The Health and Wellness Center offers triage assessment for medical concerns, nurse support and first aid, and facilitated referrals to specialized care as needed. The Health and Wellness Center is staffed for counseling Monday through Friday, 9am–5pm by appointment and for health concerns 9am–3pm. Services are available to all Grace College students. Health appointments are unnecessary; students may walk-in during service hours. If the Health Center is closed, referrals are facilitated through the Office of Student Affairs as needed off campus to a) a family physician group practice, b) an urgent care facility, or c) the regional hospital’s ER.
As needed, the Health and Wellness Center manages sick list needs and issues for residential, on campus students. The Health and Wellness Center also manages the coordination of information regarding a student’s health with appropriate academic contacts. The center organizes flu vaccine clinics seasonally and administers allergy shots on a case-by-case basis. The Health and Wellness Center can also assist students with acquiring required or recommended immunizations and vaccinations. GoEncounter and Study Abroad applications are reviewed to determine and approve immunization and vaccination needs for the student applicants. Also, The Health and Wellness Center administratively manages the student health insurance program.
The center offers counseling services for all Grace College students free of charge. Individual services addressing a myriad of issues commonly facing college students are addressed daily in the Health and Wellness Center from a biblical perspective and with the goal of honoring the Lord. The Health and Wellness Center also offers education and training services in areas including suicide prevention, mental health promotion, and healthy body image.
The Health and Wellness Center is professionally staffed by providers at the doctoral, masters, and supervisory levels. Appointments can be confidentially made through the Department Secretary, Karla Ellis, via email or at 574-372-5100, ext. 6472. Emergency walk-ins during office hours are welcomed. Emergency after-hours services are referred to Community Mental Health through the Director of the Department of Student Health and Wellness and Resident Life staff.
Director of Student Health and Wellness
Dr. Graham is a licensed clinical psychologist. Dr. Graham has experience providing mental health services in public, private and church settings. He received his master’s degree from Colorado Christian University and completed his doctoral work at the Adler School of Professional Psychology. He acted as the director of the Warsaw office of the Otis R. Bowen Center, and has spent the past eight years developing and directing the counseling center at Warsaw Community Church. Dr. Graham also maintains a small private practice in which he provides counseling and testing services. Dr. Graham is a frequent presenter at local psychology conventions and has worked as a consultant for many community agencies.
Telephone: 574-372-5100 ext. 6531
Secretary Health Center
Karla has worked at Grace College since 2000, serving as Administrative Assistant in academic support, music, and Secretary for the student Health Care Services.
Telephone: 574-372-5100 ext. 6472
Beth completed her Bachelor of Science degree at Grace College in 1996. She has worked at Kosciusko Community Hospital off and on since 1995 and received her Associate Degree in Nursing from Bethel College on the Grace Campus in 2008. She has over 2 years of Medical / Surgical nursing experience.
Telephone: 574-372-5100 ext. 6426
Charlanne is a licensed mental health therapist in the states of Indiana and Maryland. She completed her Master's degree in counseling at Grace College. She has been practicing in the counseling field for seven years in various mental health and non-profit counseling agencies, as well as supervising graduate students in the Grace College graduate in counseling department. She worked for a non-profit counseling agency for three years in Maryland and two years at a church counseling center in Wabash, IN. She has had particular experience in the areas of anxiety, depression, transitions/life changes, and groups.
Tracy earned her M.A. in Mental Health Counseling in 2010 from Grace College and has been providing individual counseling since that time. She has seen clients over the past two years through Psychological & Family Consultants, the WCC Counseling Center, and Lifeline Youth & Family Services, Inc. Through these opportunities, Tracy has gained experience in providing services to clients struggling with eating disorders, anxiety, spiritual concerns, and trauma-related events.
Email the Secretary for the Department of Student Health and Wellness, Karla Ellis or call 574-372-5100, ext. 6472.