Student Health and Wellness

COVID-19 Information

Student Booster Upload Instructions  

  • Go to https://shacscom.grinnell.edu/ and log in. 
  • On the left navigation, click on “Medical Clearances.” 
  • Click the “Update” button next to COVID. 
  • Click the “Upload” button under COVID-19 Vaccination Card Upload 
  • Upload your vaccine record here.    
  • Proceed to enter your vaccination date under date 3  
  • Next submit your vaccine 3 information by using the drop-down options.  
  • Click “Done.”   

To request to waive your required immunizations based on a medical or religious exemption, please email SHAW for further instructions regarding this process. 

Employee Booster Upload Instructions

  • Go to https://shacscom.grinnell.edu/ and log in. 
  • On the home page, click on the red “Enter My COVID-19 Vaccination Information” button. 
  • Click on the green “Upload” button. 
  • Upload your vaccine information. 
  • Review to make sure you selected the correct document and click the green “Looks Good” button. 
  • Enter the date of your booster and the brand of vaccine you received. 
  • Click “Done.” 
  • The status will remain “Not Compliant” with the details “Awaiting Review,” as a SHAW nurse must manually review and approve the document. Once this has been done, the status will change to “Compliant” and the details to “Satisfied.” 

Employees seeking religious or medical exemptions should contact the Human Resources Office. The College will work with collective bargaining leaders to discuss vaccination requirements for union-represented staff members. 


Winter Break Hours

SHAW will be open Monday–Friday from 8 a.m.–5 p.m. except on the following days, when SHAW will be closed for staff trainings, meetings, holidays, etc.

  • Wednesday, Dec. 22 — closing at noon
  • Thursday, Dec. 23 through Monday, Jan. 3  — reopening Tuesday, Jan. 4
  • Tuesday, Jan. 11
  • Friday, Jan. 14
  • Monday, Jan. 17
  • Wednesday, Jan. 19

If you have an emergency, call 911.

Call 641-269-3230 to leave a message for SHAW staff to return when open, get connected to a residence life coordinator or Campus Safety, consult with a tele-nurse over the phone, or speak with a tele-counselor over the phone.

You can also register for Virtual Care Group which provides virtual counseling and doctor’s appointments.


Student COVID-19 Walk-in Testing

Winter Break Testing: Monday–Friday, noon-–1 p.m. when SHAW is open

Spring Semester Testing: Monday–F noon–3 p.m. when SHAW is open

SHAW will be offering free antigen testing without an appointment during specified hours for students with mild symptoms. Students experiencing more severe symptoms or symptoms that have lasted for longer than a few days should call SHAW immediately at 641-269-3230 to schedule an appointment with a nurse. The nurse will provide a full evaluation and administer a test for COVID in addition to other illnesses as symptoms can overlap. SHAW can then provide the appropriate over-the-counter medication or follow-up care as needed. The walk-in testing clinic is an appropriate testing option only for students who have mild symptoms and are concerned they may unknowingly spread COVID-19 while attending classes or being in close proximity to others. Students with a fever greater than 100°F or who are too ill to attend classes should contact SHAW to schedule an appointment.

Location:
Northeast door of the Forum by the railroad tracks and parking lot closest to the Noyce building.

Hours:
Monday – Friday

  • 7–9 a.m.
  • noon–1 p.m.
  • 3:30–4:30 p.m.

Mild symptoms include (not limited to):

  • slight sore throat
  • runny or stuffed up nose
  • slight cough
  • headache

Severe symptoms include:

  • new loss of taste/smell
  • strong cough
  • shortness of breath
  • difficulty breathing
  • extremely sore throat
  • fever (100°F or greater)
  • muscle or body aches
  • etc.

We want to make it impeccably clear that our staff here at the Student Health and Wellness Center (SHAW) stands in solidarity with black people. All lives will not matter until Black Lives Matter.

Read the full statement from SHAW.


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 empower students and help 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. To help support this, a SHAW Student Advisory Council was formed.

Department Information

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

Hours

Monday-Friday
Office Hours: 8 a.m.–5 p.m.

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

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