Clinic Services at WSU
Student can get health care services on-campus and via telehealth.
Our medical team includes a physician, nurse practitioners, a registered nurse (RN), and licensed practical nurses (LPN). Our medical technologist performs laboratory tests.
If you are experiencing an emergency, please call 911.
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.
COVID-19 Testing & Vaccinations
Health & Wellness Services offers COVID-19 tests to those who are symptomatic or have had close contact with a confirmed case.
We are have limited doses of the COVID vaccine and are hosting vaccination clinics on campus. Sign-up to be notified when WSU has a dose made available to you.
It’s best to be tested by us because we can trace, contain, and stop the spread faster than if you were tested at an off-campus location. We also offer the best follow up guidance tailored to college students.
There are no out-of-pocket costs for COVID-19 tests or vaccines. Any remaining costs not covered by insurance will be paid for by WSU.
If you were tested for COVID-19 at an off-campus location or have received your COVID-19 vaccine, please fill out the self-report form.
- Evaluate and treat injuries
- Crutches, braces and 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.
Birth Control (Contraception Management)
All forms of birth control available:
- Implants (Nexplanon)
- Ring (NuvaRing)
- Intrauterine Device (IUD-- Mirena, Skyla, Paragard)
- Safe sex needs such as condoms (male and female), dental dams and lube
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 Contraceptive Pill (ECP or “Plan B")
Treatment is available for common illnesses such as:
- Respiratory illnesses
- Headaches and ear aches
- "Pink eye"
- Sore throats and cough
- Stomach pain
- Back pain
- Urinary tract infections (UTI)
- Skin rashes
Students can also receive management of chronic medical conditions:
- Inflammatory bowel disease
Referrals are available for further treatment and evaluation as needed.
Students are required to have certain immunizations.
Immunizations available at H&WS include:
- Adacel (Tetanus/Diphtheria/Pertussis)
- COVID-19 -- in limited supply, so call Ask-a-Nurse for more information
- Gardasil (HPV)
- Hepatitis A
- Hepatitis B
- Influenza (Flu shot)
- Mantoux (TB test)
- Meningococcal (Meningitis)
- Meningococcal B (Meningitis B)
- Tetanus/Diphtheria (TD)
Laboratory services available include:
- Blood tests
- Pregnancy tests
- Strep screens
- Sexually transmitted infections (STI) screens
Orders from students' home clinician/provider are accepted and the results reported to ordering clinician/provider.
- Depression and anxiety medication management
- Referrals to psychiatry as needed
- Collaboration and referrals to Counseling & Wellness Services as needed
- Nutrition concerns addressed
- Referrals to dietician as needed
Student can purchase over-the-counter medications at H&WS and prescriptions are sent to any pharmacy of choice.
Learn more about local pharmacies.
Physical exams are available for education programs, pre-operative, pre-employment, sports participation and international travel.
Sexual Assault Nurse Exam (SANE)
A SANE (Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner) nurse is available to provide:
- an evidentiary exam, where physical evidence of the sexual assault is collected and documented
- treatment/prevention for STIs
- pregnancy testing/prevention
Consider using other campus resources to receive additional support or to learn more about options you may choose, including reporting the assault to the university and/or to law enforcement.
Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs)
- Sexually transmitted infection screening available for males and females
- Supplemental Insurance for contraceptive services available through the Minnesota Family Planning Program
Travel Consultation Appointments
International travel is not recommended currently due to the coronavirus pandemic. Get the latest health alerts for more information.
Travel Abroad (Out of Country) Consults
If you are studying or 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. Call 507.457.5160 to schedule your travel visit at least 4-6 weeks before departure. This is to allow appropriate timing of vaccinations.2. Educate yourself about possible health concerns or alerts with the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) travel information on your destinations. Print this out and bring it to your appointment.
3. Bring the following information with you to your appointment:
- CDC information for your destination(s)
- Immunization Records: Here's a few tips on finding documentation of your vaccinations
- 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.
Some insurance companies do not cover costs associated with travel vaccines, medicines, etc.
Contact your insurance carrier via the “customer service” phone number provided on the back of your insurance card to inquire about coverage of vaccinations and visit.
Useful Travel Resources:
- 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
Women's Health Exams
- Annual Well Woman Exams/Pap Smears
- Gynecologic concerns such as: vaginal infections, menstrual concerns, sexually transmitted infection (STI) screening
- Breast complaints
- Supplemental insurance for contraceptive services available through the Minnesota Family Planning Program.