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Health Services

Health Services Hours

Monday - Thursday
8 am - 12 pm and 1 pm to 3:00 pm
Friday - By Appointment

145-F Sargeant Student Center
Nan Widseth, RN

UMN Support and Crisis Helpline:
218-281-TALK (8255) or Text UMN to 61222

Medical Providers On-campus
Tuesdays & Thursdays - 1pm - 3pm

Sexual Health Providers On-campus
1st & 3rd Tuesdays - 8am - 12pm

Mental Health Providers On-campus
2nd & 4th Tuesdays 8am - 12pm

After Hours

Alluma: 24 Hour Crisis Number 1-800-282-5005

Altru Clinic, Crookston: Monday-Friday, 7am to 5pm
Altru Walk-In Clinic: Monday–Thursday 5pm to 7pm

Riverview Clinic, Crookston: Monday-Friday, 7am to 7pm
Saturday & Sunday 9am - 1pm

Good physical and mental health relate positively with educational success. The University of Minnesota Crookston, strives to promote these by responding to the health care needs of its students. The University offers an on-campus health service that provides diagnosis and treatment, referral programs aimed not only at building on understanding of illness, but prevention as well.

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Health and Dental Insurance

Health and Dental Insurance

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Do I need health insurance? 
A: It is mandatory that all students carry health insurance. Recent high school graduates may be covered under their parents’ health plan.

Q: Does UMC have a student health insurance program?
A: Yes, students can purchase health insurance by the semester. If you purchase it in the spring semester, you will be covered until mid August.

Q: How do I pay for health insurance?
A: The premium will be placed on the fee statement for all registered students taking 6 or more credits, unless you present verification that you are currently covered by another health insurance. All financial information regarding health insurance is handled by the Business Affairs Office.

Q: What if I am covered by my parents' insurance? 
A: Please bring your health insurance card with you. You will need to waive the policy in your MyU account.

Q: How does the student health insurance plan work? 
A: The student insurance company is Student Health Benefit Plan. In the event of injury or sickness, an insured student should seek care at Health Services. If further referral is necessary, it can be arranged through Health Services. If Health Services is not available, you can obtain treatment from the nearest hospital or physician. To learn more about the Student Health Benefit Plan visit www.shb.umn.edu or contact the Office of Student Health Benefits, University of Minnesota 1-800-232-9017. To request an insurance card email: umshbo@umn.edu. If you have questions or you wish to report a claim, call BCBS at 1-866-870-0348. 

Q: Is dental insurance offered to students? 
A: Preventive and periodontal dental benefits are included in the Student Health Benefit Plan (SHBP) for primary members (students) and pediatric members (under age 19). Optional restorative services can be obtained for a fee. 

Health Insurance

By requiring students to have health plan coverage, the University ensures that all students have access to medical care and can maintain good health, which is essential for academic success.

All students who are 1) admitted to a degree program, and 2) registered for six or more credits per semester (or three or more credits during summer term) that count toward the automatic assessment of the Student Services Fee, are required by the University of Minnesota to have health plan coverage. Students who meet both of these criteria are eligible for enrollment in the University-sponsored Student Health Benefit Plan (SHBP).

Eligible students are automatically enrolled in the University-sponsored Student Health Benefit Plan. Students may waive enrollment in the SHBP by providing verifiable health plan information per the instructions during registration and/or found online at www.shb.umn.edu. If the student’s health plan coverage is not verifiable, the student will be automatically enrolled (if eligible) and the student’s University account will be charged the full, non-refundable semester coverage fee. Health plan information provided by students is subject to a periodic audit. If a student fails to provide proof of active, verifiable health plan coverage by the enrollment deadline, the student will be automatically enrolled in the University-sponsored SHBP for the entire semester. Coverage must be in force the first day of classes.

The University of Minnesota requires all international students and their dependents to purchase the University-sponsored SHBP unless they are eligible for a waiver. At the time international students arrive at the University of Minnesota, they will have their documents validated. International students must enroll in the University-sponsored SHBP (or provide proof of coverage eligible to waive the plan) at that time and remain enrolled until the date they leave the University. The cost of the plan will be charged to their University account and must be paid along with their tuition and fees.

Non-degree seeking, certificate-seeking, distance learning, EMBA, PTMBA, and Continuing Education students are not eligible to enroll in the University-sponsored SHBP.

Dental Buy-Up Plan

The University of Minnesota is proud to provide the optional Dental Buy-Up Plan to help you stay smiling.

The Dental Buy-Up Plan provides year-round dental care (when initially enrolled in the Fall semester). The Office of Student Health Benefits has partnered with Delta Dental of Minnesota to provide this coverage. When opting into the Dental Buy-Up Plan, you gain access to restorative dental benefits, covered between 50-80%, including services such as emergency treatment, fillings, and tooth removal. Learn more.




