Health and Counseling Services

Although we don’t know what the impact of COVID-19 will be on our campuses, we will continue to monitor, assess and communicate, while doing what is best for our students, faculty, and staff.

This web page will be updated regularly and can serve as a valuable information tool for all members of the Saint Mary’s community.

Resource Information & Links

Webinars

Live and recorded webinars and discussions for college students dealing with the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic. Topics include well-being, mental health, student-athletes, relationships, communication, career planning, and more.

Access webinars and discussions at Active Minds

Coping with Stress

Minnesota Department of Health Mental Health Resources
https://mn.gov/covid19/for-minnesotans/get-help/mental-health.jsp

US Centers for Disease Control & Prevention- Coping with stress
https://www.cdc.gov/violenceprevention/suicide/copingwith-stresstips.html

Mental Health and Coping During COVID-19
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/coping.html

Coping with Traumatic Events
https://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/topics/coping-with-traumatic-events/index.shtml

National Alliance on Mental illness (NAMI)
NAMI-Releases-Importan/COVID-19-Updated-Guide-1.pdf?lang=en-US

Taking Care of your Emotional Health
https://emergency.cdc.gov/coping/selfcare.asp

Taking care of mental health in the face of uncertainty
https://afsp.org/taking-care-of-your-mental-health-in-the-face-of-uncertainty/

If You Are Sick

CDC COVID-19 Symptoms “Self-Checker”
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/symptoms-testing/symptoms.html

If You Are Sick or Caring for Someone Who Is Sick
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/if-you-are-sick/index.html

Contact your insurance company: Most insurance companies provide the option for members to call in and visit with a nurse about questions and concerns. They can provide recommendations for home care and help determine if, when, and where you should seek further evaluation by a healthcare provider.

Contact your local clinic: Similar to what is provided by insurance companies, most clinics have nursing staff available to answer questions and provide guidance about when to seek in-person evaluation for a healthcare provider.

National Hotlines

Crisis Text Line
Text “HOME” to 741741

Crisis Response of Southeast Minnesota
(24/7 Phone Support)
1-844-274-7472 (1-844-CRISIS2)
www.crisis2southeastmn.com

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
1-800-273-8255
(1-800-243-TALK)
www.suicidepreventionlifline.org

The STEVE Fund
For Young People of Color
Text STEVE to 741741
www.stevefund.org

The Trevor Project: For People Who Identify as LGBTQIA+
1-866-488-7386
Text TREVOR to 1-202-304-1200
Chat online: www.thetrevorproject.org

National Sexual Assault Hotline
1-800-656-HOPE (4673)

Local Resources

Winona Health:
507-454-3650
855 Mankato Ave,
Winona, Minn.

Gundersen Health System Urgent Care:
507-615-0600
1122 West Hwy. 61
Winona, Minn.

Acumen Counseling Services, LLC
855-855-6776
902 E. 2nd Street, Suite 260
Winona, Minn.

Catholic Charities of Southern Minnesota
507-454-2270
111 Market Street, Suite 2
Winona, Minn.

Common Ground Winona Location (Substance Use)
507-453-0023
174 Main Street, Suite 2
Winona, Minn.

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

Hours:

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

Appointments

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.

Cost

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.

Confidentiality

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.