Health Education at Saint Benedict's
The Health Education program, part of the CSB Counseling and Health Education department, emphasizes health promotion and wellness. Health education and promotion professional staff and the Health Advocates peer staff assist students in becoming knowledgeable about health issues. The philosophy of Health Education is that as students increase their knowledge regarding their health they are empowered to make informed choices. Health Education staff provide individual and group consultations regarding health concerns, and provide health education programs and presentations in a variety of settings. The staff often collaborate with health care professionals regarding health concerns, and provide referrals for health care when this is needed.
Health Promotion at Saint John’s University
The Health Promotion program is part of the SJU Personal and Professional Development Center. The goals of this program are to increase students’ and employees’ levels of understanding of men’s health issues, and to create a campus that promotes and encourages healthy behaviors and a balanced life. Health promotion staff provide a wide range of health promotion programs in a variety of settings.
Saint John's Health Center
Saint John's Abbey conducts a fee for service Health Center that includes a family physician, physician assistant, two registered nurses, physical therapist, and pharmacist. The Health Center is located in the south wing of the Quadrangle in St. Raphael Hall. Health Center hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday except for holidays. Appointments with the physician, physician assistant, and physical therapist should be made in advance whenever possible. Referrals are made to psychologists when appropriate. Calling 911 on campus activates a first response team for after hours and weekend emergencies.
New students are required to have immunizations for measles, mumps, rubella, tetanus and diphtheria. Students who are not graduates of a Minnesota high school will need to show proof of immunizations. International students and American expatriates will be required to have a TB test within one month of enrollment. The Health Center is a CDC designated yellow fever immunization site and travel clinic. Health Center services at SJU are also extended to the CSB community.
New students are required to complete a health history and have a current (within one year) physician exam filed with the university prior to beginning their studies.
If a student is not covered under his personal or family insurance, he may wish to enroll in the group insurance offered to students. For further information and enrollment, contact the Health Center. A fee schedule for Health Center services is available on request.