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Laurie Hamre Center for Health & Wellness

Accessing Health and Wellness Services

  • When is the Hamre Center open?

    • Hamre hours for the 2022-2023 academic year when classes are in session are Monday-Friday 10 a.m.-noon and 1-5 p.m.

    • During Fall Break (October 20th & 21st) Hamre hours will be 10 a.m.-noon and 1-3 p.m.

    • Hamre will be closed the day prior to Thanksgiving (Nov. 23).

    • The last day Hamre is open for fall semester is the last day of finals (Friday, Dec. 16). Hamre will reopen for reduced hours (Monday-Friday 1-4 p.m.) Jan. 9 and resume regular hours on the first day of spring classes (Thursday, Jan. 19).

  • How can I talk to a counselor or find medical care immediately when the Hamre Center is closed?

    If you would like to talk to a counselor immediately while the Hamre Center is closed, please call Press 2, our 24/7 counselor support line at 651-696-6275 and press 2 when directed.

    If you would like to access medical care immediately while the Hamre Center is closed, please see Urgent and Emergency Care  which includes Access Nurse: A nurse triage phone line that is free and available 24/7 to all Macalester students. The Access Nurse can be reached by calling the Hamre Center (651-696-6275) and selecting option 3 when prompted.

  • Where can I find Minnesota-based counseling services?

    If you are looking for MN based counseling services, please try the Walk-in Counseling Center or the Interprofessional Center for free, non-insurance based counseling services.  You can also use Psychology Today or MiResource to search for counseling services in your area.

  • How can I get to the Hamre Center?

    If you are scheduled for an in-person appointment or need to pick something up from the Hamre Center, please use the South entrance of the Leonard Center.  Only students will have card access through the South entrance of the Leonard Center during office hours.

  • I need care after hours.

    If you need care after hours, please visit Urgent and Emergency Care for resources. If this is an emergency, please call 911.

Macalester Patient Portal

Our secure patient portal allows you to communicate with Hamre Center health care providers, make limited medical appointments, complete forms, and update and get a copy of your immunization record.

Online scheduling for Medical Appointments is coming soon.

Hamre Center Anti-Discrimination Statement

The Laurie Hamre Center for Health and Wellness shares in the anger, hurt, and grief created by the disproportionate harm and violence of systems, policies, ideas, and interpersonal experiences perpetuating marginalization and all forms of oppression in our community, in our country, and around the globe. Read Hamre Center’s statement on anti-discrimination.

For resources to support you in navigating your college experience at Macalester, visit the Counseling Services Identity Specific Resource page, the Disability Services Resource page, the Department of Multicultural Life Resource page, International Student Programs page, and/or the Career Exploration Advisor for Underrepresented Students.


Your feedback is very important in helping us provide the best support to students possible. Hamre Center sends periodic student feedback surveys each year. We also want to provide the following options to share your feedback outside of those scheduled surveys as desired. We encourage and invite feedback about our work with you, successes, and areas for improvement. 

1. Anonymous Feedback Form

2. Direct email to Jen Jacobsen, Hamre Center Executive Director

3. Direct email to Hanin Harb, Hamre Center Mental Health Counselor / DEI Program Manager

24/7 Medical Resource for Students

Macalester has a nurse triage phone line for students.  It is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.  Access Nurse can be reached by calling the Hamre Center (651-696-6275, Deaf, Hard of Hearing or Speech Limited Callers can access these numbers through MN Relay 711) and selecting option 3 on the voice mail message.  If you call during office hours and reach a staff member, ask to be connected to the nurse line.  Access Nurse is familiar with emergency referral resources in the area and will provide the Hamre Center with a report of the call.  You can either share your name when you call or can remain anonymous.  The call is always free.

Mental Health Resources

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ULifeline from the JED Foundation, is a comprehensive website for college students on mental health. It includes facts on mental health, wellness strategies, info on how to help a friend, resources for help, as well as a self-evaluator for 13 common mental health concerns. Check it out.

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Easily Find Local Counselors

We’re excited to announce a new partnership with MiResource, a tool to help Macalester students easily and confidentially find the right local off-campus provider. You can search by your specific care needs, insurance/payment options, and geography.

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JED at Macalester

JED campus is a signature program of the JED Foundation (JED) designed to guide schools through a collaborative process of comprehensive systems, program and policy development with customized support to build upon existing student mental health, substance use and suicide prevention efforts.