Student Health and Counseling (SHAC)

Hours and Services

We offer medical and mental health services to all Carleton students Monday-Friday 9am-6pm. (Extended medical appointment hours are on Mondays until 8 pm.) Explore this site to find out more about how to access care and the variety of services offered.

Commitment to Care for All Students

There is no charge for medical and counseling visits at SHAC. Professional care is included in the Carleton comprehensive fee. Occasionally we provide laboratory tests, medications, and/or medical supplies for which we charge a fee to cover our costs. We recognize the potential financial burden of additional fees and our priority is to provide appropriate medical care to all students. If SHAC fees are a barrier for you, please speak with your medical provider or consider emergency funding through the Dean of Students Office.

Mission Statement

We are committed to providing services that help students meet their physical and mental health needs from a holistic perspective, with a focus on education for lifelong learning and optimum health.

Diversity Statement

At SHAC, we do not make assumptions about you or your body based on appearance, gender identity or name.  We are engaged in continuous learning to make our services more equitable and accessible. We highly value the promotion and affirmation of human diversity, and our center is committed to upholding the values articulated in Carleton College’s Statement on Diversity. We understand diversity to include, but not be limited to, race, ethnicity, language, nationality, sex, sexual/affectional orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, size, ability, socioeconomic status, religious beliefs, and social and political worldviews. For each person who comes through our doors or interacts with our staff in other settings, we strive to establish a safe, accepting, and welcoming environment. (read our full Diversity Statement)

SHAC is part of the Division of Student Life