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 LaSalle, 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.
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
- Laboratory testing
- Referrals to off-campus services
- Strep Throat
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
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.