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Health Services

Last updated October 22, 2018

 

Who is Eligible?

All full-time students (those taking 9 or more semester hours and paying the health fee) must complete the Student Health Form (including the Immunization Record).

This also allows the student to receive services at the Morningside College Student Health Center, located in the lower level, Olsen Student Center.

To avoid a delay when registering for classes or at doctor's hours, stop in or call to check if your records are complete. Health Forms are available through the Student Health Department or click here to download the health form .

Please print this form and have your health care provider sign it before submitting it.  Acceptable signatures include your school nurse, registered nurse, physician, ARNP or PA-C.

Tips for finding your immunization records: http://www.immunize.org/catg.d/p3065.pdf

Personnel and Health Center Hours

 

The Morningside College Student Health Center is located on the lower level, east wing of the Olsen Student Center.  The telephone number is 712-274-5178.

Contact 
Carol Garvey, R.N., B.A.

(712) 274-5178

.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

 

Physicians: 

On-site doctor’s hours are maintained in the Student Health Office as follows:
Dr. Janice Galli or Dr. Michael Jennings – on campus Tuesdays and Fridays from 8:00 – 9:00 a.m.
Lexi Kohn, Family Nurse Practitioner-Certified - Mondays and Thursdays, 11:30 a.m.-1:15 p.m.                                                                                                                                         

*** Doctor and Physician's Assistant visits are by appointment only ***

Please call (712) 274-5178 to set up appointment.

Health Center Hours: 

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 7:45 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Wednesday and Friday 7:45 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

 

All examinations, health records, and discussions are strictly confidential.

 

Available Services

  • Allergy and Flu Injections
  • Blood Pressure
  • Contraceptive Counseling
  • CPR Classes
  • First Aid Supplies and Services
  • Health Counseling -
    • Healthy Eating
    • Nutrition
    • Skin Care
  • Health Information, Brochures, and Resources
  • Immunizations
  • Over-the-counter Medications
  • Personal Problems Counseling
  • Screening Laboratory Tests
  • Temperatures
  • Vision Screening
  • Women's Clinic

After Hours Emergency Care

Dial 9-1-1 in case of emergency and be able to provide the address of the building where you are. Send someone to meet the emergency personnel at the door.

Emergency Numbers

St. Luke's Hospital (712) 279-3141
Mercy Medical Center (712) 279-2010
Emergency 911
Poison Center (712) 277-2222
Medi-Dial (24-hour RN) (712) 279-3333

Student Health Insurance

All students are strongly encouraged to have health insurance and to bring their insurance card with them when they come to campus, should the need arise for off-campus services while here.  Students should be knowledgeable about the use of their personal health insurance plan.

Morningside College requires all International Students and Intercollegiate Student Athletes to provide proof of health insurance.

Questions about insurance plans to cover athletes should be directed to the athletic training department at 712-274-5314.  International students must provide proof of insurance (written in English) that will cover the student while in the state of Iowa.  Questions about international student insurance should be directed to Amy Williams-Malenosky at 712-274-5552 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Self-Care Health Supplies

For All Morningside College Students (Recommended Supplies)

Over the Counter Items:

1. A working thermometer. (This is the most useful item you should/must have!)

2. Fever reducer (Acetaminophen; sample brand-name Tylenol).

3. Cough syrup/suppressant with an expectorant (approximately a 2+ week supply).

4. Ibuprofen for pain or swelling.

5. Anti-diarrheal (Example: Loperamide hcl, Immodium ).

6. Reusable ice pack (especially if accident-prone).

7. Other items or supplies for any conditions you may have

(always have a 2+ week supply).

Check expiration dates and make sure the supplies will last the entire school year. Don't forget to update these items as the dates expire. Do not use any product to which you may be allergic.

Personal Wellness

The following links are provided by the Morningside College Student Health Office for your information:

ALCOHOL RELATED INFORMATION:

Alcohol Overdose: Learn the signs and symptoms. If in doubt, call 9-1-1:  http://pubs.niaaa.nih.gov/publications/AlcoholOverdoseFactsheet/Overdosefact.htm

Beyond Hangovers:  http://pubs.niaaa.nih.gov/publications/Hangovers/beyondHangovers.htm

Mixing Alcohol with Medicines:  http://pubs.niaaa.nih.gov/publications/Medicine/medicine.htm

HEALTHFINDER is an award-winning Federal Web site developed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services together with other federal agencies. It will connect you with MANY interactive sites for you to explore - why not give it a try? http://www.healthfinder.gov/

MEN'S HEALTH NETWORK: Health information for men:  http://www.menshealthnetwork.org/healthfacts

For information about Healthy NUTRITION AND WEIGHT, check out this web site: http://www.choosemyplate.gov/index.html

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