Cadet Wellness

Becoming a leader of character is challenging, but cadets do not face these challenges alone. The Academy offers cadets multiple services and support to maintain their well-being

Cadet Wellness

Becoming a leader of character is challenging, but cadets do not face these challenges alone. The Academy offers cadets multiple services and support to maintain their well-being

Access to Resources to Ensure Health & Wellness

Cadets have access to a number of resources to ensure they remain healthy and can commission as leaders of character in the US Army. From access to medical care, fitness facilities, mental health resources, academic support assets, to spiritual and financial-focused wellness systems, cadets can find the help they need to realize their potential. 

Cadet Health Services

Cadets receive, free of charge, access to the full gamut of exceptional health support at outstanding facilities, including Keller Army Community Hospital, a fully accredited facility with medical, surgical, intensive care and obstetrics wards; Mologne Cadet Health Clinic, which offers acute, chronic, preventive health planning, routine healthcare maintenance and coordinated cooperative care; and dental care at the Saunders Dental Clinic.

The Mologne Cadet Health Clinicgoes to the MTF page is dedicated to the provision of competent, courteous and comprehensive quality care directed to the United States Corp of Cadets (USCC). Care includes acute, chronic, preventive health planning, routine healthcare maintenance and coordinated cooperative care.

We’re committed to operational readiness, outstanding customer service, and world-class health care delivery for our beneficiaries.

Phone number: 845-938-3003.  

Hours 0600 - 1430.

Keller Army Community Hospital - Provides high-quality, compassionate, patient-centered healthcare for the West Point community with optimizing the medical readiness of the force and enhancing the well-being of all we serve.  Keller Army Hospital Directory - contact information for departments within Keller.

  • Emergency Room, (845) 938-4004/4005
  • Appointments, (845) 938-7992
  • Outside of Area, (800) 552-2907
  • Front Desk/Information, (845) 938-5169
  • Patient Information, (845) 938-2273
  • Pharmacy, (845) 938-2271/3812

DENTAC - Saunders Dental Clinic.  Hours M-F 0700-1530.  

Sick call - report to Saunders Dental Clinic by 0710.

  • Dental Clinic (M - F): (845) 938-3121/2505/2106
  • Dental Clinic (After Hours): (845) 938-4004

The optometry service delivers primary eye care and some specialty services to West Point and the surrounding communities. Optometry is self-referral so appointments can be made directly with central appointment services. We currently see all beneficiary categories (Active Duty Military, USMA Cadets, military family members, activated Reservist with orders less than 30 days, and retirees).

The mission of the Refractive Eye Surgery Program (RESP) is to provide Laser Vision Correction to interested and qualified members of the United States Corps of Cadets and Active Duty Service Members in order to enhance their performance as future combat leaders by reducing their dependence on spectacles and contact lenses.

Services Provided

Comprehensive dermatology care on a routine and emergency basis to assess, diagnose, and treat the full spectrum of dermatologic disease. Cancer screening and prevention is a major priority at each patient encounter.

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Physical Fitness

Part of physical wellness is maintaining a high level of physical fitness. Cadets have access to world-class facilities that ensure they can maintain a healthy balance while focusing on their studies.

Nutrition

USMA employes a registered dietitian (RD) who is board-certified as a specialist in sports dietetics (CSSD) to empower and equip cadets to take charge of their health and well-being through targeted strategies to improve nutrition knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors. Strategies offered by the RD optimize mental and physical performance and readiness for a successful career in the U.S. Army. Services provided include the following:

  • Individual fueling and hydration recommendations
  • Sport-specific nutrition recommendations
  • Competition or race-day fueling plans
  • Eating patterns for optimal weight and body composition
  • Medical Nutrition Therapy
  • Fostering a healthy relationship with food
  • Dietary supplement questions regarding safety and use

Cadet Counseling & Support

The Academy provides a variety of resources to cadets to help cope with the rigors of attending a top tier academic institution. 

The Center For Personal Development (CPD) mission is to “facilitate the personal and professional development of cadets into leaders of character as future Army officers.”  The center’s motto “Know Yourself to Lead Others” embodies our mission and purpose.

CPD provides comprehensive counseling services to the Corps of Cadets in an accepting and supportive environment.  The Center is staffed by Army and Civilian clinical psychologists with a broad range of experience providing counseling and behavioral health treatment. 


CPD also provides consultation to the USCC Chain of Command and supporting staff (TACs, instructors, sponsors, mentors, and others) regarding psychological, behavioral, or developmental concerns relating to cadets.

Every Regiment has a Military Family Life Counselor (MFLC). MFLCs are confidential and readily accessible to cadets, with offices in the same building where Cadets live.​

The MFLC program provides brief, non-medical, solution-focused counseling to all
service members and their families, which includes the Corps of Cadets and Cadet
Candidates, on a confidential basis. The civilian providers are licensed mental health
professionals and offer support for a wide variety of sub-clinical issues, such as
relationship difficulties, academic or athletic stress, or general wellness. The MFLC
service is a confidential program with no documentation or reporting of any kind,
except in cases of potential harm. Cadets have access to an embedded MFLC in
each Regiment who is housed in the barracks for easy access. Cadet Candidates
have an embedded MFLC available at USMAPS as well. The West Point MFLC Team
Lead can be reached at 845.219.4199 with any questions.

