2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog

Clinic Services

Wellness Services provides clinical health services to full- and part-time students. In the fall and spring trimesters, outpatient clinical services are offered between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Due to decreased volume demand in the summer, fewer clinic service hours are available. Wellness Services will bill all insurance plans (except out-of-state Medicaid) for clinic services provided to Northwest students. Students will be financially responsible for lab, procedure, and injection charges not covered by insurance, as well as medications prescribed by our providers. Students without insurance will be responsible for the entirety of these lab, procedure, injection, and medication costs. As a benefit of being a Northwest student, Wellness Services does not collect copays or bill students directly for office visit charges not covered by insurance--making us the most affordable and convenient health provider for Northwest students.

Prior to enrollment, students must comply with certain health requirements to protect the health and safety of the Northwest community including:

  1. Completion of a Health History Form (required for all students).
  2. MMR Immunization. All Northwest students born during or after 1957 must show proof of immunization against Measles, Mumps, and Rubella (MMR). Students who do not show proof of MMR immunization will have a hold placed on registration for classes in the next trimester. The following students are exempted from this requirement:
    1. Online-only students,
    2. Students attending one of Northwest’s Distance Learning Centers,
    3. Dual enrollment students.
  3. Meningococcal Vaccination.  Per Missouri State Law, all students who reside in on campus housing must provide proof that they have received the Meningococcal Vaccine.  It is our recommendation, in accordance with CDC guidelines, that students who received the vaccine prior to turning 16 years of age receive a booster dose prior to moving into their residence hall.  Students will not be allowed to live on campus if this requirement is not met.  For more information, please review Wellness Services' Health History Form.
  4. Tuberculosis Screening is required of all first-time students at Northwest Missouri State University. This screening is found on the Health History form that is given to all first-time Northwest students.
  5. Tuberculosis Testing is required for first-time students who: are born in a country with high incidence of TB based on CDC guidelines; who have spent more than three continuous months outside the United States in a country with high incidence of TB; and/or have a known exposure to TB. Details on how to satisfy these requirements can be found at http://www.nwmissouri.edu/wellness/beforenw.htm.