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Medical Safety    
    
Life-threatening injury, 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 provide, or
  • Check the Student Health Handbook online, or
  • Visit the Campus Nurse (Liza McClure, or Vina Miller) from Monday through Friday, 9:30 AM to 4:30 PM, in the Ladies' Peace Palace at 1080 N. 4th Street, across from Argiro Center. Phone the Campus Nurse at extension 3406 or 3411.
    
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 a faculty member or administrator you may feel close to. Also, you can talk to your Residence Hall Director and/orAdvisor, or call the Associate Dean of Students, Amellia Hesse, 470-1327 (or ext. 1327); (641) 451-7417 (cell).
 
Student Support Servicesprovides 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 Student Support Services at 472-1241 or the Campus Nurse.
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