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Student Healthcare Resources Policy

For Student Health Services, it is the policy of MSUCOM that PA Medicine students may seek diagnostic, preventive, and therapeutic health services at the provider of their choice. As per ARC-PA Standards, MSU Department of PA Medicine principal faculty, the program director and the medical director may not be health care providers for students in the program or participate in their care, except in an emergency situation.  Students on clinical rotations may also not become a patient of their clinical preceptor while on that clinical experience.

The following information is provided as a resource to assist students in seeking health care services that are available as students enrolled at Michigan State University. 

All MSUCOM students may seek health care services at Olin Health Center, MSU’s student health center. The main clinic is located on North Campus in East Lansing. The health center also offers “neighborhood” locations across the main MSU campus; the location closest to Fee Hall is located in room 127 South Hubbard Hall. For Appointments call: (517) 353-4660

24-hour PIN (Phone Information Nurse) – call (517) 353-5557
Health-related questions are answered by registered nurses who have been specifically trained for phone triage. 

24-hour ULifeline (suicide hotline and mental health support)
Students can access mental health resources and perform a self-assessment. For immediate help, students can go to or text "START" to 741-741 or call 1-800-273-TALK (8255). 

Emergency Care

In case of an emergency, students should call “911” for local emergency services. The nearest emergency room locations are as follows:

East Lansing: Sparrow Hospital Emergency Department
1215 E Michigan Ave, Lansing, MI 48912

McLaren Greater Lansing
401 West Greenlawn
Lansing, MI 48910

The Department PA Medicine faculty approved this student handbook and policies on March 16, 2020.
Revised and approved by the Faculty of the Department of PA Medicine on 3/19/2021, 3/15/2022, 4/18/2023.