By MORGAN STOLPA, CSU Public Relations Intern
College students are at a critical stage in their lives with less parental supervision and more responsibilities. They’re in complete control of their own health.
The campus medical clinic in Carkoski Commons lower level is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m and offers convenient and affordable medical attention.
At Minnesota State University, Mankato, the Student Health Services Medical Clinic provides a wide array of health care services to their students including:
- Treatment of Illness and Injury (Primary Care)
- Diagnostic Laboratory
- Sports Medicine
- Women’s Health
- SANE Exams
- Sexually Transmitted Infection Diagnosis and Treatment
- Mental Health
- ADHD Services
- Travel Abroad Consults
In addition to their services, the clinic also offers both physicians and nurse practitioners.
Currently enrolled full-time or part-time students at Minnesota State Mankato, who are paying student activity fees are eligible to receive the student discount price. Students enrolled in previous terms are eligible to receive services and may be asked to pay for services at the time they are provided. If you’re concerned about your eligibility check online at http://www.mnsu.edu/shs/eligibility.html.
Scheduling an Appointment
“Scheduling an appointment is preferred and can be done by calling 507-389-6276 or using our online patient portal,” said Lori Marti, Student Health Services health educator. “Students may request a specific health care provider at the time the appointment is scheduled and can be seen by a physician or nurse practitioner. Non-emergency “walk-ins” visits are seen as the schedule permits. Students with a busy class or work schedule will be best served by calling ahead.”
Save Time, Plan Accordingly
As a college student, it’s not easy to find time to visit the medical center. If you plan ahead you will spend less time waiting and more time getting the medical attention you need.
“Students being seen for the first time need to fill out a patient registration form. This form can be found on our webpage and can be filled out in advance and brought to the clinic at the time of the visit,” Marti said.
If you’re interested in setting up an appointment call 507-389-6276, visit the online patient portal at https://mnsu.medicatconnect.com.