A Composite of Resources to Keep You Healthy and Safe

At MSU Texas, your well-being is a top priority. We know that academic success and personal health go hand in hand, and that is why we offer a variety of resources and programs to keep you healthy and happy. Our gym facilities are state of the art, and we have plenty of outdoor activities to keep you moving.

If you are struggling with mental health, our counseling center is here to help. Need medical attention? Our health clinic is conveniently available to provide care. We believe that a healthy student is a successful student, and we are committed to making sure our students have access to top-notch health and wellness resources.


Of students use the Redwine Wellness Center monthly during the fall and spring semesters


Average number of appointments at the Counseling Center


Free weights and machines and cardiovascular equipment in the Redwine Wellness Center

Get the Medical Help You Need through TimelyCare

Midwestern State University is now partnered with TimelyCare to deliver a new virtual health and well-being platform for students. Through either a mobile app or your desktop, TimelyCare provides 24/7 access to virtual care from anywhere in the United states at no cost.

Preventive Actions You Can Take for a Healthy Life

There is more to staying healthy than simply visiting a doctor when you do not feel well. It is important to stay current on immunizations, practice good hygiene, and know when it is best to stay home for yourself and those around you.

Immunization Policy

Are you planning to live on campus?

If so, have you received your immunization for bacterial meningitis? It is important that you have received certain immunizations to protect yourself and those around you.

Upload your Immunization Record

Learn more about the Bacterial Meningitis Vaccination Requirement

Flu Information

Catching the flu can really knock you off your rhythhm academically. As such, it is important to take basic preventive measures to avoid getting sick.

Learn how to spot flu symptoms and learn how to mitigate its effects if you are unfortunate to catch it.

Review Essential Details about the Flu

Top 10 Self-Care Tips

Live your best life at MSU Texas by prioritizing your overall wellness.

  • Balanced Diet: Avoid excessive processed foods, sugars, and sodas.
  • Regular Sleep: Consistent sleep schedules can improve mood, cognition, and overall health.
  • Physical Activity: Engage in at least 30 minutes of moderate exercise most days of the week.
  • Stress Management: Remember, it is okay to take breaks.
  • Stay Hydrated: Drink plenty of water throughout the day.
  • Avoid Excessive Alcohol & Drugs: If you choose to drink, moderation is key.
  • Mental Health: Do not be afraid to seek help if you are feeling overwhelmed, anxious, or depressed.
  • Time Management: Avoid procrastination.
  • Social Connections: Develop a support system and lifelong friends.
  • Routine Check-ups: Listen to your body. If something doesn't feel right, seek medical advice.

Take Advantage of Reduced-Cost Dental Hygiene Care

Would you like to maintain your bright smile while being an important part of a fellow student's training for their career? The Gaines Hygiene Clinic at MSU Texas offers teeth cleaning, dental X-rays, fluoride, sealants, and plaque control tips.

Please note that the clinic's sole focus is on dental hygiene. If you are in need of a procedure not offered, the clinic will provide you with a referral to a licensed dentist.

Dental hygiene students talking inside one of their labs that is set up like a dentist's office.
Two smiling students hold up the Mustangs Hand sign.

Do You Need Health Insurance?

All students at MSU Texas are required to have health insurance. If you are not convered by a parent's or guardian's health insurance plan, MSU Texas offers insurance through AHP Care.

Learn about the plan, enroll, find a provider, and more directly from the easy-to-navigate AHP Insurance Portal.

Disability Support Services

Disability Support Services (DSS) promotes equal access for students with disabilities to the educational programs, services, recreational programs, and activities at MSU Texas. DSS allows students with disabilities to reach their full potential by:

  • Providing academic accommodations and auxiliary aids and services
  • Promoting independence and self-advocacy
  • Making referrals to support services on campus and in the community

The DSS also engages in outreach across campus to make the campus a more inclusive, accessible, and welcoming environment for people with disabilities.

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Check In with the Counseling Center

Actively nurturing and maintaining your mental health will serve you well in the classroom and beyond. Individual and group counseling services are offered to all MSU Texas students at no cost.

Find the Counseling Model that Works for You

Counseling is not a one-size-fits-all medium. Where one person may find comfort and support in a group setting, another may be hesitant to speak openly about their personal concerns. Additionally, you may find that you prefer the convenience of virtual or tele-counseling.

Browse through the counseling options available to you to seek the help you need for your mental health at MSU Texas.

Personal Counseling

Meet one-on-one with one of the therapists at the Counseling Center. We can help you sort through a variety of personal problems, including depression, anxiety, addiction, marriage and family issues, grief, anger, abuse, homesickness, and so much more.

Group Counseling

Each semester, the Counseling Center offers a new set of group counseling options. Past topics have included men's and women's issues, friendship building, and drug and alcohol issues. Address your problems head-on in a safe and supportive space alongside your peers seeking similar resolutions.

Career Counseling

Do you know what you want to do with your life after college? If not, we can help!

Meet with a therapist to determine your priorities influenced by your personality traits, interests, and values. Career Counseling typically encompasses four one-hour sessions.

Academic Counseling

Academic Counseling, not to be confused with academic advising, is an option for students who experience struggles with one or more of the following: test anxiety and test-taking skills, study skills, stress and time management, and attention and concentration problems.

Scholastic Support Program

Do you feel like you might perform better in your classes if you had someone to check in with for more accountability? The Scholastic Support Program might be a great option for you. While some students are required to participate, the program is open to all students.
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Would you like to tackle your problems through self-guided videos and exercises?

