Individual Counseling at Presentation College is available to all students. Sometimes life’s challenges interfere with the ability to learn. The campus counselor will provide a safe, comfortable environment in which to discuss things.
Appointments can be made by email, calling 605-229-8524, or by stopping by the Campus Counselor Office 234
All contacts with the Campus Counselor are confidential. We will not release any information about you without your written permission. This includes parents and other family members, faculty or other college persons or anyone outside the college. Also, your contacts with the campus counselor do not become part of your college record.
Limits to confidentiality
– Information about child abuse or neglect must be reported to the proper authorities
– If a student is dangerous to him/herself or others, steps must be taken to protect the student or those who are in danger;
– And, if you are involved in court proceedings, your records can be subpoenaed
24 Hour Campus Safety
605-229-8393 and 605-229-8394
Northeastern Mental Health 24 Hour Crisis Line
Avera St. Luke’s Emergency Room
Safe Harbor (Domestic violence and sexual assault)
National Suicide Hotline
Crisis Hotlines-Fairmont Campus
South Central Crisis Center
24 hour Crisis Line/Warm Line and Mobile Crisis Team
1 (877) 399-3040
Committee Against Domestic Abuse – (CADA)
1 (800) 477-0466
Food Shelf Fairmont
Presentation College makes available to its students in Aberdeen and Fairmont certain health and medical care at a free or reduced cost. The primary care medical services are provided by physicians and physician assistants at Aberdeen area clinics and a Fairmont area clinic. More information is available through the Director of Student Life’s Office, (605) 229-8366.
Students needing further physician services will be referred to Aberdeen Family Physicians Clinic. Students seen at the clinic, either referred by the Nurse Practitioner or self-made appointment, will be charged for the office visit. Prior to seeing a physician, it is the student’s responsibility to inform AFP staff, by student identification card, that he/she is a PC student. The resulting charge for the reduced cost appointment may include the following lab work at no further cost: strep screen, urine analysis, urine culture and sensitivities, mononucleosis screen, complete blood count with differential and throat culture. Any other lab or radiology tests will be at the student’s expense.
Students needing testing for sexually transmitted disease or HIV may contact Brown County Community Health at 605-626-2373. The office is located at 402 S. Main, Aberdeen, S.D.
Students needing testing for sexually transmitted disease or HIV may contact Martin County Community Health at 507 238-4757. The office is located at 115 West 1st Street
Immunizations and Health Insurance
IMMUNIZATIONS ARE MANDATORY! You are REQUIRED to have two (2) MMR (measles, mumps, & rubella) immunizations in order to be a student at Presentation College. This is mandated by South Dakota state law. There are no exceptions to this requirement. If you are not in compliance, you may be required to withdraw from the College. Two rubella or two rubeola immunizations are not a substitute for the MMR.
The charge for EACH immunization will be approximately $60-70. The requirement that you have two shots means that you will pay $120-140 for your immunizations. These immunizations must have at least 30 days between the first and second injections. For example, if you have the first injection on August 1, you must wait until AFTER August 31 to have the second injection. Please keep this in mind as you prepare to travel to the USA. International students may also be required to take a TB skin test when they arrive.
If you have any questions, you may contact the following:
Student Affairs – Krista Christianson
Office: (605) 229-8395
Fax: (605) 229-8425