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 online and in hard copy at the Office of Residence Life, Counseling Center, Student Health Services, Student Disability Services, Office of Student Affairs, Admissions, Student Activities & Involvement, 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.

Counseling Center

102 Foust Hall
(989) 774-3381
Counseling Center Website

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

Information about the Counseling Center, community referral information and educational information is available at the Counseling Center and on the center´s Web site. To make an appointment call (989) 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.

Care Advocate Program

  • 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 Care Advocate Program places licensed mental health professionals directly in the residence halls.  Their mission is to provide staff consultation, support, crisis intervention and proactive prevention efforts addressing mental health issues, and to act as a bridge to partner offices supporting the personal growth and academic progress of students.  Services are free.

Health Services

Foust Hall 200
Preston at East Campus Drive
774-6599 TDD: 774-3055
Health Services Website

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.

Student 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:

  1. Diagnosis and treatment of illnesses and injuries
  2. Physical examinations
  3. Referrals to specialists arranged
  4. Laboratory on site (outside orders accepted)
  5. X-ray and diagnostic imaging available off-site with free transportation
  6. Physical therapy referrals
  7. Basic rehabilitation services provided by certified athletic trainer and staff (Referral required from Health Services physician)
  8. Travel Health Clinic
  9. Immunizations and TB skin testing
  10. Allergy injections (serum from student´s allergists)
  11. Women´s healthcare, including breast & pelvic exams
  12. Thin Prep TM Pap smears
  13. Birth control options
  14. Emergency contraception
  15. Diagnosis and treatment of sexually transmitted infections, including HIV/AIDS
  16. 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.

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.

Student 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 us at