Thielen Student Health Center has physicians and advanced registered nurse practitioners (ARNP) available by appointment to see you for your illness or injury concerns.

We treat a variety of primary health care concerns such as upper respiratory infections, strep throat, influenza, rashes, infections and more.

For those with chronic or ongoing conditions, we know that managing your health is a vital part of being a successful student. We’re happy to work with your hometown providers or specialists to coordinate your care while you’re here at school. Our resource nurses will work with you and your healthcare team to make sure that all of your health needs are met while you’re at Iowa State. Just give us a call at (515) 294-5801, ask for a resource nurse, and we’ll help you sort out the details!

In addition, we provide radiology services when x-rays are needed and a large range of laboratory testing, including tests for sexually transmitted infections and pregnancy.

We treat all types of injury including sprains, strains, and broken bones. Students are also able to utilize our physical therapists for follow-up care.

Our psychiatrists see many patients for depression, ADD/ADHD and other mental health concerns.

  • Illness and Injury Care

    Thielen Student Health Center has physicians and advanced registered nurse practitioners (ARNP) available by appointment to see you for your illness or injury concerns.

    We treat a variety of primary health care concerns such as upper respiratory infections, strep throat, influenza, rashes, infections and more.

  • Check-Ups and Physicals

    Routine physical exams that you would normally receive annually can also be done by a healthcare provider at Student Health. Physical exams are different from routine office visits and could more appropriately be called “preventive and anticipatory exams.” These exams proactively focus on health issues based on specific criteria such as age, previous health history, social habits, lifestyle, and other factors.

    Separate from preventive exams are medical clearance evaluations. These would include exams needed to satisfy requirements for starting a new job, participation in a camp or sporting event, foreign travel or similar. If you have a physical form that needs to be completed with the exam, we are happy to help you with that.

  • Immunizations

    From the required vaccinations for all new students to tetanus shots to annual flu vaccinations, Student Health can provide any and all recommended adult immunizations you’ll need while on campus.

    Many students choose to travel while in school. Our Travel Clinic can help make sure you’re vaccinated appropriately for your trips. Maybe you’re looking for the human papillomavirus vaccination? Our women’s health service will serve you well.

    Whatever your immunization needs and requirements- just let us know, and we’ll make sure you have what you need.

  • Sexual/Reproductive Health

    Student Health offers sexual health services to both men and women in a confidential and nonjudgmental environment in which to discuss any questions and concerns. We encourage you to come to Student Health, so we can answer your questions and you can make informed choices that work for you.

    We answer questions regarding:

    • Sexually transmitted infections
    • Birth control (contraception)
    • Abstinence
    • Reproductive health for all genders

    Women’s Health
    All of our providers at Student Health can see patients with women’s health needs, however, we have two women’s health specialists on the healthcare team. Mary Raman, ARNP, is a certified women’s health nurse practitioner. Available services include:

    • Evaluation and treatment for sexual health issues
    • Check- up, diagnosis and treatment of sexually transmitted infections and diseases
    • HIV Testing
    • PrEP (Pre-exposure prophylaxis)
    • Contraception options
    • Pelvic and breast exams
    • Pap smears

    Men’s Health
    Student Health is staffed with physicians who can provide care and treatment of health concerns unique to being male. Available services include:

    • Evaluation and treatment for sexual health issues
    • Check- up, diagnosis and treatment of sexually transmitted infections and diseases
    • HIV Testing
    • PrEP (Pre-exposure prophylaxis)
    • Information about testicular self-exam
       

Thielen Providers

Larissa Ackerson, DO

Specialty: Primary Care Areas of Expertise: Family Medicine, Urgent Care

Kelsey Andresen, ARNP

Specialty: Mental Health | Areas of expertise: Adults, Anxiety, Depression, Eating Disorders

James Bice, DO, FAAFP

Specialty: Primary Care | Areas of Expertise: Musculoskeletal & Neurological Disorders, Preventive Medicine and Emergent/Urgent Care

Marie Burrows, ARNP

Specialty: Primary Care | Areas of Expertise: Family Practice

Marc Dicklin, PA

Erin Lucas, MPAS, PA-C

Specialty: Family Medicine

Amy Navrkal, ARNP

Specialty: Primary Care

  • (515)294-5801

Carver Nebbe, MD

Specialty: Psychiatry, Primary Care | Areas of Expertise: Psychiatry, Emergency Medicine

  • (515)294-5801

Maria Pringle, ARNP

Specialty: Primary Care | Areas of Expertise: Urgent Care, Travel Medicine

Mary Raman, ARNP

Specialty: Women’s Health | Areas of Expertise: Contraception, Abnormal pap smear

Ranae Roberts, ARNP

Specialty: Mental Health | Areas of Expertise: PTSD, Sexual Assault, Children, Adolescents and Adults

Jen Sills, ARNP

Specialty: Primary Care | Area of Expertise: Dermatology