As you prepare to transition away from home, it's important to consider how you will get healthcare while you're studying at WSU.
Health & Wellness Services is a full-service clinic located in the IWC on campus with a staff that is specialized in meeting the needs of college students.
Before you arrive on campus, you are required to vaccinated against MMR & Tetanus.
Certain academic programs may have further immunization requirements, so check with the academic department.
It is best to come to college fully immunized, and you can schedule an appointment to get any vaccines you might be missing.
If you are unsure of your immunizations, please check with your health care provider.
Please bring your immunization records with you to college if you are from out of state.
Health Exam & Health History
It's a good idea to have an annual wellness physical, and you can schedule a health exam appointment at Health Services.
We request that you complete and send the medical health forms back to us before arriving on campus.
If you have an on-going health history:
- Once on campus, you can sign a waiver to share your medical records from your home healthcare provider with Health Services
- Schedule an introductory visit with a WSU provider early in your first term
Students need to have their own medical insurance.
However, Health Services works directly with United Healthcare Student Resource Insurance to help students cover medical costs in special situations.
Check with your insurance provider to see if we are in-network or if we can become in-network. That way you can get the best value for your health care.
Make sure to bring your health insurance card or a photocopy of the front and back with you to college.
Need help understanding your medical insurance?
Here's a quick guide on health insurance.
ou can also reach out to our insurance coordinator Traci Kauphusman at TKauphusman@winona.edu.
If you take prescription medication, make sure that you bring a supply of medication or otherwise arrange for your prescription's renewals.
You may be able to transfer prescriptions from your home pharmacy to a local pharmacy.
Be sure to keep all medications in original containers.
What to Bring to College
These are a few essential health items to pack for a safe and healthy college experience.
- A first aid kit with band-aids, antibiotic cream, an ace bandage & some tape
- A thermometer
- Masks for when you are ill
- Medicine for common health problems such as colds, fever, indigestion, & pain
- Ice pack & heating pad
- Insurance card or a copy/photo front & back