Health and Counseling Services

Please note that the Wellness Center is closed during the months of June and July. If you require assistance during that time, please contact:

Office of Student Affairs
800-635-5987, Ext. 1640
Fax: 507-457-1640
Hours: Monday – Friday 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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. Motivated by the charism inspired by the life of Saint John Baptiste de La Salle, Wellness Center staff 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.

To make an appointment for Health Services, email

To make an appointment for in-person Counseling Services, email

Health Services

Health Services are provided through a collaborative relationship with Winona Health. Staff are able to diagnose, treat, and write prescriptions for common illnesses and injuries.

  • Lab testing:
    • Glucose
    • Pregnancy
    • Basic Urinalysis
    • Hemoglobin
    • Strep
    • Mono
  • Conditions:
    • Acute illness
    • Minor acute injury
    • Asthma
    • Allergies
    • Mental health
    • Dermatological concerns
    • Administer allergy injections prescribed by your allergist
    • Sports physicals (no hearing testing or Sickle cell testing available on campus)
Counseling Services (In-Person)

Counseling Services are provided through a collaborative relationship with Winona Health. A licensed social worker is available to provide in-person counseling. . Services are available to Winona Campus undergraduate students. Up to eight sessions per semester are available to students, at no cost, for a broad range of issues:

  • 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
Counseling Services (Teletherapy)

Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota also has contracted services with Uwill, a technology-based teletherapy platform for all full-time Winona campus undergraduate students. Uwill’s innovative platform links students to a diverse and experienced team of licensed mental health professionals within 24 hours. Students can then connect and receive support from their assigned counselor in any format they like – video, chat, text or phone. Uwill provides services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Services are provided by licensed mental health professionals and are free to all  full-time Winona campus undergraduate students.


By appointment while classes are in session.

Health Services are available by appointment Tuesday and Wednesday from 1:00pm-4:00pm


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.