Student Health Services
All travelers returning from affected countries in West Africa (Guinea, Sierra Leone or Liberia, or other countries where Ebola has been reported by WHO) in the past 21 days, need to contact Donna Gerlach, RN, at 605-995-2957 and the South Dakota Department of Health at 1-800-592-1861 upon arrival at their final destination.

Symptoms for Ebola include: fever, headache, joint & muscle aches, weakness, fatigue, diarrhea, vomiting, stomach pain, loss of appetite, and sometimes bleeding. More information here.


The Student Health Services office is located in the basement of Rollins Campus Center and is staffed by a registered nurse who provides services to all students Monday through Friday.

The nurse will consult with students concerning health matters and render certain health services as needed. Limited dispensary services are available under the direction of local physicians.

Since the university does not maintain a staff physician, students are referred to local doctors when deemed necessary.

Students needing a physician after Student Health Services office hours may confer with their residence directors or residence assistants for a referral or, in an emergency, use the Avera Queen of Peace Emergency Room.

The student is responsible for all costs incurred.

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