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Laurie Hamre Center for Health & Wellness

Summer Hours and Contact Info

Monday - Friday
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Medical Services and Counseling Appointments

August 15 – August 31: Very limited medical services are available during this time. Please call 651-696-6275 with questions.   
Monday, August 29: HWC will begin scheduling counseling appointments 
Wednesday, August 31: Counseling sessions begin at the start of classes. 
After hours telephone counseling: To be connected to our telephone counseling support service call 651-696-6275 and press option #2. Your call will be transferred to ProtoCall, available to students when the HWC is closed or classes are not in session.

Emergency and After Hours Care

Leonard Center Room 53
651-696-6275 (phone)
651-696-6687 (fax)

Student Affairs Purchase


welcome first year students

We look forward to your arrival on campus! Take a moment to review the 2016 Health Forms for New Students to learn more about what you need to do prior to your arrival on campus. Email  with 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.

2016-2017 Macalester College Annual Insurance Decision Form

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

  1. Go to: www.gallagherstudent.com/Macalester
  2. Locate Student Access, click Student Enroll/Waive.
  3. Create a user account or log in, if a returning user. This is not the same as your Macalester username and password.
  4. Select I want to Enroll/Waive.
    NOTE FOR WAIVING COVERAGE: You'll need information found on your current health insurance ID card to complete this form.
  5. Once completed you'll be prompted to review the information provided and click Submit to complete the process. 
  6. Immediately upon submitting your online form you will receive a reference number.

If a waiver form is not submitted by the September 2, 2016 deadline, you will remain enrolled in and billed for the Student Health Insurance Plan for the entire policy year.

Policy Questions

Gallagher Student Health & Special Risk


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.

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