Student Health and Wellness
Student Health and Wellness empowers 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 $150 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 email@example.com.
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)
All St. Scholastica students are required to carry health insurance coverage. Domestic students have the option of continuing on an existing parent’s health insurance policy through age 26. Students who do not have health insurance may purchase policies through a Health Insurance Marketplace.
Domestic Student Health Insurance
In some states, the Health Insurance Marketplace is run by the federal government and in others, it’s run by the state. MNSure is the Marketplace where Minnesotans can review and enroll in the health insurance coverage that meets their needs.
International Student Health Insurance
All F-1 international students will be automatically enrolled in the insurance plan sponsored by The College of St. Scholastica unless they meet criteria for a waiver. Please see the Accepted International Students page for more information.
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
- Seasonal Influenza Vaccine
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. 12, 2023.
- Mail to
St. Scholastica Student Health Service
1200 Kenwood Avenue
Duluth, MN 55811
- Email to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Fax to 218-723-5953
- Upload to MyHealth Portal (under Requirements & Forms 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. 12, 2023.
- Log into your MyHealth Portal account
- Enter your date of birth (DOB) and click Proceed
- Select Requirements & 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
St. Scholastica is collaborating with The Jed Foundation to enhance the mental health work already being done on campus and creates positive, lasting change.
Confidential, professional clinicians are available to assist St. Scholastica students in addressing the feelings and stressors of college life and other critical personal concerns.