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Health Services Staff

Benna Easter ARNP, Family Nurse Practitioner

Director of Student Health Services
Campus Nurse

Phone: 641.784.5372
    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.

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:
Graceland students are required to complete the Health History and Immunization Form.  The form only needs to be submitted once for the entire time of enrollment.
Required: MMR #1 and MMR #2 (Mumps, Measles, and Rubella). 
Recommended:The Hepatitis B series, Meningitis and HPV(Gardisil).
Graceland students are REQUIRED to have an insurance plan.  USA residents that need to purchase insurance may choose to use this resource:
International students will be automatically enrolled with LewerMark Health Insurance which will be charged to their student account each semester.  Here is a short introductory video regarding the insurance plan in the USA. 
For more information about the International Student Health Insurance plan please visit If a student has health coverage that matches or exceeds the LewerMark plan, please contact to be considered for an insurance waiver. Questions about benefits contact
For a complete outline of the Health Requirements, please click here.


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.


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 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 that are required and recommended are to be documented in the Health Form that can be accessed from this page and submitted electronically.
Required: MMR #1 and MMR #2 (Mumps, Measles, and Rubella). 
Recommended:The Hepatitis B series, Meningitis and HPV(Gardisil).