Health Service

Vision, Mission, and Value Statement

Our Vision

Health Service provides quality health care and promotes healthy lifestyles to enhance success and learning for all Luther students. We educate students for life-long learning and health by developing health literacy and self-care skills.

Our Mission

Care on Campus that Feels like Home

Our Values

  • Unwavering Integrity
  • Competence with Compassion
  • No-excuses Excellence
  • Creative Collaboration

On-Campus Services

Located in Larsen Hall (south entrance), the Luther College Student Health Service is a comprehensive outpatient clinic that can meet most health needs of students. Medical problems that go beyond the scope of the Health Service are referred to appropriate off-campus facilities.

Students can see a nurse at no charge or a provider at a minimal charge. We do not bill insurance plans. You will be responsible for submitting your own claims to your insurance company. Health Service will mail an insurance ready "walk-out statement" to your SPO.  

Massage Therapy

A licensed massage therapist is available for on-campus massages. For an appointment, call the Health Service at (563) 387-1045.

Massage Rates

Student 1/2 hour $40
  1 hour $50
Faculty/Staff 1/2 hour $50
  1 hour $60

Medical Records/Immunization Records

A medical record including your immunization record is maintained on all students. Medical records are kept for 10 years from date of enrollment. If you need medical records transferred, a written release is required. Use this "Release of Information" form.

If you would like a copy of your immunization, you can access this directly by going to Use your Norse key to gain access.

Off-Campus Service/Specialty Clinics

Physical therapy and radiology is not offered on campus. A college physician may refer students to a local facility. Students are responsible for any charges incurred. It is recommended that you carry your health insurance card with you at all times.

Specialists from Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn., and Gundersen Clinic, La Crosse, Wis., make regular scheduled visits to Decorah. Students may be referred to these specialists by a college physician.

Health Advisories

Stay up to date on health advisories for campus.

Stress Management

A student relaxing in Health Service's Zen Den.
A student relaxing in Health Service's Zen Den.


Learn about the Zen Den, which serves as a relaxing space for students. Located in Larsen Hall Health Service Clinic. No fee or appointment necessary.


Monday-Friday 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Closed 12 - 1 p.m. daily.
Closed Saturday and Sunday

Note: Offices are closed during scheduled academic breaks.