Student Health and Wellness
Student Health and Wellness empower students through services, education, information and support utilizing a multicultural and student-centered wellness model that is essential for academic success.
This model enhances personal development, physical and emotional well-being and responsible life choices in a supportive community. Our professional staff offers students confidential services in treating health and mental health concerns that can occur within the college population.
Student Health Service
St. Scholastica’s Student Health Service is a primary care clinic staffed with a team of healthcare professionals to evaluate your health concerns, answer questions and help you be the healthiest version of yourself. Our team is here to support students navigate healthcare concerns, billing issues, immunization compliance and other questions.
Who is Eligible for Service?
- All full-time undergraduate students taking 9 or more credits
- All full-time graduate students taking 6 or more credits
All other students may choose to opt-in and pay the Student Health Fee to access Student Health Service.
Student Health Service provides a variety of services including immunizations, laboratory tests, routine and sports physicals, general and sexual health and wellness evaluations, illness and injury treatment, referrals, medical supplies and patient education.
What is the Student Health Fee?
The Student Health Fee is placed on student accounts Fall and Spring semester automatically for full-time undergraduate students with 9 or more credits. The fee is applied each semester for graduate students taking 6 or more credits enrolled in the following graduate programs listed below.
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Athletic Training
- PA Medicine
- Exercise Physiology
The fee is $130 per fall and spring semesters. All other students who may want to receive health care in Student Health Service may opt-in for this by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org.
Charges Not Covered by the Student Health Fee
Charges not covered by the Student Health Fee are billed to the student’s personal/student health insurance. Any charges that are not covered by insurance will be placed on the student’s account.
Services Not Covered by the Student Health Fee
- Nurse Practitioner Office Visits
- Lab tests sent to our reference lab Essentia Health Laboratory including TB tests and STI testing (billed to insurance by Essentia Health)
In the interest of the health and welfare of its students, it is the policy of The College of St. Scholastica to require that undergraduate and graduate main campus students to be covered by medical health insurance by the College or privately. For more information about your St. Scholastica student health insurance plan, offered through UnitedHealthcare StudentResources visit First Student.
All full-time domestic undergraduate students taking 9 or more credit hours at the Duluth main campus (including the Health Science Center at Bluestone) are automatically enrolled in the Student Health Insurance plan unless proof of comparable coverage is furnished, by the Sept. 19, 2022 deadline.
Additionally, all domestic graduate students taking 6 or more credit hours who are enrolled at the Duluth main campus and the Health Science Center at Bluestone in the following programs are automatically enrolled in the Student Health Insurance plan unless proof of comparable coverage is furnished by the Sept. 19, 2022 deadline:
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Athletic Training
- Exercise Physiology
- Physician Assistant
International students regardless of credit hours are automatically enrolled in the Student Health Insurance plan.
Students will either have to acquire the student health insurance offered through UnitedHealthcare Student Resources or provide proof of other insurance. Students who do not either obtain the College’s health insurance or provide proof of other comparable insurance by Sept. 19, 2022, will automatically be enrolled in the Student Health Insurance plan through UnitedHealthcare. The total cost for the college student health insurance for the 2022-2023 academic year is:
- Undergraduate Rate: $2,524.00
- Graduate Rate: $3,226.00
For those students who are not covered by their own insurance plan, St. Scholastica believes that it has found the best possible student health insurance plan available at a rate that is affordable to students. Coverage for any of the school health insurance plans begins on Aug. 2 and ends on Aug. 1 of the following year.
- First-year or transfer students transferring in January: Student health insurance policies will be effective from Jan. 1 to Aug. 1. Students beginning in January will have a one-time charge of $1,470.50 for undergraduate students and international students, and $1,880.50 for graduate students.
- International students: All International students regardless of credit hours at the Duluth Main Campus and Health Science Center at Bluestone are automatically enrolled in this insurance plan. Waivers are only approved for plans that meet the Affordable Care Act standards and are approved by review of the insurance company.
- Student Athletes: St. Scholastica athletes are required to have medical health insurance by the College or privately. In addition, athletes are provided secondary athletic insurance through Dissinger Reed, at no personal cost. Student athletes are also required to provide proof of insurance to St. Scholastica athletic trainers.
Opting into Student Health Insurance or Providing Proof of Insurance
A student must opt into the Student Health Insurance plan through St. Scholastica or provide proof of other insurance by by Sept. 19, 2022. The premium charged for Student Health Insurance will be billed to the student’s account.
Opt-in or provide proof of insurance using the steps below:
- Log in to my.CSS, search “Student Checklist”
- Select to either opt into Student Health Insurance or provide proof of other insurance. If you are providing proof of other insurance, please have it available in order to provide all of the required information.
- If you select to opt into the student health insurance, you will be directed to First Student. Select your school from the dropdown box on the center of the page. Once your school page loads, select the “Enroll Now-Health Insurance” link under student tools on the left. This will bring you to the enrollment information page. About halfway down the page, select the “Enroll Now” link. This will open the login page. On the login page, enter your date of birth and student ID number to access the enrollment form.
