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 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. Visits are free of charge; a fee is incurred for purchase of medications or when the services of an outside laboratory are utilized. We are open Monday through Friday when classes are in session. A walk-in clinic is available to students from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.; visits from 12:30 – 3 p.m. are by appointment.

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.

Immunization and Health Requirements

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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, COVID, influenza, UTI, pregnancy)

  • Travel health visits (by appointment)

  • Referrals to area healthcare providers

  • Suture removal

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

Area Medical Resources

Area Mental Health Resources

  • National Suicide Hot Line: Dial 988
  • Sioux County Mobile Crisis Services: 1-844-345-4569
  • Your Life Iowa
    • Crisis Line: 855-581-8111 or access support through the website
    • 24/7 confidential support (text, phone, chat) for suicidal thoughts, mental health, alcohol, drugs, and gambling.

All Things New Therapy Services

  • Counseling for individuals, children, & families
  • Location: Orange City
  • Phone: 712-737-9444

Bethesda Christian Counseling

  • Individual, marital, and family counseling
  • Locations: Sioux Center and Orange City
  • Phone: 712-737-2635

Creative Living Center, P.C.

  • Licensed mental health & psychiatric provides
  • Locations: Sioux Center, Orange City, Rock Valley, Sheldon, and Hawarden
  • Phone: 1-888-587-2537 or 712-476-5245

Elevate Therapy and Assessment

  • Location: Orange City, Milford, IA
  • Phone: (712) 388-6200

Family Solutions Services, INC.

  • Counseling for individual, marital, family, grief/loss, and EAP
  • Locations: Orange City, LeMars, and Sioux City
  • Phone: 712-707-9222 (Orange City office)

Joan Andres Therapy Services

  • Joan Andres, LMFT, LMHC
  • Location: Orange City, IA
  • Phone: (712) 360-0399

Plains Area Mental Health

  • Counseling for depression, anxiety/fears, stress, school/work difficulties, and family or marital conflict
  • Location: Satellite office, Orange City
  • Phone: 800-325-1192

Promise Community Health

  • Location: 33 4th St. NW, Sioux Center, IA
  • Phone: 712-722-1700

Renew Counseling

Restore Therapy & Counseling

Seasons Center for Behavioral Health

  • Offers a broad range of psychiatric and behavioral health services
  • Locations: Sioux Center, Rock Rapids, Sheldon, and others
  • Phone: 1-800-242-5101
  • 24-hour Crisis Line: 1-844-345-4569

Sioux Center Health Behavioral and Mental Health Services

  • Phone: 712-722-2609

Sioux County Community Services

  • Location: Orange City
  • Phone: 712-737-2999

Suicide Crisis Line

  • Phone: 712-252-5000
  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 800-273-8255

Alcoholics Anonymous

  • Location: 232 16th St SE, Sioux Center
  • Meetings: Thursdays, 8-9 p.m. (see website for other area locations/meetings)

Celebrate Recovery

  • Bridge of Hope Ministries, Sioux Center, IA
  • Phone: 1-712-722-3951

Keystone Treatment Center

  • Location: Canton, SD
  • Phone: 1-605-961-5593

New Life Treatment Center

  • Location: Woodstock, MN
  • 1-507-777-4321

Plains Area Mental Health

  • Locations: Le Mars, IA & Orange City, IA
  • Phone: 1-888-546-0730

Rosecrance Jackson Centers

  • Location: Le Mars, IA
  • Phone: 1-712-217-0419

Seasons Center for Behavioral Health

  • Locations: Sioux Center, Sheldon, Rock Rapids, Spencer, IA
  • Phone: 1-800-242-5101

National Alcohol Hotline: 1-800-252-6465
SAMHSA Hotline: 1-800-662-HELP (4357)
Quitline Iowa: 1-800-784-8669; (Tobacco)

Sioux Center Behavioral Health 712-722-8222

  • Jeanne Kleinhesselink, DNP, PMHNP, FNP
  • Specialty: Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner/Family Nurse Practitioner
  • 1101 9th St SE Sioux Center, IA 51250
    (Located in the Sioux Center Health Medical Clinic/Hospital)

Renew Psychiatric Services 712-560-3912

  • Heather Glasser, MSN, ARNP, PMHNP
  • Suite 1400 400 Central Ave NW, Orange City, IA 51041

Promise Community Health

  • Location: 33 4th St. NW, Sioux Center, IA
  • Phone: 712-722-1700

Bethesda Christian Counseling, Midwest Inc. 712-737-2635; 1-800-269-3160

Creative Living Center (712) 476-5245

  • Lauri Wolter, APRN, PMHNP
  • Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner in both Iowa and South Dakota
  • 1905 10th Street Rock Valley, IA 51247
  • email:

Seasons Center for Behavioral Health 1-800-242-5101

  • Serves 12 counties in NW Iowa

Avera Medical Group University Psychiatry Associates
605-322-5700 or 877-605-5700

  • Located on 2nd floor of Avera Behavioral Health
    4400 West 69th St Suite 1500 Sioux Falls, SD 57108

Associates for Psychiatric Services 712-234-0220

Dean and Associates 712-274-6729

  • 3549 Southern Hills Drive, Sioux City, Iowa 51106


  • Free Christian support and mentorship services
  • Location: Sioux Center, IA
  • Phone: 712-722-4900

Bethany Christian Services

  • Adoption Services Location: Orange City
  • Phone: 712-737-4831

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