COUNSELING & MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES
Licensed or certified professionals, and graduate students supervised by licensed or certified professionals provide mental health services at CMU. Information discussed with counselors is confidential and is not released to others (except as required by law and professional ethics) without the student´s knowledge and signed consent. Information on the professional credentials of counselors and informed consent and confidentiality policies are available at their offices.
Students with histories of mental health concerns are encouraged to proactively address their mental health concerns prior to coming to campus if possible. See our brochure "Mental Health Services at Central Michigan University: A Guide for Students with Past and Current Mental Health Concerns." The Brochure is available here and in hard copy at the Office of Residence Life, Counseling Center, University Health Services, Student Disability Services, Office of the Dean of Students, Admissions, Student Life, and other offices. The publication discloses the availability and limitations of on-campus mental health services, provides recommendations regarding the transition to college, and identifies behavior expectations of all CMU students.
102 Foust Hall
Mental health professionals, and some graduate student trainees staff the Counseling Center. The center provides a variety of free brief and time-limited services for currently enrolled CMU students. Services include individual counseling and group counseling and referral for:
- Dealing with personal issues such as an urgent situation or crisis, anxiety, depression, loneliness, identity, alcohol/drug abuse, eating concerns, stress management, relationship concerns, couples concerns, family stress, loss, relapse prevention, sexual orientation, strengthening coping skills, and personal growth and development
- Exploring career options, particularly to assist undecided students and students who are questioning choices they already have made
- Improving academic success by reducing stress and focused anxiety (e.g., test, math, speech), and learning study and time management skills
- Primary and secondary survivors of sexual and domestic violence, stalking and harassment
Counseling services are free, but there may be a modest fee to cover costs associated with assessment and testing, which are used as needed. Information about the Counseling Center, community referral information and educational information is available at the Counseling Center and on the center´s Web site www.counsel.cmich.edu. To make an appointment call 774-3381 between 8:00 a.m. to noon or 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday or stop by the Counseling Center, located at 102 Foust Hall.
COUNSELORS IN RESIDENCE
- East Student Success Center (989) 774-1879
- North Student Success Center (989) 774-4928
- South Student Success Center (989) 774-3089
- Towers Student Success Center (989) 774-6601
Sponsored by the Office of Residence Life, the Counselor in Residence (CIR) program places professional counselors directly in the residence halls. The first CIR was housed in the Towers in 1996, and since then, three additional CIRs have been placed in each of the existing residence hall Student Success Centers. By virtue of their location, the CIRs are uniquely positioned to maintain a close connection to the community they are serving, and, consequently, with a focus on prevention and early intervention, make mental health support services more easily accessible to students.
The Counselors in Residence provide on-site support services to foster the progress and growth of students. Specifically, the CIRs provide mental health consultation and support for Residence Life staff who work directly with students, such as Resident Assistants, Multicultural Advisors and Residence Hall Directors. They offer proactive mental health resources for residential and off-campus students via presentations, workshops and support groups. They provide on-site crisis intervention services as appropriate. Finally, the CIRs serve as a bridge to partner offices and resources that also support the academic progress and personal growth of students.
Foust Hall 200
Preston at East Campus Drive
774-6599 TDD: 774-3055
All currently enrolled CMU students and their spouses are eligible to use Health Services. Hours are Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. To schedule an appointment, call 774-5693 to schedule a same day or future date appointment. Walk-in service is available in the Primary Care Suite, Foust 202, for serious urgent care problems. Our registered nurses are available at 774-6591 to answer questions about the quickest and most appropriate care.
University Health Services physicians are board certified in a primary care specialty. They work in teams with a nurse practitioner or physician assistant. You select the clinician you want to see. The care provided is comparable to that you would receive in your family doctor´s office, urgent care center, or the public health department. Services are confidential and include:
- Diagnosis and treatment of illnesses and injuries
- Physical examinations
- Referrals to specialists arranged
- Laboratory on site (outside orders accepted)
- Pharmacy on site (outside prescriptions accepted)
- X-ray and diagnostic imaging available
- Physical therapy referrals
- Basic rehabilitation services provided by certified athletic trainer and staff (Referral required from Health Services physician)
- Travel Health Clinic
- Immunizations and TB skin testing
- Allergy injections (serum from student´s allergists)
- Women´s healthcare, including breast & pelvic exams
- Thin Prep TM Pap smears
- Birth control options
- Emergency contraception
- Diagnosis and treatment of sexually transmitted infections, including HIV/AIDS
- Reserved parking in lot 29
You do not have to pay on the date of services. Charges are placed on your CMU student account or billed to your insurance company with your authorization. An optional CMU Student Health Insurance plan is offered in the Business Office, Foust 108.
Dental services, vision care (glasses, contact lenses), inpatient care, or surgery are not available at Health Services. Treatment of life threatening emergencies is provided by the Central Michigan University Community Hospital Emergency Room. Dial 911 for ambulance and CMU police assistance.
University Health Services welcomes input from students and other members of the CMU community regarding our services. To contact us with your questions, comments, and suggestions, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.