Health & Counseling Center

About the Student Health & Counseling Center

The Grace College Student Health & Counseling Center (SHCC) exists to serve students in the Grace College community. At the SHCC, services are tailored to mirror the institutional mission. All services offered are founded upon Biblical principles and incorporate appropriate medical and psychological knowledge, as well as research. Physical and mental health services are available to Grace College undergraduate students. For graduate students, there is only limited counseling services provided.

Health Services Available

  • Medical assessments for an array of issues from the common cold to emergency services
  • Triage and referral to appropriate medical care as needed
  • Host a TB Test Clinic and Health Fair
  • Travel consultations available for Go Encounter and/or other cross cultural experiences, including CDC vaccination recommendations
  • Assistance with special meal and housing exemptions, as well as permanent or temporary disability support services
  • Administrative contact for the international student health insurance program

Counseling Services Offered

  • Grace College Counseling Center services primarily are intended to be short-term and solution-focused in nature.
  • While counseling services typically occur one-on-one, should it be beneficial for a given student’s care there are provisions for adding others to a session.
  • Issues addressed may include: relationships, mood and anxiety management, life adjustments, faith, trauma, stress, body image, and school performance.
  • Services not offered through the Counseling Center include: testing, psychotropic prescription management, or substance detoxification. Such needs will be referred to local treatment facilities for further care.
  • Topical groups offered throughout the year may include: body image, stress management, substance use or abuse, and life adjustments.

How & When To Seek Help

Health Center

  • Health Center Hours are Monday through Friday, 9:00am to 3:00pm.
  • During office hours, health assessments with the Nurse do not require an appointment.
  • A health assessment with the Nurse is free of charge, with some testing available at a minimal charge.

Counseling Center

  • Counseling Center hours are Monday through Friday, 9:00am to 5:00pm, plus by appointment only Tuesday and Wednesday evenings through 8:00 pm.
  • Counseling Pre-Registration Forms may be completed: 1) in the office, 2) via our webpage at https://portal.grace.edu/ICS/Campus_Life/Health_Center, or 3) by email request to counselingcenter@grace.edu. You also are free to call the office for further direction.
  • Counseling services for undergraduates are provided free of charge for 10 sessions each semester. Sessions after 10 are $5 each. Counseling Services for graduate students are $20 per session. All group sessions are free of charge. No insurance claims or documentation will be filed.

Emergencies

  • During office hours both health and counseling walk-ins are welcome.
  • After-hour emergencies are referred to the RD-On-Call (574.635.5737) or Campus Safety (574.269.5344).

Sick Policy

  • In the event that you experience an illness that will prevent you from attending a scheduled class or chapel session, when at all possible please visit or call the Health Center prior to 10:00 am. Meanwhile, you are responsible to notify any professor(s) of your absence and to arrange for any missed assignments. 

Contact Us:

For additional information, questions or concerns, feel free to contact the SHCC at healthcenter@grace.edu or 574.372.5100, ext. 6742.