Health Services is supported exclusively through student fees. The examinations, assessment, and treatment performed by the registered nurse are free of charge. Samples of  over-the-counter medications and supplies are also free.  Medical providers that come to campus are available free of charge. If a referral is made to a healthcare professional; off campus, that cost, as well as x-ray, laboratory, emergency room and prescription costs are the student’s responsibility and/or their insurance provider (see Local Agencies tab).

Eligibility for Services

All students who are enrolled in six (6) or more credits per semester that count toward the automatic assessment of the Student Services Fee, are eligible for services at UMC Student Health.


Health Services has an open door policy Monday - Thursday. Friday’s by appointment. Students can walk in as needed, but by calling 218-281-8512 or emailing umcnurse@crk.umn.edu, a convenient appointment time can be ensured.  There are no restrictions as to the number of visits you can make.  If the office or exam room door is closed, the nurse is seeing a client, please wait in the designated lobby area.

Services that UMC Student Health provides include:

  • Diagnosis and treatment of acute and chronic illnesses
  • Assist in referrals and appointments to the appropriate health care provider
  • Health guidance and counseling
  • Sexual Health and Family Planning counseling
  • Pregnancy testing- Free
  • Sexually transmitted disease testing and referral for HIV/AIDS testing
  • Over-the-counter medications and supplies available - Free
  • Immunization review
  • Health education resources
  • Health programs to residential life

Confidentiality: Medical records are confidential. No information is released to other UMC offices, to parents, or to anyone else without  permission or a court order.

Medical Provider Services

Natalie Royal and Forrest LaPorte, certified Family Nurse Practitioners (FNP-C) from Riverview Health Association will be on campus Tuesdays and Thursdays 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm while school is in session Sept-May, providing free consultation services to UMC Students. Students should call Student Health at 218-281-8512 for  an appointment with a provider. Students that are seen on campus by these medical providers, will not be billed.  However, if the student is referred for lab work, x-rays, prescriptions and/or further evaluation, the student is financially responsible.

Get Yourself TestedSexual Health Providers - STI Testing & Birth Control Options

Jami Matthews NP, from Polk County Public Health will be providing sexual health services to students on the 1st & 3rd Tuesday of every month from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm. Contact UMC Health Services at 218-281-8512, to make an appointment.

Mental Health Provider Services

Nurse Practitioner, Elizabeth Murphy PMHNP-BC, from Alluma (formerly Northwestern Mental Health Center) will be on campus the 2nd & 4th Tuesday of each month from 8:00am - 12:00pm. while school is in session Sept-May, providing free consultation services to UMC Students. Students should call Student Health at 218-281-8512 for  an appointment with a provider. Students that are seen on campus by a Alluma provider, will not be billed.  However, if the student is referred for lab work, prescriptions and/or further evaluation, the student is financially responsible.

Emergency Information

Emergency Information

Have you been a victim of Sexual Assault/Misconduct?

Please visit our "Responding to Sexual Misconduct" site with steps and resources.  If you feel comfortable, you may also fill out the confidential form below.

Sexual Misconduct, Title IX & Stalking Reporting Form

Other Emergency Information

  • Alluma 24 Hour Crisis Number:
  • Emergency Contraception Number:
  • General Crime Program:
    1-800-524-1993 or 218-281-4347



Minnesota Law requires proof that all students, born after 1956, are vaccinated against diphtheria, tetanus,measles, mumps, and rubella, allowing for certain exemptions. Any non-exempt student who fails to provide the school with the information required within 45 days after enrollment, cannot remain enrolled. The Immunization Record Form must be completed and returned to Student Health Services. A hold will be put on the account if the Medical History/ Immunization Record PDF File Icon is not returned. 

Required Immunizations:

  • Measles - 2 doses after 12 months of age.
  • Mumps - 2 doses after 12 months of age.
  • Rubella (German Measles) - 2 doses after 12 months of age.
  • Tetanus/ Diphtheria - 1 dose required within the past 10 years.
  • COVID-19

Recommended Immunizations:

UMC Student Health recommends that students be vaccinated for the following:

Information on Hepatitis, Viral — see Viral Hepatitis

If you don’t have knowledge of your immunization status, the HIGH SCHOOL you attended or your hometown health clinic may have them on file. Immunization forms are available at Student Health Services, Sargeant Student Center 145F.

Read more about UMC's Immunization Policy.

