Mental Health Concerns

Counseling Center
Magers Health and Wellness Center 304

Available services

The Counseling Center offers counseling to currently enrolled Missouri State University students. Consultation and referral services are available to others. There are no fees or charges for counseling-related services.

Getting started

The first counseling session - called an intake - consists of exploring the reasons why a student is seeking counseling, relevant personal history, and the development of the student's goals for counseling. To schedule an intake, students may call the Counseling Center at 417-836-5116.

Crisis Intervention

Crisis intervention is provided to deal with situations which require immediate attention. During office hours come by the Counseling Center, Magers Health and Wellness Center, Suite 304. A clinician is always available to meet with students. After hours, call the Counseling Center at 417-836-5116 to speak with an on-call counselor. Do not attempt to contact counselors about a crisis by email. The use of email is not a secure form of communication; thus, confidentiality cannot be ensured.

Dean of Student's Office - Behavioral Intervention Team (BIT)
Plaster Student Union 405

BIT’s purpose is to be a resource to members of the university community who have a concern about a student’s behavior and need the opportunity to consult with professionals who deal with behavioral issues on a more frequent basis. Review frequently asked questions.

Emergency contacts

Springfield Police Department
911 or 417-864-1810

Greene County Sheriff's Office

Burrell Center Inc.
Crisis Assist Team 24-hr Crisis Line
417-862-6555 or 800-494-7355

Missouri State University
Counseling Center
Office hours: Monday-Friday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Hospital emergency rooms

Mercy Emergency Trauma Center
1235 E. Cherokee
Springfield, MO 65804

Cox South Emergency and Trauma Center
3801 S. National
Springfield, MO 65807

Cox North Emergency Department
1423 N. Jefferson
Springfield, MO 65802