New Student Guide

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About Boynton Health

We are here to assist you every step of the way as you transition to college life. Our comprehensive health services are designed to ensure that each student thrives both physically and mentally during this exciting new chapter. Our dedicated team, committed to providing top-notch healthcare tailored to the unique needs of college students, is always ready to support your health journey. 

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To-Do List

Determine whether or not the Student Health Benefit Plan best meets your needs

Learn more about the Student Health Benefit Plan and if it’s the right fit for you. Contact the Office of Student Health Benefits if you have questions: 

Phone: 612-624-0627 or 1-800-232-9017
Email: [email protected]

Enroll in or waive the Student Health Benefit Plan by September 26, 2024 

You can access the Health Coverage Declaration by logging into MyU, clicking “Key Links” at the top of the page, and then clicking “Student Center.” You should see an automatic pop up message when you enter the student center if you have not completed this step yet. 

If students take NO action to provide proof of insurance before September 26, they will automatically be enrolled in the Student Health Benefit Plan and billed.  

Complete the Immunization form

To avoid or remove registration holds, complete the Online Student Immunization Form by the 6th week of the semester. This only needs to be completed one time. 

Transfer prescriptions to the Boynton Pharmacy

If you plan to have your prescriptions delivered to campus, transfer them to Boynton Pharmacy before the semester begins. 

Follow Us on Social Media

Keep up with Boynton services, programs, and campus health news by following us on social media. Find us on Instagram, Facebook, X (Twitter), and TikTok at @boyntonhealth

Schedule an appointment

Make an appointment by calling 612-625-3222 or by using our Patient Portal

Our Services

We provide students with the most convenient and cost-effective healthcare options on campus. Our care team is dedicated to providing exceptional service and an outstanding patient experience.

Gopher Quick Clinic

The Boynton Health Gopher Quick Clinic offers convenient care for minor illnesses at our East Bank clinic. We diagnose, treat, and write prescriptions during shorter, more focused visits than primary care visits. Call 612-625-3222 to schedule a same-day appointment. 

Urgent Care

Boynton Health Urgent Care is open for students that experience sudden or severe medical conditions or injuries that need immediate attention. Call 612-625-3222 to schedule a same-day appointment. 


Boynton pharmacists and our pharmacy staff are dedicated to college health. We provide products and services specific to the health and wellness of our University community and strive to help students achieve their potential. In addition to dispensing medications, we provide gender-affirming care, medication disposal, and free safer sex supplies. 

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Mental Health

Whether you have been dealing with a mental health diagnosis for a while or are just struggling with being away from home for the first time, we’re here to help. Boynton Health offers Psychiatry services, Solution Focused Therapy (SoFT), Psychotherapy, Substance Use/Abuse Assessment, Care Coordination, Group Therapy, and more. 

If you currently receive mental health care and need to change to a provider closer to campus, we suggest contacting Boynton Health during the summer to transfer your care and facilitate scheduling. Also consider transferring prescription medication to Boynton Pharmacy. If you had an Individualized Education Plan (IEP) in high school, connect with the Disability Resource Center (DRC) to seek accommodations. 

Primary Care

From acute to chronic care, sexual health, and skin issues, Boynton Health Primary Care is your first stop for most health questions and concerns while attending the University of Minnesota.

Physical Therapy 

Our Physical Therapy Services cater to various needs, including exercises, soft tissue mobilization, spinal traction, posture analysis, joint mobilization, custom foot orthotics, and additional treatments.


Meet with a registered dietitian nutritionist for nutritional recommendations tailored to your needs. From helping you maintain a healthy diet to managing your weight, the Boynton Nutrition Clinic is here to help. 


The Boynton Health Immunization Clinic offers vaccinations against many illnesses. If you are unsure of your vaccination history, we can perform tests to see if you are immune to certain infectious diseases. 

Eye Clinic

We have everything you need to see better and look great, from eye exams to glasses and contacts. Our optical shop has various frames to fit your style, including sunglasses and reading glasses. 

Dental Clinic

The Boynton Health Dental Clinic provides comprehensive dental care for University students, staff, and faculty. Our dental clinic offers oral exams, teeth whitening, teeth cleaning, X-rays, crowns, fillings, and more.

Additional Resources

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Boynton Health’s PAWS (Pet Away Worry and Stress) allows students to de-stress by interacting with animals right here on campus! PAWS has cats, dogs, chickens, and even miniature horses that students can meet, putting them in a better state of mind. 

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Nutritious U

Nutritious U Food Pantry is open during the second and fourth week of each month during the semester. Open on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 12 to 5 p.m., Nutritious U is located on the 1st floor of Memorial Union (Room 103A). Any student can visit the food pantry up to two times per month. No proof of need is required.

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Gopher Chauffeur

Boynton Health's Gopher Chauffeur is a student-founded, student-employed, safe ride-home program for all University of Minnesota Twin Cities students. We aim to promote campus safety by providing U of M students free, safe rides home!

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Health Advocates

Boynton's Health Advocates are students living in residence halls, apartments, and Greek chapter houses trained to help students with everyday health questions and concerns. Boynton's Health Advocates will confidentially listen to your health concerns and provide items like cold medicine, safer sex supplies, pain relievers, and more.