Health Promotions/Information

Ridgewater College provides speakers, classes, activities, etc., throughout the year supporting healthy student behaviors and choices. Each campus also hosts an annual health fair in partnership with community agencies and hosts bi-annual visits from the Red Cross Bloodmobile.

If you have an emergency, please dial 911 for an ambulance. AED's and First Aid kits are available across the campuses. 

Sexual Health &
Relationship Violence

​Mental Health​

Alcohol, Tobacco & Other Drugs​

Diet, Nutrition & Exercise​

Upcoming Campus Blood Drives:

Visit​ to schedule your lifesaving donation!

Fall 2015 Blood Drives:

  • Wednesday, October 21st, 2015, 9:00am-2:00pm, ​​Hutchinson Campus Concourse
  • Tuesday, November 17th, 2015, 8:30am-2:30pm, Willmar Campus Gymnasium

Spring 2016 Blood Drives:

  • Thursday, March 17th, 2016, 8:30am-2:30pm, Willmar Campus Gymnasium
  • Thursday, April 14th, 2016, 9:00am-2:00pm, Hutchinson Campus Concourse

Immunization Records

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 Health Services for assistance.


There is an option to take out a 24-hour Delta Dental Insurance and/or student accident and health insurance plan at your own expense. Important: Ridgewater College does not carry insurance to cover medical costs of students who are injured while at school. Any students injured while on work study duty should work with their supervisor. A First Report of Injury would be filed as a Workers' Compensation Claim. The Workers' Compensation Managed Care (CMC) Network Clinic for Ridgewater College (Willmar) is the Affiliated Community Medical Centers, PA., 101 Willmar Ave SW, Willmar MN 56201, 320-231-5041.

Fitness Center​

We also have a weight room/workout facility available for student to use free of charge when not in use for classes. Click here to access the fitness center webpage.

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.

Contact: Linda Duering at 320-222-5976 or email 

Student health 101

Student Health 101 is a monthly health and wellness magazine just for students and their families. Each issue contains valuable information that will help students make better decisions and can help you gain a better understanding of the health and wellness challenges that face today’s students. Check out Student Health 101 today!



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