Student Handbook – Health Care
Process for returning to Goshen College following mental health or medical hospitalization
1. The student may not re-enroll or return to campus until official authorization and documentation have been received in the associate dean of students’ office from the attending physician or psychiatrist. This means the student may not visit friends on campus, stay overnight on campus or visit the campus except for official business cleared through the dean of students’ office.
2. The student must sign a release authorizing the release of information to the associate dean of students’ office, Wellness and Health Center (i.e. director of counseling, or nurse practitioner.)
3. The student’s attending physician/psychiatrist must contact the director of counseling at Goshen College to discuss recommendation on readiness to return.
4. Clearance authorization to Goshen College comes directly from the student life office, not from the student’s attending physician/psychiatrist. The physician/psychiatrist only makes a recommendation to the associate dean of students’ office regarding the student’s readiness to return to an academic environment.