Health and Wellness

A place you can trust for urgent care, preventative care, and answers to your medical questions.

Health Center

Services provided:

  • Appointments are recommended but students are also seen on a first come first serve basis as walk-in patients.
  • Students are first seen by a registered nurse who will obtain vitals and a brief history of your complaint. The nurse will then offer advice which may include over the counter products available at our self serve care center or have you seen by a provider.
  • Providers are trained in primary care medicine and will address your complaint and treat it in the appropriate manner which may include a written prescription. Prescriptions can be filled at any local pharmacy.
  • Providers also see patients for follow-up care, mental health medication management, sports physicals, well woman physicals including gyn exams, confidential sexually transmitted infection counseling and testing, minor injuries, and minor skin procedures including cryotherapy. Students are treated in compliance with HIPPA regulations, maintaining complete confidentiality. Their medical information can only be released after a written request has been submitted.
  • The Health and Wellness Center also offers routine lab testing, PPD testing, and limited immunizations.

Student Health Insurance Program

In accordance with federal law and Saint Joseph’s College policy, all students must be enrolled in a form of health insurance. To this end, students are automatically enrolled in the Saint Joseph’s Student Health Insurance Program for which a separate fee is charged, viewable on each student’s billing statement through the Treasurer's office. Students have the opportunity to opt out of the automatic Saint Joseph’s Student Health Insurance Program, provided the student or family can provide proof of coverage by private medical insurance. Instructions for providing proof of coverage are below. The College is pleased to partner with Cross Insurance Agency as our student health insurance manager. Visit for specific information about the Saint Joseph’s student health insurance policy.

After hours

If you have an EMERGENCY at any time of day, please call security at x7911.

There are three local Urgent Care facilities which are open from 8am-8pm, 7 days per week for minor emergencies. You must provide your own transportation to these urgent care facilities. Bring a copy of your insurance card with you.

Mercy Express Care (10min)
409 Roosevelt Trail
Windham, ME 04062

Mercy Express Care (20 min)
40 Park Rd
Westbrook, ME 04092

Brighton First Care (25min)
335 Brighton Ave
Portland, ME 04101

If you have a life threatening emergency there are two local hospitals for 24 hour care:

Mercy Hospital (35 min)
144 State Street
Portland, ME 04101
879-3266 ER
879-3000 main #

Maine Medical Center (35min)
22 Bramhall St
Portland, ME 04101
871-2381 ER
662-0111 main #

Standish rescue will be called by security (x 7911) in the event of an emergency and you will be transported to the hospital of your choice.

Meet the staff

Su-Anne M. Hammond, DO
Dr. Hammond is a board certified family practice physician who serves as the director of the Health and Wellness Center. She sees students by appointment two days per week and is responsible for many other health service administrative details including the pandemic plan, wellness fair, HIPPA compliance, blood borne pathogens, and education programs for faculty, staff and students.

Sheri Piers, ANP-C
Sheri is a registered nurse practitioner, certified in adult primary care medicine. She sees student by appointment two days per week and assists Dr. Hammond with educational programming for faculty, staff, and students.

Patricia Duchette, RN and Susan McNeil, RN
Our registered nurses are in the office daily to triage students, assist with general medical care, set up appointments for students to see our providers and assist students with most all of their medical needs.

Doreen Webber, Adm. Assistant
Doreen is in the office daily to help students with insurance questions and schedule appointments. She is also responsible for tracking all immunizations and medical forms which are required by state law.