• Counseling Center Hours

    Monday to Friday 

    7:30 am-3 pm

    Phone: 417-523-9260

    Fax: 417-523-9295


  • Medical Explorer Program Information/Registration Form

    CoxHealth Medical Explorers Fall Registration

     Medical Explorers offers young adults an opportunity to see if a career in health care is right for them.  Registration for the next chance to participate is currently underway. Applications will be accepted for the upcoming session until August 24, 2019 at noon.

    The program is open to students ages 15-20, and allows them to shadow and interact with providers across the medical field. At least once each month, students shadow for two-hour to five hour shifts in various areas of the hospital, including Pediatric Urgent Care, nursing units, surgery, Pediatric Nursing, Hospitalists, and Radiology. Medical Explorers shadow in almost every area of the hospital.  Monthly meetings also introduce students to a variety of health care topics.  

    Currently, approximately 350 students from across the Ozarks participate in Medical Explorers, which helps them learn about the health care industry by allowing them to observe and experience a variety of areas throughout CoxHealth’ s facilities. CoxHealth Medical Explorers is the second oldest Medical Explorer program in the United States – began in 1968, and has grown to be the largest in the country.

    Open House at Cox South on Saturday, August 24, 2019, 9 a.m.-noon in Meeting Room 2 at Cox South.  Attendance at the open house is not required.  This is a come-and-go event. At the open house, students can turn in their completed application, try on scrubs (they will be ordered then handed out a meeting), have their picture taken for your nametag, and ask questions.  If students cannot make it, they can stop by the Volunteer Office to turn in their application, try on scrubs and have their picture taken.

     Students participating in the Fall session will be allowed to continue in the Medical Explorers program for an entire year.   Students must be 15 by September 21, 2019.

    More information: https://www.coxhealth.com/schools-education/medical-explorers/