Services During COVID-19

Center for Well-Being

The Center for Well-Being is open and offering many of its services virtually.  Please call the Center for Well-Being at 651-962-6750 for any of the services below:

Health Services

Health Services is open 8am-4:30pm with reduced services:

  • In-clinic medical visits will be prioritized for acute injuries and illnesses that should not be postponed
  • Mental Health (Psychiatry, Medication Management, etc.) will continue via tele-health Zoom appointments
  • We want to ensure that those who need care immediately have appointments available to them. In order to prioritize those patients for the earliest appointments, all appointments will need to be scheduled by phone  

COVID-19 Testing

  • Health Services is offering COVID-19 testing based on MDH and CDC Guidelines
  • COVID-19 antibody screening is not offered at this time
  • Priority testing will be for St. Thomas students
  • Due to limitations of clinic staffing resources, COVID-19 testing may not be available some days
  • All COVID-19 testing appointments must be scheduled by calling 651-962-6750 (online scheduling not available)
  • Faculty and staff should contact their primary health care provider for testing
  • Local Testing Centers can be found on the Stay Safe Minnesota website

If you want to have a test during the weekend, the best option is the CVS Pharmacy located at 499 Snelling Avenue N, Saint Paul, which offers drive-through testing.  Please call 651-917-2001 to schedule a test with CVS.

COVID-19 Symptoms

Students who have symptoms consistent with COVID-19 OR have had close contact with a suspected case should not enter the clinic and are to call our main number (651-962-6750).

Before coming to your scheduled appointment at Health Services please check your temperature and answer the following questions:

  • Are you currently experiencing any of the below symptoms?
    • Fever (temperature greater than 100.0)
    • Cough
    • Shortness of Breath
    • Chills
    • New onset of Headaches
    • Sore Throat
    • Muscle pain
    • New loss of taste or smell
    • Nausea, vomiting or diarrhea
  • Have you been in close contact with someone known to have COVID-19?
  • In the last 14 days, have you participated in any large group gathering (including, but not limited to protests, community clean up, meetings, vigils, etc.)?

If you answered yes to any of these questions do not come to clinic. Please call Health services at 651-962-6750 to receive further evaluation and direction.

Please remember to wear a cloth mask prior to entering the Center for Well-Being.

COVID-19 Response

For information regarding the University’s response and guidance on COVID-19, please visit the COVID-19 Response website.

Mental Health Services

Counseling and Psychological Services has moved all scheduled counseling sessions to on-line Zoom appointments beginning March 23, 2020 until further notice.

  • Counselors are available for tele-health appointments weekdays from 8am-4:30pm
  • Students can call the Center for Well-Being to schedule appointments (651-962-6750)

Mental Health Crises
Mental Health crisis support will be available for students from 8am-4:30pm via phone only.  Students can call the Center for Well-Being to reach a counselor (651-962-6750).

After Hours Urgent/Crisis Phone Counseling is available to students by calling the Center for Well-Being at 651-962-6750 and selecting Option 4 or by calling 855-526-7678 directly. Students will be connected to a licensed mental health counselor for brief, solution-focused counseling. 

Additional after hours resources:

Remote Mental Health Services 
To access confidential online cognitive behavioral therapy at any time, visit the Learn to Live website.

Health Promotion

All student health promotion events at the Center for Well-Being will be virtual until further notice.  Please check the Center for Well-Being Tommie Link page and social media platforms for updates and virtual events.