Student Health Clinic
Boynton Health Service provides quality healthcare services by medical professionals on campus to all enrolled Minneapolis College students at the Student Health Clinic. We treat students for common illnesses and injuries, testing (laboratory and x-ray on site), routine medical exams, and mental health services.
Minneapolis College H Building, third floor, room H.3400 - at the end of Skyway from T Building to Helland Center.
Primary Care and Mental Health Services
Monday–Wednesday: 8:00 a.m.– 4:00 p.m.
Thursday: 9:20 a.m.– 4:00 p.m.
We are closed daily from 11:45 a.m.–12:45 p.m. and when Minneapolis College classes are not in session.
Appointments and Information
Schedule a physical exam, health screening, STI testing–or for help with how to stay fit and healthy. We also offer mental health services.
Call us at 612-659-6384 to schedule an appointment or to speak to an after-hours nurse.
Most services are free!
Most office services at the Student Health Clinic are available at no additional cost to students. Enrolled Minneapolis College students automatically pay the Student Life fee. A portion of that fee goes toward on-campus healthcare services. Enrolled students do not need health insurance to utilize the health clinic services. Students are responsible to pay for items not covered by the Student Life fee. Examples of things not paid for by the Student Life fee include: common medical supplies and equipment like ace wraps, crutches and splints. The clinic does not fill prescriptions or have medication for dispensing or purchasing.
Medical information nurse line
The Medical Information Nurse Line is a nurse advice line phone service that provides 24/7 healthcare triage, referrals as well as recorded topics on health issues for Minneapolis College students. If you are unsure what type of service you need, contact the Student Health Clinic Medical Information Nurse Phone Line by calling 612-659-6384 and choosing option 3.
The nurse will assess the severity of your symptoms and help you find the care you need. You will be instructed in how to receive the appropriate care, at the appropriate place and at the appropriate time. The nurse is an experienced professional who has the knowledge to help you make informed decisions about your immediate health concerns.
Primary care services by appointment - call 612-659-6384
Most services have no out-of-pocket cost and are paid through the Health Services fee included in your tuition. You must present your Student ID to use Student Health Clinic at Minneapolis College. You do not need health insurance to access the health clinic services. Services provided are:
- Routine preventive medical exams like physical exams, women's annual pelvic exams or pap smears, women's birth control evaluation
- Acute care for minor injuries and common illness
- Laboratory testing
- X-ray services on-site
- Flu and Tetanus vaccines (Td and Tdap)
- Community referrals when necessary
*If you do have health insurance, please bring your health insurance card to your clinic visit. **At this time we do not see patients for ADHD or Acutane.
Mental health evaluation and referral
Painful feelings such as anxiety, anger, depression, low self-esteem and tension are a normal part of being human and can affect anyone. Sometimes these feelings are temporary and can be eased by rest, relaxation, exercise, good nutrition and support of trusted friends. At other times stressors, relationships, or past family experiences cannot be managed so easily and become overwhelming. When this happens, and you find it hard to function, you may want to seek professional help.
Clinic staff includes a licensed psychologist for counseling and psychotherapy (up to 6 sessions per year) and an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) for medication management.
At the first meeting, you and a therapist will work together to assess your needs, clarify your concerns and devise a plan for helpful service. Sometimes the most appropriate help for you will mean that you need services other than those that the Mental Health Clinician is able to offer. If this is so, the therapist will work to help you find services elsewhere to address your problems.
- Diagnostic evaluation
- Limited individual therapy (evaluation plus up to five more associated therapy visits)
- Referrals to appropriate Minneapolis College and community resources (please note that care received off campus is not covered by the Health Services fee, even if a Student Health Clinic provider gives a referral to an off-campus facility)
Mental health services are free and are paid through the Health Services fee included in your tuition. You must present your Student ID to use the Student Health Clinic at Minneapolis College. You do not need health insurance to access mental health services. However, if you do have health insurance, bring your health insurance card to your clinic visit.
Student Health Clinic at Minneapolis College is available as a result of advocacy efforts by Wellness Advocates for You (W.A.Y.), a collaborative effort of students, faculty, staff, community organizations and leaders to bring wellness education and services to the Minneapolis College campus.