Caring for Students' Well-being

The Jay Johnson Wellness Center on the Winona Campus promotes the development of the whole person and encourages a lifestyle that integrates emotional, intellectual, physical, social, spiritual, and vocational well-being.

Student health and counseling services are available Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. A registered nurse is on staff for medical care and advice. Students attending classes on the Winona Campus are expected to carry health insurance. Information on health forms, physical exam requirements, and more is available from the Wellness Center Office. 

Individual and group counseling and personal growth workshops are available to address a wide variety of issues and to assist students to make the most of their college experience. Many students report that counseling helps them to gain more satisfying personal lives and successful academic careers.

Health and Counseling Services Website

Find Us

Vlazny Hall
Winona Campus
Hours: Monday–Friday 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Jay Johnson Wellness Center
Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota
700 Terrace Heights #80
Winona, MN 55987-1399
507-457-1492 (Student Health Services Appointments)
507-457-1773 (Counseling Services)

Connect With Us

Christina Uribe Nitti

Director of Health Services

Vlazny Hall, VL144

Campus Box: # 81

(507) 457-1492

Christina Uribe Nitti
Ruth Mathews, Ph.D.

Wellness Center - Director of Counseling Services

Vlazny Hall, VL135

Campus Box: # 80

(507) 457-1481

Ruth Mathews Ph.D.
Ellen Bergler

Wellness Center - Secretary

Vlazny Hall, VL131

Campus Box: # 80

(507) 457-1492

Ellen Bergler
Julie Buege, RN, BSN

Student Heath Services - Staff Nurse

Vlazny Hall, VL138

Campus Box: # 81

(507) 457-1492

Julie Buege RN, BSN
Nazeer Zerka, M.S.S.W.

Wellness Center - Counselor

Vlazny Hall, VL130

Campus Box: # 80

(507) 457-1773

Nazeer Zerka M.S.S.W.