About Student Health & Wellness

Student wellness is our top priority.

Health and safety have a big impact on your success as a student. That's why we offer programs designed to help you develop healthy behaviors, manage your mental health, get immediate support in a crisis and more.

Each of our five departments described below — Health Services, Counseling and Psychiatric Services (CAPS), Health Promotion, Center for Survivors, and Safe Place — are here for you year-round. Together with six other units across campus, we are now part of University Health and Wellbeing, all working together to create a culture of wellbeing at MSU.

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Student Health and Wellness Includes:


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Health Services

Primary care services are available on campus year-round at Olin Health Center. Neighborhood clinics — located in Brody, Holden, Hubbard, and McDonel halls — are typically open in fall and spring semesters. Three medical office visits are prepaid for enrolled MSU students each academic year. Health insurance is recommended.

Olin Health Center is the primary location on campus and is home to laboratory, physical therapy, gynecology, and immunizations and allergy injection services. Appointments are required. Neighborhood clinics offer convenient locations for students with minor injuries and illness.

Visit olin.msu.edu or call (517) 884-6546 for more information. 

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Health Promotion Department:

The Health Promotion department offers individual consultations, programming, and presentations on a variety of health topics meant to educate, engage and inspire students to increase their capacity to be successful. Services include:

Many of these services are free to MSU students. For more information, visit healthpromotion.msu.edu or call (517) 353-0718.

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Counseling & Psychiatric Services (CAPS): 

CAPS connects MSU students with the most appropriate and available care and services to optimize their health, well-being and success. Services include individual counseling or group counseling at CAPS, psychiatric care, referral to on-or off-campus services and more.

Counseling services and the first three psychiatric visits at CAPS are free for students. Students can access 24/7 virtual crisis counseling by calling CAPS at (517) 355-8270 and pressing “1” at the prompt to speak with a crisis counselor anytime.

Visit caps.msu.edu to learn more.

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Center for Survivors:

The Center for Survivors works with sexual assault survivors and others affected by sexual violence. They provide free and confidential individual counseling, advocacy, and support groups to MSU students and the community. Trained volunteers are also ready to provide support, crisis intervention, and connection to local resources through crisis hotline and crisis chat services. A 24/7 crisis hotline is available at (517) 372-6666.

The Sexual Assault Healthcare Program is available for adults who have been sexually assaulted within the past five days. The program — staffed 24/7 by specialized forensic nurses — includes free post-assault care services, like sexual assault kits, prophylactic medication and more. The program is
located in suite 237 of the Student Services building (556 East Circle Drive, East Lansing, MI 48824). Designated parking is available on Farm Lane. Patients can use the east entrance buzzer to be let into the building. Call (517) 353-2700 to learn more.

For more information — or to access crisis chat services — visit centerforsurvivors.msu.edu. Call (517) 355-3551 to schedule an appointment with a counselor or advocate.

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MSU Safe Place:

MSU Safe Place provides advocacy, shelter, counseling, safety planning, information and referrals to survivors of relationship violence and stalking. Educational scholarships are available to currently enrolled MSU students whose academic pursuits have been affected by intimate partner
violence or stalking. All support services are free and confidential. Safe Place serves students, faculty, staff and their spouses or partners. They serve non-MSU-affiliated community members when shelter space and staffing levels allow.

Safe Place also provides volunteer and internship opportunities and community education programs to anyone wanting to learn more about services or relationship violence and stalking, as well as consultation for parents, friends and co-workers seeking to support survivors.

Call (517) 355-1100, email noabuse@msu.edu or visit safeplace.msu.edu for more information.

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Outreach Services

We offer a wide range of programming through Outreach Services, including services for your student group, academic department, residential hall, campus or community program.

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