Staying Healthy in College

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This time of the year is when you start hearing people talk about how they are feeling run down both physically and emotionally. Finals and so many obligations as well as anticipating the spring semester can take a toll on students. Thankfully, Iowa State has already taken that into consideration and can provide you with the resources and help that you need!

If students are considering counseling or feeling like they need someone to listen to them, Iowa State provides Student Counseling Services. It’s nice because intake appointments are on a walk in basis on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday from 8-3 so there’s bound to be a time where you aren’t in class. Counseling Services also offers workshops, process groups, as well as individual and couples modes to address personal stress, mood or motivation problems. To find more information about counseling, privacy, or helping a friend out, you can visit here.

When I am feeling sick, I know the last thing I want to do is go to a health center, especially if it is far away. Conveniently, Iowa State has the Thielen Health Center located on campus across from State Gym. I personally have used this health center a few times and the staff there has always been friendly and provided me with professional and timely service. The health center is open weekdays from 8-5 and Saturdays from 9-noon. The health center specializes in more than just taking care of students once they are sick but also in vaccinations and immunizations for prevention, provide physical exams, as well as much more. If a student has a specific healthcare need, he or she can receive a referral to specialists too. Another convenient bonus to the Thielen Health Center is that there is a small pharmacy located there too so when you are prescribed medicine, you can pick it up right there (and put it on your U-Bill too!)

These services are provided by Iowa State to ensure that students are able to be their healthiest and happiest while discovering their adventure at Iowa State.

Posted by: Selia Schneider