The Army Substance Abuse Program is a multi-faceted, West Point installation program that assists Commanders, Cadets, Soldiers, Civilian employees, Retirees, and eligible Family members who may be experiencing issues related to substance abuse, family matters, and workplace violence.

 

  • 24/7 Chaplain: 845-401-8171

The Center for Enhanced Performance (CEP) is West Point’s comprehensive student assistance center, providing all cadets with a variety of individual and group programs and services focused on helping cadets further develop as self-regulated learners and leaders of character. The CEP helps cadets achieve excellence in West Point’s four developmental pillars – academic, physical, military, and character – through targeted education and training on specific strategies and intangible mental skills that underlie elite human performance across all domains.​ The CEP is open to ANY cadet at any point in their 47-month experience!

Fellowship & Mentorship

Cadets forge tight knit bonds with their classmates through their shared experiences.  They also receive guidance and support from the officers and NCOs assigned to West Point who are focused on ensuring cadets realize their potential.

Spiritual Wellness

Cadets have access to resources catering to every faith and denomination to help them maintain their spiritual wellbeing. 

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Sponsorship

Leaving home for college is not easy, and first year West Point cadets are challenged in ways that typical university freshmen are not. But, cadets do not face these challenges alone. Every West Point cadet has a sponsor and access to numerous mentors, all of whom understand the unique challenges of being a cadet. Sponsors typically open their homes to cadets, offering them a place to rest and relax when they need it. 

Financial Wellness

Cadets have a variety of resources to help ensure their financial well-being, allowing them to focus on their academic, military, and physical development.

Each cadet, regardless of prior service or class, is entitled to monthly pay at a rate equal to 35 percent of the basic pay of a commissioned officer in a pay grade 0-1 with less than two years of service.  This pay is used to cover cost associated with attending West Point (e.g., books, uniforms, etc.), but each cadet receives a monthly deposit of discretionary pay to use as they deem fit.  Cades in their first year receive $200/mo.  Those in their 2nd year receive $250/mo.  Cadets in their 3rd year receive $450/mo, while those in the final year receive $525/mo. Detailed informed about cadet pay can be found in USMA Circular 37-4.

Cadet pay covers all room, board and uniform costs. 

Cadets can choose to use any banking service they wish but all cadets are required to maintain a savings account with Pentagon Federal Credit Union (PenFed)for ration, payments, transfer of book funds, etc. This account is separate and distinct from the personal checking account that a cadet may have his/her direct deposit sent to. 

PenFed Teller Services are located in Taylor Hall on the 2nd floor across from the Registrar's entrance.  

ATM's are available at the following locations:

  • Inside the West Point Club (603 Cullum Rd)
  • Beside Subway (Bldg 683, Buckner Loop)
  • Outside the Exchange (1204 Stony Lonesome Rd)
  • Inside Grant Hall

Starting in their 3rd year, cadets are eligible to take an optional career starter loan. The loan  offers a low-interest opportunity to build wealth and pay off higher debts. Loans typically range between $25,000 and $35,000 at interest rates at or below 2.99%. The West Point Finance Club provides a brief each year on the career starter loan, complete with advice/recommendations on what to do with it if a Cadet decides to take the loan.

Basic Federal and State Income Tax return preparation assistance and advice is available to all USMA Cadets.  A cadet’s tactical officer or NCO can direct him/her to the tax assistance center 

Cadets requiring financial support can seek support from their Tactical Officer or NCO to inquire about different resources.  Some resources include scholarships, grants, and loans.  The CASO office in the USMA G8 can assist with these.  Cadets may also be eligible for support from the Allen Lloyd Keyes Fund.  The Directorate of Academy Advancement (DAA) can assist with information on the resource. Cadets also have access to Army Emergency Relief (AER).  They can obtain additional information from the Army Community Service Office on post.

Cadets receive education and have access to resources to help ensure they make sound financial decisions. All cadets take a Principles of Economics course.  The course includes lessons capital markets and personal finance (interest rates, budgeting, time value of money, etc.).  The West Point Finance Club also provides a briefing each year on the career starter loan, with recommendations on what to do with the loan it if a Cadet decides to take it – attendance is optional but advertised and open to all Cadets. Faculty with backgrounds in economics also provide financial education briefings to with members of  the Academy’s athletic teams, by request. Finally, Cadets can seek support from the Army Community Service office, which provides financial readiness support in Building 622 by Buffalo Soldier Field.

Academic Support

USMA provides an array of academic support services to help cadets realize their potential.

Additional Resources

Learn more about resources available to current West Point cadets, including general, academic, military, and athletics resources.