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Health and Wellness Services

MIAD is committed to the health and well-being of our students. We encourage students to be proactive and responsible for their health and mental health needs and provide resources both on campus and at Marquette University. All full-time MIAD students are provided free counseling and health services at Marquette University.

Medical Resources

Marquette University Medical Clinic

Marquette University Medical Clinic is equipped to diagnose and treat most outpatient conditions including care for illnesses, physical exams, treatment for minor injuries, STI evaluation & treatment, as well as immunizations. For more information visit the Marquette University Medical Clinic website:

All medical services are confidential and most services are free to MIAD students. To serve students more efficiently, Marquette University Medical Clinic requires an appointment. Same day appointments can be scheduled when available. Walk-ins are not accepted. You must present your MIAD student ID to obtain services from MU Medical Clinic.

Patient Care Hours
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Thursday: 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Check the Marquette University Medical Clinic website for the most up-to-date hours.

To make an appointment, contact Jennifer Crandall (Room RL95) or Tony Nowak (Room RL45C), or phone Marquette Health Center directly at 414-288-7184 and identify yourself as a MIAD student.

Class Absences due to illness
If you are ill and cannot attend class, please email your instructors.  If you have been ill for an extended period of time, please contact Jennifer Crandall who will assist you in coordinating health and school.  ( Ph: 414‑847‑3344)

Urgent Care near MIAD

  • Cathedral Square Express Care – Columbia St Mary’s Urgent Care Center
    734 N Jackson St, Milwaukee WI
  • Aurora Urgent Care
    946 N Van Buren St, Milwaukee WI
  • Walgreens Take Care Clinic
    1400 E Brady Street, Milwaukee WI

Hospitals in area

  • Aurora Sinai Medical Center
    945 N 12th Street, Milwaukee WI
  • St Mary’s Hospital
    2323 N Lake Dr, Milwaukee WI
  • Froedtert Hospital
    9200 W Wisconsin Ave, Milwaukee WI


Walgreens – Multiple Locations

  • 1400 E Brady Street, Milwaukee WI
  • 275 W Wisconsin Ave, Milwaukee WI
  • 1600 W Wisconsin Ave, Milwaukee WI
  • 3109 S Kinnickinnic Ave, Milwaukee WI

CVS Pharmacy – Multiple Locations

  • 1650 Farwell Ave, Milwaukee WI
  • 2950 S Chase Ave, Milwaukee WI
Health Insurance

In compliance with the Affordable Care Act (ACA) all MIAD students are required to be enrolled in an ACA compliant health insurance policy. Prior to registration all students will be asked to indicate whether they are enrolled in an ACA compliant health insurance plan or whether they wish to be enrolled in one of the two MIAD plans. Information about the coverage options available through MIAD can be found at:

Students enrolled in one of the plans offered through MIAD are also eligible to enroll in the dental insurance plan described at the link listed above. To enroll in health insurance all that is required is an email to the Dean of Students indicating your desire to enroll and the level (High or Zero Deductible) at which you wish to enroll. 

MIAD contact: Tony Nowak, Dean of Students

Counseling & Mental Health Resources

Marquette University Counseling Center provides individual short-term counseling to MIAD students free of charge. Therapists provide both one-on-one counseling and group counseling. All services are confidential. The center is open from 8:00am – 4:30pm. For a complete listing of services check the Marquette University Counseling Center website

  • MU Counseling Center
    1324 W Wisconsin Ave
    Holthusen Hall, Room 204
    Milwaukee, WI 53233

MIAD contacts:

Jennifer Crandall, Associate Dean of Students
Rebecca Skupien, Student Accessibility Counselor

Support Groups

Marquette University Counseling Center offers several support groups free to MIAD students. For a current listing of support group offerings, visit the MU Counseling Center website

If you are interested in joining or learning more about the groups, simply call the Marquette University Counseling Center at 414-288-7172 and ask to speak to the on-call counselor. The on-call counselor will be able to answer any questions you may have and explain how you can get signed up for a group. If you are already in individual treatment at the Counseling Center, talk to your therapist about your interest in group. At MIAD, contact Rebecca Skupien or Jennifer Crandall.

Milwaukee Community Mental Health Providers

(not an all inclusive list, please check with your insurance provider for coverage and additional resources)

  • Psychiatric Consultants and Therapists
    229 E Wisconsin Ave, Suite 600
    Milwaukee, WI 53202
  • Therapies East Associated
    827 N Cass Street
    Milwaukee, WI 53202
  • Riverwalk Psychotherapy Associates
    1110 N Old World Third St, Suite 401
    Milwaukee, WI 53203
Disability Services

MIAD provides reasonable and appropriate accommodations for students with documented disabilities. Accommodations are determined on an individual basis through Academic Resources.

Visit the Disability Services page for more information.

Resources for Alcohol & Drug Concerns

Alcohol has been associated with the college experience for ages. However, alcohol and drugs can have negative consequences. Their use can impair academics and personal life. Serious use or misuse can lead to injuries or even death. We want the MIAD community to stay safe and smart.

