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.

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

  • 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.

Counseling / Therapy Services
    • Location: Sioux Center
    • Phone: 712-722-4900
  • 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
  • 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)
  • 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
  • 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

Psychiatric / Medication Services
  • 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)

Area Medical Resources

  • Addink and Van Es Dentistry
    159 S Main Ave, Sioux Center

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