Healthy Body, Healthy Mind, Happy Life

College is a time of academic, professional and personal growth. This can be difficult if you are also struggling with health concerns. We know how hard it is to keep up on homework and exams when you need to rest and get back to feeling 100% – that is why we’re here to walk with you through those rough patches. We provide comprehensive medical and mental health services and wellness support to enhance your personal success. Whether you need assistance with allergies, colds, physical injuries, immunizations, nutrition, sexual health, or other health issues, we are here to resolve your health concerns and help you make the most of your college experience. Our Mission Statement

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Student Health Center Information

Office Hours:
Monday-Friday: 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Nurse Practitioner Clinic Hours:
Monday-Thursday 12:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Registered Nurse Clinic Hours:
Monday-Thursday 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

After-hours, Weekends and Holidays:
Mosaic Life Care Urgent Care
1115 No Belt Highway, (816) 271-7077

Mosaic Life Care Emergency Room
5325 Faraon, (816) 271-6000

Mosaic Life Care Nursing Triage Line
(816) 271-4000 (for medical advice)

In case of inclement weather or other reasons the campus is closed, the Health Center will also be closed and any scheduled appointment will need to be rescheduled.

*To avoid a $5.00 “no-show” fee for a missed appointment, students must cancel their appointment prior to its schedule time by calling (816) 271-4495.

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Outpatient/Telemedicine Clinical Services are available to any registered student and include, but are not limited to:

  • Diagnosis and treatment of acute illnesses and injuries
  • Allergy injections and basic treatment
  • Blood pressure checks and management
  • Contraceptive care for men and women
  • Anxiety and depression screening
  • Eating disorder evaluation and management
  • Laboratory services
  • Gynecology services
  • STI Testing and treatment
  • Strep Testing
  • Urinalysis
  • Wound care
  • Physical exams for sports, work, and clinicals
  • Pregnancy Testing
  • Influenza Testing
  • Tuberculosis Testing (TB testing)
  • Immunizations: Hepatitis B, Tetanus (Tdap), Meningococcal
  • Partnership with Counseling Center
  • Specialist referral services
  • Educational literature

All services are confidential. All services remain confidential between staff and student only. Esry Student Health Center may not release information about a student to anyone without the student’s signed authorization.  Authorization forms are found on this website under “forms.”  Emergent and life-threatening situations may require parental notification without written permission.

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Student Immunizations

Missouri Western State University requires all students to submit a Tuberculosis (TB) Screening Questionnaire.

TB Screening/Testing Frequently Asked Questions

Students living on campus are required to submit:

  1. Tuberculosis (TB) Screening Questionnaire AND
  2. Meningococcal Immunization (Meningitis) documentation (given at 16 years of age or older) or if applicablea signed waiver that indicates you have medical or religious exemption from the meningococcal immunization OR
  3. Other official immunization records from the Health Department, a physician’s office, hospital or school.

Additionally, students who have ever had a positive tuberculin skin test, must submit a physician signed chest x-ray report with their health and immunizations records, prior to move-in to confirm the absence of active disease.

Prior to moving in, all documentation must be submitted by:

  • The Student Health Portal: mwsu.studenthealthportal.com
  • Mail: Esry Student Health Center, 4525 Downs Drive – Blum Union 203, St. Joseph, MO 64507 OR
  • Fax: (816) 271-4498 OR
  • health@missouriwestern.edu

Failure to provide this information may delay your check-in.

Highly Recommended Immunizations:

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It is the policy of Missouri Western State University to provide low-cost health services to all students. Therefore, the Student Health Center charges a nominal fee for office visits, telemedicine visits, laboratory, and medications. Any Student Health Center charges will be placed on students MWSU accounts which may be accessed by clicking on “Goldlink” located at the bottom of the MWSU homepage on the “Paying for College” card.

Students will not be denied health services because of their inability to pay at the time services are provided.  Charges will be added to the student’s account with the MWSU Business Office.

The health center does not file insurance claims.  We file ONLY International Student Insurance. It is recommended that you check with your insurance company to see how your policy works while you are attending MWSU. We will provide documentation of all charges so that you may submit them to your insurance company if desired.

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