When You Are Sick

It’s never fun being sick, but knowing what resources exist can make it easier to get what you need to make being sick a little less miserable!

Seeking medical care on-campus at SHAC:

Student Health and Counseling (SHAC) is open Mondays 9am – 8pm and T-F 9am-6pm

You can receive care by making an appointment-- by phone (507-222-4080) or online (go.carleton.edu/mySHAC); by walk-in appointment, or by calling and asking that a medical provider in SHAC call you back to answer questions about the care you may need.

After-Hours, Weekend, and Off-campus Medical Care:

There are three local clinics in Northfield, in addition to the Northfield Hospital Emergency room, which provide appointments on evenings and weekends.  Please click here for more information about off-campus medical care.

Transportation for off-campus medical care:

Carleton students are eligible for non-emergency transportation to a doctor, dentist, therapy, counseling or a pharmacy within the city limits of Northfield and Dundas by scheduling rides with Carls-GO! This service is available between the hours of 7am and 9pm daily. Scheduled service is arranged by making an online reservation before 8pm at least one day prior to the ride. Pick up and drop off is at the south side of Davis Hall (west end of parking lot).   
Visit the Transportation website
for more information.

Students with urgent medical needs can receive same day service without reservations by calling 507‐664‐3859.

Getting food from the dining hall:

If you are on a meal plan, you can give your OneCard to your roommate/friend/RA and have them bring you food from the dining hall. In order to do this your roommate/friend/RA just needs to present your OneCard when they swipe in and tell the person at the swipe in station that they are taking food to a sick friend. They will then be given a takeout box and a soup container and will be able to bring you food. More information found on the Dining Services website.

General information about Infectious Diseases:

Please visit the Carleton Infectious Disease Information website for FAQs, information about symptoms, treatment and prevention, as well as links to other reputable health information websites.