Health Services

Good physical and mental health relates positively to educational success. Therefore, UMC Student Health Services mission is to promote continuing health care opportunities through prevention, early illness intervention, and continuing care.

Health and Dental Insurance

Health and Dental Insurance

Health Insurance

By requiring students to have health plan coverage, the University ensures that all students have access to medical care and can maintain good health, which is essential for academic success.

All students who are 1) admitted to a degree program, and 2) registered for six or more credits per semester (or three or more credits during summer term) that count toward the automatic assessment of the Student Services Fee, are required by the University of Minnesota to have health plan coverage. Students who meet both of these criteria are eligible for enrollment in the University-sponsored Student Health Benefit Plan (SHBP).

Eligible students are automatically enrolled in the University-sponsored Student Health Benefit Plan. Students may waive enrollment in the SHBP by providing verifiable health plan information per the instructions during registration and/or found online at www.shb.umn.edu. If the student’s health plan coverage is not verifiable, the student will be automatically enrolled (if eligible) and the student’s University account will be charged the full, non-refundable semester coverage fee. Health plan information provided by students is subject to a periodic audit. If a student fails to provide proof of active, verifiable health plan coverage by the enrollment deadline, the student will be automatically enrolled in the University-sponsored SHBP for the entire semester. Coverage must be in force the first day of classes.

The University of Minnesota requires all international students and their dependents to purchase the University-sponsored SHBP unless they are eligible for a waiver. At the time international students arrive at the University of Minnesota, they will have their documents validated. International students must enroll in the University-sponsored SHBP (or provide proof of coverage eligible to waive the plan) at that time and remain enrolled until the date they leave the University. The cost of the plan will be charged to their University account and must be paid along with their tuition and fees.

Non-degree seeking, certificate-seeking, distance learning, EMBA, PTMBA, and Continuing Education students are not eligible to enroll in the University-sponsored SHBP.

Voluntary Student Dental Insurance

The University of Minnesota is proud to provide the Voluntary Student Dental Plan to help you stay smiling.

The Voluntary Student Dental Plan provides year-round dental care that's sure to keep your smile healthy and your wallet happy. The Office of Student Health Benefits has partnered with MetLife to provide this service, giving enrollees:
lower costs, approximately 15% to 45% less than the same or similar services at other dentists in their area;

  • freedom to choose from thousands of participating providers without being locked into one;
  • fully covered preventive care;
  • and more!

Contact the Office of Student Health Benefits with any questions you have about the Voluntary Student Dental Plan, 1-800-232-9017.

Eligibility for Services

Eligibility for Services

All students who are enrolled in six (6) or more credits per semester that count toward the automatic assessment of the Student Services Fee, are eligible for services at UMC Student Health.

Emergency Information

Emergency Information

If you have been a victim of Sexual Assault:

  1. Get to a safe place.
  2. Contact a friend or someone for support.
  3. Seek medical attention at once.
  4. Do not bathe, douche, change your clothes, or rinse your mouth. If you report the crime you do not want to destroy the evidence.
  5. You do have the option of reporting the crime to the police, or through the University Student Conduct Committee. There are trained personnel who can assist you in making that decision. (See Stacey Grunewald for on campus support)

24 Hour Rape Crisis Number, 1-800-524-1993
Polk County Victims Services
816 Marin Ave, Suite 125
Crookston, MN 56716
218-281-1554

Other Emergency Information:

  • Northwest Mental Health Center 24 Hour Crisis Number:
    1-800-282-5005, 218-281-3940
  • Emergency Contraception Number:
    1-888-NOT-2-LATE
  • General Crime Program:
    1-800-524-1993 or 218-281-4347

Immunizations

Immunizations

Health Services Immunizations

Minnesota Law (M.S. 135A.14) requires that all students born after December 31, 1956 and enrolled in more than one class per semester must provide dates of immunization against the following:

  • Measles, Mumps, and Rubella (MMR): One dose required after the first birthday.
  • Tetanus/Diphtheria (TD): Must be within last 10 years.

All students enrolled in more than one class at UMC are required to complete an Immunization Record. The only exception to this would be either a medical exemption signed by a physician or a notarized conscientious exemption.

Read more about UMC's Immunization Policy.

Services

Services

There is no charge to visit the nurse and there are various over the counter medications available free of charge. If a referral is made to a health care professional off campus, that cost, as well as laboratory, x-ray, emergency room and/or prescription costs are the student's responsibility and/or their insurance provider. Transportation to an off-campus health care facility is also the responsibility of the student. 

