Health Service and Local Providers

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
Walgreens 507-645-9523
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

Medical Supply Rental
MKR Medical Supply
Sterling Drug

Transportation for off campus clinic visits.

Health Service does not manage the Student Health Insurance Plan.  For questions about the St. Olaf College Student Health plan, please see the Student Accounts website.