Latest on COVID-19Have you checked out the Student Affairs Virtual Community and Wellness website? Loads of resources and ideas for staying connected and taking care of yourself. Be sure to take a look at the Macalester community video.  Watch it here!  We miss you and look forward to our new and returning students joining us when we are able!

Last week of spring semester services – office closes for the summer at 4:00 pm, Friday, May 15.

The Hamre Center has moved parts of its operation to telehealth for the remainder of Spring 2020 term.  All counseling appointments are via telehealth (video conferencing).  Medical appointments are a hybrid – those that can be handled via telehealth such as medication refills, triage, mental health, etc. will be scheduled as telehealth and others that require “hands-on” will be set up as a physical appointment in the office.   We are maintaining distribution of on-line supply requests that can be picked up at the Hamre Center (safer sex, sleep, menstrual supplies, and fentanyl test strips).  Students are able to request a real-time appointment via phone to purchase Plan B and are able to schedule pick-up of prescriptions that require a hard copy.  Insurance, health promotion and sexual violence prevention education staff are available but working remotely.

PLEASE CALL TO SCHEDULE APPOINTMENTS – do not drop by.  If we are not able to answer your call, please leave a detailed message.  To schedule a counseling or medical appointment: indicate your name, best phone number or Macalester email to reach you at, which type of appointment you’d like to schedule (counseling or medical), the times you’re available to schedule that appointment, and if you have a provider preference (we will do our best to accommodate that preference). A staff member will get back to you as soon as possible. Students who come for an appointment or to pick something up, please enter the Leonard Center at the south entrance during office hours.

The Laurie Hamre Center for Health & Wellness offers integrated medical, counseling, health promotion, and sexual violence prevention services and programs 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. 

Spring 2020 Hours – through May 15, 2020

Services Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday

Services available via telehealth & in-person

9am – 4pm

Closed at Noon

9am – 4pm

Closed at Noon

9am – 4pm

Closed at Noon

10am – 4pm
Closed at Noon

9am – 4pm

Closed at Noon


All appointments are telehealth. Phone answered during medical office hours

9am – 4:45pm 9am – 7pm 9am – 7pm 10am – 7pm


9am – 4:45pm


Wellness Lounge Closed Closed Closed Closed Closed

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.

Login to the Macalester Patient Portal

News and Updates

Daily Dose of Cuteness on HWC Instagram

Submit a photo of your pet to be featured on the HWC Instagram story as a daily dose of cuteness as we practice self-care! Follow @macalesterhwc to see all the pets we highlight.

Safer Sex Kits, Sleep Kits, and Fentanyl Test Strips Request Forms

For students who live on or near campus, you are still able to request until Wed., May 13:
Safer sex supplies
Sleep supplies
Fentanyl test strips

Your requested items will be placed in a manila envelope marked with your last four digits of your ID number.  This envelope will be waiting for you outside the Hamre Center main door within 2 business days after request. You can access the Hamre Center through the Leonard Center south entrance by using your student ID from the hours of 9:00 am – 4:00 pm (M-F).  These requested items will be filled by Hamre Center staff. Last day for pick-up: Friday, May 15.

Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

See the COVID-19 webpages for the latest Macalester information on the novel coronavirus outbreak.

Helpful tips on managing worry about Covid-19 and how to practice good Fact Hygiene

QPR (Suicide Prevention)Training

Do you have one hour?  That’s all it takes to do the online version of the QPR (Question. Persuade. Refer) suicide prevention training. Free to the Macalester community. QPR workshops are also scheduled for Spring 2020.


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.

Hamre Center May 2020 Newsletter

Check it out to learn more about how to create rituals for endings, sun exposure, fact hygiene, and student affairs.
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New Students

Welcome!  For students entering Fall 2020, we will update this page as soon as plans are in place.  At that time, please go to the New Student Portal to access the information and forms for all new students.  Read the Health & Wellness First-Year Requirements FAQ

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

Upcoming Events


To learn about other upcoming events, please visit our Events page.

Resources for Faculty, Staff, and Families

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.