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Services Provided

Medical services at Health & Wellness Services are provided by a physician, nurse practitioners, registered nurses (RN), and licensed practical nurses (LPN). Laboratory tests can be performed within Health & Wellness Service by our medical technologist.

  • If you are experiencing an emergency, please call 911.
  • Please contact the Ask-A-Nurse if you have questions regarding your need for an appointment, already scheduled appointment or our available services. 
  • Please take time to review our Appointment Verification Policy if you have questions regarding missed class or work.
  • All information is confidential. Some of the most common services provided are listed below.
  • Evaluate/Treat injuries.
  • Crutches/braces/splints available for purchase.
  • Referrals for X-Ray and further evaluation.
  • Allergy injections can be administered by nurses.
  • Allergy serum and dosing form needed from home allergist.
  • Serum stored at H&WS in a temperature controlled refrigerator.
  • A waiting period of 30 minutes after the injection is mandatory.
  • All forms of birth control available; pills, shots, implants (Nexplanon), ring, Intrauterine Device (IUD-Mirena, Skyla, Paragard), condoms. For more information on available forms of birth control, visit Bedsider.org.
  • Supplemental Insurance for contraceptive services available through the Minnesota Family Planning Program.
  • Emergency Contraception available to decrease chance of pregnancy within 120 hours after unprotected sex. Call Ask-A-Nurse for more information. 
  • Supplemental Insurance for contraceptive services available through the Minnesota Family Planning Program.
  • Treatment available for common illnesses; respiratory illnesses, influenza, headaches, ear aches, "pink eye", sore throats, cough, nausea, diarrhea, stomach pain, back pain, urinary tract infections (UTI) and skin rashes.
  • Management of chronic medical conditions; diabetes, inflammatory bowel disease, asthma, acne (iPledge Program).
  • Referrals available for further treatment/evaluation as needed.

 

Immunizations available at H&WS:
  • Adacel (Tetanus/Diphtheria/Pertussis)
  • Gardasil (HPV) 
  • Hepatitis A 
  • Hepatitis B 
  • Influenza (Flu shot)
  • Mantoux (TB test)
  • Meningococcal (Meningitis)
  • Meningococcal B (Meningitis B)
  • Tetanus/Diphtheria (TD)
  • For more information on student immunization requirements, visit WSU immunizations.
  • Laboratory services available; blood tests, urinalysis, pregnancy tests, strep screens, and sexually transmitted infections (STI) screening.
  • Orders from students' home clinician/provider are accepted, results reported to ordering clinician/provider.
  • Diet and nutrition concerns addressed.
  • Referrals to dietician as needed.
  • Prescriptions sent to any pharmacy of choice.
  • Over the counter medications available at H&WS.
  • For more information on local pharmacies, visit pharmacy services.

 

  • Physical exams available for education programs, pre-operative, pre-employment, sports participation, international travel.
  • Sexually transmitted infection screening available for males and females.
  • Supplemental Insurance for contraceptive services available through the Minnesota Family Planning Program.

Travel Consultation Visits

Travel Abroad (Out of Country) Consults

If you are studying/traveling abroad you should consider making an appointment with one of the Student Health Services highly qualified providers to discuss various pre-travel vaccinations and health care concerns. 

1. Schedule your travel visit at least 4-6 weeks before departure (to allow appropriate timing of vaccinations). Call (507) 457-5160

2. Check out the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) website for information/requirements on your destinations so you can educate yourself about possible health concerns/alerts. Print this out and bring it to your appointment.

3. Bring the following information with you to your appointment:
  • CDC information (from #2 above)
  • Immunization Records: Many states have immunization information systems (IIS) or databases, accessible to individuals online. Visit the CDC IIS Information Page. Scroll to find your state's information. 
  • Itinerary and activities
  • List of current medications, if any

Don't wait until it is too late. Call 507.457.5160 to schedule your consult.

Note: Some insurance companies do not cover costs associated with travel vaccines, medicines, etc. We would advise you to contact your insurance carrier (contact the “customer service” phone number provided on the back of your insurance card) to inquire about coverage of vaccinations and visit.

Useful Travel Websites:

US Department of State Travel Warnings and Consular Information

US CDC Travels' Health Home

Gunderson Lutheran Travel Clinic

Mayo Clinic Travel Clinic

Travel Clinics in Minnesota

CDC Travelers Health Hotline: 877.394.8747 Safe Travels

  • Annual Well Woman Exams/Pap Smears.
  • Gynecologic concerns; vaginal infections, menstrual concerns, sexually transmitted infection (STI) screening.
  • Breast complaints.
  • Supplemental insurance for contraceptive services available through the Minnesota Family Planning Program.