2020-2021 Graduate Catalog

Wellness Services

Wellness Services believes that wellness is a way of life and involves achieving a balance among mind, body, and spirit through considering all aspects of wellness. Wellness Services operates out of the Wellness Center, which is located on the northwest corner of campus, and provides a multitude of services to Northwest students, including Outpatient Clinical Services, Counseling Services, and Prevention, Outreach, and Education services.

Office Hours: 8:00am - 5:00pm, Monday - Friday

Phone: 660-562-1348

Fax: 660-562-1585

E-mail: health@nwmissouri.edu

Prevention, Outreach, and Education—This area of Wellness Services focuses on the overall wellness of our students. We help students realize they can make responsible and educated choices about their health and wellness by providing programming and presentations about all aspects of wellness. These services include public health initiatives, health and wellness speakers, awareness weeks and events, health education activities, Peer Education, and Student Wellness Advisory Council. Our main initiatives focus on suicide prevention, violence prevention, responsibility regarding alcohol and other drugs, and student well-being as a driver for student success.

Counseling—Wellness Services provides personal development and counseling to Northwest students, and believes it is a vital resource that can help students reach their full potential. Students use our services because they want to improve the way they live, learn, and grow. College is the perfect time to make changes in your life, consider who you are and who you want to be, and build on your strengths so you can flourish and thrive. Wellness Services is staffed by licensed mental health professionals who will help you get the most out of your college experience. Services provided include individual, group and relationship counseling, consultations, workshops, and presentations.

Clinic—Wellness Services provides primary health care to Northwest students, and is staffed with a physician, nurse practitioners, RNs and LPNs. Students can be seen in clinic for a wide range of health issues such as sore throat/flu-like symptoms, mental health issues, preventive health or urgent health problems. Wellness Services also provides screenings and immunizations in an effort to protect the campus from the spread of communicable diseases. Wellness Services strives to focus on holistic care, patient education and follow up. Our goal is making sure the student is back to optimal health as soon as possible.


Prior to enrollment, students are required to comply with certain health requirements, including:

  • Completion of a Health History Form (required for all students except online only students and dual-enrolled students)
  • Measles, Mumps, and Rubella (MMR) Requirement (required for all students except online only students and dual-enrolled students)
  • Meningococcal Conjugate (MCV4) Vaccine Requirement (required for students living on campus or in Greek Life Chapter Houses)
  • Tuberculosis Testing (required for first-time students who are foreign-born, or any students, domestic or foreign-born, who have spent more than three weeks outside the U.S., and/or have a known exposure to tuberculosis)

Details on how to satisfy these requirements can be found at www.nwmissouri.edu/wellness/beforenw.htm.