Bill and Lucille Magers Family Health and Wellness Center


The Bill and Lucille Magers Family Health and Wellness Center is the new medical home for Missouri State University.

This three-story facility is 39,000-square-foot facility and includes services that were not previously offered to the campus community, including a women’s health center, sports medicine clinic, drive-through pharmacy, mental health counseling services and more.

A Strong Legacy

Taylor Health and Wellness Center was completed in 1971 and was the campus medical home for 45 years.

In 2014, a study showed the former center was running at about 97 percent occupancy. It was on a fast track to outgrow its facility. In October 2015, students voted for a fee of $29 per semester, per student to pay for more space and additional services.

In October 2016, medical services were relocated to the Monroe Apartments on campus as construction started.

On April 9, 2018, a dedication ceremony named the new facility the Bill and Lucille Magers Family Health and Wellness Center.

New Services

The Bill and Lucille Magers Family Health and Wellness Center offers services not previously available, including:

  • A women’s health center
  • Sports medicine clinic
  • Drive-through pharmacy
  • An acute care clinic
  • Mental health counseling services
  • Expanded hours

Continued Services

  • Primary care, including routine checkups and preventive services
  • Full-service pharmacy
  • Treatment clinic for vaccinations, allergy shots and many other services and screenings
  • On-site laboratory that can draw blood, take throat cultures and perform many other functions
  • Mental health care
  • Radiology, including on-site X-rays
  • Specialist care in areas including athletic training, diabetes education, dietetics and nutrition, gynecology, orthopedics, psychiatry, travel medicine, tobacco cessation and more
  • Student and employee wellness programs
  • Physicals for jobs and Peace Corps

Dr. Lisa Drabinowicz Center

Dr. Richard Biagioni, who has been a chemistry professor at MSU since 1989, named the Dr. Lisa Drabinowicz Women’s Center in honor of his late wife. Dr. Drabinowicz served at the MSU health center from 1990 until October 15, 1994, when she died in a motor vehicle accident. Dr. Drabinowicz initiated the first women’s clinic at the MSU health center.

Bee Payne-Stewart Foundation Wellness Suite

The wellness suite is named in honor of the Bee Payne-Stewart Foundation, which supports organizations in Missouri, with an emphasis on the Springfield community. Several members of the Stewart family are proud Missouri State Bears.

Sunderland Foundation Grand Lobby

The grand lobby on the first floor is named in honor of the Sunderland Foundation in Overland Park, Kansas. A long-time supporter of higher education and health care, the Sunderland Foundation focuses on brick and mortar projects.

Points of Pride

  • Accredited by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care
  • Accredited by the Commission on Office Laboratory Accreditation (awarded the commission’s highest commendation)

Who May Use These Services?

  • Students and their dependents: All currently enrolled students who pay a health fee, and their household members age 6 and older, are eligible
  • Employees and family members: MSU faculty, staff, retirees and household members age 6 and older
  • Other people: Visitors to campus who become ill or injured

“The health and wellness center is already a leader among national university health centers. This new building will allow the clinic staff to build this excellence, even more so, for the next generation of Bears,” said Dr. Frederick D. Muegge, Missouri State University director of health and wellness services.

First Floor

Second Floor Health Center

Third Floor Health Center

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