Student Health Services is a vital resource for students because the staff at the center can give you medical assistance that may prevent you from needing to go to see a doctor (which even with the College health insurance you will need to pay some portion of this). Health related services are very costly in the United States. All full time students are required to pay the Health Service fee and this allows full use of the Health Service facility.
Immunization records are required for all students. Immunization requirements for students at St. Scholastica.
Once the College has received your immunization record Student Health Services will review it and determine whether updated or further immunization is required. This may be done prior to or at international student orientation. If this is not completed by orientation a "Health Hold" will be placed on your student account, which will prevent you from registering for classes for the next semester. It is therefore very important to ensure that your immunization are up-to-date before arriving in the U.S.
If you have difficulty obtaining immunizations in your home country - these can be completed at the College or in Duluth. The College Health Services are able to provide most vaccines, but at a cost. It is usually cheaper to access immunizations at the local county health services department. If you need to be immunized and be brought off campus, please contact the Office of International Programs.
The Health Service fee is separate to the College health insurance and will be $95 per semester for the academic year 2012/13. You also need to ensure each semester that this charge is made to your bill.