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Several areas at the University of Minnesota that handle health matters reside outside of the Academic Health Center.

For students, staff, and faculty

Boynton Health Service is a primary health care provider for students, faculty, and staff of the University of Minnesota. Boynton provides a wide range of quality health care services, including: primary and urgent care, mental health services, dental and eye clinics, physical and massage therapy, nutrition services, and a pharmacy.  

The Bio-Medical Library serves as the University’s primary library for health sciences, including the School of Dentistry, Medical School, School of Nursing, College of Pharmacy, School of Public Health, and the Allied Health Sciences. The library offers a wide variety of health-related resource collections, and offers assistance in finding references or building course curriculum, and support for researchers in the health sciences.

Veterinary Medical Library serves the University of Minnesota's College of Veterinary Medicine, part of the Academic Health Center. The library also provides course integrated instruction, one-on-one consultations, literature searches, course resources, and other related services.

The University provides comprehensive student mental health resources aimed at supporting students with mental health issues. Students, parents, and University staff and faculty can find out how to handle emergency situations, find counseling, manage stress, or learn about disability services and accommodations.

Disability Services promotes access and equity for all at the University of Minnesota, working to ensure that students, staff, and faculty have access to all the information they need. Services include: Interpretation services, testing and diagnostic services, document conversion, and assistance in making accommodation arrangements.

The Safety and Security department is responsible for promoting a safe campus environment through safety education, uniformed police patrols, crime alerts, and student engagement.

University employee resources

The following are available to staff and faculty at the University of Minnesota.

The University’s Employee Wellness and Work/Life program offers a broad array of health and wellness resources. Employees can earn points by completing activities, which can be used to reduce the price they pay for UPlan Medical Program coverage.

The Employee Assistance Program provides confidential professional consultation and referral services to address any personal or work concern that may affect a University employee’s well-being. The Employee Assistance Program also provides management-related consultation to anyone in a leadership position.

University initiatives

The Healthy Foods, Healthy Lives Institute aims to increase and sustain the University’s impact in the interdisciplinary arena of food, agriculture ,and health by building the University’s capacity in research, learning, and community engagement. The priority areas for focus are food safety, prevention of obesity and chronic disease, and food policy.