Counseling services are provided on campus free of charge to assist students with a variety of needs and problems. These needs may include personal, spiritual, academic, or interpersonal guidance and direction. If necessary, the counselor may refer students for further specialized off-campus counseling, at no cost, for up to three visits per year. Drug and alcohol education and financial services counseling are also available. Contact the Director of Student Services and Activities at 605-229-8363 for further information or to make a confidential appointment.
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 Student Services Office.
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 626-2373. The office is located at 402 S. Main, Aberdeen, S.D.
Presentation College is committed to ensuring equal learning opportunities for all students, and provides students with disabilities reasonable accommodations in accordance with the College’s procedures. The College will make reasonable accommodations for students with disabilities who officially disclose disabilities. Reasonable accommodations are those that do not fundamentally alter the nature of the program, that can be readily achieved without undue financial or administrative burden, and that can be provided without lowering academic and other essential performance standards. Each person who has met the academic and technical standards for admission to or participation in the College programs will receive the educational opportunities, programs and activities in the most integrated setting appropriate.
To be eligible for accommodation, the student must contact the Office of Student Disability Services in the Career and Learning Center or 605-229-8581. This contact must be made as early as possible. Each student may be required to submit medical or other diagnostic documentation of disability and limitations and to participate in additional evaluation before receiving requested accommodations. Each student will be responsible for making timely and appropriate disclosures and requests for accommodations and for actively participating in the securing of his or her accommodations and auxiliary aids. This includes, when appropriate, applying for funding for specialized support services from vocational rehabilitation agencies.