Liz Garland, RN
Ask A Nurse
Below you will find local and online resources for these health topics:
General Questions on Health and Disease
Alcohol and Drug Abuse - Prevention and Treatment
Family Planning and Reproductive Health
Fitness, Exercise, and Recreation
GLBT (Gay, Lesbian, Bi-sexuality, Transsexual)
Mental Health and Stress Management
Nutrition and Eating Disorders
Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence
CDC (Centers for Disease Control)
CDC- College Health and Safety
Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)
Alcoholics Anonymous is for those who have a desire to stop drinking. It's primary purpose is to help alcoholics achieve sobriety. Phone 651-227-502 or visit Alcoholics Anonymous online to find meetings in your neighborhood.
Al-Anon/Alateen offers hope and help to families and friends of alcoholics. Website provides information on locating meetings and resources. Phone 651-771-2208 or visit Al-Anon/Alateen online to find local meetings and resources.
National Drug and Alcohol Treatment Referral
Other resources on alcohol and drug use and abuse:
Bacchus Gamma Network
Illegal Drug Abuse
National Institute on Drug Abuse
Phoenix House, Facts on Tap
Prevline, National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information
Courage Center provides rehabilitation therapies, transitional rehabilitation, pain management, vocational and community-based services, and camping, sports, and recreation programs for people of all ages and abilities. Phone 763-520-052 or visit Courage Center online.
Family Tree Clinic
Located in St. Paul, Family Tree Clinic provides low-cost reproductive health care clinic. Phone 651-645-0478 or visit Family Tree Clinic online.
Inver Hills Health Service
The Inver Hills Health Service, located in the College Center building, provides free or low-cost health care and counseling to students of Inver Hills and to community members. Phone 651-450-3524 or visit Inver Hills Health Service online.
Planned Parenthood of Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota
Phone 1-800-230-PLAN (7526) or visit Planned Parenthood online.
Other resources on reproductive health, sexuality, and STDs:
Inver Hills Recreation, Sports and Fitness
Located in the Activities Building on the south end of campus. Includes intercollegiate sports, intramural activities, outdoor center, summer camps and leagues. Phone 651-450-3538 for more information.
Veterans Memorial Community Center
Located just east of Inver Hills Community College, this facility offers aerobics, group fitness classes, personal training, a pool, open gym, and ice arena. Phone 651-450-2480 or visit Veterans Memorial Community Center online.
Health clubs in metro area
Other resources on fitness
Visit the Gay & Lesbian Medical Association online for resources, news, study results, and lists of medical providers.
Phone 612-379-6363 for free, confidential 24-hour crisis counseling by telephone, which is available 365 days of the year. Or, you can visit Crisis Connection online.
Stress management information from Inver Hills Health Service
Visit Stress Management from Inver Hills Health Service.
Other stress management resources:
Nutrition, Healthy Eating, and Eating Disorders
This outpatient treatment program provides comprehensive psychological, nutritional, and medical care for individuals with eating disorders. Phone 651-645-5323 or visit the Emily Program online.
MN and Twin Cities Dietetic Association
This organization provides optimal education, management, research and medical nutrition therapy in food and nutrition topics to the citizens of Minnesota. Phone 651-628-9250 or visit the MN and Twin Cities Dietetic Association online.
Methodist Hospital Eating Disorders Institute
The Eating Disorders Institute at Methodist Hospital is a center of excellence for primary eating disorders prevention, early intervention, education and research. Phone 952-993-6200 or visit Methodist Hospital Eating Disorders Institute online.
Other resources on nutrition and eating disorders:
Fast Food Analyzer
Healthy Eating Tips for College Students
USDA - MyPyramid.gov
EDSA - Eating Disorders Shared Awareness
EDAP - Eating Disorders Awareness and Prevention
Rape and Sexual Assault Crisis Line - St. Paul
Community Action Council Sexual Assault
This group is available to help and support sexual assault survivors, their families, and friends. Located at the Lewis House in Eagan, MN, services are free and confidential. Phone 651-405-1500 or visit the Community Action Council on Sexual Assault.
MN Coalition Against Sexual Assault
This organization provides membership services and outreach, prevention, communities of color outreach, and the sexual violence justice institute. Phone 651-209-9993 or visit the MN Coalition Against Sexual Assault online.
Minnesota residents have free access to all Quitplan services. Phone 1-888-354-PLAN or visit MN Dept. of Health - Quitplan online.
MN Tobacco Hotline
American Lung Association of MN
The MN ALA offers Freedom From Smoking - Online, a chat group for adult quitters; self-help Materials for quitting smoking on your own; and group programs for quitting with other people. Visit MN ALA online.