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CMU Student Health Services

Mission: Our mission is to focus on improving the health and wellness of CMU students and the University community by providing personalized medical care and treatment, disease prevention and health promotion services tailored to their dynamic needs.

Eligibility: All regularly enrolled CMU students, CMU faculty, staff, their spouses and dependents 14 years of age or older, and other authorized users are eligible to use Student Health Services.

Location and Hours:

  • Foust Health Clinic is located in 200 Foust Hall. It is open year around on Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 12 noon and 1 to 5 p.m. To schedule an appointment, call 989-774-6599. ADA accessible doors are located at the north and west entrances.
  • Towers Health Clinic is located in 103 Troutman Hall. This clinic operates on a walk-in basis only and is open during the academic year. Hours vary by semester.

Clinical Services Available: Our staff consists of physicians, physician assistants and nurse practitioners who are all board-certified and are fully qualified to provide primary care and psychiatry services. Our medical staff is here to help you get the treatment you need when you need it. We’ll work with your family doctor or specialist as necessary. Referrals to specialists and other health care providers are arranged as needed.

Our emphasis is on educating students to become informed health care consumers, encourage them to become an active partner in their treatment plan, and support them in healthy decision-making. Services include diagnosis and treatment of acute illnesses (sore throat, flu, infections, etc); chronic illness management while away from home; prescription management; injury care (sprains, wounds, etc); sexual health services (gynecological exams, birth control, pregnancy testing, and sexually transmitted infection testing); allergy shots; immunizations. Our clinic also provides physical exams including sports physicals, study abroad clearances, and a travel health clinic. See us for issues with anxiety, depression, sleep disturbance management; treatment and referrals are available as well as appointments with an on-site Psychiatrist.

Our on-site laboratory, operated by Quest Diagnostics, provides fast and convenient lab testing and accepts orders from outside providers. X-rays and other diagnostic imaging services are available through an agreement with a local radiology clinic.

Health Education Services Available: A Health Educator is available to assist with programs and to act as a resource for students. Emphasis is on creating and maintaining an environment that fosters healthy decision making and lifestyles. Self-ordered HIV testing is also available.

Billing and Insurance: As a courtesy, we will bill any insurance; however, we do not participate with every insurance and we are not in-network with every insurance. It is always the patient’s responsibility to know their policy benefits and how their carrier will pay for services provided at our on-campus clinics. We urge patients to call the number on the back of their insurance card and ask questions about coverage and benefits while they are away from home. Ask your policy holder about coverage for college students.

Patient balances deemed to be patient responsibility will be sent to patient directly via a monthly Statement. If a balance becomes Past Due, accounts will be referred elsewhere for ongoing collection efforts. Past due accounts may be referred to an active CMU Account where processing fees will be applied to credit card payments. Past due accounts may be referred to an outside collection agency. Patient will be responsible for all associated collection costs including litigation and reasonable attorney’s fees necessary for the collection of this debt. Once the account is referred to a collection agency, the past due account will be reported to the national credit bureaus.

Student Health Insurance: It is highly recommended that all CMU students carry health insurance coverage. Insurance helps protect the student’s physical and financial health. CMU does not offer a student health insurance plan nor can staff recommend or advise of appropriate independent plans available to students , but information is readily available on-line and through local and state agencies.

Concerns, Comments, Suggestions: Student Health Services seeks to continually improve services. Concerns and suggestions regarding the services may be shared by completing a Patient Satisfaction Survey at the time of the visit, speaking with a staff member or unit manager, or sending an email to

Medical Records: Medical records are maintained for students and other authorized patients and will not be released to anyone without the patient’s written authorization, except as required by law.

Additional Information: For additional information about Student Health Services, visit the UHS website at