Health and Wellness

Student Health Services

Requirements and Recommendations for Incoming Students

Requirements:

Immunizations: Minnesota state law requires that we collect documentation of measles/mumps/rubella (MMR) and tetanus/diphtheria (Td or Tdap) vaccination.* Two doses of MMR are required after the age of 12 months and tetanus/diphtheria vaccination must be within the past 10 years. Additional vaccinations (Hepatitis A and B, HPV, varicella, Meningococcal ACWY and Meningococcal B) are strongly recommended prior to beginning college.

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Student Health History Form: You will receive an email prior to May 31 directing you to complete your health history form online. Information entered through your secure, patient portal will be part of your confidential health record. This information will allow us to more effectively support you as you manage your health while in college. Dates for required vaccinations will be entered here as well.

Recommendations:

Pre-College Health Exam: A general physical is recommended for all students prior to entering college. In addition to reviewing your health status, this provides an opportunity to update vaccinations. For students with mental or physical health conditions who plan to receive care through Student Health/Counseling Services, we ask that you have a summary or recent health records sent to the Wellness Center. This will help us provide better care for you while you are on campus.

Records can be sent to:

Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota
Student Health Services
700 Terrace Heights #81

Winona, MN 55987

507-457-6920 (fax)

Insurance Information: We strongly recommend that all students have health insurance. We request that a copy be uploaded along with your Student Health History form. In addition, it is recommended that students carry a copy of their health insurance card to facilitate filling prescriptions or receiving healthcare services off-campus, if needed.

Student Health Checklist:

Required:

  • Complete Student Health History Form
  • Document month and year of MMR and Td/Tdap vaccinations

Recommended:

  • Schedule a physical exam
  • Receive all recommended vaccinations
  • Fax or mail health records/summary if planning to receive care for chronic conditions through Health/Counseling Services.
  • Upload a copy of your health insurance information
  • Obtain a copy of your health insurance card for personal use

Exemptions: Students who, due to personal beliefs, have a conscientious objection to immunization or have a medical reason which prohibits them from obtaining any or all of these vaccines, will be exempt from these requirements. A notarized statement to this effect is required for conscientious objections. In the case of a medical exemption, a physician’s statement is required.

Exemption form