The St. Olaf College Student Health Service is located on the first floor of Tomson Hall in Rm 160. It is staffed by a Certified Family Nurse Practitioner and a support staff person.
Appointments for students are available M-F 9am-1130am and 1-4pm. Health Service has a limited ability to provide medical or advice care over the phone. Students who have the St Olaf insurance plan can use the Nurse Hotline for quick, sound medical advice 24 hrs/day, 365 days/yr @ 1-800-557-0309. Students not on the school insurance plan are encouraged to call their personal insurance plan Nurse Hotline or Advice line. For questions regarding services, please contact Health Service X3063 or by e-mail. The office is closed during summer, student breaks, and occasionally, during the school year.
- Same day appointments are not always available. Students can also use local resources as listed below. In an emergency, call 911 and/or Public Safety at X3666.
While St. Olaf Health Service does its best to provide quality medical services for it’s students, it does have limits of care. There may be times when appointments are not immediately available or resources are not available, or appropriate, for the care a student needs or requests. In those circumstances, students can access off campus resources. St. Olaf is fortunate to have quality off-campus providers nearby that are familiar with treating college students. Some local resources are listed below. Health Service does not endorse any clinic. Health Service can assist students in locating those resources if needed. Various free or inexpensive transportation options are available and listed on the Student Activities website. One of our goals is to help students learn to effectively utilize health care in the community. While students may be reluctant to go off-campus, we are confident that they are building life skills around health care management. It is the student’s responsibility to check with insurance regarding coverage of those services.
The Counseling Center X3062 is located separately at a different location: Boe House, 1308 St. Olaf Avenue.
The following list is not inclusive of all local providers and the ones listed are not recommended over other local clinics in the area not listed.
Local Health Providers
Allina Medical Clinic 507-663-9000
Family Health Medical Clinic 507-646-1494
Northfield Urgent Care 507-664-9999
Northfield Hospital Emergency Room 507-646-1101
Heritage Dental Care 507-645-9543
Professional Drive Dentists 507-645-5264
Dr. Palmersheim (oral surgeon) 507-663-6140
River Valley Vision Center 507-645-9202
Northfield Eye and Optical 507-645-2261
Women’s Health Center of Northfield 507-646-1478
Apple Valley Planned Parenthood 952-890-0940
Cole Dermatology 507-645-2212
Center for Dermatology Lakeville 952-469-5033
Center for Sports Medicine 507-663-1622 Full range services, including physical therapy, occupational therapy, hand therapy, and athletic training services.
Orthopedic and Fracture Clinic 507- 646-8900
Pivotal Point Oriental Medicine 507-645-4270
Wieber Physical Therapy Faribault 507-333-2986
Econofoods Pharmacy 507-645-4489
Northfield Pharmacy 507-663-0344
Sterling Drug Pharmacy (previously Village Drug) 507-645-4455
Cub Pharmacy 507-664-9029
Other Local Resources
Rice County Public Health 507-645-9576
Crisis Pregnancy Center 507-645-7638
Transportation for off campus clinic visits.