Read more on MIAD’s Let’s Talk: Alcohol and Drug Concerns.

Wellness Resources

Wellness is an active process of becoming aware of and making choices toward a healthy and fulfilling life. Maintaining an optimal level of wellness is absolutely crucial to a successful college experience. Wellness matters.

Here are some resources for you to maintain your own wellness.

Managing Stress

At one time or another, almost all college students experience some form of stress.

But there are two kinds of stress: The kind that fuels inspiration, drives work and motivates students to succeed; and the kind that becomes overwhelming and impedes students’ progress in college.

Find tips to help reduce stress at Let’s Talk: Managing Stress

Healthy Eating

It’s common for college students to feel like they have no time, to be under a lot of stress and eat on the go. You may find it is difficult to avoid bad habits like skipping meals or frequently choosing fast food options. Eating a healthy diet can help you feel better, cope with stress and perform better in the classroom!


Some quick tips:

  • Eat a good breakfast People who skip breakfast are often tired, irritable and restless in the morning.
  • Choose wisely, with variety Keep things balanced, try to include fruit and/or vegetables at each meal, and watch portion sizes.
  • Keep healthy snacks readily available When hunger strikes you won’t reach for the vending machine. Suggestions include: fresh or dried fruit, pretzels, unbuttered popcorn, yogurt, and almonds.
  • Watch caffeine intake Too much caffeine can cause insomnia, increase anxiety and stress, lead to stomach irritation and headaches.
  • Drink lots of water Your body needs at least 8 glasses a day, and if you exercise, you may need more. Carry a water bottle along to class for easy access to water.

MyPlate is a reminder to find your healthy eating style and build it throughout your lifetime. Everything you eat and drink matters.

Grocery and Retail Stores

Metro Market
1123 N. Van Buren St

Outpost Natural Foods
205 W. Highland Ave #501

Whole Foods
2305 N. Prospect Ave

Pick N’ Save
605 E. Lyon St.


  • 4140 W. Greenfield Ave
  • 401 E. Capitol Dr.


  • 1501 Miller Park Way
  • 2950 S. Chase Ave

There is evidence that regular physical activity reduces health risks and lessons symptoms associated with some common chronic mental health disorders. Possible benefits of exercise include:

  • Reduced stress
  • Release of endorphins – chemicals that have a naturally relaxing and calming effect on the body
  • Improved memory
  • Improved sleep
  • Improved focus
  • Better regulation of mood
  • Increased sense of accomplishment and self-esteem
  • Additional opportunities to meet others with similar interests

Having some kind of exercise routine in your life is good for both your body and mind. The idea of exercising can be overwhelming, but anything is better than nothing! Even a short walk can be helpful. Some quick ideas: talking a walk between classes, riding a bike, joining a class or recreational sports group, and taking the stairs instead of the elevator. Students may also want to check out local gyms and if they offer discounts for students.

Marquette University: Helfaer Tennis Stadium and Recreation Center

525 N. 16 Street, Milwaukee WI

The Helfaer Recreation Center features a weight room and two cardio courts with Cardio Theater and a variety of cardio machines including steppers, recumbent bikes, treadmills, stationary bikes, rowers and ellipticals.

Check online for current fees:

 Local Fitness Centers

  • Planet Fitness Milwaukee Downtown
    101 W Wisconsin Ave, Milwaukee WI 53203
  • Wisconsin Athletic Club
    411 E Wisconsin Ave, Milwaukee WI 53202
  • YMCA of Metropolitan Milwaukee
    161 W Wisconsin Ave, Milwaukee WI 53203
  • Gold’s Gym
    731 N Water St, Milwaukee WI 53202
  • Anytime Fitness
    1575 N Water St, Milwaukee WI 53202
  • Snap Fitness
    1815 N Farwell Ave, Milwaukee WI 53202

Why is sleep so important?

It restores our energy, fights off illness and fatigue by strengthening our immune system, helps us think more clearly and creatively, strengthens memory and produces a more positive mood and better performance throughout the day.

Sleep isn’t just a passive activity and something to fill the time when we are inactive, but rather it is an active and dynamic process vital for normal motor and cognitive function.

Consequences of lack of sleep include: more illness (colds and flu) due to a lowered immune system, feeling more stressed out, increased weight gain, decreased academic performance, increased depression and anxiety to decreased performance in activities that require coordination.

What can you do? Most people need 6-8 hours of sleep per night, and getting into regular patterns is helpful. Have an environment that is conducive to sleep (dark, quiet, comfortable). Also try to maintain a regular bed and wake time – even on the weekends, sleeping more than 1-2 hours more on a weekend can get your circadian rhythms out of sync.

3 quick tips that could improve your sleep:

  1. Stop using technology 30 minutes before bed (cell phone, lap top, kindle, etc). The light affects melatonin, which can help you fall asleep.
  2. No caffeine after 3pm.
  3. Sleep only an hour longer during the weekend than your latest weekday wake up time.

If sleep difficulties are impacting your learning, get help. Contact Marquette University Counseling Center, or your primary doctor. At MIAD, contact Jennifer Crandall or Rebecca Skupien.