Student Health Services

Mission: To provide a quality, accessible and affordable means of meeting students' health care needs while promoting a healthy environment conducive to learning.

Office Hours

7:30am to 4:00pm

7:30am to 12:30pm

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.

Useful Links

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

  • As the nation's health protection agency, CDC saves lives and protects people from health threats. To accomplish our mission, CDC conducts critical science and provides health information that protects our nation against expensive and dangerous health threats, and responds when these arise.
Medline Plus
  • Extensive info including interactive tutorials provided by the US National Library of Medicine and National Institutes of Health.
American Sexual Health Association
  • The American Sexual Health Association promotes the sexual health of individuals, families and communities by advocating sound policies and practices and educating the public, professionals and policy makers, in order to foster healthy sexual behaviors and relationships and prevent adverse health outcomes.
It's Your (Sex) Life Guide
  • This is a MTV-sponsored website that provides a comprehensive look at the decisions and choices that you face about sex: contraception, abstinence, STDs and how to talk to your partner.
STD Wizard
  • This is an online STD risk calculator. Find out if you need to get tested for an STD.

Campus Nurse Resource Sheet

Immunization Policy

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

For International students coming from countries considered endemic for Tuberculosis (TB) and for domestic students having traveled abroad or having 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. Students showing signs of TB disease or having a latent form of the disease require additional testing to ensure TB is not currently active. Students with active TB are precluded from attending Missouri Valley College.

Students wishing to request exemption from any vaccination requirement for religious or other purposes must obtain a waiver request from the Dean of Students. Students will be required to explain their need for exemption (i.e. particular religious beliefs) and provide documentation from a licensed medical doctor attesting that the student does not currently have Measles, Mumps, Rubella, Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis, Meningitis, or Tuberculosis. Missouri Valley College reserves the right to deny any exemption waiver. In the event of disease outbreak for any of the diseases vaccination is required, students approved for exemption will be immediately removed from campus to prevent the possible spread of disease. Students 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.

Students who fail to adhere to the immunization requirements will not be permitted to move into housing nor start classes.

If you have any questions, you may contact us at 660.831.4012. Together let us have a safe and fun-filled year.

Susan Vogelsmeier