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Taylor Health and Wellness Center

Designated Parking in Lot 29

thwc-designated-parking-areal thwc-designated-parking-sign2 thwc-designated-parking-sign1Taylor Health and Wellness Center now has two designated rows in Lot 29 for patient parking. Patients will still need to register their vehicle at the front desk of Taylor Health and Wellness Center. The two designated rows are located in the north area of Lot 29 and marked by signs. Handicap parking is still available in lot 27 and can be seen in the aerial photo. There are two pharmacy pick-up spots located on Florence right next to the Monroe Apartment Building. Pharmacy patients utilizing the two designated pick-up spots on Florence do not need to pay the meter. Individuals who park in these spots after hours will need to pay the meter.

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Mumps has been active in Arkansas and at the University of Missouri-Columbia. Missouri State University had the first case of probable mumps on Friday, Dec. 2.

We are reminding Missouri State University students and employees:

  • Students should have documentation of two MMR vaccinations, with at least 1 month between the two vaccinations.
  • Employees born in 1957 or later should have documentation of 1 or more MMR vaccinations.
  • All should:
    • Cover mouth and nose when coughing or sneezing-with a tissue, or into upper sleeve/elbow
    • Wash hands often with soap and water
    • Avoid sharing drinks or eating utensils
    • Disinfect frequently touched surfaces
    • Avoid close contact with a patient who has known or suspected mumps
  • If you have not completed 2 Measles/Mumps/Rubella (MMR) vaccination, please call Taylor’s Treatment Clinic at 836-4020 to arrange completion of your MMR vaccination series.

Taylor Health has arranged for extra MMR vaccine. If an individual has not yet completed their two-vaccination series, we will be able to help them. Most students have had two MMR vaccinations as part of requirements for public K-12 schooling in Missouri, though some exceptions apply.

Taylor Health is not authorized to provide the experimental third dose of MMR vaccine.

More information can be found at the CDC’s website.

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Enhanced Services at Our Temporary Monroe Apartments Location

Taylor Health Center is dedicated to providing top quality patient care. We have enhanced our patient care services with a new state-of-the-art digital radiography system. This new system gives us the ability to shoot a wider variety of films, provides a sharper image, and allows your provider access to the digital image (in a HIPAA compliant manner) from a remote location. One of our medical consultants has described the digital images from our new system as the best he has seen in any hospital or healthcare setting.

Taylor Health Center successfully completed the move to our temporary location on the first floor of the Monroe Apartments on October 1. We are still your medical home, offering medical, lab, x-ray, pharmacy and treatment clinic services. Call us today at 836-4000 to schedule your next appointment, or visit http://health.missouristate.edu to make an appointment online.



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Check back to follow construction progress on the new University Health Care center!

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Flu Vaccine



Time:  Monday → Friday 8AM-4:30PM —  Appointment not necessary

 Place: Taylor Health and Wellness Center through Sept. 30th, 2016

Monroe Building (across the street from Taylor) starting Oct. 3rd, 2016 

 Offering: Flu shots! (COVERS 4 strains, most just cover 3 strains)

To members of the university community:

1.       MSU employees (full & part-time) _______________________      No cost!        

·         Paid by MSU insurance

2.       Household members of employees_______________________     No cost!       

·         Paid by MSU insurance

3.       Retirees (on MSU insurance) ____________________________     No cost!

·         Paid by MSU insurance

·         Stop at Business Office before injection

4.       Retirees on Medicare (paid for by Medicare) _______________     No cost!

·         If Medicare Advantage Plan – please check with your plan to see if Taylor Health is in network.

5.       Students       (paid by student fee) ________________________     No cost!

6.       Other_______________________________________________    $30.50         

·         Taylor does not vaccinate children under 6 years of age. If your child is under 6 contact your pediatrician.

·         Ages 6, 7, and 8 need a copy of their immunization record to determine if the patient needs 1 or 2 flu vaccines.

·         If you are on Coumadin (warfarin), must bring date and value of INR that has been drawn in the last 3 weeks equal to or less than 3.5.

·         Medicare patients must check in with the Business Office before getting their vaccine.

·         For more information go to www.cdc.gov/flu/ call 836-4000

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Construction to Begin in October


Construction will begin in October on the new University Health and Wellness Center. We received excellent, affordable bids on 9/8/2016 from several fine contractors. This will allow the entire project to be built, on schedule and on budget.

Your new 36,000 square foot University Health and Wellness Center, opening January 2, 2018, will be a great legacy facility welcoming new Bears to campus for decades to come!

  • Expanded Wellness Program
  • Women’s Center
  • Drive Through Pharmacy
  • Urgent Care
  • Expanded Clinic Space
  • Psychology Clinic On Site
  • More Medical Services
  • Free Travel Clinic for Students
  • Free Sports Medicine Clinic for Students
  • Four Most Common Labs Free for Students
  • Increased Privacy
  • State of the Art Facilities

Thanks to the support of the student body, all of our patients will continue to receive top quality, medical home care at the best primary care clinic in southwest Missouri.

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We’re Moving

Moving day will be here soon, but not just for our students moving back to campus. Taylor Health and Wellness Center is preparing to move into our temporary facility on the first floor of the Monroe Apartments on October 3. We will continue to provide pharmacy, lab and x-ray services, care from Board certified providers, and wellness programming. We’ll be posting updates as construction begins on the new University Health and Wellness Center!

Patients may park in lot 29 and register their vehicles at the front desk. Two reserved spots are also available on Florence Street (west of Monroe Apartments) for patients picking up pharmacy prescriptions.

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Taylor Health and Wellness is moving — to serve you better

When: October 3

Where: to Monroe Apartments

Why: to make room for the University Health and Wellness Center

Beginning October 3, services for Taylor Health and Wellness Center will be available on the first level of Monroe Apartments, located at 1141 Bear Boulevard.

During its temporary relocation, you will continue to enjoy pharmacy and x-ray services, care from Board certified providers and wellness programming. We don’t want the campus community to be without its medical home. It will all be worth the wait when we open the new University Health and Wellness Center in spring 2018.

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New health and wellness center approved

During Homecoming week this semester, students voted overwhelmingly to pass a referendum to build a new health and wellness center.

Rendering of new health center
Rendering of new health center by Hastings+Chivetta

Benefits of the new health and wellness center

  • Double the space available for health care and wellness teaching
  • Provide increased comfort, services and privacy for our patients
  • House the Student Counseling Center
  • Feature a convenient drive-through pharmacy
  • Establish a Women’s Health Center
  • Give free strep, mono, CBC, and urinalysis testing for students—done in the Taylor lab
  • Offer free Sports Medicine Clinic evaluations for students by a Certified Athletic Trainer
  • Expand hours to include an evening clinic and a Saturday morning clinic
  • Dedicate a Travel Clinic—with free consultation services for students
  • Allow consultant space for clinics, such as dermatology, gynecology, orthopedics, dietetics, diabetic counseling, psychiatry, and others

Open during construction

The current Taylor will be de-constructed early in the fall of 2016 and new construction will commence.

During this time, full clinical, pharmacy and wellness services will continue across the street in the first floor of the Monroe Apartments.

The Monroe Apartments are LEED certified, built with security in mind, and have a front desk staff 24 hours per day.

Watch for more details about this project as we build a new medical home for the Missouri State University community.

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