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Laurie Hamre Center for Health & Wellness

Laurie Hamre Center for Health & Wellness Hours and Contact Info

SUmmer hours

The Health and Wellness Center will be CLOSED for the summer from May 16 through August 8, 2016.  There will be no medical or counseling appointments available during this time. There will be limited services available beginning August 15, 2016 until the start of classes on August 31, 2016. 

Beginning Tuesday June 7 - July 26, 2016 there will be administrative services available (i.e. records, referrals, etc.) 

651-696-6275 (phone)
651-696-6687 (fax)

Emergency and After Hours Care

Student Affairs Purchase


welcome first year students

We look forward to your arrival on campus! Take a moment to check out our page for New Students to learn more about what you need to do prior to your arrival on campus. Contact us at  if you have questions or concerns.

2016-2017 Macalester College student health insurance

Macalester College is pleased to offer our students the opportunity to enroll in an affordable, comprehensive health insurance plan for the 2016-2017 policy year.

Students at Macalester are automatically enrolled in this insurance plan and the premium of $2,256 for coverage is added to their July tuition bill, unless proof of comparable coverage is furnished. 

The deadline for enrollment/waiver submission is September 2, 2016.

online insurance enrollment/waiver process

To enroll in or waive the Student Health Insurance Plan for the 2016-2017 policy year:

  1. Log-on to: www.gallagherstudent.com/Macalester
  2. Click on 'Student Enroll/Waive'
  3. Create a user account or log-in (if a returning user)
  4. Select the 'I want to Enroll/Waive' button. If waiving the insurance, you'll need information found on  your current health insurance ID card. Upon completing your online form you'll be asked to review the information provided and click 'submit' to complete the process. Immediately upon submitting your online form you will receive a reference number.

If a form is not submitted by the deadline, you will remain enrolled in and billed for the Student Health Insurance Plan for the entire policy year.


Contact Gallagher Student Health & Special Risk at 1-888-364-6921 or visit Insurance/Billing .


Health and Wellness is pleased to announce our partnership with ProtoCall, a telephone counseling support service, available to students when the HWC is closed. When you need to talk. Now. For immediate counseling needs during HWC open hours simply call 651-696-6275 and ask to be transferred to our emergency telephone counseling service. After-hours please call 651-696-6275 where you will be prompted to press #2 and be connected to speak with a licensed counselor over the phone.    

Tobacco Free Macalester

Macalester became tobacco free January 1, 2015.

Items of Interest

View the Consent is Mac op-ed piece written by Shannon Mahedy, '17 and Taylor Muenchow, '16 on the Consent is Mac tumblr.

Do you want to learn more about sexual violence prevention efforts in the U.S, especially the activist discourse surrounding college sexual assault cases? You can become well-versed in the current dialogue without doing any of the tedious work of finding articles and blog posts.  Visit the Consent is Mac tumblr.  Choose from over 700 posts.  Read, learn, and share.

Mac Fact

According to the 2015 National College Health Assessment, 92% of Mac students reported being tobacco-free during the past month.

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