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. when classes are in session. Services are provided free of charge for undergraduate students on the Winona Campus. 

Our registered nurse and nurse practitioner provide full-time, compassionate care to help students meet their health and wellness needs. Services include treatment of minor illness and injury, support for students with chronic conditions, and health education.  

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. when classes are in session

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

Wellness Center - Secretary

Vlazny Hall, VL131

Campus Box: # 80

(507) 457-1492

Ellen Bergler
Julie Buege, RN, BSN

Student Health 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.