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Health and Counseling Survey


Is this an emergency or are you or someone you care about experiencing a life threatening situation?

I'm not sure

  • I want to talk to a nurse through Student Health Center (24/7) 573-882-7481 (click to call)
  • My usual resources for coping are no longer working and I am unable to participate in my usual activities or need to make an immediate decision. I need to talk with a counselor right away. Crisis services are available 24 hours per day at the Counseling Center or 573-882-6601 (click to call)

I have a physical health concern (acute illnesses and injuries, ongoing health conditions, as well as routine health maintenance).

  • Call Student Health Center at 573-882-7481 (click to call) for a same or next day appointment with a primary care provider.

I want to receive services in a language other than English.

  • The MU Student Health Center helps non-English speaking or limited-English speaking patients, along with patients who are deaf or who have hearing problems, receive free language assistance. Contact Student Health Center  573-882-7481 (Click to call)

I am concerned about my own mental health

I am interested in:

Self-help strategiesOnline mental health screeningsCommunity therapy options for long-term or specialty careIndividual or group therapyMedicationSupport due to intimate partner violence or sexual assaultTreatment for substance use concerns or recovery support

  • Information about how to manage a number of life challenges (links to counseling center self-help resources page)
  • Online (calm.com) and app resources (calm, pacifica, Headspace, Stop Breathe Think, PTSD coach, CBTi,)
  • I would like to explore online mindfulness and stress management tools
  • I would like information about mindfulness and yoga at the Center for Contemplative Practice at MU

  • Visit screening.mentalhealthscreening.org/mizzou

  • Contact Student Health Center at 573-882-1483 (click to call) to schedule a behavioral health triage appointment so we can help you find a community therapist.

  • For many issues college students face, group therapy is the best treatment choice. Group* offers the unique opportunity to learn and change through interaction and to provide a support system for members. We offer a wide range of groups to help you manage anxiety and depression, improve interpersonal relationships, or access support for specific topics such as grief, graduate/professional school, people of color living at a PWI, and international students.)
  • Counseling services offered at MU are confidential, student centered and inclusive.  At MU you have choices about your mental health care. Please review the service descriptions below to better understand your options.
  • Your initial assessment appointment at the Counseling Center will help us determine the best treatment options to address your specific needs. The Counseling Center offers evidence- based, best practice treatment including ongoing brief individual and group therapy. We intentionally match students to therapists whose approach best addresses the student’s concerns. We help students meet their therapy goals through one to three semesters of group and/or approximately 4-10 weekly or bi-weekly individual therapy appointments. When longer term or specialty therapy is indicated, we work with the student to connect to appropriate community providers. Additional support is available through our 24/7 access to crisis support. Contact the Counseling Center 573-882-6601 (click to call).
  • MU Student Health Center uses a student-centered health home model** where you will be given choices about receiving treatment from a team of professionals. This includes possibilities for short-term counseling, medication evaluation and management, skills-based interventions, and referrals to community providers with assistance from our insurance specialists. Call 573-882-1483 (click to call) for a behavioral health triage appointment. A limited number of behavioral health appointments are covered by your student health fee and we accept insurance.
  • Neither of these models seem to fit for me, I would like other options.  Contact Student Health Center at 573-882-1483 (click to call) to schedule a behavioral health triage appointment so we can help you find a community therapist.


*For many issues college students face, group therapy is the best treatment choice. Group offers the unique opportunity to learn and change through interaction and to provide a support system for members. We offer a wide range of groups to help you manage anxiety and depression, improve interpersonal relationships, or access support for specific topics such as grief, graduate/professional school, people of color living at a PWI, and international students.

**Simply put, a student-centered health home is a method of delivering care where health professionals work together to achieve your health goals and to provide the best possible care throughout your college experience

  • Call 573-882-7481 (click to call) to make an appointment with a primary care provider.
  • I’m thinking about medication but want to talk it through first. Call 573-882-1483 (click to call) for a behavioral health triage appointment.

  • I need immediate medical care or examination for legal evidence (evidentiary exam*). Go to MU Emergency Department and ask for a SANE (sexual assault nurse examiner).
  • I would like more information about seeking an examination for legal evidence.
  • I need emotional support right away.  Call or come in to the MU Counseling Center during business hours for crisis support. After hours call our office at 573-882-6601 (click to call) for support.
  • I do not want an examination for evidence, but want an evaluation and treatment for injury, STI (sexually transmitted infection), and/or pregnancy. Call Student Health Center at 573-882-7481 (click to call) to schedule a primary care appointment.
  • I would like information about other resources that can help.
    • MU Relationship and Sexual Violence Prevention Center offers medical, legal, campus, and housing advocacy; basic crisis support; and education. 573-882-6638 (click to call)
    • True North offers a 24 hour hotline, emergency shelter, court and hospital advocacy, counseling, and support groups. 573-875-1370   800-548-2480 (click to call for both)
    • MU Office Civil Rights and Title IX provides resources and enforces campus policy including investigation and resolution of reported events. 573-882-3880 (click to call)

*An exam designed to capture any physical evidence, such as hair, fibers, bodily fluids from the assailant, and to note any observable injury or trauma.  It is recommended you wait until the exam to change out of the clothes you were wearing during the assault, bring a change of clothes and try not to eat, drink, douche, wash your hands, comb your hair, or brush your teeth

  • Contact Student Health Center at 573-882-1483 (click to call) to learn more about appropriate treatment options.
  • Learn more about Phoenix Health Programs, a community treatment partner.
  • Obtain brief screening and intervention for alcohol and marijuana use at BASICS.
  • Connect with a sober living community at MU. Sober in College is a student organization aimed at providing an environment geared toward promoting a sober lifestyle.
I am concerned about the mental health of someone else
  • Contact the Counseling Center for consultation* about how I can help a student. 573-882-6601 (click to call) 
  • Read more about how I can can help a friend.
  • *You may be the first person to notice when an MU student is experiencing a mental health concern. A counselor is available to help you provide feedback, offer resource information or help you talk to a student about your concerns more effectively.