Student Health Services at Moffitt Health Center
Student Health Services at Moffitt Health Center
Last update: February 25, 2021
Testing numbers are updated weekly on Monday afternoons.
The Moffitt Health Center serves USM students, faculty, staff, and immediate family members.
Positivity Rate is calculated by dividing the total number of positives by the total number of tests (MHC total tests and Athletics Surveillance Tests).
Total Tests: 558
Total Tests: 596
Total Tests: 979
Total Tests: 885
Total Tests: 738
Total Tests: 881
Total Tests: 857
The cumulative data listed below represents the total number of tests conducted across all categories since January 3rd.
The cumulative data listed below represents the total number of tests conducted across all categories from August 5, 2020 - January 2, 2021.
Note: These figures have been updated to reflect total campus testing, which includes testing done through Moffitt Health Center and Southern Miss Athletics.
As per the Mississippi State Department of Health:
Who Is Currently Eligible for Vaccination in Mississippi
Note: COVID-19 vaccinations are provided to Mississippi residents only, or to out-of-state residents who work in Mississippi.
Note: Your physician or medical provider may advise that you be vaccinated even if you do not have a health condition listed above.
Healthcare workers include nurses, physicians, emergency medical services, technicians, pharmacists, dietary and food staff, environmental services staff and others.
Healthcare settings include acute care facilities, long-term acute care facilities, inpatient rehabilitation facilities, nursing homes, assisted living facilities, home health care, mobile clinics, outpatient facilities such as physicians' offices and others.
NOTE: If you have had severe reactions from previous vaccines or injectable medications, please consult with your doctor or a private medical provider about vaccination, rather than visiting an MSDH drive-through site.
Our team here at Moffitt Health Center is excited to see the plan leadership with the Mississippi State Department of Health has set fourth for those in our state.
At this time, we are currently not able to offer the vaccine series. In the meantime, we encourage those interested and who fall within eligible groups, to utilize the drive thru vaccination sites provided by the MSDH and the National Guard.
As things develop and change in regard to vaccine access at our clinic, we will be sure to share updates with the campus community. Thank you for doing your part to keep yourself and others protected and well during this time!
More information regarding vaccination is available on the Mississippi State Department of Health website.
COVID-19 Vaccine Patient Screening - Additional first dose appointments are now available. Use this link to view available site locations and make your vaccine appointment.
Testing for Current Infection or Previous Exposure
We are taking all precautions to keep our campus community—including patients and employees—safe. A facemask is required upon entering the clinic. Your safety and health are our priorities as we help you.
For at-risk populations and those who prefer to stay at home, telehealth appointments are also available, allowing you access to a provider over the phone.
Moffitt Health Center is Offering Several Ways to Test for COVID-19
Testing is available on the Hattiesburg campus only.
*Type of test conducted (rapid swab vs. PCR swab) will be determined at the provider's discretion based on the patient's specific situation.*
There is no charge to patients for COVID-19 testing, regardless of insurance coverage. Patients without insurance will not be billed for COVID-19 testing.
PCR Swab Test: This test is FDA approved and performed with a swab of your nasal passages to determine if you currently have an active COVID-19 infection. Most results are available in 1-3 days.
Rapid Swab Test: This test is a new FDA approved molecular immunoassay technology and performed with a swab of your nasal passages to determine if you currently have an active COVID-19 infection. Results are available same day.
Rapid Surveillance Testing is available for patients with NO symptoms and NO close contact exposure.
Antibody Blood Test: This FDA approved test determines if you have antibodies to COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2 IgG). This test can show previous infection or exposure to the disease. Most results are available in 1-2 days.
Call 601-266-5390 or visit our patient portal to make an appointment.
Check back regularly for updated information from Moffitt Health Center.
For all USM updates and communications, visit the Southern Miss COVID-19 Response website.
Visit Flight Path: 2020-2021 for information on current and upcoming semesters. This site contains updated health and safety protocols, academic course delivery details, and includes information about Community Standards, housing and dining, academic success, as well as additional student, faculty and staff resources.
Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) : Mississippi COVID-19 Hotline
Accessible from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.