Missouri State University - West Plains

Professional Services

Student Health Services

Missouri State University-West Plains students are entitled to basic office visits at no charge to themselves. A basic office visit is a 15-20 minute appointment where a doctor or other medical services provider meets with a student, asks the symptoms and makes a diagnosis. Any additional services, such as x-ray, lab work, etc., will be charged to the student by Ozarks Medical Center. Prior to any x-rays, lab work or other procedures being performed, the medical provider will present the student with a consent form. The consent form will contain the name of the procedure to be completed and any costs associated with the procedure so that a student will be fully informed.

Missouri State-West Plains has a contractual relationship with the Ozarks Medical Center to provide basic office visits to Missouri State-West Plains students at a number of clinic locations in the region. Medical personnel in these clinics will also provide many medical related services and procedures, as well as referral services to women's health services, counseling and a variety of specialists and surgeons. The basic office visit is provided at no cost; all other services will be charged to students.

Student Eligibility

Fall – Students enrolled in six or more credit hours at Missouri State-West Plains: Services provided from first day of fall semester through last day of fall final examinations as published in the catalog. Services continue to first day of spring semester for those students who pre-enroll for spring classes.

Spring – Students enrolled in six or more credit hours at Missouri State-West Plains: Services provided from first day of spring semester through last day of spring final examinations as published in the catalog. Services continue to first day of fall semester for those students who pre-enroll for fall classes.

Summer – Students who are pre-enrolled in six or more hours of fall classes at Missouri State-West Plains are eligible for summer health services beginning the first business day following spring semester final examinations.

Online & Missouri State Outreach Students – Students taking six or more hours of either online classes only or Missouri State University-Springfield classes only are not automatically charged the Health Services fee. If not assessed, those students may pay the fee to the business office no later than the close of business the second Friday of full semester classes and receive the benefits of the Student Health Services program. (Springfield students should first contact the Missouri State Outreach office at 417-255-7931.)

The Clinics

The following clinic locations and times are available. Appointments are not necessary at the Urgent Care Clinic in West Plains, but appointments are highly preferred at all other clinics. In all cases, please indicate that you are a Missouri State-West Plains student and you will be advanced to a priority status if possible.

ClinicSunMonTueWedThuFriSat
Urgent Care Clinic
181 North Kentucky, Suite 100
West Plains, MO 65775
(417) 257-5911
10 - 7 10 - 7 10 - 7 10 - 7 10 - 7 10 - 7 10 - 7
Gainesville Medical Center
404 West Highway 160
Gainesville, MO 65655
(417) 679-4613
Closed 8 - 5 8 - 5 8 - 5 8 - 5 8 - 5 Closed
Salem 1st Care Clinic
172 Highway 62 East, Suite 1
Salem, AR 72576
(870) 895-1911
Closed 8 - 5 8 - 5 8 - 5 8 - 5 8 - 5 Closed
Mammoth Spring Medical Clinic
260 South Main
Mammoth Spring, AR 72554
(870) 625-3228
Closed 8 - 4 8 - 4 8 - 4 8 - Noon 8 - 4 Closed
Thayer Medical Clinic
Town & Country Shopping Ctr.
Thayer, MO 65791
(417) 264-7136
Closed 8 - 5 8 - 5 8 - 5 8 - 5 8 – Noon Closed
OMC of Alton
100 Medical Drive
Alton, MO 65606
(417) 778-7227
Closed 8 - 4 8 - 4 Closed Closed 8 - 12 Closed
Shannon County Medical Clinic
1008 North Highway 19
Winona, MO 65588
(573) 325-4237
Closed 8:30 - 4:30 8:30 - 4:30 8:30 - 4:30 8:30 - 4:30 8:30 - 2:00 Closed
Mountain Grove Medical Complex
1604 North Main
Mountain Grove, MO 65711
(417) 926-6563
Closed 8 - 5 8 – 5 8 - 5 8 – 5 8 - 5 Closed
McVicker Family Healthcare
220 North Elm Street
Mountain View, MO 65548
417-934-2273
Closed 8 - 4:30 8 - 4:30 8 - 4:30 8 - 4:30 8 - 3 Closed

Flu Shots

Vaccinations for Type A/B seasonal influenza are provided each fall at no cost to Missouri State-West Plains students. The shots are also available to students' family members for a fee. Watch your campus email for publicity.

Health Insurance

An optional health insurance program, designed and endorsed by Missouri State University, is available for students. The program provides coverage far beyond what is covered by the Health Services fee. Missouri State-West Plains recommends that students examine this program and give it serious consideration. Brochures are available at the student services reception desk in Lybyer Technology Center. Students taking six or more credit hours and are in good academic standing are eligible to enroll in the plan.

Counseling Services

Mental health can have a significant impact on college success. For that reason Missouri State-West Plains encourages all students to seek attention for mental health and substance abuse issues that may be negatively affecting their college experience.

Counseling services are available to students through a contract with Comprehensive Consulting & Counseling, LLC, located at 3407 Division Dr. in West Plains. These services are designed to assist students with various life concerns. Many people seek help for psychological reasons, interpersonal and family problems and other issues related to succeeding at the university. Counseling sessions are provided by professionals who are committed to maintaining your privacy in a respectful and compassionate setting. Students who are enrolled in six or more hours of classes at any Missouri State-West Plains location may schedule their own counseling appointment by calling 417-293-3907 or 417-256-9914. Eligible students are provided up to three counseling sessions at no cost. Additional sessions, if desired, will be charged to the student.

Legal Services

Students who are enrolled in a minimum of six credit hours at Missouri State-West Plains may schedule an appointment to meet briefly at the campus with a local attorney, Dale Engelbrecht. The appointments are fairly brief (5 - 10 minutes). Morning and/or evening times can be arranged, depending on the attorney's schedule. Telephone appointments may be arranged in the event office appointments are not practical. During the appointment, students may brief Mr. Engelbrecht about their situations and he will provide information and guidance of a general nature. He does not provide legal representation for the student under the Legal Services program. Call Engelbrecht Law (417-256-5290) to schedule an appointment. The office is located at 1012 W. Broadway in West Plains.

Credit Counseling

Credit counseling services are available to students at Missouri State-West Plains through Consumer Credit Counseling Service, a non-profit community service agency with a branch office in West Plains. The purpose of the agency is to help people who are in financial trouble solve their debt problems by advice, counsel and education, or through debt management programs. Visit Consumer Credit Counseling Service at 1524 Porter Wagoner Blvd. in West Plains or call 417-256-4082.

Notary Services

A Notary Public is a person appointed by a state official to serve as a disinterested witness and verify that a signature is authentic. Many types of documents require signatures to be "notarized." All documents presented for notarization must have the correct form of notary certificate on them. Identification is required. The best form of identification is one that includes a photograph and signature (such as a valid driver's license). Do not sign the document until you present it to the notary. Some documents, such as birth certificates, death certificates, marriage licenses, divorce decrees and school documents (i.e., diplomas, transcripts), cannot be notarized. Notary services are available to students at the student services reception desk in Lybyer Technology Center 207 and in the Veterans' Center located in Garnett Library 102.

For more information about any aspect of Professional Services for Students, contact student services (417-255-7255), student life and development (417-255-7233), or visit the student services reception desk in Lybyer Technology Center 207.

For more information about any aspect of Professional Services for Students, contact Student Services (417-255-7255), Student Life and Development (417-255-7233), or visit the Student Services reception desk in Lybyer Technology Center 207.