Student Health and Wellness

Student Health and Wellness (SHAW) offers an integrated model of physical health and mental health services to support the personal and academic success of all Grinnell College students. Wellness, prevention, and health promotion empowers students and helps create an environment where pursuing health and wellness is possible. We utilize a holistic approach to emphasize the spectrum of prevention, intervention, and recovery for a range of health concerns which allows us to embrace and appreciate the differences of each student’s health and wellness needs. Most of our services are covered by the cost of tuition with no additional cost to the students (and not billed to insurance). In addition to nursing, counseling, and case management appointments, we offer a variety of programs, events, and advocacy to help students navigate the world’s complexities as it relates to health and wellbeing. We also help students connect with off-campus medical and mental health providers/specialists in the community when needed. SHAW supports students’ development of autonomy to feel empowered to make informed choices about their health and wellness during college and after they graduate.

SHAW is open Monday–Friday. The office is open 8 a.m.–5 p.m. Nursing appointments are 8:30 a.m.–4 p.m. and may be scheduled online, by phone, or in person. Counseling appointments are available 9 a.m.–3 p.m. and must be made in person or via phone at 641-269-3230. 

Winter Break Hours

Closed - No Services

Tuesday Dec. 24 - Wednesday, Jan. 1
Wednesday, Jan. 8
Tuesday, Jan. 14
Monday, Jan. 20

Hours for Winter Break
 Office Hours   9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. 
 Counseling Hours   10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. 
 Nursing Hours  9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
 Prescription Deliveries   Monday – Thursday
 Transportation Hours  9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

After Hours Support

  • Need a Nurse? After hours nursing consults available at 641-269-3230. Follow the prompts to be connected with a live nurse who can help guide your health care decisions. Access more information about services after hours and local medical providers.
  • Need to Talk? 24/7 Counseling hotline available at 641-269-4404. Confidential telephone counseling for students anytime, day or night, even during breaks.
  • Campus Safety can provide rides to local hospital, doctor's office, or pharmacy after hours. Call 641-269-4600 to request your ride.
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Department Information

Forum, Lower Level
1119 Sixth Ave
Grinnell, IA 50112
United States


Office Hours: 8 a.m.–5 p.m.

Nursing Appointments: 8:30 a.m.–4 p.m.
Counseling Appointments: 9 a.m.–3 p.m.
TelePsychiatry Appointments: Monday and Thursday  8:30 a.m.–4 p.m., Wednesday: 8:30 a.m.–1 p.m.

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