Health Service Information
Health Service is staffed by a Certified Nurse Practitioner and professional support staff.
Students are seen on a walk-in basis (no appointments) Monday–Friday, 9:00-11:30 am and 1-4 pm. Health Service is closed during student breaks and summer. There is no charge for office visits. Fees may apply for medication, immunizations, TB skin tests, lab tests and supplies. Services provided include:
- Visits with a certified Family Nurse Practitioner.
- Laboratory services: glucose, hemoglobin, mono tests, strep tests, urinalysis, and pregnancy tests. Lab work may also be drawn per outside provider’s order and results faxed to ordering provider.
- Reproductive care including contraceptive counseling, emergency contraception, STI screening, and PAP’s.
- Prescription Delivery: Prescriptions may also be filled at local pharmacies and delivered to St. Olaf College for student pick-up.
- Immunizations: MMR, Td/Tdap, Polio, Hepatitis A, and Typhoid. TB skin tests are also available.
- Travel consultations for study abroad including advice on immunizations and health and safety for travelers.
- A Flu immunization clinic held on campus during the fall semester.
- Equipment available for loan including crutches, canes, slings, heating pads, and educational materials.
- Referral of students to other medical providers as needed. St Olaf Health Service may not be able to handle every health care concern. Off campus transportation options for medical/dental appointments are available and can be found on the Student Activities website.
If a student has a chronic health concern, identify a provider in the local area to transition care to. This is very important St. Olaf Health Service may not have the resources to manage chronic or complicated conditions. Finding a specialist in the area that your student can establish a relationship with is important to do BEFORE an urgent need rises. The staff in health service can help refer you to providers.
Please complete your Report of Medical History and Immunization Record Online http://www.stolaf.edu/deposited no later than July 15th. Per Minnesota law, you immunization record needs to be reviewed prior to matriculation. Students who do not provide the required immunization information will not be allowed to register for classes. If you are having difficulty finding documentation of your immunizations, it might help to check with your high school or your health care clinic. The Report of Medical History will be reviewed only when care is established in Health Service during an office visit.
A physical is not required for matriculation, but is suggested for all students before arrival on campus. Having a physical allows your health care provider an opportunity to update any needed immunizations, refill medications, and assess health needs. Physical are not available on campus.
If you have questions about these forms or other Health related matters at St. Olaf College, please contact the Health Service directly at 507-786-3063.
When you enroll in college in Minnesota, you may need to show that you’ve been vaccinated against five major vaccine-preventable diseases: measles, mumps, rubella, tetanus, and diphtheria. The Minnesota College Immunization Law applies to anyone who was born after 1956. Minnesota laws also require post-secondary schools to provide students with information on the transmission, treatment, and prevention of hepatitis A, B, C, and meningococcal disease.
TD/Tdap (tetanus booster) must have been given within the past 10 years. Please obtain current booster if needed.