Last updated September 01, 2020
Student Health is located on the lower level, east wing of the Olsen Student Center. The telephone number is 712-274-5178.
Personnel and Health Center Hours
Health Center Hours:
Monday - Friday 7:45 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
On-site doctor’s hours are maintained in the Student Health Office as follows:
Dr. Michael Jennings – on campus Tuesdays and Fridays from 8:00 – 9:00 a.m.
Brenda Mauch, Advance Registered Nurse Practitioner - 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.
All examinations, health records, and discussions are strictly confidential.
Director of Student Health Services:
Judi Neswick MSN RN CNL NCSN
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
Services Available to Students:
- Allergy and Flu Injections
- Blood Pressure
- Contraceptive Counseling
- CPR Classes
- First Aid Supplies and Services
- Health Counseling -
- Healthy Eating
- Skin Care
- Health Information, Brochures, and Resources
- Over-the-counter Medications
- Personal Problems Counseling
- Screening Laboratory Tests
- 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.
UnityPoint Health - St. Luke's Hospital (712) 279-3141
Mercy Medical Center (712) 279-2010
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.
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.
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
How SLEEPY are you? Why should you care? Take the quiz here: Sleep Quiz
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Coronovirus (COVID-19) is a health issue being monitored by the CDC. People in the United States and Woodbury County have been diagnosed with COVID-19. The CDC has specific recommendations for foreign travel. Please follow this link for the latest information: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/index.html
Morningside College is closely monitoring the public health concern and communicating regularly with local health officials. Please visit this page for the latest information related to campus updates: https://www.morningside.edu/campus-life-and-arts/campus-safety/morningside-health-update-coronavirus-covid-19/
The CDC is also a reliable resource for the most current information on Coronavirus. Here is the link for more information: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html