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Student Health Services (SHS) at Simpson support students in meeting their health needs while at college. Whether you need health information, assessment of an illness or injury, assistance making an appointment with a health care provider, or help navigating today’s health care and insurance system, Simpson’s professional nursing staff is here to help.  Walk-in, call, or email to contact Student Health Services staff.

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Services we offer:

  • Emergency first aid
  • Assessment of illness and injury
  • Referral and appointment assistance to appropriate health care providers (physicians, dentist, immunizations, off-campus-counselors, etc. at the student’s expense)
  • Over-the-counter medications and basic medical supplies at no charge. Includes: Acetaminophen, Ibuprofen, cold symptom relief, throat lozenges, cough drops, antibiotic ointment, bandages, disposable thermometers, etc.
  • Medical equipment: crutches, slings, ace wraps, ice packs, etc.
  • Blood pressure screenings
  • Health education materials and resources
  • Wellness programming and events such as Balance Life and Student Health 101. Check out the Balance Life events page.
  • No allergy shots are given at Student Health Services

Important Forms

Indianola Medical Clinics

Students may access medical care in Indianola at one of the following clinics. Students calling for appointments should identify themselves as a Simpson student  and present proof of insurance and photo ID.  Money may be needed for a co-pay at the time of the visit.


Indianola Family Medicine/Unity Point
301 E. Hillcrest Ave
Ph: 515-961-3700
Fax: 515-961-0161
Mon-Thurs: 8AM-7PM
Friday: 8AM-5PM
Urgent Care:
Call for appointments
Mon-Thurs: 5 PM-7PM


The Iowa Clinic
1504 N 1st St
Ph: 515-875-9000
Fax: 515-875-9521
Mon-Fri: 7AM-5:30 PM
Urgent Care/Walk-In Appointments:
Mon-Fri:7 AM- 8:30 AM & 4PM -5:30 PM


Mercy Indianola Clinic
307 E. Scenic Valley Ave
Ph: 515-961-8448
Fax: 515-643-9100
Mon-Fri: 8AM-5PM
Urgent Care
Mon-Fri: 7AM-8PM
Sat: 8AM-2PM
Sun: Noon-5PM
Physical Therapy: Mon-Fri 7AM-5PM


After Hours Care: Daily & Weekends
Emergency – Dial 911 or Campus Security @ 515-961-1711
Contact your Community Advisor (CA) or Area Coordinator if you become ill or injured.  They will assist you in accessing care.

Phone assessment of a medical situation/Daily & Weekends
My Nurse 877-242-8899
Mercy Nurse 515-243-2584