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-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: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.  Monday - Friday – providing all healthcare services available to meet your medical needs.

Neighborhood Clinic Fall Hours:

River Trail Clinic - W-9 McDonel Hall | 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.  Monday - Friday
South Clinic - G-17 Holden Hall | 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.  Monday - Friday
Brody Clinic - 148 Brody Hall | CLOSED
East Clinic - 127 S. Hubbard Hall | CLOSED

COVID Testing at Olin – by APPOINTMENT ONLY

• Symptomatic testing – please call the scheduling line at Olin to be scheduled in the Sick Clinic for an appointment with a provider.

• Asymptomatic testing – please proceed to one of the on-campus test collection sites, locations to be determined.

If you are requesting COVID testing and you do not currently have any symptoms or the symptoms you have are mild and you do not feel you need to be seen by a medical provider please proceed to one of the on-campus testing collection locations. You do not need an order from a provider prior to going for testing at the on-campus collection sites.

On Campus Test Collection Sites:

  • Southeast Concourse at Spartan Stadium
    • Starting Monday, August 17, 2020
      • Hours: Monday, Wednesday, and Friday | 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
      • Tuesday and Thursday | 8:30 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.
      • Saturday | 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Walk up COVID Specimen Collection to those with or without symptoms. A physician’s order will be generated at that time of collection.

Call COVID Triage Line at 855-958-2MSU (958-2678) if having symptoms or possible exposure

For the most up to date COVID-19 information please visit the CDC Website: www.cdc.gov

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.

*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.

 

Counseling & Psychiatric Services (CAPS)

  • CAPS offices at Olin Health Center, MSU Student Union, and the Neighborhoods are currently closed to in-person visits.
  • Students in crisis: Please call 9-1-1, go to your nearest emergency room, or call CAPS anytime day or night at 517-355-8270 and press "1" at the prompt to receive assistance from a crisis counselor over the phone.
  • CAPS counseling and psychiatry staff are working remotely to help meet the needs of MSU students.
    • Established clients with scheduled appointments will be offered phone or Zoom sessions. Clients will be contacted and given instructions.
    • All group counseling services have been canceled. Group co-leaders will reach out to students to discuss alternative options, such as phone consultations.
    • Established psychiatry patients can contact their provider through the MyMSUHealth patient portal at https://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: https://mymsuhealth.hc.msu.edu
    • Students not in crisis: If you do not have a scheduled tele-mental health appointment, and/or are not already established with CAPS, you have the option to complete a CAPS Phone Request for a phone consultation appointment to discuss your needs and assist with connecting you with available resources. Visit caps.msu.edu/phone
  • 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.
  • Virtual Outreach can be requested at https://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:

 

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