New Students

As you prepare to transition away from home, it's important to consider how you will get healthcare while you're studying at WSU.

Health & Wellness Services is a full-service clinic located in the IWC, on the second floor in room 222, on campus with a staff that specializes in meeting the needs of college students.

We provide a range clinic services from physicals to medical management of mental health to general illness. Our team also offers educational health resources and health promotion events to students.

Appointments are required for students to receive services. To schedule an appointment, call our appointment line at 507.457.5160 or Ask-A-Nurse Message line at 507.457.2292.


Health & Wellness Services has you covered for any and all of your COVID-19 healthcare needs.

You can get a COVID-19 test and vaccine right here on campus.

Learn more about COVID-19 health alerts and find COVID-19 guidance.


Before you arrive on campus, you are required to vaccinated against MMR & Tetanus.

Submit your immunization record.

Certain academic programs may have further immunization requirements, so check with the academic department.

It is best to come to college fully immunized, and you can schedule an appointment to get any vaccines you might be missing.

If you are unsure of your immunizations, please check with your health care provider.

Please bring your immunization records with you to college if you are from out of state.

Health Exam & Health History

It's a good idea to have an annual wellness physical, and you can schedule a health exam appointment at Health Services.

We request that you complete and send the medical health forms back to us before arriving on campus.

If you have an on-going health history:

  • Once on campus, you can sign a release of information to share your medical records from your home healthcare provider with Health Services
  • Schedule an introductory visit with a WSU provider early in your first term

Health Insurance

Students need to have their own medical insurance.

Check with your insurance provider to see if we are in-network or if we can become in-network. That way you can keep the costs of medical care low while in college.

Call the customer service number on the back of your card to see what’s possible.

Make sure to bring your health insurance card or a photocopy of the front and back with you to college.

Need help understanding your medical insurance?

Here's a quick guide on health insurance.

Or you can also reach out to our insurance coordinator, Traci Kauphusman, at


If you take prescription medication, bring a supply of medication with you or otherwise arrange for your prescription renewals.

You may be able to transfer prescriptions from your home pharmacy to a local pharmacy.

Be sure to keep all medications in original containers.

What to Bring to College

These are a few essential health items to pack for a safe and healthy college experience.

  • A first aid kit with band-aids, antibiotic cream, an ace bandage & some tape
  • A thermometer
  • Masks for when you are ill
  • Medicine for common health problems such as colds, fever, indigestion, & pain
  • Ice pack & heating pad
  • Insurance card or a copy/photo front & back