Lorie Stanton RN, BSN - Campus Nurse
Tami Laursen RN, BSN - Director of Health Services & Wellness
Kim Carver RN - Campus Nurse

Ebola Reference Information

The Buena Vista University Health Services & Wellness is very aware of the Ebola crisis in West Africa. We also acknowledge, from a global perspective, what happens in West Africa does also affect us here in the United States. Our primary concern is the health and well-being of our students and campus community.

Health Services remains in close contact with, and follows any and all recommendations from, the Buena Vista County Public Health and the Iowa Department of Public Health. Each day we monitor the Center for Disease Control and Prevention and the World Health Organization websites for the most current information and recommendations for managing the public health risks posed by the Ebola virus.

The risk of an Ebola case on campus remains very low. We will keep our students, faculty, staff and parents updated on any new developments and recommendations from the county, state and federal levels.

Tami Laursen

Director of Health Services & Wellness


For more and the most current information on the Ebola outbreak in Africa, see these links:

Health Services Mission

The mission of Buena Vista University Health Services is to enhance the educational process by modifying, changing or removing health related barriers to learning, promoting optimal wellness, teaching and enabling individuals to make informed decisions about health related concerns, and empowering students to be self directed and well informed consumers of health care.

Buena Vista University Health Services is a professional, confidential service. Medical records are private and do not become part of the university record. We want students to feel comfortable and confident that they will be treated with courtesy and respect.

Health Services is a free professional and confidential service for students. Our office is located in the lower level of Siebens Fieldhouse, L-25 (adjacent to Finkbine Natatorium). Office hours are 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Monday – Friday and after hours through the residence life staff or campus security.

How to Work With Us

Freshman and Transfer Students

Please return your completed Student Health Form by August 1st. This form must be received and immunization status approved before you are permitted to complete the validation process.

View the Health/Athletic Forms page to view required forms.

Required Health Insurance

All full-time students (12 credit hours or more) and/or students residing on campus are required to have health insurance. If you have health insurance coverage and do not wish to be enrolled in the policy offered by Buena Vista University, complete the waiver form. (Please note that the policy being offered does not cover athletics). The cost of the policy offered by BVU will be added to the student's registration fees if the parent/guardian or the student does not return the waiver by the date indicated on the form. Any inquiries please contact the Business Office at 712.749.2041 or Health Services at 712.749.1238.