1. You have the right to receive consultation and treatment in a timely fashion which is commensurate with your symptoms.
Your corresponding responsibility is to be proactive about contacting Student Health and Counseling Services (SHACS) when you start to feel badly, rather than waiting until your need is urgent. You are also responsible for either attending or cancelling your scheduled appointments here.
SHACS Online is an electronic record system which allows you to manage your health forms and some of your appointments at SHACS. It also automatically generates email reminders of your upcoming appointments at SHACS.
Please visit SHACS Online to:
Following are contact numbers for providers of primary health and mental health care and services in Grinnell. This list does not constitute recommendation or endorsement of any of these providers. For information about specialists, dental care providers, and providers and services in other central Iowa locations, please contact Student Health and Counseling Services at 641-269-3230.
SHACS offers integrated health and counseling services. Our nurses and therapists work closely together to offer you care appropriate for your needs.
Our health services include:
• Nursing assessments and treatment of minor illnesses and injuries
• Dispensation of over-the-counter medications
• Testing for pregnancy, HIV, mononucleosis, Strep A, hemoglobin, glucose, and urinalysisfs
• Dispensation of Plan B (at-cost fee)
The Grinnell College Libraries upgraded our Interlibrary Loan software, making it easier for you to initiate and track Interlibrary Loan requests from your residence hall, home or office through the web. Beginning August 7, 2013, you will have the ability to track the status of your requests and view a history of your ILL information! We are pleased to bring our users this enhanced service! Please let us know if you have questions.
What's it like to be a student with a disability at Grinnell? Three of our recent graduates tell their stories, talking about why they choose Grinnell, what it's like being a student with a disability here — both in and out of the classroom — and how they handled things like athletics, study abroad, mentored advanced research, internships, and developing independence.
"When you get something right in lab, it's like making a birdie or getting a one-putt," says Stephanie Spahr '14. She joins her mentor, chemistry professor Stephen Sieck, to share stories about "failed" experiments, organic chemistry, and finding success in the top programs in the country.
President Raynard Kington is pleased to announce that Kate Walker will be the next vice president of finance and treasurer of Grinnell College. Walker is currently the assistant vice president of finance for Macalester College, and she will begin work at Grinnell on October 21, 2013.
Walker will succeed Grinnell Vice President and Treasurer Karen Voss, who has for some time been planning her retirement. Voss will assist with the orientation and transition process.