Health Service

General Information

Fall 2014 Hours: Health Service is open Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Closed daily 12 - 1 p.m. for lunch.


From campus, call 9-911 for immediate emergency medical service/ambulance to Winneshiek Medical Center.

On Campus Services

Located in Larsen Hall (south entrance), the Luther College Student Health Service is a comprehensive outpatient clinic that can meet most health needs of students. Medical problems that go beyond the scope of the Health Service are referred to appropriate off-campus facilities.

Students can see a nurse at no charge or a provider at a minimal charge.  We do not bill insurance plans. You will be responsible for submitting your own claims to your insurance company. Health Service will mail an insurance ready  "walk-out statement" to your SPO. 


Massage Therapy

A licensed massage therapist is available for on-campus massages. For an appointment, call the Health Service at (563) 387-1045.

Massage Rates

Student 1/2 hour $30
  1 hour $40
Faculty/Staff 1/2 hour $40
  1 hour $50


Medical Records/Immunization Records

A medical record including your immunization record is maintained on all students. Medical records are kept for 10 years from date of graduation. If you need medical records transferred, a written release is required. Use this "Release of Information" form.

If you would like a copy of your immunization, you can access this directly by going to: Use your Norse key to gain access.

Off Campus Service/Specialty Clinics

Physical Therapy / Radiology (X-ray)

 Physical therapy and radiology is not offered on campus. A college physician may refer students to a local facility. Students are responsible for any charges incurred. It is recommended that you carry your health insurance card with you at all times.

Specialists from Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn., and Gundersen Clinic, La Crosse, Wis., make regular scheduled visits to Decorah. Students may be referred to these specialists by a college physician.

Class Absence Due to Illness

The Health Service has no authority to excuse students from class or work study due to illness. The student is responsible for providing professors or work study supervisors with an explanation for absence.


Monday-Friday 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Closed 12 - 1 p.m. daily for lunch
closed Saturday and Sunday

Note: Offices are closed during scheduled academic breaks.