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Health Services

The mission of the Health & Wellness Center is to optimize the college experience for all students by addressing their medical and mental health concerns and by promoting healthy behaviors and lifestyle choices. To achieve optimal health among our campus community, the Center provides a team of health professionals including a licensed professional nurse, part-time physician, psychiatric PA, two mental health counselors, and a medical assistant. The Health & Wellness Center sponsors health promotion programs and events on campus, and partners with providers from the community to offer students free HIV/STI testing, immunizations, yoga classes, and other health and wellness services. In the event that the Center does not have the resources to meet a particular medical need, students will be referred to a local provider.

In order to make sure we are supporting anyone in our community who might become sick during the present COVID-19 pandemic, and to limit exposure to others, we have developed an online form for faculty, staff, and students to self-report if they are 1) experiencing COVID-19 symptoms (fever, cough, shortness of breath), 2) experiencing these symptoms and been tested, but waiting results, or 3) been tested, and notified of a positive result. Read more here.

Location 

The Health & Wellness Center is located in the rear of Hendren Hall, past the Business Office and across from the Residence Life offices. The Center is open Monday - Thursday, 8:30 AM -5:00 PM with Dawn Frederickson, LPN.

For emergencies please call 911 or Campus Safety at (208) 459-5151.

Appointments 

Walk-ins are welcome and encouraged. Students may also schedule an appointment by contacting medical assistant, Wendy Chandler at (208) 459-5266.

For emergencies, please call 911 or Campus Safety at (208) 459-5151.  

Services

  • Assessment, treatment, and referral as needed, for an illness or injury
  • Over-the-counter medications and treatments for common ailments
  • Throat culture to screen for strep throat
  • Blood pressure checks
  • Flu vaccine (Fall Term)
  • Loan service for crutches, wheelchair
  • Health information
  • Free condoms
  • Annual Health Fair
  • Free STI Testing (twice monthly)
  • Free services from Thomas Young, MD, please call for an appointment.

We're grateful for these resources sent to us by Primary Health:

Did you know ... there is a Primary Health location a half-mile from campus on 21st Street? Learn more here.

Confidentiality 

All information discussed in the nurse's office is CONFIDENTIAL and will not be disclosed without your written permission. The exceptions to confidentiality are that Idaho State Law requires health professionals must report limited information if there is a reasonable suspicion that a minor, handicapped, or elderly person is being abused; if ordered to do so in a court of law; or if a person presents a serious danger of harming themselves or others.