- Consultation by medical providers
- Medical treatment
- Allergy shots
- Medications most often needed by students
- Lab tests (hemoglobin, throat cultures, blood sugars, tuberculin tests, pap smears, STD and pregnancy tests)
- Confidential contraceptive advice, pregnancy counseling, and family planning services
- Nurse midwife
- Physical therapy
- Common over the counter medications
Services Not Provided
- In-hospital medical treatment
- Emergency room care
- Ambulance services
- Non-routine laboratory tests and x-rays
- Services of dentists, optometrists, and physicians not under contract with the Health Service
- Prescriptions for birth control pills and other medications not stocked at Health Service
Students enrolled for 6+ credits in a semester are automatically charged for the Health and Wellness Services Fee. After applying your Student Services fee to the cost of your visit, you can expect Health Services at no additional out of pocket cost.
We do not file insurance claims or require payment for services or medications provided.
Medical records are confidential. No information is released without the student’s written permission or a court order. To get a copy of your immunization/medical records from Morris, print a copy of the Release of Medical Records form and fax or mail to Health Services.
Appointments are not necessary but recommended if you require more than a short visit.
A Stevens Community Medical Center (SCMC) medical provider is available in Health Service from 9 a.m.–noon on class days and during finals week.
Students may consult with the nurse. Students needing immediate attention by a physician will be referred to SCMC at no additional charge. Students seen at SCMC without a Health Service referral will be charged for services rendered at SCMC rates. SCMC Lab and X-ray charges must be paid for by student insurance.
Urgent Care and Emergencies
In case of severe illness or injury after Health Service and Urgent Care hours, please go to the SCMC Emergency Room (400 East First Street, Morris, MN 56267). If your medical situation is not severe, consider waiting until the Health Service reopens.
Stevens Community Medical Center Urgent Care Hours
- Monday–Friday, 12 p.m.–6 p.m.
- Weekends and holidays, 8:30 a.m.– 4 p.m.
Verification of student illness and medical conditions – Legitimate Absences
A variety of legitimate circumstances cause students to miss coursework. Accommodations for makeup work can often be made. This policy applies to all course requirements, including final examinations.
At Morris, verification of student illness and medical conditions is provided through Health Service.
- Jean Rohloff
- Executive Office and Administrative Specialist to the Office of Health Services
Students are instructed to notify their professors, before class or as soon as possible, if they will be absent due to illness. Health Service documentation will be given for VERIFIABLE ILLNESSES ONLY. When missing a quiz/test due to illness, contact the professor directly and notify Health Service.
Requests for verification of illness/medical condition should be made same day and each day of illness. Illnesses may be verified in the following ways:
- See Health Service personnel the day you are ill.
- See a physician at another medical facility.
- If illness prevents you from traveling to campus, call or email Health Service the day of the illness to discuss and verify the illness and treatment.
*This option is used rarely and is not available for multiple requests or extended illness without additional documentation. Students need to pick up a written Health Service verification the day of or day following their illness to provide to their faculty members. Students should present verification to professors in a timely fashion.
Note: Instructors are not obligated to accommodate students missing so much of the critical components of a course, even for legitimate reasons, that arrangements for makeup work would not be reasonable.
See Makeup Work for Legitimate Absences for notification/verification, make-up work, appeals, & FAQs