Therapy Assistance Online (TAO) might be a great option for you. Develop a wellness plan on your own terms and in your own time. Your success is limited only by your own personal investment.

Self-Help Apps

There is an app for everything. In fact, you might have seven or 10 apps on your phone right now that have been recommended to you by us at MSU Texas to stay informed and connected.

We put together a short list of recommended self-help apps to maintain a healthy life.

Get Active at the Redwine Student Wellness Center

Whether you enjoy taking fitness classes or working out on your own by lifting weights, hitting cardio, running on an indoor track, or playing sports, we have you covered.

Access Resources Relating to Your Overall Well-Being

Maintaining your health and wellness is about more than getting regular exercise. We have put together useful guides and resources to help you take on a holistic approach living a healthy life.


Are you interested in learning more about nutrition and developing healthy eating habits?

We have put together a guide to help you start making smart choices.

Relaxation and Sleep

Finding time to rest and get a healthy amount of sleep can be a challenge, especially as the semester comes closer to the end.

Make it a priority to allow your body to rest and recover.

Stress Management

College is often stressful. Actually, life in general is full of stressors. Now is a great point in your life to start implementing healthy habits and maintaining a lifestyle that can help you cope with daily stressors.

I spend a lot of time at the Wellness Center and have a great relationship with the director. I love being part of the intramural sports community and the sense of family. It's so much fun there!

Alanna Camerl, Class of 2024
Alanna Camerl, Class of 2024
Major: Psychology | Minor: Kinesiology
Prothro-Yeager College of Humanities & Social Services

5Kolor Run

Run, walk, or jog around Sikes Lake while getting blasted with a Technicolor array of colored powder on the 5Kolor Run!

World Wide Week of Sports

Try out sports that are popular across the globe during the Worldwide Week of Sports, often culminating with a competitive cricket match.


As a preamble to the Thanksgiving break, head out to Sikes Lake for a 5K fun run, walk, or TurkeyTrot.

Cardboard Boat Race

As one of the many Homecoming annual events, row across Sikes Lake in your very own, dorm-made, cardboard boat!

Golden Thunder Marching Band

Get out on the field to hype up the crowd with fun pregame and halftime shows at our home football games.

Intramural Sports

You do not have to be a natural athlete to participate — the whole point of intramurals is to have fun and enjoy the game!

Cheer at MSU Texas is Greater Than Standing on the Sidelines

Did you know that our Cheerleaders have been Universal Cheerleaders Association (UCA) College Cheerleading National Championship Finalists for multiple years in a row? Cheer on our NCAA Division II athletics teams with one of the most electric and vibrant cheer teams in the nation!

Are you up to the challenge of joining our nationally ranked Cheerleading team?

MSU Texas cheerleaders engage with the crowd as they happily cheer.

Midwestern State University Athletics

There is nothing quite like being a part of a team, pushing your limits to continuously raise the bar of your personal best. Make and share memories with teammates as you sport Maroon and Gold in the #STANGGANG.

Campus Safety

You deserve to feel safe and secure while you pursue your dreams at MSU Texas. That is why we take campus safety seriously, always keeping it as one of our top priorities.

MSU Texas Police Department: You Can
Depend on Us

We are hard at work 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to ensure your peace of mind. Whether you are studying late at night, hanging out with friends, or just enjoying some fresh air, our officers are here to help whenever you need it.
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Safety and Crime Statistics

Your safety and security matter at MSU Texas, and we want to ensure that you feel protected and supported throughout your college experience. Committed to transparency, we have compiled safety and crime statistics to give you added peace of mind for your well-being on campus.

Title IX Resources

Committed to fostering a campus environment that is safe and inclusive, the Title IX Department offers a range of essential resources, support, and information related to Title IX. You can rely on us to conduct diligent investigations into any possible violations of MSU Texas' Sexual Misconduct Policy and to deliver extensive prevention programs and educational initiatives on topics such as sexual assault, interpersonal violence, and sexual harassment.

Emergency Preparedness

Creating and maintaining a safe campus community is not solely the responsibility of the police department. It takes collaboration — a combined effort from each of us — to help keep our community safe. Learn more about Emergency Contingency Plans to be an informed member of our Mustangs Community.
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Safety App

Your safety needs are one tap away with the MSU Texas Safety app. Find contact information for community and campus resources, submit a crime tip, access important information during an emergency, or communicate with MSU Texas Police in real time.

MSU Alert

Stay connected with university officials during urgent times via email or text. As a student, faculty member, or staff, you are automatically signed up for MSU Alert's emergency notification system.

Health, Wellness, and Safety FAQs

Are there resources or support available for students with disabilities or special health needs?

Yes. Reach out to Disability Support Services to make sure you have access to the accommodations you need.

Where can I access information on sexual health and contraception options?

TimelyCare is equipped to assist you with these matters. If your needs exceed their services, they can provide you with a referral to a local health-care facility.

How can I access information and resources for maintaining a healthy school-work-life balance?

The Counseling Center has many resources that can help you sort priorities to maintain healthy life balances.

Additionally, there are various programs and offices across campus that offer time-management and study habit programming, including the Mustangs Adventure, College Connections, TRiO Student Support Services, Tutoring & Academic Support Programs, Redwine Honors, Priddy Scholars, and so many more. You will soon discover that everyone at MSU Texas cares about your well-being, and we all chip in to do our part to make sure you have the support you need to maintain a healthy school-work-life balance.

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Student Affairs is located in the Clark Student Center, in building 14 on the campus map.

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Last Modified: 05/14/2024