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 Northfield doctor, dentist or pharmacy. Visit the Transportation website for more information.

To access the Medical Voucher Request Form (First Choice Shuttle) directly, visit  go.carleton.edu/docride.

If you need transportation during hours when the Carleton Info Desk is closed, Campus Security (507-222-4444) also has shuttle vouchers they can provide.

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.