Student Health and Counseling Services (SHACS) provides transportation to off-campus medical and mental health appointments in Grinnell. We also provide scheduled transportation to local pharmacies.
We would appreciate at least an hour’s notice if you will need a ride. This helps our receptionist and driver plan to get you where you need to be on time. We understand that there will be times that you will make an appointment and need to leave for it right away.
When your appointment is done, you may call SHACS to be picked up and returned to campus. If you would like to go to a pharmacy, we can drop you off at a pharmacy and pick you up again later.
An accessible van is available if your mobility is limited. Please note that priority is given to the transportation of students with limited mobility.
The first time you fill a prescription at Medicap, Hy-Vee, or Wal-Mart, you will need to go to the pharmacy. Thereafter, if you would like, Medicap and Hy-Vee will deliver your prescriptions to SHACS and you can pick them up here. If you take a prescription every month, you will need to call your pharmacy to request your refills and to request delivery to SHACS. It is important that you call a few days before your current prescription runs out. Please note that Wal-Mart does not deliver. At 12:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, we provide transportation to Wal-Mart so you can pick up prescriptions. Earlier in the day, you must verify that your prescription is ready to be picked up. If you have an urgent need to pick up a prescription at other times, we can provide transportation. Please call and schedule a ride to your pharmacy.
- Hy-Vee pharmacy: 641/236-4287
- Medicap pharmacy: 641/236-3663
- Wal-Mart pharmacy: 641/236-6333
Another way to pick up prescriptions at Wal-Mart is by the PeopleRides shuttle. The shuttle leaves the JRC at 12:00 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays and goes to Wal-Mart. The shuttle leaves Wal-Mart and returns to campus at 1:15 p.m. The cost is $1.00 each way and tickets may be purchased at the Grill, the Bookstore, and Campus Safety and Security. If you choose to pick up your prescriptions using the PeopleRides shuttle, make sure beforehand that your prescription is filled and ready for you.
Campus Safety and Security
If you are discharged from Grinnell Regional Medical Center after hours and need to pick up a prescription, Campus Safety and Security can take you to your pharmacy. Again, please be sure that your prescription has been filled and is ready for you to pick it up.