COVID-19 Info & Resources

For the latest info on the planning and preparation for keeping Spartans safe and protecting the community, visit Together We Will.

COVID Testing

For information about testing, please visit the Together We Will website. If you are feeling ill or have tested positive for COVID-19 and have questions, contact MSU's COVID-19 Triage Hotline at 855-958-2678 or your primary health care provider.

Students experiencing significant symptoms (such as high fever, persistent cough, or shortness of breath) can request a medical appointment at Olin Health Center. A Student Health Services provider will administer a COVID-19 test as medically necessary. Asymptomatic students or students with mild symptoms (like congestion or loss of taste or smell) should use the Early Detection Program for a PCR test. Results are typically returned within 24–36 hours.

*Please note that in line with University directives, class excuses will not be provided at our medical clinics at the time of appointments. Students are encouraged to be in communication with their professors to discuss arrangements for missed classes.

 

COVID-19 precautions at Student Health & Wellness

We encourage all members of the MSU community to take steps to protect themselves from illness. We are taking enchanced preventive steps within Student Health & Wellness to protect our visitors and our staff. 

Health Services at Olin and the Neighborhood Clinics

For patient safety appointments are required for all clinical visits, we are unable to accommodate walk-ins at this time.

We are open for all appointment types including:

• Primary Care: sick and general health concerns
• Gynecology
• Allergy Clinic
• Immunizations
• Physical Therapy
• Laboratory Services (walk-ins are acceptable with lab orders)

Please call (517) 353-4660 to schedule prior to entering any of the clinics.

Olin Business Hours: 8 a.m.–5 p.m.  Monday–Friday, providing all healthcare services available to meet your medical needs.

Neighborhood Clinic Hours: 

For the most up-to-date hours of operation for Olin Health Center and the neighborhood clinics, please vist olin.msu.edu/general/hours-of-service.html.

If you have any concerns or questions and would like to speak to a nurse, please call the Phone Information Nurse at (517) 355-5557.

 

Counseling & Psychiatric Services (CAPS)

  • Students in crisis: Please call 911, go to your nearest emergency room, or call CAPS day or night at 517-355-8270 and press "1" at the prompt to speak with a crisis counselor over the phone.
  • CAPS is offering in-person an virtual services for students. For updated information about CAPS services, visit caps.msu.edu/services.
    • Established clients with scheduled appointments will be offered phone or Zoom sessions. Clients will be contacted and given instructions.
    • Group counseling is available.
    • Established psychiatry patients can contact their provider through the MyMSUHealth patient portal at mymsuhealth.hc.msu.edu (patients concerned about potential cost should mention this to their provider).
    • Patients needing a prescription refill prior to their next appointment can use the MyMSUHealth patient portal to make the request: mymsuhealth.hc.msu.edu
    • Students not in crisis:  If you are not already established with CAPS, you you can get stated with CAPS by scheduling an initial consultation here. During your first appointment, we'll discuss your needs and help you get connected with available resources. 
  • CAPS Phone (517-355-8270) has a voice prompt with 3 options:
    • (Press 1) To talk with a crisis counselor,
    • (Press 2) to leave a message with the CAPS Nurse which will be responded to within one business day, or
    • (Press 3) for general messages.
  • Outreach services can be requested at caps.msu.edu/services/outreach-services.html
  • Mental Health phone support for Michiganders living with persistent mental health conditions during the COVID-19 situation is available through MDHHS. The peer-run phone support is available 7 days a week from 10 am to 2 am at 888-733-7753.

Health Promotion Department

  • Health Promotion Department staff members are working remotely and seeing students virtually. If you are continuing services with a Nutritionist-Dietitian, Wellness Coach, Recovery Advisor, or Alcohol & Other Drug Specialist, please contact your provider directly.
  • If you have an appointment you wish to cancel or reschedule, please call (517) 353-4660 or contact your provider directly.
  • Appointments for free and anonymous HIV testing are currently unavailable.

Center for Survivors

  • Staff are working remotely and can be reached during business hours at (517) 355-3551
  • Crisis resources include:
    • 24-Hours Sexual Assault Crisis Hotline (517) 372-6666
    • Crisis Chat (10 am to 10 pm) access at centerforsurvivors.msu.edu 
    • Call 911

 

Protective Steps You Can Take

  • Get into the habit of washing hands thoroughly with soap and water or hand sanitizer:
    • before and after eating,
    • after being out and about (touching elevator buttons, handrails, doorknobs, etc.)
    • after using the toilet
    • after touching or petting a dog, cat or any other animal
    • after sneezing or coughing (and do so into a tissue or your sleeve)
  • Pay attention to how often you touch your nose, eyes, or mouth. Do your best to teach yourself to stop touching your face.
  • Maintain physical distance (6 feet) from other people
  • Avoid large gatherings of people
  • More information

For the most up-to-date COVID-19 information, please visit the CDC website at cdc.gov