Student Health Center

The mission of the Student Health Center is to provide quality, accessible and affordable means of meeting your health care needs while promoting a healthy environment conducive to learning. On-campus services are free of charge and no insurance is needed for MVC students.

Services Provided

  • Assessment for all illnesses/injuries.
  • Treatment for minor illnesses on outpatient basis
  • First aid treatment
  • Limited over-the-counter medications
  • Prescriptions available only when the nurse practitioner is on campus (student’s responsibility to get them filled) or with current standing orders
  • Nebulizer treatments
  • Allergy injections (students must provide their own medications and dosage instructions)
  • Limited laboratory testing
  • Assistance in making doctor appointments for referrals
  • Family planning resources
  • Resource locating

Office Hours

The Student Health Center is open during the spring and fall semesters.

Monday-Thursday – 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Friday – 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

When the health center is closed, students should contact Missouri Valley College Public Safety at (660) 831-0111 or 911 for emergencies.

Casey Vogelsmeier
Campus Nurse
Susan Vogelsmeier
Campus Nurse Practitioner

Immunization Policy and Form

If you attend Valley, you must have medical documentation of receiving the Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR) and Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis (TDAP) vaccinations. You are also required to receive the Meningococcal Quadrivalent (Meningitis) vaccination or have a signed waiver yearly if you live on campus; Missouri law requires that students residing on-campus be advised of the dangers of Meningitis and the effectiveness of the Meningitis vaccine.

If you are an international student coming from a country that is considered endemic for Tuberculosis (TB), or if you are a domestic student that has traveled abroad or you have other risk factors, a Mantoux Tuberculin Skin Test (TST) or Interferon Gamma Release Assay (IGRA) must be administered by a licensed medical doctor and reported accordingly. If you are showing signs of TB disease or have a latent form of the disease, we require additional testing to ensure your TB is not currently active and you will be precluded from attending if you have active TB.

If you request exemption from any vaccination requirements for religious or other purposes you must obtain a waiver request from the Dean of Students. You will be required to explain your need for exemption (i.e. particular religious beliefs) and provide documentation from a licensed medical doctor attesting that you do not currently have Measles, Mumps, Rubella, Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis, Meningitis, or Tuberculosis. We reserve the right to deny any exemption waiver. In the event of disease outbreak for any of the diseases that vaccination is required, students that are approved for exemption will be immediately removed from campus to prevent the possible spread of disease and will not be granted special opportunity to complete coursework or receive monetary refund. This requirement is to ensure the safety of the exempted student and the entire campus community.

If you fail to adhere to the immunization requirements, you will not be permitted to move into housing nor start classes.

Student Health/Immunization Form


Useful Resources & Links

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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Medline Plus
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American Sexual Health Association
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It's Your (Sex) Life Guide
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STD Wizard
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