Student Health & Emotional Support
The health and safety (both physical and emotional) of your students is a top priority at MSC, and we are committed to providing access to students in need. Assistance in scheduling visits for health and counseling can be scheduled by calling the Office of Student Affairs at (580) 387-7139 in advance or students can contact the Family Health Center of Southern Oklahoma (580-371-2343) or Lighthouse Behavioral Wellness Center (580-371-3019) directly.
In Case of Emergency
- Medical Emergency: call 911
- Mental Health Emergency (in Oklahoma): call 1-800-522-1090
- National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: call 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
- Crisis Text Line: text TALK to 741741
Murray State College has an agreement with the Family Health Center of Southern Oklahoma to provide primary health care to Murray State College students at a discounted rate. The MSC student rate for primary health care is $25 per office visit as well as 50% discount on medical services rendered, including lab and x-ray as well as a pharmacy discount of up to 60% off. In addition, FHCSO is offereing free Covid-19 vaccines and testing.
Their clinic is located at 610 E. 24th Street in Tishomingo (Click here for hours). Students in need of services must bring their MSC student ID or other form of identification and identify themselves as an MSC student to receive any reduction in costs for MSC students. Click here for a FHCSO Flyer with more information.
Student Counseling Services
Murray State College is committed to assisting students in all areas of their lives. Student success and well-being is of the utmost importance and it is our goal to improve the quality of life so that personal and academic growth can take place. MSC suggests students utilize the services provided through our pending partnership below.
Student Support Services
|MSC in Tishomingo and Ardmore||FREE||To enhance academic skills, increase retention, graduation, and transfer rates for eligible first-generation, low-income or disabled students who have an academic need for program services.|
|Student Veterans Association||MSC in Tishomingo and Ardmore||FREE||To provide a support network for veteran students, spouses, and dependents of veterans and to assist other veteran-related groups and programs in our communities.|
Lighthouse Behavioral Wellness Centers, Professional Psychologist
108 W Main St
2530 S Commerce St.
|Ardmore/Tishomingo||Depends on insurance.||
To empower those that live with mental illness, so that they may thrive.
24/7 Crisis hotline available at 1 (800) 522-1090
|Oklahoma Department of Veterans Affairs||Ardmore||FREE||This center provides care for male and female wartime veterans to honor their military service to this great country.|
The Chickasaw Nation: Tishomingo Behavioral Health Clinic
817 E. 6th St.
Behavioral health providers believe mental health concerns and stress can affect the whole family. They have open services available that can include the entire family unit.
Family Health Center of Southern Oklahoma
610 E. 24th Street
There is a $25 co-pay for MSC students.
For others it depends on insurance. They accept private insurances, Medicare, Medicaid, Soonercare, and most other insurances. However, for those with no insurances, a fee will be based on a sliding scale according to income.
To offer affordable, high-quality care to our patients through comprehensive services.
Students or victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking can get assistance or chat through The National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-7233.
For additional assistance, please contact the Office of Student Affairs at (580) 387-7139.
Mental Health Helplines
Crisis Text Line
Text “Brave” to 741-741
- Free 24/7 support for anyone in crisis
- Text from anywhere in the United States, anytime, about any type of crisis. A real-life human being will receive the text and respond, all from a secure online platform. This trained, volunteer, crisis counselor will help you move from a hot moment to a cool moment.
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
Call 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
- Free 24/7 support for anyone in suicidal crisis
- Call from anywhere in the United States. You will be routed to the closest crisis center in your area. Call for yourself or someone you care about. Your call is free and confidential.
- Never ignore or underestimate remarks about suicide. If you think your friend is in immediate danger, do not leave them alone— stay there and call 911 or the lifeline.
Disaster Distress Helpline
Text “TalkWithUs” to 66746
- Free 24/7 crisis counseling and support for anyone experiencing emotional distress related to natural or human-caused disasters
- Call for yourself or on behalf of someone else from anywhere in the United States to be connected to a trained counselor. Support is available in Spanish and more than 100 other languages. The service is free and confidential and provided by SAMHSA (the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration).
- The helpline is for anyone experiencing emotional distress related to disasters such as hurricanes, wildfires, earthquakes, incidents of mass violence, infectious disease outbreaks, incidents of community unrest, and other traumatic events.
When to use the helplines and what to expect
Use the helplines as soon as you feel you or a friend are in crisis. Trauma, depression, substance abuse, difficulties with family and relationships, and high stress are all valid reasons to reach out. You should never feel your problem is too small or insignificant.
You will never be judged for the problems you are dealing with. The crisis counselor’s goal is to help you make healthy decisions and feel safe. You will be asked some questions about your feelings, social situation, safety, and any thoughts of suicide that you or the person you are calling about might be having. Answering truthfully will help the crisis counselor connect you to the resources you need.
National Sexual Assault Hotline
Free, confidential, 24/7. Chat option available at rainn.org.
Free, confidential, 24/7. Crisis intervention and suicide prevention services for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) young people. To view other services info (like text and chat options) and times of availability, visit thetrevorproject.org.
National Eating Disorders Association Helpline
Free, confidential. Chat option available at nedawareness.org.