Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the Health Center located?

The Health Center is located at 117 Beach Park Place (east of the Library).

Am I eligible to use services at the Health Center?

All students registered for credit classes at Southern Miss are eligible to use the services provided at the Health Center. Spouses of eligible students, who are not students themselves, and dependent children above the age of 12 may receive health care at the Health Center on a fee-for-service basis payable at time of visit. Services are also available for University faculty and staff on a fee-for service basis. 

Faculty and staff are also welcome to use the Health Center services.

What is the cost?

  • Students: There is a $20 provider fee for all patients to see one of our providers.  Any lab work, injections and medical devices have an additional fee depending on the service. These services are all at a reduced rate compared to other clinical services in our area. Our clinic accepts many insurances so be sure to present your insurance card before paying to see if any of your fees are covered.  Fees can be charged to student account or paid by cash or check. 
  • Faculty/Staff: There is a $25 provider fee for all patients to see one of our providers.  Any lab work, injections and medical devices have an additional fee depending on the service. These services are all at a reduced rate compared to other clinical services in our area. Our clinic accepts our state insurance so be sure to present your insurance card before paying to see if any of your fees are covered.

What insurances do you accept?

We will file your claim with any insurance carrier. Please check with your insurance carrier to see if your insurance is in network with Southern Miss Health Center. 

What if my co-pay for my insurance is more than the $20 fee (students) or $25 (faculty/staff)? Do I have to pay more?

No, even if you present your insurance card and your co-pay is normally more than $20 (students) or $25 (faculty/staff), you still will only pay the $20 (students) or $25 (faculty/staff) fee for seeing one of our providers. That $20 (students) or $25 (faculty/staff) will go towards your overall deductible so be sure to present your insurance.

What if I can't pay for services at the time?

  • Students: Charge all fees from the Health Center to your student ID and pay invoice at later date with the Business Office. 
  • Faculty/Staff: Cash or check payments only.

Can I get a copy of my medical records?

Yes, we will give you a copy of your medical records.  Additional charges may apply.  Check or cash only.

Can I get an excuse for missing class or work?

We will give you an excuse note for any missed class or work for the time of your appointment and duration of your illness.  If you need more than one excuse or lose your original copy, you can get a duplicate for an additional $5.00 (cash or check only).

Click here for more information regarding student excuses.  

Where do I park?

Please park in the parking lot north of the Health Center.