Taking Charge of your Health

If you think college means too little sleep, too much junk food, not enough exercise and ignoring your well-being, we’ve got news for you.

Taking care of yourself is as important as taking care of your studies. That’s why we make it easy for students to stay active, eat healthy and access needed health and wellness services.

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Look inside our Health Education Building

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Fitness Center

Membership is included for students enrolled in college-level degree credit classes and include access to:

  • Basketball Courts
  • Cardio equipment
  • Strength training equipment and free weights
  • Group fitness classes
  • Showers, locker rooms and locker rentals

The Fitness Center, locker rooms and gymnasium are all located in the main building on the Truax Campus.

Student Health Clinic

Access to the GHC clinic is covered by student fees for most students enrolled in college-level degree credit classes meeting online or at a Madison Campus. Some additional services are available at a discounted rate.

The Clinic, staffed by Group Health Cooperative (GHC), treats many common conditions such as allergies, ear or eye issues, injuries, stitches, X-Rays, infections and more.

Students with a GHC Number can schedule an appointment by calling 608.441.3220.

Students without a GHC number should call 608.251.4138 to enroll.

The GHC clinic is located in room 151A of the Truax Campus Health Education Building. 

Clinic Hours

Monday – Friday 7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Dental Hygiene Clinic

Open to students and the public. Services, which are performed by dental hygiene students under the supervision of instructors, include cleanings and deep cleanings, X-Rays, fluoride treatments, oral cancer exams and oral care instruction. Each visit has a nominal fee, and Madison College Students and Military Veterans receive a discount.

The Dental Hygiene Clinic is located in room 151 of the Truax Campus Health Education Building.

Hours: Monday – Friday 7:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., by appointment

To book an appointment, call 608.258.2400

Optometric Services

The Optical Dispensary is available to Madison College faculty, staff, and students by appointment only. Please contact the Optical Dispensary at 608.246.6272 or optical@madisoncollege.edu for more information and hours. 

The Optometric Clinic is located in room 271 of the Truax Campus Health Education Building.


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Student Food Pantries

Madison College operates the Cupboard Student Food Pantries for those students facing food insecurity.

Each student may receive a pre-packaged 10-pound bag of food once per week. Students making their first visit to the Cupboard Food Pantry will be asked to fill out an information request form.

Pick-ups are currently being conducted as a drive-up service at the Truax and Goodman South Campuses. 

Other health and wellness services

Learn about our counseling and mental health and wellness services for students.