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The 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline is a national network of local crisis centers that provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week in the United States. We’re committed to improving crisis services and advancing suicide prevention by empowering individuals, advancing professional best practices, and building awareness.

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The MSU Counseling and Psychiatric Center (CAPS) seeks to create and sustain a campus environment by aiding with identity development, community responsibility, health and wellness, multicultural awareness, social justice, and career development.


If you are in crisis, please call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room. CAPS crisis services are also available 24/7. Call (517) 355-8270 and press “1” at the prompt to speak with a crisis counselor.
In light of the tragic events that took place in our Spartan community on the evening of February 13, 2023, this page includes a listing of support resources for our community members to utilize.  To assist with transportation needs, Current CATA schedules are available online here.
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Togetherall:  Free, Anonymous, Peer-to-Peer Mental Health Support Community

In 2024, CAPS launched a new, free online peer-to peer mental health support community, Togetherall. Monitored and moderated 24/7 by licensed clinicians, the platform is for students who are feeling overwhelmed with academic, social, or personal challenges, but might not seek out in-person or virtual mental health treatment. Students only need their MSU email to register.

CAPS Highlight: Helping a Friend

If you have a friend that needs help, CAPS has resources to help you navigate.

CAPS Highlight: MSU ThrivingCampus

The CAPS website offers numerous resources such as ThrivingCampus.  MSU is a proud partner of this an online platform that makes it easier for you to connect with off-campus mental health care and well-being services.

The Graduate School Office of Well-Being acts as a handbook to graduate student life and wellness at Michigan State University. Here you will find the tools, resources, and programs to not only help you succeed, but have a great experience overall.

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University Health and Well-Being

We believe that all Spartans deserve to feel their best. Check out our resources and services for students, faculty, staff and the community.

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Campus Health Services – Olin Health Center
Olin Health Center is the primary health care facility for MSU students.  Olin Health Center is home to primary care, psychiatry, allergy/immunizations, sports medicine, and health education services. For an appointment, call (517) 353-4660 or schedule online

Primary Care for illness and minor injuries is available at Olin Health Center and in the neighborhood clinics (hours and availability vary by location).


US Healthcare and Insurance: Information for International Students and Scholars

The health care system in the United States is complex, and as a student or scholar at MSU, you are required to have health insurance. Learn how to use your health insurance so you can get the medical care you need. Just click on the icon to reach the link on the OISS page.  Need help beyond the information provided? Email the OISS health team at ihealth@msu.edu.

Student Health Insurance Coverage – The MSU Student Insurance Plan is available to all undergraduate and graduate students. The only students required by MSU to have health insurance are international, medical, and veterinary students.  If you are an international student, you can find help on US insurance and healthcare from OISS at Office for International Students and Scholars :: U.S. Health Care and Insurance (msu.edu)  You can also contact them at ihealth@msu.edu

Graduate Assistants – Health Insurance Coverage -MSU provides health coverage for graduate assistants and their eligible dependents through Blue Care Network (BCN). As a graduate assistant, you are enrolled automatically in the health plan, and MSU picks up the cost of your health coverage.

Programs at Center for Survivors 

We are honored to provide a wide array of services to survivors of sexual assault and the community. We believe in the dignity and worth of all survivors and strive to provide trauma-informed, survivor centered, and culturally competent services to all survivors of sexual assault. We understand that healing can come in many forms and are hopeful that you will find a service at the Center that helps you on the healing journey.

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The Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is a confidential counseling service provided at no cost to MSU faculty, staff, retirees, graduate student employees, and their families.


Health4U provides access to high quality, evidence informed, and culturally conscious health education by providing classes, coaching, counseling, and online services, as well as sharing health and wellness expertise.

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MSU Food Bank – The MSU Student Food Bank is intended to provide supplemental food and other necessities for students and their families who are in need of this type of support.

Recreational Sports and Fitness Services

Our mission is to promote each participants learning experience by engaging the university community in healthy lifestyles through sport, fitness and recreational opportunities.

The Travel Clinic at MSU promotes safe and healthy travel by providing counseling to travelers about appropriate vaccines and preventive medication.

The Travel Clinic utilizes national and international travel expertise to provide current travel information and recommendations. The Clinic is a designated Yellow Fever vaccine site. The Clinic health care providers are certified by the The British Global and Travel Health Association.

For Students:  The Travel Clinic supports our students’ international educational experiences by promoting safe and healthy travel.

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Covid-19 Guidance

Visit this page for comprehensive information on COVID-19. Find vaccine/booster information, testing and resources – all the very latest for campus, local and national.

The mission of the Office of the University Physician is to oversee areas at MSU where there is a requirement or need for specific programs or policies that impact the health and safety of the people who work, learn, and live at MSU. Simply stated, the mission is to facilitate compliance with existing state and federal statutes in occupational health, as well as to optimize the public health environment.