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Services

Services Provided

  • Consultation with medical providers or RN
  • ​Same day appointments available
  • Dietician (2nd & 4th Tuesday afternoons)
  • Physical therapy (Thursday afternoons)
  • Family Health Clinic (Mahube-Otwa)
  • 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, throat cultures, monospot, blood sugars, pap smears, STI 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

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 currently do not file insurance claims or require payment for services, medical supplies, or other medications provided.

Appointments

Appointments are not necessary but recommended if you require more than a short visit.

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 on class days and during finals week. New this year are medical provider appointments on Wednesday afternoons from 1p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Afternoons

Students may consult with the nurse Monday - Friday. New this year are medical provider appointments on Wednesday afternoons from 1p.m. - 3:30 p.m. 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.– 6 p.m.
Weekends and holidays, 8:30 a.m.– 4 p.m.

scmcinc.org/services/urgent-care

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