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

Flu Vaccines for Students Available Now!

The Hamre Health & Wellness Center invites students to come in now for your annual flu vaccination. The vaccination is the Quadrivalent Injectable. If you have United Healthcare Student Resource (UHCSR) Insurance (commonly known as the “Macalester Insurance”), the cost of the vaccine is covered by insurance. If you do not have UHCSR, cost is $25, and you can pay using cash or check, or have it billed to your student account.

Flu vaccines are another way to support our community and help keep us all safe and healthy.

Schedule an Appointment for Your Flu Vaccine Today

You may schedule a visit for a vaccine during clinic hours.  Please call the Laurie Hamre Health & Wellness Center front desk at 651-696-6275 to make an appointment. Please wear loose-fitting sleeves. Get your flu vaccine as soon as you are able to get the most protection from the vaccine.

Off-Campus Options for Flu Vaccines

If you have insurance other than the UHCSR insurance, you may be able to get a flu vaccine for no or lower cost off campus.

Both CVS Pharmacy (www.cvs.com/vaccines) and Saint Paul Corner Drug Store (www.stpaulcornerdrug.com) are close to campus and offer flu vaccines. You may go to their websites to register and if available the pharmacies may help with walk-in visits. Both CVS and St. Paul Corner Drug Store are able to bill your insurance directly and are great options for students who are not covered under the UHRS.

Flu Vaccine Clinic November 3rd, 2021

Kevin the therapy dog

When: Wednesday, November 3rd from 1-5pm

**Special appearance by Kevin the therapy dog from 1-3:30pm! 

Where: Hamre Center Clinic within the Leonard Center

No appointment needed, walk-in

Cost: No cost with the UHCSR insurance, or $25.00 billed to your student account

Upload COVID-19 vaccination documents

What should I do if I have COVID-19 symptoms?

Macalester COVID-19 website

Holding and Supporting our BIPOC Students

The Laurie Hamre Health and Wellness Center shares in the outrage and heartbreak after the killing of Daunte Wright by law enforcement in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota on April 11, 2021. In Dr. Rivera’s words, “This is a painful time for our campus, local, and national communities. We are grieving and we are angry. Black lives matter, today and every day. Black lives matter.” As you’re able, we encourage you to seek support from friends, family, and resources on and off campus. Please know that whatever you are experiencing is valid and deserves to be validated. We see you!  We’ve included some resources below, which we hope you will find helpful as you care for yourself and others.

Resources In Support of BIPOC Students
Resources in Support of the Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) Students

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.

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.

Login to the Macalester Patient Portal

ULifeline – Mental Health Resource

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.

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. Learn more

2020 – 2021 Newsletter

Macalester Hamre Center newsletter

Sexy Educators Instagram

Photo of the 2019 SEXY Trainers


Resources for Faculty, Staff, and Families

Mental Health Tools for Faculty and Staff Portal

If you’re a Macalester faculty or staff member interested in helping your students, please review our list of faculty and staff resources.

If you’re a family member or guardian interested in helping your student, please review our list of family resources.