Student Health and Wellness (SHAW) offers students free, onsite telemedicine psychiatry through a partnership with University of Iowa Health Care. Virtual TelePsych visits with Physician Assistant Debra Poole of University of Iowa Health Care occur at SHAW, where you'll be connected with Debra during a s secure videoconferencing session. SHAW nurses and counselors are available to provide support during sessions.
Grinnell College covers the cost of the sessions, and your insurance is not billed for the appointments. If medication is prescribed, your insurance will be utilized at that time to cover the cost of the medication.
There are three pharmacies in Grinnell: Hy-Vee, Medicap, and Walmart. Student Health and Wellness (SHAW) can give you a ride to and from your pharmacy.
Medicap and Hy-Vee will deliver your prescriptions to SHAW upon request. The first time you pick up a prescription, you will need to visit the pharmacy to put a form of payment on file. Please note that Walmart does not deliver. It is important that you call for your refill a few days before your current prescription runs out.
- Hy-Vee pharmacy: 641-236-4287
- Medicap pharmacy: 641-236-3663
- Walmart pharmacy: 641-236-6333
In addition to pharmacies, Student Health and Wellness (SHAW) offers free transportation to your medical/mental health appointments that are in Grinnell. You may call or stop in to schedule a ride. When your appointment is done, call SHAW to be picked up and returned to campus.
If it is after hours and you need a ride to or from a medical appointment or pharmacy in town, you may call Campus Safety at 641-269-4600.
An accessible van is available if your mobility is limited. You will need to call and pre-schedule your transportation 24 hours in advance of your in-town appointment.
Free transportation is not provided to appointments outside Grinnell. However, you may schedule a ride through Facilities Management. The cost is roughly $150 to Des Moines or Iowa City.
People Rides is another option for transportation that requires a small fee. Please visit their Region 6 Planning Commission website.