Student Services and Resources:
The St. Olaf Health Service is staffed by a Nurse Practitioner and Medical Technologist and is under the direction of physicians at the Northfield Hospital. Office hours are Monday-Friday, 9:00-11:30 am and 1-4:00 pm.
In order to ensure the health and welfare of the student body all students will be required to carry health insurance. A photocopy of your insurance card should be on file with the Dean of Students Office. NOTE: Students who do not indicate that they are insured will be automatically enrolled in and charged premiums for the St. Olaf health care plan when classes begin in September.
Students seeking medical attention may be seen in the Health Service office. The comprehensive fee covers the cost of the visit, however lab tests, injections, or medications are generally not covered. Students may also make an appointment as a private patient with a physician at the Allina Medical Clinic. Northfield Transit will transport students to the Clinic from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm (call 645-7250 to make a reservation - TDD users call 645-3030). Intercampus shuttle operates after hours and can accomodate service to the Clinic and/or Hospital upon request. In the event a student becomes ill or injured during hours when the clinics are not open, the residence hall area coordinator - or in his/her absence, the staff member in charge - should be notified. If deemed necessary, he/she will contact the physician on call.
Students requiring in-patient care will be hospitalized at the Northfield Hospital or referred to hospitals in St. Paul, Minneapolis, the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, or home, as the situation dictates. Hospitalization costs will be the responsibility of the student.
In cases of extreme emergency students should go directly to the Northfield Hospital emergency room. Students or college staff may contact the on-call physician before going to the emergency room for specific suggestions.
Health records are maintained at the on-campus Health Center. All information, including information on pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases, is confidential. Parents, administration, future employers and others do not have access to this information without the consent of the student.
The St. Olaf on-campus Health Center telephone number is ext. 3063.
IMPORTANT HEALTH INSURANCE INFORMATION
In order to ensure the health and welfare of the student body all students will be required to carry health insurance. A photocopy of your insurance card should be on file with the Dean of Students Office.
Effective Fall 2004
Students who do not indicate that they are insured will be automatically enrolled in and charged premiums for the St. Olaf health care plan when classes begin in September.
More Health Service infomation can be found here. Links to local health care providers including clinics, dentists, and pharmacies.
General Health and Wellness information can be found here