Relaxation Room Now Re-opened
by BLAKE PIESCHKE, CSU Public Relations Intern
As we continue in the COVID era and the peak of cold and flu season, Student Health Services reminds students to take advantage of its provided services.
The Medical Clinic and Pharmacy in the Carkoski Commons are still offering services to students. In addition, the Relaxation Room has re-opened with the change to yellow status.
Wendy Schuh, director of Student Health Services, said many students are unaware of the clinical and pharmaceutical services that the campus provides. These services, funded through student fees and insurance, are at a reduced cost compared to other area clinics.
“It surprises me when a student who has been here for over two years has no knowledge of the clinic and pharmacy on campus,” Schuh said. “We typically see about a third of the overall population at some point each year. While I’m happy with that many people knowing we exist, there is definitely room for growth.”
Schuh said COVID has impacted normal operations.
“We aren’t seeing as many students as other years, but it has also brought wellness to the forefront of people’s minds,” she said.
Student Health Services has adapted COVID by creating an upper level designated for patients with COVID symptoms or testing services. It also incorporated telehealth visits for students and offers mailing of pharmacy prescriptions.
Call 507-389-6276 or visit www.mnsu.edu/shs to schedule an in-person or telehealth appointment today.
For more information on the kinds of services provided, visit Clinic Services | Minnesota State University, Mankato (mnsu.edu)
Clinic Hours for Spring Semester:
- Monday: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
- Tuesday: 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
- Wednesday: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
- Thursday: 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
- Friday: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
The pharmacy provides student to access to most prescriptions a college student would need. If they do not have a product a doctor has prescribed, they can submit an order for that prescription.
Pharmacy hours for spring semester will be 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday to Friday.
Students can also take a break and focus on managing your stress in The Relaxation Room with a fully automatic massaging chair, free spectrum lighting or aromatherapy free of charge. Call 507-389-5689 or visit the Health Education office located in the Carkoski Commons, Room 100, to schedule a 15 minute appointment.
In order to use these services, students must show proof of their health screen and present their MavCARD. Between each service, a student worker will disinfect each station to ensure student safety. The Relaxation Room is open 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.
*All services will require wearing masks and follow COVID-19 protocols.
For any more information, visit the Student Health Services website.