Health Clinic

McPherson College attempts to assure adequate medical care to its students through health services available in the McPherson community and required health and accident insurance.

McPherson College has partnered with Partners in Family Care as our on campus health care provider.

Location: 1800 Gordon Street (campus map)
Days: Monday – Friday
Time: 8:00am – 3:00 pm
Open to the publicdrop ins are welcome, but patients with appointments and the McPherson College community receive priority.

Office calls are FREE for full-time McPherson College students (all other services will be submitted to insurance). Faculty and Staff will be submitted to insurance.

Medical Provider four days a week Ashlee Pauls, P.A. (MC Alum)

Questions? Call (620) 242-0404
After hours contact Mercy Hospital at (620) 345-6391


Personal Counseling

McPherson College is a proud partner with Client Centered Counseling, a fully licensed counseling practice that offers everything from helping a student stressed about finals to working with significant medical concerns. The office is open several days a week and allows for both appointments and walk-in visits. McPherson College will pay for the first ten (10) visits per student, per academic year. Student visits to the clinic are confidential. Please contact the Student Services office for more information.  Phone Number: (620) 241-2300

Students can also get an immediate appointment with a licensed therapist based on student need and preferences through Sessions can be conducted through video chat, phone, or text and are completely free of charge to MC students.

More information:



Other Health Services

What if I am sick?

Send an email to each of your faculty to inform them that you are sick and when you plan to return. It is the responsibility of the student to set up a time to meet with that faculty person and get what was missed in class.

Dillon’s Pharmacy 1320 N. Main,  (620) 241-6108
Mathis Pharmacy 113 W. First Street,  (620) 241-1625
Walgreens 2095 E. Kansas Avenue,  (620) 241-1581
Walmart 205 Centennial Dr.  (620) 241-0941

Insurance Information

Health & Accident Insurance

All students are required to have medical insurance coverage. They document that coverage with the Student Services office. If you have questions about health insurance, please contact the Student Services office at 620-242-0500 or

Athletic Insurance

All student-athletes must enroll in the athletic insurance plan at the beginning of fall semester. This insurance is in addition to either the parent’s or student’s insurance plan.

A Guide to Depression & Suicide Among Students

Sometimes College students struggle with depression, anxiety, mental health issues, and suicidal ideation. It's important to recognize the warning signs for suicide in students and to get help, for yourself or for others. 

A Guide to Depression and Suicide Among Students provides information on:

  • Top indicators of suicidal tendencies
  • How to recognize suicidal thoughts and behaviors 
  • Steps educators and peers can take to help people struggling with depression
  • An in-depth resource list to further expand readers' knowledge

For immediate assistance in an emergency situation, please call 911. If you need someone to talk to, call 1-800-273-TALK (8255) for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline; or text "home" to 741741 for the crisis text line. 

Several other organizations provide support and resources, including:

National Eating Disorders (NEDA) Hotline
Provides support via phone, chat, or text for individuals suffering from eating disorders.

  • Call: 800-931-2237
    (Monday – Thursday 11am-9pm ET, Friday 11am-5pm ET)
  • Text: 800-931-2237
    (Monday – Thursday 3pm-6pm ET)
  • Online Chat: NEDA Chat
    (Monday – Thursday 9am-9pm ET, Friday 9am-5pm ET)

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) HelpLine
Free peer-support service that provides individuals with mental health conditions and their families with access to support, information, and resource referrals.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA):
Provides 24/7 multilingual crisis support and counseling year-round.

The Trevor Project
Suicide prevention support for LGBTQ+ with a 24/7 crisis support line.

United Suicide Survivors International
Provides support for those suffering from suicidal thoughts, suicidal loss, and friends and family of those struggling with suicide.

Now Matters Now
A website that provides access to educational videos, skills training, stories from those who have experienced suicidal thoughts, and a crisis support line.

Provides five action steps to prevent suicide, suicide prevention resources, and shares personal stories of suicide prevention.

Understanding Eating Disorders: Free E-Mental Health Resources

Over 30 million people in the U.S. suffer from eating disorders (ED), and COVID-19 has produced substantial challenges for those in recovery. In a study by the International Journal of Eating Disorders, researchers discovered that symptoms of adults ranging from 16 to over 60 years old have worsened since the pandemic began. Sixty-two percent of respondents with anorexia and 30% of those with bulimia and binge-eating disorders said they had experienced more severe food patterns during the pandemic, and there has been a “sharp increase” in the number of children requiring treatment, according to Eating Recovery Center. 

The New York Times reports that eating disorders in teens have “exploded” during the pandemic. Unfortunately, due to increased demand, those seeking treatment for eating disorders face months-long wait times. To help bridge this gap and remove existing barriers to finding treatment for these disorders, please visit this website, full of information regarding free eating disorder services and electronic mental health interventions that readers can begin using immediately.