. Sign-in between 12:30-1:15 p.m. for same day care that afternoon. Or schedule an appointment with a doctor during regular business hours at a time that works within your schedule.
Transportation can be arranged with Campus Safety for those students who are unable to secure a ride or are too ill to get to the office on their own.
McLaren Family Medicine
3230 Beecher Road, Suite #1
Flint, MI 48532
8-5 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, Friday
8-6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday
Frequently Asked Questions & Service Features
Effective October 1, 2012, Kettering University will provide significantly expanded physician services at the McLaren Family Medicine Residency Center (MFMRC), located near campus. We provide the following information to familiarize you with new physician services and changes to medical services available on campus.
Exactly what changes will take place?
Effective October 1, Kettering University will provide students access to physician services at the McLaren Family Medicine Residency Center, located less than two miles from campus at 3230 Beecher Road, Suite 1, Flint, MI 48532 (810-342-5656). Students may access these services either by referral from the Wellness Center or personal contact. The University will provide transportation, as needed.
Q: What is the goal of moving physician services off-campus?
We seek to provide students with extensive medical care at significantly expanded hours during the week. Moving physician services to the McLaren Family Medicine Residency Practice allows us to provide students with 34 more hours’ access each week. Physicians at MFMRC will be available to students 43 hours per week; 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday-Friday, plus Tuesday and Thursday evenings, until 6:30 p.m. Students may schedule appointments around their daily schedules. Also, the MFMRC provides a wide variety of medical services needed by students but previously unavailable to them at the Wellness Center:
- 26 Physicians, including 7 Board-Certified
- Flexible Hours: Physicians available 43 hours per week, including two evenings
- Medical care available by appointment and on a walk-in basis Monday-Friday between noon and 1:15 p.m.
- MFMRC is an extension of McLaren Hospital; Kettering students will have access to all McLaren medical and hospital services, including medical professionals, x-rays, laboratory tests, etc.
- MFMRC physicians will provide referrals to psychiatrists who may diagnose and treat mental illnesses; make recommendations to students and the University regarding continuing care; medical withdrawals, etc.
- Behavioral medicine specialists (Ph.D. psychologists) who are credentialed to diagnose, evaluate, and prescribe accommodations for students with disabilities. MFMRC psychologists will make referrals to medical doctors (M.D.’s) for students who require psychotropic drugs and other prescription medications.
- Students may continue to utilize local urgent care centers, however, these expanded physician services should eliminate the need to do so in most cases.
- The University will continue to utilize McLaren Hospital’s Emergency Room for critical situations.
Q: What medical professonals will be available on campus?
A Licensed Practical Nurse is available 40 hours per week (8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.), Monday-Friday in the Wellness Center. The nurse will assess students and provide guidance for self care of minor injuries and illnesses, as appropriate. The nurse will also measure vital signs and arrange prompt medical evaluation at the MFMRC for students with serious symptoms. There is no charge for nursing services received at the Wellness Center.
Q: What services will students receive at the McLaren Family Medicine Residency Center?
Prompt access to physicians located at the MFMRC: Students may schedule a specific appointment time, on their own or through the Wellness Center. Appointments will be scheduled on the same day, whenever possible, or as soon as possible thereafter.
Access to physicians located at the MFMRC will also be available during Acute Care Walk-in Clinic hours, Monday-Friday, noon to 1:15 p.m. Students who sign in by 1:15 p.m. will be seen by a physician that day, on a first-come, first-served basis.
Primary Medical Care: MFMRC physicians will provide primary medical care to Kettering students, diagnosing and treating basic medical conditions. The physicians will provide referrals for students whose conditions require a specialist’s attention, including psychologists and psychiatrists.
Physical Examinations: MFMRC physicians will conduct physical examinations for cooperative employment, study abroad, and other student-related purposes by appointment.
Women’s Health Care: Health care for women, including routine gynecological examinations, pap smears, testing and treatment for sexual transmitted diseases, and pregnancy testing. Contraceptives and other forms of birth control may be obtained through the MFMRC.
Allergy Injections: MFMRC physicians will refer students requiring allergy injections to a McLaren allergist, located in Flint.
Laboratory Tests & X-Rays: MFMRC will prescribe and carry out laboratory tests and x-rays at the Beecher Road location, whenever possible. Some tests and x-rays may be carried out at other McLaren locations.
Immunizations: MFMRC will immunize students against a variety of diseases, by appointment.
Mental Health Services: Clinical psychologists are available by appointment at the MFMRC. Also, MFMRC physicians will refer students to licensed mental health professionals within the McLaren system, as appropriate. (Mental health counseling is also available through the Wellness Center on the Kettering University campus, as well as through our Student Assistance Program. See below.)
Disability Services: MFMRC physicians will refer Kettering University students to licensed health care professionals qualified to diagnose, treat, evaluate, and prescribe accommodations recommendations for conditions which meet criteria established by the Americans with Disabilities Act, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, including learning disabilities, Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder, psychological or mental disorders, physical or other health impairments, hearing impairments and deafness, speech impairments, visual impairments and blindness, and other disorders.
Obstetrics: MFMRC physicians are fully credentialed to provide prenatal care and to deliver babies at McLaren-Flint. Higher-risk obstetrical services are available by referral, as needed.
Minor Surgery and Fracture Care: MFMRC physicians will treat injuries, including lacerations, minor trauma, and other sports-related conditions. These services will be provided at the Beecher Road location whenever possible. The MFMRC will arrange consultations with other McLaren physicians for more serious injuries and accidents, on an as needed basis.
Dermatology: MFMRC physicians will treat all common skin problems including acne, allergic disorders and eczema. Consultations with a dermatology specialist will be arranged, as needed.
Q: Where is MFMRC located?
The McLaren Family Medicine Residency Center is located at 3230 Beecher Rd., Suite 1, Flint, MI, 48532. The clinic is approximately 1.7 miles from the University.
Q: How can ill or injured students get to the MFMRC?
Kettering University’s Campus Safety officers will provide transportation to the MFMRC, upon request and at no cost. All officers are certified in CPR and First Aid.
Q: What will medical services at MFMRC or other McLaren facilities cost?
MFMRC will bill students’ insurance companies for all professional services, tests, x-rays, products, etc. Students will be responsible for all costs associated with deductibles, co-pays, and other non-covered expenses.
Q: Will the Kettering University Student Accident & Sickness Insurance Plan cover my medical expenses at the MFMRC?
Our Student Accident & Sickness Insurance plan covers medical expenses outlined in their policy brochure. The plan has designated the MFMRC as a preferred provider. Students enrolled in the plan should contact the plan administrator, Chartis, for further information.
Q: What if I have health insurance coverage from another company?
We recommend students, in consultation with their parents, contact their individual health insurance providers to determine covered and non-covered expenses. The MFMRC accepts many insurance plans, including Kettering's Student Accident & Sickness plan. Students and their parents may call the MFMRC at (810) 342-5656 to obtain further information.
The Wellness Center will continue to provide on-campus counseling and disability services during regular business hours. Also, students may access our Student Assistance Program 24/7, 365 days a year by calling (855) 774-4700. [See Student Assistance Program] Visit the Wellness Center home page.