Health Services

Health Services' goal is to create a culture of care in which students feel cared for as individuals and is committed to encouraging students to collaborate and engage in the services provided. Health Services wants students to feel they have inherent value and the right to be treated with dignity through enhancing the educational process by helping to change or modify health-related barriers, promoting optimal wellness and educating students to make informed decisions about health-related concerns.

BVU Health Services is a professional, confidential service.

The center of the BVU campus

Phone: 712.749.1238
Fax: 712.749.1467

Siebens Fieldhouse L25

Office Hours
8 a.m.-4 p.m.

Lorie Stanton, RN BSN
Director of Health Services

How to Work With Us

Freshman and Transfer Students

Please submit your completed Student Health Form including current immunization record and insurance card front/back by Aug. 1 if entering Fall semester and Dec. 15 if entering Spring semester. This form must be received and immunization status approved before you are permitted to complete the validation process.

Waiver Statement

This waiver statement is required by all students at Buena Vista University every year. This statement indicates that you have your own health insurance and DO NOT want to be automatically enrolled in the Student Health Insurance Plan offered by Buena Vista University. 

Complete BVU Waiver Statement

Required Health Insurance

All full-time students (12 credit hours or more) and/or students residing on campus are required to have health insurance. If you have health insurance coverage and do not wish to be enrolled in the policy offered by Buena Vista University, complete the waiver form. The cost of the policy offered by BVU will be added to the student's registration fees if the parent/guardian or the student does not return the waiver by the date indicated on the form. Any inquiries, please contact the Business Office at 712.749.2041 or Health Services at 712.749.1238.

The health and safety of the BVU community is our top priority. COVID-19 Updates

Our Mission

Our mission is to enhance the educational process by modifying, changing or removing health-related barriers to learning, promoting optimal wellness, teaching and enabling individuals to make informed decisions about health-related concerns, and empowering students to be self-directed and well-informed consumers of health care.

BVU Health Services is a professional, confidential service. Medical records are private and do not become part of the university record. We want students to feel comfortable and confident that they will be treated with courtesy and respect. Health Services is a free professional and confidential service for students.

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