Best Campus Resource

Kate Baxendale

1. Student Health and Wellness, 4825 Troost Ave. Room 115

Student Health and Wellness started servicing UMKC students on Oct. 15, 2000. The practice is modeled after the health center at UMSL. As the number of students needing care continued to increase, Student Health knew it needed to expand its small facility. In 2003-04 two additional exam rooms were added to accommodate more patients.
A full-time nurse practitioner and a full-time health educator were hired in 2004 and in 2007, respectively. The MindBody Connection was launched in 2007 in affiliation with Student Health and the Counseling Center. This service provides healthy ways for students to relieve stress.
In March 2009, Student Health and Wellness introduced its Electronic Medical Records (EMR), a system that allows the clinic to maintain confidential patient charts without using paper. Students can access their test results and other information using their single sign on (SSO.).
Student Health and Wellness provides a variety of services, including the diagnosis and treatment of acute symptoms or illnesses and chronic illnesses and sexually transmitted infections (STI) testing. Student Health provides immunizations, physicals, non-emergency first aid, and well woman exams. Women can be prescribed contraception prescriptions, tooalso.
Call 816-235-6133 to schedule an appointment.

2. Counseling Center, 4825 Troost Ave. Suite 206

UMKC’s Counseling Center is a counseling and psychological resource for students, faculty and staff, according to its website. The staff consists of eight licensed psychologists, one licensed social worker, a consulting psychiatrist, three doctoral-level interns and seven masters-level or practicum interns.
Services include counseling, group therapy, crisis intervention, consultation, assessment, alcohol and substance abuse prevention, and referral to community resources and outreach.
Call 816-235-1635 to make an appointment.

3. LGBTQIA Programs and Services/Rainbow Lounge, 320 Student Union, 325 Student Union

LGBTQIA (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex, Ally) Programs and Services aims to provide this particular community with the support, resources and education needed to become a full member of the UMKC community, according to its website.
This campus resource strives to inform the university about LGBTQIA issues so that this community is a more understanding and accepting environment for all.
The resource center began in 1978 when UMKC students filed a law suit against the university. The students wanted the right to assemble and be recognized as a student organization. The U.S. Supreme Court ruled in favor of these students and the UMKC Gay Student Union was formed.
The Rainbow Lounge is a recognized Safe Space for all students to come relax, study and socialize. Computers are available and printing is free . The Rainbow Lounge has comfortable furniture for watching television or reading books and magazines from the shelves.