Health and Counseling

Providing medical and counseling services to all full-time Dordt students during the academic school year, Student Health and Counseling Center supports students by promoting and maintaining optimal physical and emotional health as they pursue their academic and life goals. We are located in the lower level of the Campus Center. Contact us at health@dordt.edu or 712-722-6990.

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On-campus medical care

A registered nurse is on staff daily to treat a variety of medical concerns; a Nurse Practitioner is available for a limited number of hours each week. Visits are free of charge; a fee is incurred for purchase of medications or when the services of an outside laboratory are utilized. Our medical clinic hours are 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., and 12:30 – 3 p.m. Monday through Friday. We require appointments in advance.

On-campus mental health counseling

Provided by licensed mental health therapists. A limited number of sessions per year are available to students at no cost. Referrals for off-campus counseling are made for long-term needs, on-going therapy, more intensive services, or specialized services. Cost of off-campus referrals are the financial responsibility of the student. Counseling sessions are by appointment only.

About the Student Health and Counseling Center

Services and Resources

  • Emergency first aid

  • Assessment of illness and injury

  • Over-the-counter medications

  • Basic medical supplies available free of charge

  • Loan of special equipment (crutches, wheelchairs, shower chairs, hot/cold packs)

  • Blood pressure screening

  • Tuberculosis screening

  • Weight screening

  • Dressing changes

  • Ear irrigation

  • In-house rapid lab testing (strep, mono, UTI, pregnancy)

  • Travel health visits (by appointment)

  • Referrals to area healthcare providers

  • Suture removal

  • Prescriptions for medication refills (by appointment)

Dordt’s licensed therapists strive to provide faith-based Christian counseling with respect for the unique needs of each client in a safe, confidential environment, relying on God to bring restoration.

On-campus mental health counseling is available to all full-time Dordt students during the academic school year. A limited number of sessions per year are available to students at no cost. Therapists work with students experiencing emotional or relational stress such as:

  • Difficulty adjusting to college
  • Problems with eating
  • Depression
  • Anger/anxiety
  • Family problems
  • Difficulty being assertive
  • Panic attacks
  • Loss/grief
  • Perfectionism
  • Homesickness
  • Social problems
  • Roommate problems

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