Coronavirus — 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 American Red Cross Blood Drives.
Automated external defibrillators (AED) and first aid kits are available across the campuses.
Both Ridgewater campuses have a fitness center.
Both Ridgewater campuses have lactation pods available to students, faculty, staff, and visitors.
Student Wellness Magazine
CampusWell is an online 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 Amelia Amor: 320-222-5976, [email protected].
Health Links and Resources
Health and Relationship Violence
Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drugs
- Carbon monoxide poisoning
- Date rape drugs
- Drinking and driving
- Effects of Drinking Alcohol on Your Health
- 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
- 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
- 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
- ACMC-Willmar Main Clinic: 320-231-5000
- Campus Ministries Center and Food Shelf
- Chaplain Jeff: 320-905-0345
- Carris Health Behavioral Health
- Kandiyohi County Public Health: 320-231-7800
- Kandiyohi County Resource Guide [PDF]
- Pastor Amy: 320-282-2225
- Rice Institute for Counseling and Mental Health: 320-231-4399
- Rice Memorial Hospital: 320-235-4543
- Safe Avenues: 320-235-0962
- Services are free. Service provided to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault.
- Sober Nation
- Willmar Area Food Shelf: 320-235-2641
- Willmar inpatient drug and alcohol rehab centers
- Woodland Centers