The deadline to sign up for the Health Fair is Monday, March 02, 2020.
Please contact Heather or Angela at the emails shown below for more information.
If you plan on attending both Health Fairs, please copy both Heather and Angela in your email.
Tuesday, March 24, 2020
10:30 am-12:30 pm
Commons (Cafeteria Area)
Contact: Heather Marcus
Corona Virus – Covid-19
At Ridgewater College, the health and safety of our students, faculty and staff is a priority. Minnesota State is closely monitoring the developing situation related to COVID-19 and is committed to taking steps necessary to protect the health and safety of our faculty, our staff, and our students. Learn more here.
Ridgewater College provides speakers, classes, and activities throughout the year to support healthy student behaviors and choices. Each campus hosts an annual health fair in partnership with community agencies as well as biannual visits from the Red Cross Bloodmobile.
Automated external defibrillators (AED) and first aid kits are available across the campuses.
Both Ridgewater campuses have a fitness center.
Student Wellness Magazine
Student Health 101 is a monthly health and wellness magazine for students and their families. Each issue features valuable information to help students make better decisions. It also helps parents gain a better understanding of the health and wellness challenges that today’s students face.
Minnesota Statutes, Section 135A.14 requires that all students attending post-secondary schools have immunization status that is current for measles, mumps, rubella, diphtheria, and tetanus. People who were born in 1956 or earlier and students who graduated from high school since 1997 are exempt. All other students will need to submit an immunization record that is complete and up to date. Sources for dates of immunization are high school, clinic, or military records. If you have problems understanding these records, please contact student services for assistance.
Health Insurance Policy for International Students
All international students attending Ridgewater College are required to purchase the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities international student accident and illness insurance plan. Please contact Linda Duering: 320-222-5976, email@example.com.
Health Links and Resources
Health and Relationship Violence
- Birth control
- Domestic violence and abuse
- Intimate partner violence
- Sexual violence
- Sexual violence
- STD Guide
Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drugs
- Addiction guide
- Alcohol Abuse Guide
- Alcohol Addiction Guide
- American Addiction Centers
- Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC)
- Carbon monoxide poisoning
- College Alchohol Abuse – Rehab Spot
- College Drug Use
- College students and mental health
- College students and substance abuse
- Date rape drugs
- Drinking and driving
- Drug Abuse
- Effects of Drinking Alcohol on Your Health
- Guide to drugs on campus
- Poison control tips
- Poison Control Centers helpline: 1-800-222-1222
- Tobacco cessation
Diet, Nutrition and Exercise
- Blood pressure
- Chronic fatigue syndrome
- Common colds
- Getting enough sleep
- Guide to Restful Sleep Without Drugs or Alcohol
- The Ultimate Guide to Sleeping Better
- Minnesota AIDS hotline: 800-248-2437
- Alcohol/drug referral service:800-729-6686
- Cancer hotline:800-227-2345
- Center for Disease Control (CDC):800-232-4636
- Depression and anxiety 24-hour helpline: 800-234-0038
- Emergency 24-hour mental health helpline:320-484-4585
- Family planning/STD hotline: 800-783-2287
- Gay and Lesbian Community Action Council (Out Front Minnesota): 800-800-0350
- American Social Health Association hotline: 800-227-8922
- Poison Control Centers hotline: 800-222-1222
Hutchinson Campus Resources
- McLeod Emergency Food Shelf: 320-587-4796
- Common Cup Ministries: 320-587-2213
- Hutchinson Health
- Clinic: 320-234-3290
- Hospital: 320-234-5000
- Mental Health Clinic: 320-484-4610
- 24-hour crisis line: 320-484-4585
- Chemical dependency: 320-234-4610
- McLeod County Public Health: 320-864-3185
- Family planning, Follow Along Program, home visits, improved pregnancy outcome, new baby visits, pregnancy testing, SIDS, WIC, and Project Harmony
- McLeod Alliance for Victims of Domestic Violence: 320-234-7933
- McLeod County Family Resource Guide [PDF]
- Methamphetamine Education and Drug Awareness (MEADA) Coalition of McLeod County: 320-864-1257
- Sober Nation
Willmar Campus Resources
- Safe Avenues: 320-235-0962
- Services are free. Service provided to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault.
- Kandiyohi County Public Health: 320-231-7800
- Willmar Area Food Shelf: 320-235-2641
- ACMC-Willmar Main Clinic: 320-231-5000
- Rice Memorial Hospital: 320-235-4543
- Rice Institute for Counseling and Mental Health: 320-231-4399
- Campus Ministries Center and Food Shelf
- Chaplain Jeff: 320-905-0345
- Pastor Amy: 320-282-2225
- Willmar inpatient drug and alcohol rehab centers
- Kandiyohi County Resource Guide [PDF]
- Sober Nation