Health Services

Coronavirus update

Murray State University’s health services are provided by Village Medical Primary Care of Murray.  Health Services  is located on the first floor of Wells Hall, facing the quad. A physician and staff will be on site during operating hours. Health services is available to faculty, staff and students. 


Day Location Fall and Spring semesters Summer hours
Monday - Friday

Main Office or Virtual

 8:00 a.m. to  1 p.m.

9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Monday - Friday

On campus

1 - 4 p.m.


After hours, call Village Medical Primary Care of Murray at 270.759.9200 and ask for Dr. Robert Hughes, our Chief Medical Officer.

COVID Testing

COVID testing is completed each day at 4 p.m. If a student, faculty or staff member needs to be tested for COVID, please call: 270.809.3809 to schedule a virtual visit today.

The University now has rapid tests which provide results in approximately 15 minutes (test kit is free) for symptomatic students, faculty and staff at Murray State Health Services.

The first priority for testing is given to individuals who are at high-risk of exposure to COVID-19 or are displaying symptoms of COVID-19. Like all health facilities in the community, Murray State Health Services/Village Medical Primary Care first asks for and accepts insurance; however if an individual cannot pay for a COVID-19 test, the University will cover these costs in full. Murray State Health Services/Village Medical Primary Care of Murray also does not charge an administrative fee for our students when they are seen.

We also allow students to be tested wherever they wish.  At Murray State, we don’t charge but let the testing company bill their insurance for which there is to be no co-pay, balance billing, or student liability.

When there is a tele-visit in advance of the testing, it is to obtain key medical information about the student’s health, pre and post planning based upon the results of the COVID-19 testing for treatment and possible quarantine purposes, and the collection of data we are required to report timely.

COVID symptoms may include:

  • Fever or chills
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headache
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea

This list does not include all possibly symptoms. The CDC will continue to update this list as more is learned about COVID-19.

Rapid COVID Testing

Rapid tests are available at Health Services for any student, faculty or staff member with COVID symptoms. The tests are provided at no cost, as long as the supply of rapid tests are available (estimated until March 31, 2021).

To obtain a rapid test, make an appointment by calling 270.809.3809 or by emailing Let them know you are a student, faculty, or staff member at Murray State and need a free rapid test. Take your Murray State ID with you for your rapid test appointment. There is no cost associated for either the test or visit for faculty, staff and students. Health Services is open Monday through Friday from 1 to 4 p.m. for testing.


Patients who visit the on-campus location and are in need of additional treatment or consultation will receive priority service at the Main Office located at 1000 South 12th Street presenting their Murray State RacerCard ID.


Village Medical Primary Care of Murray will file insurance claims or provide services on a pay-per-visit basis for individuals who do not have or do not wish to use health insurance. 

Self-pay for students without insurance or who do not wish to bill their insurance is $65.00.
The self-pay cost includes services like office visit, complete blood count, urinalysis, flu test, mono test, strep test, glucose, minor laceration repairs, wound, abscess drainage, and burn care.

Virtual Visit

Murray State University Health Services, through their partnership with Village Medical Primary Care of Murray, offers virtual visits through the below steps:

  1. Contact Village Medical Primary Care of Murray at 270.759.9200 to schedule your virtual visit.
  2. Make sure you have updated your insurance, mobile phone number and e-mail address with Village Medical Primary Care of Murray. If you are a new patient, you will be asked a series of questions to set up your profile prior to your telemedicine visit.
  3. Once you have scheduled your virtual visit, you will receive a text message or e-mail from your provider instructing you to click a link and register.
  4. You will be redirected to the to register. supports Safari or Google Chrome.
    Make sure your camera and microphone turned on “allow” in your privacy settings if you are using a mobile device. On a desktop, go to Settings—Safari—Camera (allow)-----Microphone (allow).
  5. Once on, enter your name and ‘check in’.
  6. You will be directed to your provider’s virtual waiting room.
  7. You will be alerted once connected with your provider for your virtual visit.  


Village Medical Primary Care of Murray
Health Services
1st Floor of Wells