Health & Counseling Center | Briar Cliff University

Health & Counseling Center

Health & Counseling Center

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.

Counseling Center                    After Hours/Off-Campus Care

What To Do In A Crisis                Additional Resources

Nurse's Office

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.

Health Insurance

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.



Briar Cliff cultural responsivity conference will address Iowa’s changing population

Feb 18, 2019

Briar Cliff University will host its third annual cultural awareness conference, “Cultural Responsivity: Keeping Siouxland Healthy” on Wednesday, April 3 at the St. Francis Center on Briar Cliff’s campus. The conference will focus on providing culturally responsive services in the rapidly changing state of Iowa with a keynote address from Dr. Mark Grey, Director of the University of Northern Iowa: Iowa Center for Immigrant Leadership and Integration.

Apr 10, 2018
Briar Cliff recognizes Sexual Assault Awareness Month
Oct 31, 2016
Briar Cliff students take a stand against domestic violence
Oct 1, 2016
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Health & Counseling Center Staff

Jeanette Tobin
Jeanette Tobin
Director of Counseling Services
Carla Jo Morgan
(Carla) Jo Morgan
Campus Nurse & Director of Health Services

Office Details

Alverno Hall, Room G4
PHONE: (712) 279-5436
FAX: (712) 279-5426
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.
Weekends: Closed
(hours may change during summer and holidays)
Weekdays, 8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
(after hours by appointment)

Hotline Numbers

National Suicide Hotline
1-800-273-8255 (TALK)
1-888-628-9454 (Spanish)
Text “START” to 741-741 text with a trained counselor. All major carriers are free.

Suicide Prevention specialized for LGBTQ individuals- The Trevor Project
1-866-488-7386 – live text and chat

Domestic Violence Hotline, English and Spanish
1-800-799-7233 with live chat

Sexual Assault Hotline, English and Spanish
1-800-656-HOPE (4673) with live chat

Iowa Victim Service Call Center

Mental Health Hotline, English and Spanish
1-800-662-HELP (4357)

Alcohol Hotline
1-844-229-2468 English/Spanish website to find AA near you

Gambling Hotline
1-800-522-4700 or 1-800-BETSOFF 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

Upcoming Events

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