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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.  Emphasis on educating students to become informed health care consumers, encouraging them to be an active partner in their treatment plan, and supporting them in healthy decision-making is key. 

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 CMU Health.

Location and Hours:

  • Foust Health Clinic is located in Foust Hall, Room 200. It is open year around Monday-Friday, 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 Troutman Hall, Room 103. 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 board-certified and fully qualified to provide holistic care and psychiatry services. CMU Health provides acute care and other specialty services for CMU students while they are away from home. Our professional medical staff can work hand-in-hand with your primary care doctor or specialist to manage ongoing treatments and services while you are attending CMU.

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 and immunizations. Our clinic also provides physical exams including sports physicals, study abroad clearances, and a travel health clinic. See us for anxiety, depression, sleep disturbance management; referrals are available. CMU Health also has a behavioral health clinic 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 off-site radiology clinic.

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

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 process claims 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, and attending CMU. Patient balances deemed to be patient responsibility will be sent directly via a monthly statement. If  a balance becomes "Past Due", accounts will 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 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 have health insurance coverage. Insurance helps protect the student’s physical, mental 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; however, information is readily available on-line and through local and state agencies. Students who are uninsured or underinsured qualify for self-pay discounts on most services. Please discuss this option with Registration staff when calling for an appointment. 

Concerns, Comments, Suggestions:  CMU Health 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 CMU Health website at