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Campus Health Service (344-7511)

There is a Student Health Service located in Luther Hall 111 that is staffed by a licensed registered nurse and is open on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays during the times designated near the office door.

The campus nurse will provide free-of-charge general health care to students, perform assessments, and make referrals as needed. Contact extension 511 or 837 for more information.

The Student Health Service has a board-certified physician at the Mankato Clinic who serves as its consultant. The physician and his staff are available to assist with students' needs as deemed necessary by the campus nurse.

Recommended Health Care Facilities

Mankato Clinic Express (507-389-8536)
This clinic is located in the River Hills Mall's Target wing and exists to perform lab work, prescribe medication, and diagnose minor illnesses. The campus nurse can also refer you if needed. Insurance is accepted and office visits as well as lab work are discounted. It is open Monday–Saturday 10 a.m.–9 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m.–6 p.m.

  • Mankato Clinic Urgent Care (389-8680) adjoining Mayo Clinic Health System in Mankato.
  • NOW Care Medical Center (625-7684) located at 1809 Adams Street near the River Hills Mall.
  • Open Door Health Center (388-2120) located at 309 Holly Lane, behind Belle Mar Mall.

Emergency
Call 9-911. The Emergency Department at Mayo Clinic Health System in Mankato is located a few blocks east of the college on Marsh Street.

Pregnancy Counseling (387-7818)
Birthright offers confidential and free service, including pregnancy testing, counseling, and referrals. It is located at 105 North 5th Street.

Vaccination Information

The State of Minnesota does not require you to be vaccinated against Hepatitis A, B, C, or Meningitis, but does require colleges to provide information about these diseases and their vaccinations. Students are encouraged to visit with their personal doctor or health care professional.

Medical and Dental Insurance and Bills

The college carries no medical or dental insurance for its students and is not liable for medical or dental bills. The college does not endorse any particular insurance provider, but brochures for third-party insurance plans are available from the business office for students who may not currently have health insurance coverage.

Spiritual Counseling Services

The Campus Chaplain is available for counseling students seeking spiritual guidance. His office is located in the lower level of Trinity chapel, TC111 and his phone extension is 312.

Personal Counseling Services

For those seeking personal counseling, Patti Reagles coordinates the Counseling Center. Her office is located on the lower level of Trinity Chapel, TC112 and her phone extension is 306. The Counseling Center is available to Bethany students, faculty, and staff at no cost. Common areas of concern for personal counseling include the following:

  • Academics
  • Body Image
  • Communication Skills
  • Diversity
  • Exercise/Nutrition
  • Homesickness
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Injury
  • Sexuality/Sexual Assault
  • Smoking Cessation
  • Suicide
  • Victimization

Resources/Organizations:
American Psychological Association (APA)
     This site provides recent mental health research information.
CHADD.org
     This is the website for the organization Children and Adults with Attention/Hyperactivity Disorder.
Depression & Bipolar Support Alliance
     Definitions of depression and bipolar disorder, advocacy and clinical trial information.
International Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Foundation
     Mission to educate the public and professional communities about OCD assistance.
National Alliance on Mental Illness
     A nonprofit, grassroots, self-help, support and advocacy organization.
National Center for Learning Disabilities
     Helpful definitions of learning disabilities and success tips for adults with learning disabilities.
National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
     Information for clients, clinicians, and researchers on many mental health concerns.
Physician's Desk Reference
     Information on various treatment approaches to depression.
San Diego State University Research Foundation
     An anonymous alcohol assessment and feedback tool for alcohol and marijuana intervention.
Web M.D.
     Information on a specific medication.