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Ambler Health and Wellness Center

Located at 183 Hillsdale Street in the Ambler House, the Health and Wellness Center offers medical and mental health services.

A registered nurse is on duty Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and can be reached at (517) 607-4367. A doctor is available an hour each day, Monday through Friday. Call the center at (517) 607-4368 to set up an appointment with the doctor or one of our counseling staff.


183 Hillsdale Street
Hillsdale, MI 49242

Opening Hours

School Year
Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.


 (517) 607-4368


The Ambler House was built by Esbon Blackmar, who donated the land for Hillsdale College. Originally, the house served as a restaurant and an inn.

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Its collegiate history began in 1919, when Judge William E. Ambler, a Hillsdale alumnus and trustee, donated it to the College. A com­mittee decided it would house the home eco­nomics department. Christened “The Ambler House,” it soon became the scene of many dinners, parties, banquets, and style shows. In 1920, Judge Ambler donated a piano, pictures, and books, and he later gave one thousand dollars for addi­tional equipment.

Hillsdale’s home eco­nomics department boasted many successful graduates, including Esther Branch, nationally known cooking expert and food demon­strator; Grace Van Aken Burns, national president of the American Home Eco­nomics Asso­ciation; and Marian Willoughby, assistant pro­fessor of textiles and clothing at Purdue University.

From 1927 until 1932, Ambler House was the home of Hillsdale College President William G. Spencer. It returned to housing home eco­nomics and hosting social events until the discontinuation of the home economics department.

The Ambler House was converted into a health center in 1967, a project funded by the Women Commissioners. From 1999 to 2012, the building also housed the Sigma Alpha Iota women’s music fraternity.

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