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Life Threatening Injury or Illness, or Loss of Consciousness

Dial 911 from any phone. Stay on the phone until you are sure that the ambulance service knows how to get to campus and locate buildings on campus. An ambulance should arrive within minutes. Then call Campus Security at ext. 1115 (641-472-1115). 

Serious Injuries: Call 911 as above, or call Campus Security at ext. 1115 (641-472-1115). The security officer will help you obtain the necessary medical care.

Non-Life-Threatening Injuries or Illness: Call or visit your health care provider. You may also call or visit the Campus Nurse, Deidre Lentz, R.N., Monday through Friday, 1:00–4:00 p.m. ext. 3411 (641-472-7000 ext. 3411), Dreier Building, Room 236, or call Campus Security at ext. 1115 (641-472-1115), to help you get the necessary assistance.

Psychological Distress Warning signs: The following are signs of possible psychological strain or problems:

   excessive worrying

   difficulty sleeping

   feeling isolated

   excessive or poor appetite

   irregular bowel habits

   abdominal pains

   frequent headaches

   energy fluctuations

  mood fluctuations

   difficulty concentrating or completing academic assignments

What to Do: Talking to friends may be helpful, but sometimes is difficult. You may find that talking to someone with more life and college experience can be invaluable. Feel free to talk to any member of the Department of Student Life.  

The Director of Student Support Services, Dr. Jonathan Shapiro provides free private consultations, as well as referrals to licensed therapists. Call for an appointment at 641-472-1241. 

For information and referrals regarding drug, alcohol, or tobacco use/abuse, contact the Director of Student Support Services at 472-1241 or the Campus Nurse at 641-472-7000, ext. 3411.

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