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Services

Services Provided

  • Consultation with medical providers or RN
  • Same day appointments available
  • Dietician 
  • Physical therapy (Thursday afternoons)
  • Family Health Clinic (Mahube-Otwa) (1st Tuesday of each month)
  • Medical/First Aid treatment
  • Physicals - athletic, pre-employment, pre-op, routine, study abroad
  • Allergy shots
  • Flu shots
  • Medications most often needed by students
  • Common over the counter medications/cold kits
  • Lab tests (hemoglobin, rapid strep, monospot, blood sugars, pap smears, urine dipstick, and pregnancy tests)
  • Confidential contraceptive advice, pregnancy counseling, and family planning services *STI testing is available by visiting with a medical provider or Family Health Clinic nurse (Mahube-Otwa) at Health Service. Note, costs for this testing are students’ responsibility.
  • Education
  • Telepsychiatry 

Services Not Provided

  • Services of chiropractors, dentists, optometrists, and other medical providers/specialists not under contract with Health Service
  • Long term or refillable medications and those not stocked at Health Service

Fees

Degree-seeking students enrolled for 6+ credits per semester are
automatically charged for the Health Service and Wellness Fees. This allows
students to see our medical providers at no additional out-of-pocket cost.

We file insurance claims so please bring your insurance card to each visit.

You will receive an explanation of benefits from your insurance company
following your visit.

An explanation of benefits (commonly referred to as an EOB form) is a
statement sent by a health insurance company to covered individuals
explaining what medical treatments and/or services were paid for on their
behalf. EOB forms you receive for medical care at Health Service in Morris
will state the services are provided by Boynton Health Service.

The patient responsibility for the services not paid for by the insurance
company are billed to the patient by the clinic or hospital where the bill
was incurred.

In the case of students who utilize the services of the Health Service at
the University of MN, Morris, the patient's responsibility is covered by
student health fees. Students will not receive a bill from Health Services.

Should a student be sent to Stevens Community Medical Center for lab,
x-rays, procedures or an appointment for a specialty doctor, the student
will receive a bill from Stevens Community Medical Center for the patient
responsibility portion of charges incurred.

If you have any questions regarding your EOB, please e-mail Health Service
at hlthserv@morris.umn.edu or call us at (320) 589-6070

Appointments

Appointments are now necessary for all visits to Health Service. This includes provider, nurse, and office manager visits.

Mornings

A Stevens Community Medical Center (SCMC) medical provider is available in Health Service from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Fridays, and Wednesday from 1 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. on class days and during finals week. 

Afternoons

Students may consult with the nurse Monday - Friday. Students needing immediate attention by a physician will be referred to SCMC at no additional charge. Students seen at SCMC without a Health Service referral will be charged for services rendered at SCMC rates. SCMC Lab and X-ray charges must be paid for by student insurance.

Urgent Care and Emergencies

In case of severe illness or injury after Health Service and SCMC Urgent Care hours, please go to the SCMC Emergency Room (400 East First Street, Morris, MN 56267). If your medical situation is not severe, consider waiting until the Health Service reopens.

Stevens Community Medical Center (SCMC) Urgent Care Hours:

Monday–Friday, 8 a.m.– 5 p.m.
Weekends and holidays, 9 a.m.– 12:30 p.m.

scmcinc.org/services/urgent-care

Morris Transit Service

The Morris Transit Service conveniently stops on campus on the hour, and it’s a relatively inexpensive way to make your way around the community.

Verification of Student Illness and Medical Conditions—Legitimate Absences

A variety of legitimate circumstances cause students to miss coursework. Accommodations for makeup work can often be made. This policy applies to all course requirements, including final examinations.

At Morris, verification of student illness and medical conditions is provided through Health Service.

Contact person:

Kathy Eystad
Office Manager of Health Services
hlthserv@morris.umn.edu

Students are instructed to notify their professors, before class or as soon as possible, if they will be absent due to illness. Health Service documentation will be given for VERIFIABLE ILLNESSES ONLY. When missing a quiz/test due to illness, contact the professor directly and notify Health Service.

Requests for verification of illness/medical condition should be made same day and each day of illness. Illnesses may be verified in the following ways:

  • See Health Service personnel the day you are ill.
  • See a physician at another medical facility.
  • If illness prevents you from traveling to campus, call or email Health Service the day of the illness to discuss and verify the illness and treatment. 
    • *This option is used rarely and is not available for multiple requests or extended illness without additional documentation. Students need to pick up a written Health Service verification the day of or day following their illness to provide to their faculty members. Students should present verification to professors in a timely fashion.

Instructors are not obligated to accommodate students missing so much of the critical components of a course, even for legitimate reasons, that arrangements for makeup work would not be reasonable.

See Makeup Work for Legitimate Absences for notification/verification, make-up work, appeals, & FAQs