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Health Services Staff
 

Benna Easter ARNP, Family Nurse Practitioner

Director of Student Health Services
Campus Nurse

Phone: 641.784.5372
E-Mail: easter@graceland.edu
    Fax: 641.784.5434
 

Peggy Geiger, Office Manager

Phone:  641.784.5370
 

Mission Statement

 
Mission Statement:
Graceland Student Health Services is committed to enhancing the student's educational process by modifying or removing health-related barriers to learning, promoting optimal wellness, helping students make informed health related decisions and assisting students to be self-directed and good healthcare consumers. Consistent with the mission of the university, Health Services not only facilitates academic success but prepares the student to become vital and functional members of society with productive careers and rich lives.

Location:
Bottom floor of Walker residence hall. Entrance faces Tess Morgan parking lot.

Hours: 8 am until 5 pm, Monday - Friday.

Phone Number: 641-784-5372 or 5370
 
 
 

Health Form

Student Health Services requires all students to complete a health form and to submit it electronically. Be sure to have immunization records and insurance information handy before doing so.
Click here for access to the form: health form
 
 

SH101 Orientation Issue

 

Click below to go to the Orientation Issue:

Student issue: http://readsh101.com/go2graceland.html
 
1.   Graceland students are required to complete the Health History and Immunization Form.  The form only needs to be submitted once for your entire term of enrollment.
 
2.   In accordance with the Affordable Care Act, Graceland students are REQUIRED to purchase the student insurance plan.  If a non-International student is already covered by a health insurance plan, this requirement may be waived by completing the Student Health Insurance Waiver.
 
Please click here for more information regarding the Student Health Insurance Plan and the Student Health Insurance Waiver Form.
 
For a complete outline of the Health Requirements, please click here.

Absences

The protocol is for a student to call or email teachers to inform them of the reason for an absence from class when ill.  Students may give professors permission to call Health Services for validation that the student was in to the Health Center for evaluation and treatment of illness.

After Hours

For emergencies dial 911

For medical questions or non-emergency problems try calling the campus nurse practitioner at her home.  Her phone number is posted in the residence halls.   Decatur County Hospital can be called at any hour at 1-641-446-4871. The Hospital has a 24 hour emergency room and is located in Leon, Iowa on the southern part of Church Street.

Confidentiality

All medical records within Student Health Services are maintained in strict confidence. No information is released without the student's written and signed consent.

Equipment

Equipment loaned out to students include:

  • Crutches
  • Canes
  • Splints
  • Braces
  • Ace wraps
  • Heating pads
  • Slings
  • Vaporizors and basins

Students are charged for items not returned

Immunizations

Immunizations that are required and recommended are to be documented in the Health Form that can be accessed from this page and submitted electronically.
Required: All immunizations that are acquired in early childhood. Particularly two MMR vaccines. 
Recommended:The Hepatitis B series, Meningitis and HPV(Gardisil).

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