You are welcome to stop by anytime during office hours (8:30 am - 4:00 pm), however, it is helpful to make an appointment by calling 218-281-8512 or emailing Stacey at sgrunewa@umn.edu.

Services that UMC Student Health provides include:

  • Acute and emergency health care
  • Pregnancy testing (Free of charge)
  • Referral for HIV/AIDS testing
  • Referral for Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI) testing
  • Free Diabetes and Blood Pressure Screenings
  • Assistance in referrals and appointments to appropriate health care providers
  • Health counseling
  • Follow-up care
  • Over-the-counter medications and supplies available free of charge (No appointments necessary)

Physician Services

Health Services Services

Dr. Saravana Balaraman will be on campus most Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm while school is in session Sept-May, providing free consultation services to UMC Students. Students who wish to be seen by Dr. Saravana Balaraman MUST make an appointment by calling 218-281-8512. Students will not be billed if they are seen by the doctor, however, any lab work, x-rays, and/or prescriptions are the student's financial responsibility.

STI Testing & Birth Control Options

The first Thursday of every month from 11:15 am to 12:30 pm (Polk County Public Health will be providing these services for students). Contact Stacey Grunewald, 218-281-8512, for more information.

Local Agencies

Local Agencies

Altru Clinic - Crookston - 218-281-9100
400 S. Minnesota St., Crookston, MN
8:00 am - 5:00 pm

RiverView Clinic - 218-281-9595
323 S. Minnesota St., Crookston, MN
Extended Hours and Same Day Appointments
Monday - Friday: 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday & Sunday: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

RiverView Health (Hospital) - 218-281-9200
323 S. Minnesota St., Crookston, MN

Polk County Public Health - 218-281-3385
721 S Minnesota St, Crookston, MN
PCPH is facility that can assist you with your family planning needs, such as – birth control pills, pregnancy testing, STD screening, pap smears, etc. They charge based on a sliding fee scale which means you pay based on your income. It is a very affordable option. You can make an appointment to see the Family Planning Nurse by calling 218-281-3385. Their hours are Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 4:30 pm.

Polk County Coordinated Victims Services - Rape Crisis Center - 218-281-1554
816 Marin Ave, Suite 125, Crookston, MN

24 Hour Rape Crisis Line - 1-800-524-1993

Voluntary Dental Insurance
Learn more!

Forms and Resources

Forms and Resources

Forms

Medical History Form PDF File Icon

The information you provide will be used to provide necessary health care while you are a student at UMC. The Medical History Form also includes the immunization information.

Health Resources

Some links listed below direct you to search engines and other sites for health related information. UMC Student Health does not guarantee the accuracy of any information contained in these links.

General Health Care Links:

Student Health and Accident Insurance:

STD's and HIV/AIDS:

Contraceptive Options:

Alcohol and Other Drug Information Sites:

Meningitis:

Tobacco Cessation:

Sexual Assault:

Mental Health and Depression:

Lactation Room

Lactation Room

In recognition of the well documented health advantages of breastfeeding for infants and mothers, UMC supports your decision to provide breast milk for your baby by providing you with a designated lactation room.

The designated lactation room is located at 145D SSC. It is a quiet, comfortable, private room that is available to nursing mothers to express breast milk. This room is available to students, staff, and faculty. Please contact Stacey Grunewald, RN, with any questions, 218-281-8512, sgrunewa@umn.edu during the school year or during summer months, Deb Brule, 218-281-8572, dbrule@umn.edu.

For online breastfeeding information www.usbreastfeeding.org and U of M Lactation support.

Campus Walking Route

Campus Walking Route

Health Services Walking Paths

Take a walk on campus for your health!
Download our Walking Routes Map PDF File Icon

Policies and Procedures

Department Faculty & Staff

Department Faculty & Staff

Clinic Physician
(218) 281-8512
Nursing Professional RN
(218) 281-8512

Spotlight

The risk is not knowing. Get tested.New FREE STI Testing for Students
Monday - Friday 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
145F Sargeant Student Center
Make an appointment with Stacey Grunewald, RN

Health Services

University of Minnesota Crookston

145-F Sargeant Student Center

2900 University Ave

Crookston, MN 56716

PHONE: 218-281-8512

FAX: 218-281-8588

Hours

8:30 am - 4:00 pm, Monday - Friday

Upcoming Events

March 30, 2017 - 3:00pm
April 4, 2017 - 3:00pm