Leonard Center Room 53
Frequently Asked Questions
Who can utilize our services?
What does a medial visit cost?
What type of medical providers does the Health and Wellness Center have on staff?
Can I just walk in to Health and Wellness Center and get an appointment that same day?
What if I am late for my appointment?
I need (or my partner needs) emergency contraception. What do we do?
Currently registered students may use medical services at the Macalester Health & Wellness Center (HWC). For those of you with the United Health student insurance plan, any services (including labs and procedures) that are received at the HWC are reimbursed at 100% without a deductible. At this time we do not see faculty, staff, or alumni.
There is no charge to see a nurse, nurse practitioner, or doctor for most appointments at the Health and Wellness Center. However, if together with your provider, you decide that labs, imaging studies, referrals to specialists or therapists are necessary, there is a charge for those services. See the insurance and billing section for more on this topic.
The medical team is currently made up of an MD-MPH, a nurse practitioner, a triage RN, and a medical assistant. Usually severity of illness combined with schedule availability determines who on the medical team you should see.
It is recommended you call 651-696-6275 as soon as you think you need to be seen for your best chance of getting scheduled for a same day or next day appointment. Availability of walk-in appointments depends on how many students are already scheduled on that particular day. Due to high demand, students requesting a same day appointment may need to be referred off-campus if HWC does not have any open appointments to accommodate them. Thankfully, Macalester is within walking distance of many after hours care providers.
Thank you in advance for arriving on time for your appointment or calling ahead of time if you can't make it. If you are more than 10 minutes late for your appointment, you will likely be asked to reschedule out of respect for other students with appointments that day.
We provide low-cost emergency contraception (EC) for $15 per dose. For those that require EC outside of office hours it is available to any person 17 or over, of any gender, without a prescription from local pharmacies. Please remember that you can buy a dose of EC before an emergency occurs and keep it in your room.