Medical Services:

Our medical services team is comprised of advanced practice providers including nurse practitioners and physician associates. We are trained to care for your health needs while on campus and can help you access care off campus when needed. We provide scheduled appointments in person and virtually, same day care, as well as phone triage depending on your needs/concerns.

How to make an appointment:

Medical appointments can be made by contacting SHAC directly via phone (507) 222-4080, scheduling yourself through the MySHAC portal, or by sending a secure message through your MySHAC portal if you need assistance. You are also welcome to stop in and our medical administrative assistant can help you schedule in person.

Services we provide include:

Acute Illnesses

  • Eye, ear, nose, and throat concerns
  • Upper respiratory illnesses such as influenza, COVID-19, etc
  • skin infections
  • bladder infections
  • nausea, vomiting  and diarrhea

Sexual Health:

  • Birth Control – education about methods; prescriptions; refills
  • Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI) testing
  • Pre-exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) and Post-exposure Prophylaxis (PEP) for HIV
  • Treatment of yeast and vaginal infections
  • Pregnancy testing and counseling
  • Emergency Contraception (Plan B)
  • FREE condoms available in our lobby
  • Pap Testing (starting at age 21 by current recommendations)

Injuries:

  • Cuts and scrapes
    • We do have limited supplies for cuts requiring sutures (stitches) and ability to place these
  • Sprains & strains
  • Minor burns 

Laboratory Services:

  • Blood draws/testing
    • We can draw labs ordered by outside providers, or order labs we feel are appropriate for your care. These will be sent to off-site lab (LabCorp or Northfield Hospital) depending on your insurance coverage.
    • Common tests drawn: CBC, ferritin, iron, metabolic panel, TB screening (IGRA), syphilis, HIV, hepatitis screening
  • Point of Care Testing- results completed in SHAC same day
    • Rapid Strep Throat testing
    • Mononucleosis (“monp”) testing
    • Influenza testing
    • COVID testing
    • Urine Pregnancy Testing
  • Sexually Transmitted Infections (Gonorrhea and Chlamydia, HIV, Syphilis, etc) through swabs, urine, and blood as needed.

ADHD Medications:

Our medical staff can prescribe ADHD medications with documentation of a formal diagnosis/testing. Due to controlled nature of these medications, prescription agreement is required between student and provider with regular follow-up. Treatment can only be managed by SHAC medical team during academic terms while enrolled. more information about ADHD care options

Prescriptions/Dispensary:

Our medical staff can write prescriptions to be filled at local pharmacies.  A limited variety of commonly prescribed medications are able to be dispensed at SHAC at cost.

PLEASE NOTE: This is not a complete list of services.  Please call to inquire if there is a service you are needing that you do not see listed.

Services Contracted with Other Agencies to Provide On-Campus:

  • Immunizations (Performed at SHAC by Homeland Health)

Services Not Provided on Campus:

  • Imaging (X-ray; MRI; CT)
  • Allergy shots
    • You can get your allergy injections at the Allina Medical Clinic, 507-663-9000. You will need a consult with an Allina allergist before they will allow injections to occur (can be virtual).
    • Please note: Northfield Clinic no longer provides this service.
  • Storage of personal medications for students. We suggest purchasing a refrigerator or lock box to use in your dorm room. Lockable medicine containers are available to purchase at a reduced cost at Sterling Drug, 700 Division St., Northfield.