Overview of Services
Our staff treats a wide range of health problems, including acute minor illnesses such as colds, sinus problems, and allergies; and chronic medical problems such as asthma, diabetes, and hypertension. We offer preventive health service, including cholesterol screening, smoking cessation, and vaccinations. TB skin tests will only be administered on Mondays during the summer.
Remember, appointments are encouraged. Our staff will see appointments before walk-in patients. Please be sure that your address, phone number, and e-mail address are current each semester.
We do accept and file insurance for our services. We are only in network with Blue Cross & Blue Shield (this includes State and School Employees).
We will issue excuse notes for students who miss class or work for appointments or illness based on physician discretion. If you lose or need an additional excuse note there is a $5.00 fee (cash or check only) for duplicates.
Office Visit & Fees
- Students: $20 per office visit; payable by cash, check or charge to student account
- Faculty/Staff: $25 per office visit; payable by cash or check only
- Additional fees for procedures, labs, injections, vaccinations, strep/flu tests, etc.
Two doses of measles-containing vaccine (usually administered as MMR vaccine) are required for all first-time enterers to all Mississippi colleges and universities and must be obtained before the new student will be permitted to receive a class schedule and attend classes.
An immunization form must be completed by your health care provider and you must send back (in a timely manner) to the admissions/registration office. Doing this in advance of registration will simplify the registration process for both students and college officials.
Re-Immunization is necessary when:
- Measles vaccine was administered before 12 months of age and/or before January 1, 1968.
- Rubella vaccine was administered before 12 months of age and/or before 1969
Rubella and Measles are not required for females who may be pregnant. If pregnancy is suspected, a valid certificate of Medical Exemption from Immunization Requirements for adults is required until pregnancy is resolved.
Measles vaccine is not required for persons born before 01-01-1957.
In addition to the required immunizations listed above, the following shots are recommended, but not required:
- Hepatitis B (a series of three shots)
- Meningococcal vaccine (Menomune), especially for freshmen living on campus.
- Tetanus/Diphtheria (Td) – A booster of Td within the last 10 years
Services Available via Telehealth
- Primary health care and acute care
- Preventative health care
- STD screening and counseling
- HIV screening and counseling
- Pregnancy testing (although we do testing, we can not see pregnant women as patients for any condition)
Student Counseling Services & Mental Health
Stress, depression and anxiety are increasingly prevalent on college campuses. If you or someone you know develops symptoms such as:
- Problems with eating or sleeping
- Increased use of alcohol and drugs
- Problems making decisions
- Persistently sad, anxious, or empty moods
- Difficulty concentrating, or remembering
- Physical symptoms like headache, digestive symptoms and chronic pain
They/you may benefit from seeing our professional from Counseling Services.
Our Health Center staff will be happy to assist you. Additionally, counseling is available free of charge beginning on Tuesday, August 30, 2016. Counseling will be available every Tuesday from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. in the Health Center (excludes holidays). To schedule an appointment, please call 601-266-4829.
If you believe you have been a victim of sexual assault, we provide sexual assault assistance and abusive relationship referrals. The Sexual Assault Crisis Center can be reached at 601-264-7777.