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Your Pre-Paid Health Fee

insurance informationYour pre-paid health fee, required when you take 7-credit hours or more, supports important health and safety initiatives on our campus.


The health fee covers a number of behavioral health services:

  • Behavioral health consultation during medical visits
  • Timely appointments
  • Initial assessment and treatment visits (up to four, if needed) to psychologists, social workers and psychiatrist
  • If more than four visits are needed, you will receive charges that may be filed to insurance
  • Stress reduction strategies including health coaching, skill-building classes, and mindfulness practices like yoga and meditation

The health fee supports the Center’s ongoing public health efforts to assure a health and safe campus through monitoring the University’s Immunization and TB Policy.

  • Immunization records from all students entering Mizzou are reviewed to verify that each student has appropriate measles, mumps, rubella and meningitis vaccines.
  • Students with risk factors for TB are tested and provided treatment if needed.
  • During the mumps outbreak in 2016-17, the Center coordinated public health measures with University Hospital Infection Control, MU Office of Emergency Management, Columbia/Boone County Health and Human Services, Boone County Office of Emergency Management, the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Also supported by your health fee:

  • Year-round staffing with board certified professionals and other licensed providers
  • 24/7 availability of trained nursing staff to discuss your health care questions and concerns
  • Flexible scheduling with access to medical appointments same or next business day
  • Student peer organizations
    • Student Health Advisory Council (SHAC)
    • Sexual Health Advocate Peer Education (SHAPE)
    • Breathing and Relaxation Experiential Activities to Help Everyone (BREATHE)

Other things you might want to know

  • If you take fewer than 7 credit hours, you do not have the health fee.
    To receive behavioral health services, you must pay the fee.
  • The pre-paid health fee is not the same as health insurance.
  • Spouses may use the Health Center for primary care, but are not eligible to receive behavioral health services. Children cannot be seen at the Health Center. Call (573) 882-9116 for more information.

Services covered by the health fee are subject to change in future years


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