Welcome

The Student Health Clinic (SHC) is your clinic away from home. Our professional staff specializes in medical care for college students in a comfortable environment. The clinic is conveniently located on campus and easy to use with a wide array of services including immunizations, physicals, STD testing, health education and programs, and mental health assistance.

Please follow MSU Coronavirus Information and Updates here for valuable healthcare information, guidance and campus updates.  

To schedule student health appointments, please call 701-858-3371, during normal business hours, Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.  Students who schedule an appointment will receive a COVID screening phone call one business day prior to your appointment. All students must wear a mask when entering the clinic.  We appreciate your cooperation! If you need to seek healthcare services after hours, click here. 

If you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms please follow our guidance here.  

North Dakota Department of Health Coronavirus Hotline

Call. 866-207-2880
Monday - Friday 7 a.m. -7 p.m. 

Preparing for your appointment

Please arrive 10 minutes before your appointment. There is a possibility you may not be seen by your provider if you arrive late. If you miss a scheduled appointment without notification, there will be a $20 no-show fee.

Three ways to schedule an appointment

1. Online. Some appointments can be scheduled through your Student Portal.
2. Call. Call 701-858-3371 to make an appointment.
3. In person. Stop by the clinic, located in the lower level of Lura Manor, to make an appointment.

Health Insurance

When it comes to health insurance and health services decisions, Minot State is here to help. For health insurance plan options and details, including benefits and rates, please visit United Healthcare Student Resources. The North Dakota University System is another valuable resource for health insurance information, including information about your campus contact person. 

In some cases, you may be eligible for a waiver of NDUS designated insurance. For information about the waiver process, visit the NDUS Health Insurance Waiver webpage.

Additional health insurance information that may be beneficial to you can be found at the links below: 

Mission and Goals

Student Health Services at Minot State University is administered in a manner that assures the provision of high-quality services that fulfills the organization’s mission, goals, and objectives.

Mission
To enhance student learning by promoting a healthy lifestyle, reducing risk behaviors, and providing health education to Minot State University Students.

Goals
The Goal of the Student Health Center is to improve the status of health and the quality of life for MSU students while they are on campus and as they plan for the future. Focus is on:

  • Health promotion
  • Risk reduction through surveillance and control of health hazards.
  • Health education
  • Referral to other campus or community services as needs are identified

Funding
The Student Health Center is funded through the Student Activity Fee. There is no charge for an on-campus consultation with the health care staff. Students are responsible for any additional expenses for such services as procedures, diagnostic tests, radiology, laboratory and other fees.

No Show Policy

Definition of no show
A no show occurs when you miss a scheduled appointment without notification.

No show fee
A $20 fee will be assessed to your Campus Connection account in the event you miss an appointment without notification.

How can I avoid a fee?
To avoid the no show fee, you can cancel your appointment in one of the following ways:

  • Cancel online through your STUDENT PORTAL.
  • Call us at 701-858-3371.
  • Cancel in person prior to your scheduled appointment time.

Late arrival policy
There is the possibility you may not be seen by your provider if you are more than 10 minutes late for your appointment. This will be left to the discretion of the office based on the schedule.

 

MSU Student Health Clinic Medical Excuse Policy

Class attendance is an individual student responsibility and a matter between you and your professors. With limited exceptions, MSU (Minot State University) providers do not give “class excuses.” If you will be absent due to illness, you are responsible for calling or emailing your instructors as soon as possible to notify them of your illness and to determine how best to make up the class time or missed assignments.

It is often the best course of action for persons with viral illnesses to remain at home and follow self-care guidelines until their symptoms lessen and they can return to school and/or work. This means, for example, staying out of classrooms and work places while acutely ill with a cold or influenza. It is rarely medically necessary to be seen by a health care professional in these instances. It’s also not possible for MSU Student Health clinical staff to verify the presence or severity of illnesses that have already resolved. Please do not ask for a “retroactive class excuse” from the health center in such instances.

In addition, please note that the Student Affairs Emergency Notification procedures are not intended for use in these types of non-emergency absences. Those procedures are intended to assist you with faculty notification when crisis or emergency circumstances make it difficult for you to contact faculty personally.

MSU providers may recommend that you remain out of class in the following instances:

  1. If you are diagnosed with a contagious illness that requires you to remain out of work or school per specific public health protocol. Examples of illnesses that fall into this category include measles, mumps, or pertussis (whooping cough). In such instances, MSU Student Health Clinic staff will work with community public health officials to ensure all health guidelines are followed and will work with the VP of Student Affairs to assist in communication with your instructors. We will also assist in ensuring that friends, family or other close contacts are notified if any preventive care is recommended for them. Return-to-class guidelines will be provided, and this will rarely involve a follow-up visit to the health center.
     
  2. If you are diagnosed with an illness that will require you to be hospitalized, and/or to remain out of class for an extended period of time to recuperate, MSU Student Health Clinic staff will provide documentation on a case by case basis and will work with the VP of Student Affairs to assist in communication with your instructors. It remains your responsibility to make arrangements, to make up missed course work, or to follow university guidelines for withdrawal from courses if that becomes necessary. Examples that may fall into this category include surgical recovery periods or recuperation from serious episodes of illness.

Revised: June 2019

Alternative Community Medical Resources

Recourses and Links

For additional resources, including alternative medical resources, Minot State's 8 Dimensions of Wellness, and a student health and wellness guide, visit Resources and Links. Information about mental health, including crisis contacts, is available HERE.

Screening Tools

Health Questions - Go Ask Alice
Go Ask Alice! is the health question and answer Internet service produced by Alice!, Columbia University's Health Promotion Program - a division of Health Services at Columbia.

Tobacco - Why Quit
WhyQuit unites three independent cessation resources - motivation enhancement, a quality education, and serious group support - to form a highly effective nicotine dependency recovery tool.

Coming soon!
 

Clinic hours
Monday - Friday
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Closed all legal holidays and campus closures

Contact information
Student Health Clinic
Lura Manor, south entrance
Minot State University
500 University Avenue West
Minot, North Dakota 58701

Phone: 701-858-3371
Fax: 701-858-3997

ACHA badge