Local Agencies

Local Agencies

Altru Clinic - Crookston - 218-281-9100
400 S. Minnesota St., Crookston, MN
Monday-Friday, 7am to 5pm
Altru Walk-In Clinic: 
Monday–Thursday 5pm to 7pm

RiverView Clinic - 218-281-9595
323 S. Minnesota St., Crookston, MN
Extended Hours and Same Day Appointments
Monday-Friday, 7am to 7pm
Saturday & Sunday, 9am - 1pm

RiverView Health (Hospital) - 218-281-9200
323 S. Minnesota St., Crookston, MN

Polk County Public Health - 218-281-3385
721 S Minnesota St, Crookston, MN
PCPH is facility that can assist you with your family planning needs, such as – birth control pills, pregnancy testing, STD screening, pap smears, etc. They charge based on a sliding fee scale which means you pay based on your income. It is a very affordable option. You can make an appointment to see the Family Planning Nurse by calling 218-281-3385. Their hours are Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 4:30 pm.

Polk County Coordinated Victims Services - Rape Crisis Center - 218-281-1554
816 Marin Ave, Suite 125, Crookston, MN

Community Health (24 hour crisis line) 1-800-342-7756

Voluntary Dental Insurance

Forms and Resources

Forms and Resources


Medical History and Immunization Form PDF File Icon
The information you provide will be used to provide necessary health care while you are a student at UMC. The Medical History Form also includes the immunization information.

Tuberculosis Screening Form PDF File Icon
This form is for incoming international students.

UMN Resources

Launch YOU@UMN

YOU@UMN is a wellbeing portal for University of Minnesota System students offering tools, dynamic content, and resources built to align with on-campus health and wellness programs and resources, available 24/7 and 365 days per year. The tool is divided into three main categories: Succeed—academic success and career preparedness; Thrive—physical and mental health; and Matter—sense of purpose and connection to campus.

Learn to LiveCognitive Behavioral Therapy modules for depression, anxiety, social anxiety, insomnia, and substance use.  Free to all UMN students, faculty, and staff using code "UMN."

Red FolderThe Red Folder is our campus guide for recognizing and responding to students in distress and connecting them with appropriate referrals.  Find out the importance of referring people to the Care Team.

General Health Resources

Some links listed below direct you to search engines and other sites for health related information. UMC Student Health does not guarantee the accuracy of any information contained in these links.

Alcohol and Other Drug Information Sites:

Contraceptive Options:

General Health Care Links:

Mental Health and Depression:


Student Health and Accident Insurance:

Tobacco Cessation:

    Lactation Room

    Lactation Room

    In recognition of the well documented health advantages of breastfeeding for infants and mothers, UMC supports your decision to provide breast milk for your baby by providing you with a designated lactation room.

    The designated lactation room is located at 145D SSC. It is a quiet, comfortable, private room that is available to nursing mothers to express breast milk. This room is available to students, staff, and faculty. Please contact UMC Health Services, with any questions, 218-281-8512, during the school year or during summer months, Savala DeVoge, 218-281-8505, devog007@crk.umn.edu.

    For online breastfeeding information www.usbreastfeeding.org and U of M Lactation support.

    Campus Walking Route

    Campus Walking Route

    Health Services Walking Paths

    Take a walk on campus for your health!
    Download our Walking Routes Map PDF File Icon

    Student Health Survey

    Student Health Survey

    College Student Health Survey

    The College Student Health Survey (CSHS) was designed by Boynton Health to give postsecondary institutions a comprehensive look at the health of their students.

    The survey measures eight key areas: Health Insurance and Health Care Utilization, Mental Health, Alcohol and Other Drug Use, Tobacco Use, Personal Safety, Financial Health, Nutrition and Physical Activity, and Sexual Health.

    For more information about the College Student Health Survey, contact UMC Health Services at 218-281-8512.

    View the 2021 MN Crookston College Student Health Survey Report (PDF)


    Policies and Procedures

    Department Faculty & Staff

    Department Faculty & Staff

    Forrest LaPorte
    Certified Family Nurse Practioner (Riverview Health)
    (218) 281-8512
    Elizabeth Murphy
    Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (Alluma)
    (218) 281-8512
    Natalie Royal
    Certified Family Nurse Practitioner (Riverview Health)
    (218) 281-8512
    Nan Widseth
    HC Pro 2-Primary Care Nursing
    (218) 281-8512
    LSN, PHN, RN


    Get Yourself Tested

    FREE STI Testing for Students
    Make an appointment with UMC Health Services

    Health Services

    University of Minnesota Crookston

    145-F Sargeant Student Center

    2900 University Ave

    Crookston, MN 56716

    PHONE: 218-281-8512

    FAX: 218-281-8588


    Monday - Friday: 8am-12pm and 1pm-3:30pm, Fridays: By Appointment