Health Promotions

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. 

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!

Student Health 101

Health 101 Magazine - Student Edition

Student Health 101 for Parents

Health 101 Magazine - Parent Edition

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.

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

Alcohol/Drug Referral Service 800-729-6686
Cancer Hotline 800-227-2345
Center for Disease Control (CDC) 800-232-4636
Depression & 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
Minnesota Aids Hotline 800-248-2437
National STD Hotline (American Social Health Association) 800-227-8922
Poison Control Centers Hot Line 800-222-1222

McLeod Emergency Food Shelf​


Common Cup Mi​nistries


Hutchinson Health

Clinic: 320-234-3290

Hospital: 320-234-5000

Mental Health Clinic: 320-484-4610

24-Hour Crisis Line: 320-484-4585

Chemical Dependency: 320-234-4610

McLeod County Public Health

Glencoe- 320-864-3185

Family Planning, Follow Along Program, Home Visiting, Improved Pregnancy Outcome, New Baby Visits, Pregnancy Testing, SIDS, WIC, & Project Harmony.

McLeod Alliance for Victims of Domestic Violence​


ACMC-Willmar Main Clinic


Campus Ministries Center and Food Self​

320-905-0345- Jeff

320-282-2225- Pastor Amy 

Kandiyohi County Public Health


Rice Memorial Hospital


Rice Institute for Counseling and Mental Health


Safe Avenues 


Services are free. Service provided to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. 

Willmar Area Food Self


Willmar Chemical Dependency: Regional Treatment Center


Willmar Inpatient Drug and Alcohol Rehab Centers