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 Counseling Services, call 507-454-2270, Dial 0 for the receptionist, and indicate you are a Saint Mary’s student.

To make an appointment for a COVID-19 Test, 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.

  • Treatment of minor illness/injury
  • Management of certain chronic conditions
  • Sports physicals
  • Health education
  • Over-the-counter and prescription medications
  • Medical supplies
  • Vaccinations (including allergy injections)
  • Laboratory testing (excluding COVID-19)
  • Referrals to off-campus services

Counseling Services

Counseling Services are provided through a collaborative relationship with Catholic Charities of Southern Minnesota. Licensed Master level therapists include social workers, psychologists and clinical counselors. Services are available to Winona Campus undergraduate students of all faith and non-faith traditions and backgrounds. 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


By appointment 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.