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The NNU Wellness Center includes Counseling Services and Health Services, which provide support for our community’s mental and physical health.
Counseling Services is located in the Wellness Center beside the Alumni House. Health Services is located in the Brick House.
Services are available Monday through Friday.
Counseling services are available for undergraduate students with referral information and consultation for staff, faculty and graduate students.
Health services is available for all NNU students, employees, and employee family members.
NNU requires all undergraduate and all international students to have health insurance.
To schedule an appointment for counseling or health services call 208-467-8466 or email us at email@example.com. For other inquiries, call 208-467-8428. Our hours are Monday through Friday 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (We are closed for lunch 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. and Wednesdays for community chapel 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.)
All services at the Wellness Center are walk-in or you can make an appointment. Health Services are fee-based; please visit the Health Services page for more information.
If you are experiencing a medical or mental health emergency, please call 911 or go to the nearest Emergency Room.
Bryon Hemphill, DO, is the Director of Health Services. He is a 1989 NNU graduate, receiving a BA in History. He graduated from Western University Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific in 1997, completing an Internship and Residency at Arrowhead Regional Medical Center (San Bernardino County Medical Center) in 2000. Prior to coming to NNU, Dr. Hemphill was a staff physician at Snake River Correctional Institute, and before that, he was in private practice in Weiser, Idaho providing a wide range of family medicine services, including obstetrical care, Emergency Room coverage and acting as Medical Director for the local Nursing Home facility. Dr. Hemphill's previous roles provide a wealth of experience in disease and wellness care that has given him a broad perspective from which to address the health concerns of the NNU community. In his free time, Dr. Hemphil enjoys reading and writing about his various interests and spending time with family and friends.
Jana Wolf is the Office Administrator at NNU’s Health Services. She has a bachelor's degree in Social Science from NNU. Before coming to NNU, she worked for 13 years at Lifeline Pregnancy Care Center as the Director of Education, Project Manager & Bookkeeper/HR. Jana is the front desk receptionist for Health Services. She does COVID and medical software management, medical billing and more. She loves interacting with students and engaging in their lives. Jana enjoys spending time outside with her family—hiking, swimming and playing in McCall. Both of her girls are active in sports and she enjoys watching them play. In her downtime, she enjoys reading and walking her Yorkie, Marley.
Shannon Hemphill is the nurse at NNU’s Health Services. She graduated in 2006 with her LPN, where she went to work for Family Medical in Weiser, Idaho. Shannon was Dr. Hemphill’s nurse for nine years before taking a break to help their three children graduate from high school and transition to college at NNU. She returned to nursing in 2017 after working for a year in NNU’s Admissions Department. Her responsibilities include assessing patients, testing, blood draws and back-office work. When she’s not working, she loves spending time with her family and being outdoors. Shannon is most thankful to be working in a clinical setting where she can pray with her patients and her goal is to be light to all who come into Health Services.
Julie Barrass, MS LCPC, is the Director of Counseling Services and a Licensed Clinical Counselor. She earned her MS in Counseling and BA from NNU. Julie has been a mental health clinician since 2006, working in community mental health and private practice and has been a Clinical Counselor in the Wellness Center since 2019. Julie provides individual counseling for students and clinical supervision for LPCs and interns. She also works with student performers specifically in athletics and mental skills training and is the Director of Mental Health Care Services/Counseling for athletics. Julie's counseling style is solution-focused, client-centered and encouraging.
Genelyn Maidwell, MA LPC, is a Licensed Professional Counselor. She earned her MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Colorado Christian University and a BA in Psychology from Philippine Normal University in Manila, Philippines. She has been a counselor in the Wellness Center since 2019. Genelyn is trained in Crisis Management, Gottman Method Couple's Therapy and EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing) Therapy. She utilizes a responsible eclectic approach, addressing individual needs of clients, and a person-centered framework to establish counseling relationships. She has clinical experience treating anxiety, depression, grief, attachment injuries and trauma. Genelyn believes in neuroplasticity and the body's capacity to heal given the right conditions that start in the establishment of therapeutic alliance between counselor and client.
McKenna Lacy is the office administrator for the Wellness Center and Counseling Services. She tracks student health insurance and immunizations, provides software management and keeps the offices running smoothly. She enjoys getting to know students and being helpful in whatever way she can. McKenna has a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from NNU. Before coming to the Wellness Center, she worked for 13 years at Canyon County Family Court Services as an instructor of Focus on Children workshops for divorcing parents.