- Additional options for insurance coverage: In addition to The College of St. Scholastica student health insurance program through UnitedHealthcare StudentResources, students can meet the insurance requirement though other resources as follows:
- If you experience problems, contact Teresa Guerrero, Director of Student Health and Wellness at email@example.com. Questions regarding the insurance plan through UnitedHealthcare StudentReources can also be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org or to 800-505-4160.
Please note that some HMO plans do not provide adequate coverage outside of the carrier’s home area. Therefore, we recommend that students who are considering waiving the Student Health Insurance provided by the College review their current health insurance policy to ensure that it adequately covers them while attending St. Scholastica.
Using Student Health Insurance at Healthcare Facilities
St. Scholastica’s Student Health Insurance is intended to be utilized like any other health insurance plan. However, it’s not a dental or optical insurance policy. Students should present their St. Scholastica Student Health Insurance card to the health care facility in which they are presenting for services. This includes Student Health Service. Students who have St. Scholastica Student Health Insurance should present it to Student Health Service first for any medical concerns when possible. Charges from Student Health Service that are not covered by the insurance company will be placed on student accounts. Charges from other health facilities that are not covered by the Student Health Insurance will be billed out by the individual health facility. Students can stop by Student Health Service for assistance and any other billing concerns in regards to St. Scholastica Student Health Insurance payments.
Minnesota’s College Immunization Law
Minnesota Statute (M.S. 135A.14) requires all students born after 1956 who enroll in a Minnesota college to be immunized against tetanus, diphtheria, measles, mumps and rubella. Minnesota law requires colleges to provide information on transmission, treatment, and prevention of hepatitis A, B, C and the risks of meningococcal disease.
Visit the Minnesota Department of Health website for questions regarding vaccines.
St. Scholastica requires all new incoming students (first year and transfer) to verify immunization history and complete the online tuberculosis screening form.
Immunization history forms are on file at most high schools and colleges, as well as Primary Care Clinics. Contact these sites directly to request/obtain immunization records. CSS Student Health Service has immunizations available for administration as needed.
- One Tetanus-Diphtheria-acellular Pertussis (Tdap) vaccine in the past 10 years
- One Meningococcal (Meningitis ACWY) vaccine on or after age 16 for students 21 years of age or younger living on campus
- Two Measles-Mumps-Rubella (MMR) vaccines given on or after age 1 OR positive MMR antibody level (titer)
- Two Varicella (Chicken Pox) vaccines given on or after age 1 OR positive Varicella antibody level (titer)
- Up to date COVID-19 Vaccination: up to date means a person has received all recommended COVID-19 vaccines, including any booster dose(s) when eligible
- Hepatitis B Vaccination series of three (3) doses
- Meningitis B Vaccination for young adults ages 16 through 23
Submit Your Immunization Records
Student Health Service (SHS) requires immunization records for verification. Submit records directly to SHS via mail, email or fax. The deadline for immunization submission is Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2022.
- Mail to
St. Scholastica Student Health Service
1200 Kenwood Avenue
Duluth, MN 55811
- Email to email@example.com
- Fax to 218-723-5953
- Upload to MyHealth Portal (under Immunizations on the left)
Tuberculosis Screening Form
You can access your St. Scholastica MyHealth Portal the day after you register for classes. Please fill out the forms to the best of your ability. You only have ONE chance to submit the TB Screening Questionnaire; you will not be able to edit or update it after the initial attempt. Contact SHS to facilitate any update to your TB Screening Questionnaire. Complete this task by Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2022.
- Log into your MyHealth Portal account
- Enter your date of birth (DOB) and click Proceed
- Select Forms (on the left)
- Complete the Tuberculosis (TB) Screening Questionnaire
Immunization Exemption Form
Students electing to request a medical, religious, or conscientious exemption should print, complete, and return the Student Immunization Exemption Form to Student Health Service. A visit with the Nurse Practitioner to discuss and review the exemption may be required in order to be compliant.
Contact Student Health Service to get started in the exemption process.
Higher Education Vaccine Ambassador
The College’s own Jaci Tourtellott ’22 offers her encouragement to get vaccinated. Jaci was one of four students who participated in the state’s Higher Education Vaccine Ambassador Campaign this fall.
MyHealth is an electronic health portal where students can:
- Submit health history
- Make an appointment with a registered nurse
- Send messages to health care providers
- Request prescription refills
- Complete release of information requests
- View and print immunization records
Forms found on MyHealth must be completed before receiving medical services at the Student Health Service clinic.
- St. Scholastica Consent for Treatment
- Consent to Treat Minor — parent/legal guardian must complete this form if student is a minor
- Notice of Privacy Practices
- Tuberculosis (TB) Screening Questionnaire
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