University of Central Missouri: New Satellite Clinic, Psych Nurse Practitioner, SAFE Exams Among UHC’s Student Fee-Funded Offerings for UCM Students

Part of its continued efforts to promote the physical, mentaland emotional well-being of University of Central Missouri students, the University Health Center (UHC) this fall has added services for students that range from a new psychiatric nurse practitioner to enhanced efforts toassist survivors of sexual and domestic assault to a new satellite health clinic. Funds provided through the Community Health Fee, an initiative by the Student Government Association that was supported by students, are helping to make these services possible.

With a large number of students taking courses at UCM-Lee’s Summit, Crissy Hall, a licensed Family Nurse Practitioner who serves as UHC’s clinical director, said UHC has collaborated with the School of Nursing, the academic Counseling Program, and the MIC staff to establish a satellite health clinic at the Missouri Innovation Campus. This satellite clinic, located in MIC Room A201 and utilizing space from both academic programs, will open Aug. 25., and will be available each Thursday when classes are in session. Students will be able to obtain physical and mental health services at the satellite office from a Family Nurse Practitioner, a Licensed Practical Nurse, and a Psychiatric Nurse Practioner. To schedule an appointment,students may call 660-543-4770.

Understanding that the emotional and psychological health of students is vital to their success at UCM, UHC added a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, Kris Antony, to its staff. Antony began working at the health center two days a week approximately one year ago. Due to demand for services, Antony will now be available four days per week during the 2022-2023 academic year.

Jeanne Woon, a licensed psychologist who serves as the UCM Counseling Center Director, said Antony “is a great resource for UCM students who need medication for mental health issues. Over the past year we developed a strong collaboration with Kris and appreciate that we are able to refer students back and forth from the Counseling Center to the Health Center.”

When Hall was working on her graduate degree at UCM, she was instrumental in helping to bring an organization into the Warrensburg community that was skilled in conducting sexual assault services that included collecting forensic evidence to assist survivors. This company is no longer serving the community, so
Hall believed there was a need to fill that void. Taking advantage of her professional background, and with help from another UHC staff member, Taylor Baker, a Nurse Practitioner who is also trained in this area, the center now has the ability to offer assistance in conducting sexual assault forensic examinations, collecting evidence and documenting results. UHC staff will utilize a room at the center that was converted over the summer as a permanent space forthis service at UCM.

“As of July 1, the room was ready for our use. But, of course, it’s one of those situations where we now have the service at UCM, but hope we never have to use it,” Hall said.

While UCM has offered health insurance to students for many years, this fall it is adding affordable dental and vision coverage as an option.

“We get lots of requests each year from students who need dental or vision insurance, so it’s great that this is now an option for students,” Hall said.

Students who wish to enroll in the dental or vision insurance can do so through MyCentral. All students, regardless of where they live, must enter the Warrensburg 64093 zip code to get coverage. This is the addresthe company has on file for UCM.

Opportunities at the UHC this fall also include Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI) clinics, which the university put on hold for approximately three years due decreased state funding and the pandemic. These free clinics will be conducted at least once a semester with dates and times to be announced.

Although it is not funded by the CCH student fees, Hall stated the health center is now offering NEXPLANON, a long-acting reversible contraceptive, for students who are interested. This is a birth control implant that is placed beneath the skin in the inner, non-dominant upper arm. It releases a low-dose hormone to help prevent pregnancy. NEXPLANON is one of several contraceptive options available at the UHC, including birth control pills, barrier methods, and Plan B.


The UHC, located at 600 S. College St. in Warrensburg, is under the umbrella of Campus Community Health, which also includes the university’s Counseling Center and the Office of Health Promotion. UHC is staffed by physicians, nurse practitioners, nurses, pharmacy and lab technicians and various other office
personnel who are committed to the health and safety of university students. It is the first stop for any student who is sick or injured, in need of well woman care, or clinical prevention services such as immunizations or medications.
Part of its continued efforts to promote the physical, mentaland emotional well-being of University of Central Missouri students, the University Health Center (UHC) this fall has added services for students that range from a new psychiatric nurse practitioner to enhanced efforts toassist survivors of sexual and domestic assault to a new satellite health clinic. Funds provided through the Community Health Fee, an initiative by the Student Government Association that was supported by students, are helping to make these services possible.

With a large number of students taking courses at UCM-Lee’s Summit, Crissy Hall, a licensed Family Nurse Practitioner who serves as UHC’s clinical director, said UHC has collaborated with the School of Nursing, the academic Counseling Program, and the MIC staff to establish a satellite health clinic at the Missouri Innovation Campus. This satellite clinic, located in MIC Room A201 and utilizing space from both academic programs, will open Aug. 25., and will be available each Thursday when classes are in session. Students will be able to obtain physical and mental health services at the satellite office from a Family Nurse Practitioner, a Licensed Practical Nurse, and a Psychiatric Nurse Practioner. To schedule an appointment,students may call 660-543-4770.

Understanding that the emotional and psychological health of students is vital to their success at UCM, UHC added a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, Kris Antony, to its staff. Antony began working at the health center two days a week approximately one year ago. Due to demand for services, Antony will now be available four days per week during the 2022-2023 academic year.

Jeanne Woon, a licensed psychologist who serves as the UCM Counseling Center Director, said Antony “is a great resource for UCM students who need medication for mental health issues. Over the past year we developed a strong collaboration with Kris and appreciate that we are able to refer students back and forth from the Counseling Center to the Health Center.”

When Hall was working on her graduate degree at UCM, she was instrumental in helping to bring an organization into the Warrensburg community that was skilled in conducting sexual assault services that included collecting forensic evidence to assist survivors. This company is no longer serving the community, so
Hall believed there was a need to fill that void. Taking advantage of her professional background, and with help from another UHC staff member, Taylor Baker, a Nurse Practitioner who is also trained in this area, the center now has the ability to offer assistance in conducting sexual assault forensic examinations, collecting evidence and documenting results. UHC staff will utilize a room at the center that was converted over the summer as a permanent space forthis service at UCM.

“As of July 1, the room was ready for our use. But, of course, it’s one of those situations where we now have the service at UCM, but hope we never have to use it,” Hall said.

While UCM has offered health insurance to students for many years, this fall it is adding affordable dental and vision coverage as an option.

“We get lots of requests each year from students who need dental or vision insurance, so it’s great that this is now an option for students,” Hall said.

Students who wish to enroll in the dental or vision insurance can do so through MyCentral. All students, regardless of where they live, must enter the Warrensburg 64093 zip code to get coverage. This is the addresthe company has on file for UCM.

Opportunities at the UHC this fall also include Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI) clinics, which the university put on hold for approximately three years due decreased state funding and the pandemic. These free clinics will be conducted at least once a semester with dates and times to be announced.

Although it is not funded by the CCH student fees, Hall stated the health center is now offering NEXPLANON, a long-acting reversible contraceptive, for students who are interested. This is a birth control implant that is placed beneath the skin in the inner, non-dominant upper arm. It releases a low-dose hormone to help prevent pregnancy. NEXPLANON is one of several contraceptive options available at the UHC, including birth control pills, barrier methods, and Plan B.


The UHC, located at 600 S. College St. in Warrensburg, is under the umbrella of Campus Community Health, which also includes the university’s Counseling Center and the Office of Health Promotion. UHC is staffed by physicians, nurse practitioners, nurses, pharmacy and lab technicians and various other office
personnel who are committed to the health and safety of university students. It is the first stop for any student who is sick or injured, in need of well woman care, or clinical prevention services such as immunizations or medications.

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