Health Services

Health Services is staffed by a registered nurse who provides care for students and employees. These confidential services are free of charge. The nurse will assess the health needs of clients and make appropriate referrals whenever necessary.

If you need immediate medical assistance at night or on weekends, you may go to either Genesis West, 1351 West Central Park Avenue; Genesis East, 1230 E. Rusholme St., or Genesis Convenient Care. No appointment is necessary.

Health Insurance Information

Domestic students: St. Ambrose University does not require proof of health insurance.
International Students: Proof of current health insurance coverage is required each semester.

Health Form (pdf) Report an Accident (pdf)


Our Services

Led by Nurse Nancy Hines MS, RN, the Health Services Office offers students and staff these free services:

  • Assist and support students in decision-making regarding their health needs
  • Assessment of illness or injury with referral to appropriate health care provider when necessary
  • Act as liaison between student and health care providers (i.e. physician, dentist, counselor, etc.)
  • Support and provide educational health and wellness programs
  • Dispense over-the-counter medications as well as basic medical supplies free of charge (i.e. crutches, ice packs, etc.)
  • Blood pressure screening
  • Annual flu clinic
  • Free pregnancy testing
  • Dispense/disposal of sharps container
  • Provide Hepatitis B vaccination
  • Provide notification for class absence due to medical condition with student's permission if requested by professor

Student Health Insurance

SAU doesn't require health insurance for domestic students. For uninsured or under-insured students, families should find an individual health insurance carrier. The university is searching for an insurance carrier and will notify families when that occurs.

Please note:
• Most students are covered until age 26 under their parents' health insurance plans.
• Certain academic programs have coverage requirements for off-site learning experiences.


Health Services Hours

8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday | Aug. 1-May 31

Community Clinics and Hours

Genesis ER, West Campus
1351 West Central Park Avenue, Davenport [map]
563-421-1100 phone

Genesis ER, East Campus
1230 East Rusholme Street, Davenport [map]
563-421-6610 phone

Genesis Convenient Care
Click here to check the wait time

UnityPoint Express Care
Bettenforf and Moline
Express Care website

The Family Medical Center
1345 W. Central Park, Davenport
8 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Friday

Student Rights and Responsibilities

As a student/patient, you have choices, rights, and responsibilities. We are committed to providing you the very best in health care and ask that you participate in your own health care by being an active and informed consumer.

You have the right to:

  • Be treated with dignity and respect, regardless of your race, religion, age, sex, beliefs, or lifestyle;
  • Expect that your medical records will be kept confidential and will be released only with your written consent, or in cases of medical emergencies, or in response to court-ordered subpoenas. (Confidentiality can be violated if the individual poses a significant threat of harm to self or others.);
  • Expect that your personal privacy will be respected by the staff at St. Ambrose University;
  • Know the names and the positions of the people serving you;
  • Receive information on your condition and explanations to your questions;
  • Consent to or refuse treatment, except as prohibited by law, and to be informed of the consequences of your decision;
  • Review your medical records with a clinician;
  • Obtain another medical opinion;
  • Express any grievance to the Director of Student Health Services without fear of restraint, interference or discrimination.

You have a responsibility to:

  • Be honest about your medical history and other information you provide;
  • Act with consideration and respect toward SAU Health Services;
  • Ask questions if you do not understand the explanation of your diagnosis, treatment, prognosis or any instructions;
  • Follow health care advice and medical instructions;
  • Respect clinic policies;
  • Observe the privacy and confidentiality of others in the clinic;
  • Report any changes or lack of improvement in your health;
  • Be accountable for any charges billed to you.


All records are maintained in strict confidence and securely stored in the Health Services Office. No information is released without the student's permission through written consent.


Nurse Nancy Hines

Health Services
Rogalski Center, 2nd floor
518 W. Locust St.
Davenport, IA 52803
fax 563-333-6396

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