Research shows when students are healthy in both mind and body, they are more academically successful and feel more fulfilled. If students need help while they are here, the most important thing is for them to reach out to someone. University faculty and staff will work together to ensure they find the best resources and the most appropriate care.
MU Student Health & Well-Being is committed to supporting your health and well-being in a collaborative approach that includes resources to look after your physical health, mental health and wellness.
International students may not be accustomed to the medical practices of health care providers in the United States. Here are some things to keep in mind that are typical of medical practice in the U.S.
The University of Missouri requires proof of certain immunizations as a condition of enrollment. Student Health & Well-Being strongly recommends submitting immunization records prior to coming to campus. Learn more about immunization requirements and how to submit records.
The student health fee is assessed to all students enrolled in fall or spring semesters taking seven or more credit hours at Mizzou. Those not required to do so may choose to pay the health fee to receive covered services. Learn more about student fees.
Costs for services not covered by the health fee are either billed through your insurance or, if you are uninsured, billed directly to you. To determine if your health insurance policy is in network with the MU Student Health Center, ask: Is my insurance plan in network with University Physicians (tax ID# 900294051)? Learn more about health insurance.
The Student Health Center administers allergy injections to students who have been tested by an allergy specialist. The Student Health Center does not provide allergy testing as a service. You must request your allergist to send your antigen and personalized protocol orders to us. Inform your allergist that, while you are attending the University of Missouri, you will receive your allergy shots from the Student Health Center. Learn more about allergy injections.
Our goal is to maintain continuity of health care whenever possible, especially for chronic medical conditions. Please call 573-882-7481 as soon as you arrive on campus to schedule an appointment to establish care. We encourage you to complete this medical health history form [PDF] and bring it with you. You may also complete this record release form [PDF] and share it with your care provider.
To have a seamless transition of care, complete the following steps:
- Make an appointment early in the semester to establish a relationship with one of our primary care physicians.
- Bring a letter and/or appropriate and recent medical records from your physician. The letter and records should be addressed to:
Scott Henderson, MD
Medical Services Director
MU Student Health Center
1020 Hitt St., Columbia, MO 65212
The Year One College Behavior Profile (Y1CBP) is a quick and confidential way to get personalized feedback on students’ alcohol and marijuana/cannabis use. The Y1CBP is provided by Missouri Partners in Prevention and was created with input from and designed by college students. Students must complete this short, 15-minute, required survey by Aug. 21. Learn more about Y1CBP.
All of our services are student-centered and offered with respect for others and appreciation of individual differences. We strive to provide culturally competent clinical services, outreach programming, and training opportunities. Learn more about our commitment to students.
The student health fee is required for all students enrolled in fall or spring semesters taking seven or more credit hours. The health fee helps cover some services. Those not required may choose to pay the health fee to receive covered services. Learn more about student fees.
There are charges associated with a visit to the Student Health Center. Health care costs vary and depend on the care you receive and your health insurance plan, if you have one. The ability to pay is not a barrier to receiving health care at Student Health Center.