Frequently Asked Questions
Who Can Utilize Our Services?
What Does A Medical Visit Cost?
What Type Of Medical Providers Does The HWC Have On Staff?
Can I Just Walk Into The HWC 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 only full-time registered students may use medical services at the Hamre Center for Health & Wellness (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 for an office visit to see a nurse, nurse practitioner, or doctor for most appointments at the HWC. 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, two nurse practitioners, a triage RN and a medical assistant. Usually severity of illness combined with schedule availability determines who on the medical team you should see.
If you need to be seen for a medical issue, you should call our Triage RN at 651-696-6931 ahead of time to make an appointment. We don’t offer walk-in medical appointments so make sure to call as soon as possible to make an appointment. Due to high demand for our services, students requesting a same or next 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 in advance if you can’t make it. If you are more than 10 minutes late for your appointment, you will 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.