Services Provided

Health Service is staffed by professional support staff and a Certified Nurse Practitioner who can diagnose, treat, and write prescriptions for common illnesses, minor wounds, and joint sprains.

Students are seen Monday-Friday, 9:00 to 11:30 am and 1-4 pm. Health Service is closed during student breaks, summer, and occassional days during the school year for training. There is no charge for office visits with a Nurse Practitioner. Fees may apply for medication, immunizations, TB skin tests, lab tests, and supplies. Ole Cards are used for payment at time of service. Services provided include:

  • Visits with a certified family nurse practitioner.
  • Laboratory services: glucose, hemoglobin, mono tests, strep tests, urinalysis, and pregnancy tests. Labwork may also be drawn per outside provider’s order and results faxed to ordering provider. Students need to call ahead for an appointment. Billing will be by the outside laboratory.  Students will need to bring insurance card, orders and diagnosis codes, a fax and phone number where ordering provider can be reached.
  • Reproductive care including contraceptive counseling, oral contraceptives, emergency contraception, STI screening, and PAPs. Students may bring in prescribed Depoprovera shots for administration.
  • Immunizations: Tdap, Polio, Hepatitis A, and oral Typhoid prescriptions. TB skin tests or Quantiferon tests are also available. Students should contact Health Service about availability and cost.
  • Travel consultations for St Olaf study abroad including advice on immunizations and health and safety for travelers.
  • Equipment available for loan including crutches, canes, slings, heating pads, and educational materials.
  • Referral of students to other medical providers as needed. It is the student’s responsibility to check with insurance to make sure referral services will be covered by insurance. Transportation-off campus transportation options for medical/dental appointments.
  • Prescription Delivery: Prescriptions may be filled at local pharmacies and delivered to St. Olaf College for student pick-up.
  • A Flu immunization clinic is held on campus during the fall semester. Students will receive e-mails in the fall with details. Flu shots can also be obtained at local clinics and pharmacies. Call ahead for questions about availability, insurance, and age requirements.

Services not provided:

  • After Hours Care
  • Medical Imaging (Xray, CT, MRI)
  • Allergy testing or allergy shots
  • Yellow Fever immunization
  • Attention Deficit/ADHD evaluations
  • Mole removal/skin biopsy
  • Suturing
  • Physicals

St Olaf Health Service may not be able to handle every health care concern. Students with a chronic health concern, should identify a provider in the local area to transition care to.  Finding a specialist in the local area that a student can establish a relationship with is important.  The staff in Health Service can help refer you to providers. Students can visit or call Health Service @ 507-786-3063  for answers to questions about what services may or may not be provided. 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.