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The mission of Simpson College Student Health Services (SHS) supports the mission of the college by assisting students in the pursuit of their academic goals and personal development.

More specifically, Student Health Services:

  • Provides health care and preventative care to students
  • Educates students and promotes healthy lifestyles
  • Prepares young adults to navigate the health care system
  • Teaches students how to advocate for their health care needs

SHS supports students in their academic success and teaches them life skills learned outside a class room setting.


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Orientation Issue of SH101

Student Health 101 Orientation Issue


Services we offer:

  • Emergency first aid
  • Assessment of illness and injury
  • Referral and appointment assistance to appropriate health care providers (physicians, specialists, dentist, immunizations, 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 throughout the year
  • Student Health 101
  • 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
Urgent Care:
Call for appointments

The Iowa Clinic
1504 N 1st St
Ph: 515-875-9000
Fax: 515-875-9521
Urgent Care/Walk-In Appointments Welcomed:
Call to check availability


Mercy Indianola Clinic
307 E. Scenic Valley Ave
Ph: 515-961-8448
Fax: 515-643-9100
Urgent Care
Various hours 7 days a week
 Physical Therapy


After Hours Care: Daily & Weekends
Emergency – Dial 911 or Campus Security @ 515-961-1711
Contact your Community Advisor (CA), House Advisor (HA) 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


Indianola Pharmacies

Hy-Vee 515-961-2025, 901 N. Jefferson Way
Medicap Pharmacy 515-961-5303, 208 E. Euclid
Walgreens 515-961-4867, 1000 N. Jefferson Way
Walmart 515-961-8960, 1500 N. Jefferson Way