Wellness Center - Health, Counseling, & Disability Services

The Zelpha McKinnon Wellness Center engages in a collaborative relationship with students, faculty, and staff to create and implement programs and services that addresses the needs of the community.  We encourage students to pursue their highest potential for well-being so they may fulfill their academic, professional, and personal aspirations.


A licensed practical nurse is available during regular business hours on campus. The nurse provides college specific nursing care and promotes health, wellness and preventive care for the student population. Care received in the Wellness Center is nurse-directed and based on physician approved clinical protocols.

All currently enrolled Kettering University students may utilize the center services. Services are free with the exception of a small charge for certain vaccinations (influenza). Students may drop in during business hours or call ahead to make an appointment. Services and programs include, but are not limited to:

  • Treatment of minor ailments and injuries (such as scrapes, colds, flu, minor injuries)
  • Advice on effective self-care and well-being including stress management
  • Referrals to community healthcare providers
  • Nurse Triage



The Wellness Center provides individual counseling to students who experience psychological, behavioral, or learning difficulties whenever they occur. Counselors are available by appointment. Students can drop by or call the Wellness Center to make an appointment. Some issues that a counselor can help with include, but are not limited to:

  • Relationship conflicts
  • Stress and/or other emotional difficulties
  • Grief and loss issues
  • Alcohol or other drug use
  • Transition to college life
  • Harassing and bullying issues
The Wellness Center provides individual counseling to students as well as 24 hour crisis counseling


Students may reach the crisis counseling at (855) 774-4700 anytime and from any location to speak directly to a licensed mental health specialists. Students in crisis (whether on campus or on a co-op assignment elsewhere) should utilize our Student Assistance Program, available 24/7, 365 days a year, through Ulliance, a national leader in providing mental health services. This University-sponsored program provides confidential crisis assistance to students at no cost.

Some of the issues that the program can help with include, but are not limited to:

  • Relationship conflicts
  • Stress or other emotional difficulties
  • Grief and loss issues
  • Alcohol or other drug use
  • Legal issues
  • Financial concerns
  • Child care resources

Additionally, Ulifeline.org is an online mental health resource for college students. This site is a resource to find various topics, articles, resources, etc. about things that are going on in your life. Utilize this site as an added support resource that enhances your relationship with our counselors on-staff.


Kettering University provides disability services in compliance with the American with Disabilities Act (1990) and its amendments, along with state and local regulations regarding students, employees, and applicants with disabilities. Under these laws, no qualified individual with a disability shall be denied access to participation in services, programs, and/or activities at Kettering.

Prospective students in the admissions process should contact the Wellness Center as soon as possible to discuss appropriate documentation needed to verify a disability and to identify the type of services, accommodations, and adaptive equipment that may be necessary. 

View or Download the Disability Services Handbook >

Kettering University offers a variety of health wellness services to ensure students whole well being


The Wellness Center is not permitted by law to disclose any medical information to a parent or guardian without the consent of the student unless the student is mentally incapacitated or threatens to harm him/herself or someone else. When parents inquire with a concern, the student is contacted directly to request permission to speak with them. If students wish to share medical information with their parents, they must complete and submit an Authorization of Release Information form at the Wellness Center.

Hours of Operation

24 hour Student Assistance Program Telephonic Counseling
(855) 774-4700

Office Hours
Monday - Friday
8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Nurse Hours
Monday - Friday
8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Counselor Hours
Monday, Thursday and Friday
9 a.m.- 2 p.m.

11 a.m.- 4 p.m.

Community Resources

McLaren Family Medicine - An Affiliate of Kettering University
(810) 342-5656

McLaren Hospital 
(810) 342-2000

Hurley Medical Center
(810) 262-9000

Genesee Urgent Care
(810) 720-8700

Genesee County Community Mental Health Services
(810) 257-3470