International Student Services

Healthcare in the US

Healthcare

Students can  visit the Health Center on campus Monday through Thursday from 8:00 to 4:30. For more information, please visit their website: http://www.missouriwestern.edu/healthserv/
 
The city of St. Joseph has urgent care clinics that you can visit without an appointment. When you go to the doctor’s office, you might have to present your ID (a passport or a driver’s license) and insurance card. Also, even if you have insurance, you may need to pay  a small fee of $20 or $30, which is called a co-pay. 
 

Please see the information below about two urgent care clinics in St. Joseph:

 

Heartland Urgent Care

1115 North Belt Highway
St. Joseph, MO 64506
Phone: (816) 271-7077
Fax: (816) 271-0421

9 a.m. – 7 p.m., Monday – Saturday, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., Sunday 

 

The urgent care clinic in Walmart

4201 North Belt Highway

St. Joseph, MO 64506

Phone: 816-749-4444
 
If you are will and need to visit a doctor after clinics are closed, you may visit the Emergency Room at Heartland/Mosaic Hospital located at 5325 Faraon St.  If you do not have your insurance card with you, that is ok.  You will NOT be denied service. Tell them you are insured but do not have your card with you.
 
If you have a medical emergency that requires immediate assistance, please dial 911 from any phone.  An ambulance will come take you to the emergency room of a hospital.  If you do not have your insurance card with you, that is ok.  You will NOT be denied service. Tell them you are insured but do not have your card with you.

 

Insurance

If you have MWSU international student insurance through Lewermark, you will receive information during orientation, and you may print your own card at www.lewermark.com/mwsu or pick one up from the ISS office.  If you lose your insurance card, you may print another one by visiting www.lewermark.com/mwsu. PLEASE KEEP YOUR INSURANCE CARD IN YOUR WALLET WITH YOUR ID AND CARRY IT WITH YOU!!!

 

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