Why Choose Boynton Health?

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Boynton Health serves the University of Minnesota Twin Cities, providing comprehensive health care with a public health approach to campus well-being.

Our goal is to provide the highest quality of care for you in a culture that supports equity, inclusion and respect. Our mission is to improve the health and wellbeing of University of Minnesota students and the campus community. Our vision is to be the healthiest campus in the nation. 


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For over 100 years, Boynton Health has been dedicated to Taking Care of U!

Here are three reasons why you should trust us with your health and well-being needs:


We will care for you with compassion and empathy. We are here to help you get the care you need so you can focus on your studies and this important time in your life. Boynton Health is the second largest campus health service in the nation, and our focus is on students.


To meet your healthcare needs, we offer many services on campus under one roof and at different sites, including West Bank and St. Paul. Physical therapy, reproductive health, gender care, vision care, mental, and nutrition are some of our many services. 


We strive to provide high-quality, inclusive, and equitable care. We have programs to address other areas in your life that may impact your health and studies, such as Boynton Health’s Gopher Chauffeur, Boynton Health’s Nutritious U Food Pantry, and Boynton Health’s Pet Away Worry & Stress (PAWS). We are here to help you navigate services to meet your health and well-being goals.

When I was a graduate student, I came to Boynton Health. Moving to a new city and having a chronic asthma condition was daunting. During this time, Boynton provided me with excellent care, from my travel clinic shots to on-going care for my asthma. 

Now in my new role as Director of Health Services & Chief Health Officer, I am committed to making sure you have the health care and other support to make your time at the University of Minnesota a success.

Colleen McDonald
Assistant Vice Provost | Director of Health Services & Chief Health Officer 

Health Equity and Diversity

The Health Equity and Diversity Committee exists to improve the Boynton Health and campus climates for diverse campus community members through strategies promoting equity, diversity, and inclusion for all. Read our Statement on Racism.

Our values are:

  • Justice, equity, diversity & inclusivity
  • Community
  • Access
  • Quality
  • Teamwork

Frequent questions

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Who can be seen at Boynton Health?

We are open to all University of Minnesota students, faculty and staff. 

Exceptions: Boynton Health’s Mental Health and Travel Clinic only serves students.

Is Boynton Health a teaching clinic?

Boynton is not a “teaching hospital.” All our health care providers are accredited, credentialed professionals with years of experience in their respective fields. Meet our health care providers.

Still have questions? Contact us.

Contact us at [email protected] or 612-625-8400.

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