Health and Counseling Services

The Jay Johnson Wellness Center

The Jay Johnson Wellness Center of Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota promotes the development of the whole person and fosters biological, psychological, social and spiritual wellbeing.

As caring professionals, Wellness Center staff assist students as they attend to their physical and mental health needs. Health and Counseling staff, motivated by the charism inspired by the life of Saint John Baptiste de LaSalle, work to respond to the needs of students as they live and learn at Saint Mary’s University so that they ultimately enter the world more competently equipped to fulfill their vocations.

Health Services

Our registered nurse and nurse practitioner provide full-time, compassionate care to help you meet your health and wellness needs. Staff are able to diagnose, treat, and write prescriptions for common illnesses and injuries.

  • Treatment of minor illness/injury
  • Management of certain chronic conditions
  • Sports physicals
  • Health education
  • Over-the-counter and prescription medications
  • Medical supplies
  • Vaccinations
  • Laboratory testing
  • Referrals to off-campus services

Laboratory Services:

  • Strep Throat
  • Urinalysis
  • Hemoglobin
  • Mono
  • Pregnancy
  • Tuberculosis

Counseling Services

Counseling Services is staffed by caring, mental health professionals. Students who come to counseling are seeking the best in life for themselves, and are willing to make changes in their lives that allow them to live life to the fullest. Many students encounter issues that interfere with their studies, relationships, or with their peace of mind and well-being.

Common concerns include:

  • Academic difficulties (i.e., anxiety, motivation, procrastination, ADHD, performance, learning difficulties)
  • Adjustment to college life (i.e. sleep, homesickness, stress)
  • Alcohol and substance abuse
  • Assertive communication and self-esteem
  • Depressed and anxious mood
  • Diversity and cultural differences
  • Eating and body image concerns
  • Family difficulties
  • Sexual and identity concerns
  • Grief and loss
  • Recovery from trauma
  • Relationship problems


Monday – Friday
8:20 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
while classes are in session


In order to provide the time and attention that each student deserves, staff see students primarily by appointment. Often appointments are available for the same day. Walk-in patients will be seen as time allows.


There is no fee for on-site services or laboratory tests. The cost of off-campus services (i.e. referrals, prescription medications, treatments, supplies, testing) is the responsibility of the student.


All Wellness Center contacts and records are held in strict confidence. Information will not be released to parents, faculty, administration, peers, or anyone else without the student’s consent. An exception is made if a life-threatening situation arises.