Student Exposure to Illness or Injury

Healthcare and human-service work takes place in complex working environments that pose risks of exposure to a range of infectious organisms, including the risk of resulting illness or injury.

Students in a healthcare or human-service educational program at St. Catherine University will participate in a number of classroom laboratories and clinical experiences. As part of these experiences, students assume the resulting risk of exposure to infectious organisms and injury in such environments. Students are responsible for all medical expenses incurred in an on-campus student laboratory or at an off-site clinical facility (e.g., needle-stick occurrence, other exposure to pathogens, accidents, illness or injuries) should an incident occur. 

St. Catherine University urges students to carry health insurance. Health insurance information is available in the Health and Wellness Center on the St. Paul campus or from the associate director of student life on the Minneapolis campus.