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About Our Office
The Health and Counseling Center has a licensed nursing staff and counselor. The office provides basic health services at no cost to students. Walk-ins are welcome; no appointments necessary.
Counseling services are available, free and confidential for all Briar Cliff students. The campus counselor is a licensed independent social worker (LISW) that works with many life issues including: depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, stress, alcohol or drug use/abuse, relationship issues, sexual abuse and domestic violence. Please make an appointment by stopping in, or you can call or email the counselor anytime with questions or concerns.
FOR OFF-CAMPUS STUDENTS: If you find yourself in crisis, and do not live close to the Sioux City campus, you can receive help. Please call (800) 273-8255. You will be connected to a trained counselor at a crisis center in your area. This service is available 24/7, 365 days per year. For more information, see the after-hours/off-campus care page.
Students needing treatment or advice from the nurse's office are encouraged to visit or walk-in. However, if it is an emergency, you should call 911 as soon as possible. During office hours, a campus nurse is on hand. You can also be examined by a nurse practitioner, who is on campus twice a week (Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.). While our office provides basic health services at no cost to our students, there are minimal charges for laboratory testing, tuberculosis screenings and immunizations.
All students carrying nine or more credit hours on the Briar Cliff University campus are required to carry health insurance. Coverage may be through the student’s parents or through insurance students carry on their own.
Medical History Form
All athletes who wish to compete for Briar Cliff are required to complete a standard medical history form upon admission to the University. Also, non-athletes may also fill out a standard medical history form to help improve patient care at our Health Services office.
The Human Library is returning to Briar Cliff University for its fourth consecutive year on September 19, from 10 am – 2 pm in the Saint Francis Center.
- September is Suicide Awareness Month
We're here to help. Reach out to our office by clicking the link below.
Health & Counseling Center Staff
Alverno Hall, Room G4
|PHONE: (712) 279-5436|
|FAX: (712) 279-5426|
|HEALTH CLINIC HOURS:
Monday: 8 a.m. — 2 p.m.
Tuesday: 8 a.m. — 1 p.m.
Wednesday: 8 a.m. — 2 p.m.
Thursday: 8 a.m. — 1 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m. — 1 p.m.
(hours may change during summer and holidays)
Weekdays, 8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
(after hours by appointment)
National Suicide Hotline
Text “START” to 741-741 text with a trained counselor. All major carriers are free.
Suicide Prevention specialized for LGBTQ individuals- The Trevor Project
https://thetrevorproject.org – live text and chat
Domestic Violence Hotline, English and Spanish
http://www.thehotline.org with live chat
Sexual Assault Hotline, English and Spanish
https://www.rainn.org with live chat
Iowa Victim Service Call Center
Mental Health Hotline, English and Spanish
https://www.aa.org English/Spanish website to find AA near you
1-800-522-4700 or 1-800-BETSOFF
http://www.ncpgambling.org with live chat
Narcotics Anonymous Hotline
National Quit Smoking Hotline
1-800-784-8669 (QUIT NOW)
Veteran Crisis Line
1-800-273-8255 Press 1