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Laurie Hamre Center for Health & Wellness

The Laurie Hamre Center for Health & Wellness offers integrated medical and counseling services as well as campus leadership on health promotion and sexual respect for all students and serves as a resource supporting the entire Macalester community’s effort to build a healthy campus. We are dedicated to providing care, support, and connection to resources for students of all identities.

Caption: Dates in May that the Hamre Center is Closed

Tuesday, 7th 3:30 PM – 5 PM

Friday, 10th 11:30 AM – 5 PM

Monday, 13th through summer

For Resources, while the office is closed please call 651-696-6275 to utilize the 24/7 Nurse line (press 3) or Phone Counseling Line (press 2). Additional community resources are available on our website under the Urgent, Emergency Care, and Telehealth tab and the Community Resource tab

Accessing Health and Wellness Services

  • When is the Hamre Center open?

    • Hamre hours for the 2023-2024 academic year when classes are in session are Monday-Friday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
    • Hamre will reopen with regular hours on Tuesday, Jan 2nd.
    • During Spring Break (March 9th & 17st) Hamre hours will be 10 a.m.- 5 p.m.
    • The last day Hamre is open for Spring semester is Friday, May 10th.

  • 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, which is a protocol 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?

    Students seek off-campus counseling for a variety of reasons including long term concerns, year round services, or specialized support. Finding an off campus counselor that best suits your needs and preferences can take time and can be an overwhelming process. Our Care Coordinator can help you access off-campus counseling resources, and our Insurance Specialist can help you navigate the US healthcare system. You also have the option to independently seek out an off campus counselor. To assist you with this process, we put together a short list of options:

    For urgent or emergency mental health resources, visit our Urgent or Emergency Care webpage.

  • 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.

Available Medical Services

Learn more about what the services the Hamre Center provides. If you have questions about whether or not we can meet your medical needs, please call the Hamre Center (651-696-6275).

Masks are Currently Optional* in the Hamre Center

Hamre center has transitioned our masking policy to be OPTIONAL within our clinical spaces. *However, face masks will still be required for anyone with respiratory symptoms (Cough, sore throat, or fever) while in the Hamre Center. If you prefer to wear masks, and/or that your provider wears one as well when providing care to you, we will respect that request 100%. Please feel comfortable asking for this accommodation-we want everyone to feel safe and affirmed within our locations. Please do not hesitate to contact our office with any questions or concerns or if you are needing additional accommodations.

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 is now available specifically for some of our medical providers. You can only schedule 30-minute in-person appointments with either Brian (PA) or Ellen (ANP) via online scheduling at this time.

Do NOT schedule appointments for life-threatening emergencies online.  Please call 911.

We are happy to offer other types of appointments and providers, but please call the front desk (651-696-6275)  if you need the following: 

  • Telehealth (remote patient visit via zoom)
  • Same-day appointment with our clinic Nurse Molly (limited)
  • Initial visits for mental health (anxiety, depression, OCD, panic, etc.) or gender care deserve a 60-minute visit, and we ask that you call the HWC for assistance. 
  • Appointments with our psychiatrist (these need a referral from either counseling or medical provider) or Dr. Steph Walters (sees patients with medical residents from the University of Minnesota)

To schedule with the appropriate provider, please click submit, pick a reason from the list, and click submit.  Then pick an available open appointment.  If you cannot find an appointment opening or need to be seen for something not on the Symptom/Reason List, please call the Health and Wellness Center at 651-696-6275 for assistance. 

If you are having difficulty with scheduling a mental health visit or seek an email response, please send an email for assistance to the Health and Wellness Center at [email protected]. 


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 Center for Disability Resources page, the Lealtad-Suzuki Center for Social Justice page, International Student Programs page, and/or the Career Exploration Advisor for Underrepresented Students and Equity and Access Group Career Resources.


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.