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Welcome to Health & Wellness Services

Health & Wellness Services is located right on campus in the Integrated Wellness Complex, Rm 222. Our services include primary care, specialty care, urgent care, ancillary and diagnostic services, mental health support, health promotion and wellness programs.

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

Health & Wellness Services Academic Hours 

Clinic: Monday - Friday 7:30am - 4:30pm

Pharmacy: Monday - Friday 1pm - 5pm 

 

Current Health Alerts

Ebola

August 25, 2014

Although the risk of contracting Ebola in the United States is extremely low, health care staff from Winona State University and local boards of health are taking precautionary measures to ensure the safety and well-being of the WSU community. Members of that team have protocols in place for dealing with many different types of public health issues, but out of an abundance of caution they have also developed a specific plan to respond in the unlikely event that the diagnosis of a case of Ebola directly affecting the campus community emerges. In addition, the group is closely monitoring the outbreak in Africa and will communicate with local officials, hospitals and emergency response agencies regularly to assess the situation. Below are some frequently asked questions and answers about Ebola.

Ebola is a severe, often fatal disease, discovered in 1976 near the Ebola River in the Democratic Republic of Congo. There have been a number of outbreaks since its identification. The current outbreak has been ongoing in Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone and Nigeria for several months.

It is transmitted to people from wild animals, and spreads from human to human through direct contact, as when broken skin or mucous membranes come into contact with blood, bodily secretions or needles contaminated with infected bodily fluids. Ebola is NOT airborne, foodborne or waterborne. A person is infectious to others only when they have symptoms of illness.
Symptoms begin abruptly with fever, malaise and headache, with diarrhea about 5 days later. Symptoms usually occur 8-10 days after direct contact with body substances of an infected person. The incubation period may be up to 21 days.
There are a limited number of students in our community who live or have traveled to the countries affected by the current Ebola outbreak. Please be aware and empathetic to your fellow students whom may have family and friends in the affected countries.
Faculty, staff and students of WSU, in keeping with the level 3 warning from the CDC, should avoid travel to Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia. There are no WSU study abroad programs within these countries for the fall semester. Those planning travel to Nigeria should be aware of the level 2 warning from the CDC and monitor the situation closely.
In the unlikely event that this situation arises, we will follow the recommendations of the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) for students who know they were exposed to a person with Ebola within the previous 21 days. It is important to stress that even if students who have come from Guinea, Liberia or Sierra Leone report what appear to be relevant symptoms (fever, headache, diarrhea), these individuals are not considered a suspected case unless they have known exposure to Ebola.
As at any time, if you are experiencing symptoms of any infectious illness, please delay your return to campus until you have recovered and are no longer contagious. If while on campus you experience signs of illness, especially fever, vomiting or diarrhea, severe pain or weakness, or unusual bleeding or bruising, please consult promptly with WSU's Health & Wellness Services.

Further information about Ebola can be found at: