Guide to Health and Counseling Resources
At Mizzou, you have many choices for getting help. Explore this guide to find resources that fit your specific needs. Regardless of where you choose to go, the most important thing is to reach out to someone. University staff will work together to ensure you find the most appropriate care.
If you need services in a language other than English, the Student Health Center can assist. Call 573-882-7481 for free language assistance. Patients who are deaf or hard of hearing can email firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule an appointment and request a sign language interpreter, if desired.
In Columbia, we recommend going to University Hospital Emergency Department at 1 Hospital Drive (click for directions) or call 573-882-8091 for assistance.
Pregnant women and children should go to the Women’s and Children’s Hospital Emergency Department at 404 N. Keene St. (click for directions) or call 573-771-9400.
If you are outside Columbia go to the nearest emergency department.
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If the level of psychological distress is preventing you from functioning normally in your academic or personal life, call 573-882-6601 for 24/7 crisis support.
Self-help can be empowering and build confidence. If it is not enough, please consider professional services, including individual and group therapy.
Free campus resources
- Self-help resources
- Online mindfulness and stress management audio and video tools
- Mindfulness and yoga classes at the Center for Contemplative Practice
- CBT Thought Diary: Mood and thought journal (iOS)
- CBT Thought Record Diary: Mood and thought journal (Android)
- Pacifica: Daily tools for stress, anxiety and depression (iOS, Android)
- PTSD Coach: U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs tool (iOS and Android)
- Stop, Breathe & Think (web, iOS, Android)
Subscription-based (free trial)
Online mental health screening
Brief screenings are the quickest way to determine if you or someone you care about should connect with a mental health provider.
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.
Call 573-882-6601 to learn more about group therapy options at Mizzou.
At MU you have choices about your mental health care. University counseling services are confidential, student-centered and inclusive.
- The Counseling Center offers brief individual and group therapy. An initial assessment will help determine the best treatment options to address your specific needs, including matching you to a therapist who is the best fit for you. Call 573-882-6601 to schedule an appointment with a counselor.
- The Student Health Center uses a model where you can receive treatment from a team of medical professionals, including counselors. A limited number of behavioral health appointments are covered by your student health fee, and insurance is accepted. Call 573-882-1483 for a behavioral health triage appointment.
When longer term or specialty therapy is indicated, you may be connected to an appropriate community provider.
Community therapy options
We can help you find a community therapist for long-term or specialty care. Call 573-882-1483 to schedule a triage appointment at the Student Health Center.
Medication requires a prescription from a medical provider.
Call 573-882-7481 to make an appointment with a primary care provider at the Student Health Center.
Primary care providers at the Student Health Center can address acute illnesses and injuries, ongoing health conditions and routine health maintenance.
The Counseling Center, Relationship & Sexual Violence Prevention (RSVP) Center and Student Health Center are confidential sources that are not mandated to report information to the Office for Civil Rights, Title IX & ADA.
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Immediate medical care or examination for legal evidence*
Immediate emotional support
Call 573-882-6601 for 24/7 crisis support or come in to the Counseling Center during business hours to speak with a counselor.
Health evaluation and treatment
If you are concerned about an injury, sexually transmitted infection (STI) and/or pregnancy, but do not want an examination for evidence, call the Student Health Center at 573-882-7481 to schedule a same or next-day primary care appointment.
Other helpful resources
- The Relationship and Sexual Violence Prevention (RSVP) Center offers medical, legal, campus, and housing advocacy; basic crisis support; and education. Call 573-882-6638 or visit rsvp.missouri.edu for more information.
- True North offers a 24 hour hotline, emergency shelter, court and hospital advocacy, counseling, and support groups. Call 573-875-1370 or 800-548-2480 for assistance.
- The Office for Civil Rights, Title IX & ADA handles reports of harassment and discrimination involving MU students, faculty, staff and visitors. Call 573-882-3880 or visit civilrights.missouri.edu for more information.
- Treatment options: Call the Student Health Center at 573-882-1483 to learn more about appropriate treatment options.
- Community providers: Learn more about Phoenix Health Programs, a community treatment partner.
- Brief screening and intervention: Obtain brief screening and intervention for alcohol and marijuana use at BASICS.
- Sober living: Sober in College is a student organization aimed at providing an environment geared toward promoting a sober lifestyle. Visit their OrgSync portal for more information.