Health Services

We are proud of our high quality medical and counseling services provided in our on-campus Health Center. Our Health Center aims to provide a holistic health experience for students in an accessible location. Through our partnership with Sarasota Memorial Health (SMH), we have a Physician Assistant available for medical visits Monday-Friday, 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM. After hours, a student can visit any of the Sarasota Memorial walk-in clinics, show their Ringling Student ID, and be seen without cost (additional testing and medication would be billed through insurance). When needed, the Health Services staff can assist students in setting up a wide range of additional services with a small co-pay and billing to students’ insurance through Sarasota Memorial’s network of providers. Medical oversight is provided by SMH and administrative management of the medical team and counseling staff is provided by the Associate Dean of Students and Director of Health Services. For a full list of services, please visit

Within Health Services, the Peterson Counseling Center offers confidential counseling services to all students at no cost. Services include individual, group, consultation and walk-in crisis services, as well as psychiatric services for on-going therapy clients.

Recreation and Wellness coordinates a range of outdoor events and team sports for students.

General Office Hours

The Health Center is located at 2712 Bradenton Road. Its hours of operation are Monday to Friday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm with other hours as announced. The Health Center is closed on weekends and during official College Holidays.

Emergency Services

In case of emergency after 4:30 pm and on weekends, please contact the Office of Public Safety at 941- 359-7500 and an officer will contact the on-call staff.

Documented Disabilities

The staff of the Ringling College Health Center is not able to provide assessment and/or documentation of learning disabilities. Receiving services from PCC or SMH will not lead to accommodations or other services, even if you disclose a qualifying disability. Disabilities services are available to anyone with a condition that interferes with classes, coursework or activities on campus and accommodations can only be arranged through Student Access Services. Appropriately credentialed and licensed professionals for a specific disability can provide the required testing and documentation required for approval of accommodations at Ringling College of Art and Design.