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Our staff treats a wide range of health problems including acute minor illnesses and injuries. We have a CLIA certified laboratory and x-ray capability within Moffitt Health Center.

  • Before prescribing controlled stimulant medications for ADHD, Moffitt Health Center requires documentation of a comprehensive evaluation/psychological testing by a licensed professional with experience in ADHD assessment. ADHD screenings and prior medical records of stimulant medication refills are not sufficient documentation of the diagnosis. Documentation should state the specific disability as diagnosed. The ADHD diagnosis should be made by someone with appropriate professional credentials and should reference the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) criteria. Documentation should describe the comprehensive testing and techniques used to arrive at the ADHD diagnosis. Evaluators must be authorized and licensed by the state in which they practice to administer the necessary tests and to diagnose ADHD and these credentials must be listed on the ADHD assessment.
  • If you have already been tested for ADHD and have the necessary documentation as described above, it is not necessary to be tested again. You may bring a hard copy of your ADHD assessment done by a licensed professional or have those records faxed to our clinic. A medical record release form will allow you to request that information and have it sent from your previous provider directly to Moffitt Health Center.
  • Once all documentation and assessment information has been obtained, approved and reviewed, your provider will discuss medication options with you to determine which medication would be most appropriate for the management of symptoms. An EKG may be requested before a stimulant medication is started. Providers will monitor controlled substance prescription activity on the Mississippi PMP website. Drug testing may be conducted to ensure you are taking your medication and are not taking other mood altering substances that will adversely affect ADHD.
  • Patient must be currently enrolled in an academic program in order to receive ADHD services.
  • Patients will be asked to review and sign a Controlled Substance Good Faith Agreement.
  • Class 2 controlled substances cannot be refilled. Moffitt Health Center providers will prescribe controlled ADHD medications for only one month at a time. You will be responsible for coming to the clinic to get a new prescription each month.
  • The prescription for class 2 controlled substances is printed on special paper that prevents tampering, faxing and copying. Alternatively, a written prescription may be issued.
  • Controlled substances are monitored by the Drug Enforcement Agency of the Department of Justice. Misuse, selling, distributing (sharing with a friend) is a felony. The first offense is punishable by no more than 20 years in prison and/or fined no more than 5 million dollars. If death or serious injury occurs as a result of unlawful use or distribution, the party may face at minimum 20 years to life in prison. Under the Controlled Substances Act, a person convicted of selling or attempting to sell amphetamines near a school, including a college, or other areas where young people may be present, faces twice the maximum prison sentence, twice the maximum fine, and twice the term of supervised release. (21 U.S.C. 860.)
  • DO NOT SHARE YOUR MEDICATION (see paragraph above).
  • We recommend that you also submit a copy of your official ADHD assessment to the USM Office of Disability in order to get extended testing time and/or other classroom accommodations.

Moffitt Health Center does not do any ADHD testing.

Center for Behavioral Health   
Fritzsche-Gibbs Hall (Rm. 201)     
Hattiesburg, MS 39406     
Phone: 601-266-4588
Connections - Hattiesburg Clinic
2 Southern Pointe Parkway, Suite 200
Hattiesburg, MS 39401
Phone: 601-261-5159
Psychiatric Services: 601-261-5977 

Will's Way
22 Millbranch Road
Suite 1200
Hattiesburg, MS 39402
Phone: 601-255-5264

Allergy sufferers can receive their allergy injections at Moffitt Health Center. The patient will have to provide their medication with orders from their prescribing physician. You can mail the medication and orders to Moffitt Health Center, 118 College Drive #5066, Hattiesburg, MS 39406. You may also bring the medication and orders to the clinic. Allergy medication will be stored/refrigerated at the Moffitt Health Center. Appointments are not necessary to get your allergy injection.

This information is subject to change based on updated CDC guidelines. 

COVID-19 vaccinations are encouraged and available through Moffitt Health Center or local healthcare providers. COVID-19 vaccinations do not prevent you from getting COVID-19, but reduce your risk of progression to serious illness, hospitalization, or death. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - Vaccines 

You may schedule a Pfizer vaccination at Moffitt Health Center through the online health portal on the Moffitt Health Center website or by calling 601.266.5390

Face masks are no longer required in any public spaces unless you have COVID-19 symptoms, a positive COVID-19 test, or close contact exposure to someone with COVID-19.  Healthcare settings may require face masks during times of high community transmission.  However, you may choose to wear a mask at any time. The CDC recommendation for mask use is fluid, depending on the level of community transmission and a person’s risk for serious illness. 

Maintain good personal hygiene by washing hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or using a hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.  

COUGHING/SNEEZING HYGIENE  Always remember to cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. If you do not have tissues, the CDC recommends you cough or sneeze into the inside of your elbow, not into your hands. Throw tissue in the trash and immediately wash your hands with soap and water or use hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.

Ventilate your home by getting fresh air into your home, filtering the air that is there, and improving air flow. Improving ventilation can help you reduce virus particles in your home and keep COVID-19 from spreading.  Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - Improving Home Ventilation

USM encourages all faculty, staff, and students to self-screen each day for symptoms of COVID-19 before coming onto any University property.

If an individual has any of these symptoms and they are not due to a pre-existing, underlying chronic health condition, you are encouraged to wear a mask and contact Moffitt Health Center, Gulf Park Health Center or a local healthcare provider. 
Are you experiencing any of the following symptoms related to COVID-19?

  • Fever above 100.4° F
  • Coughing
  • Chills
  • Muscle pain/body aches
  • Headache
  • Fatigue
  • Sore throat
  • New loss of the sense of taste or smell
  • Congestion/runny nose
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - COVID Symptoms  

COVID-19 Case Management 


Individuals with concerning symptoms are encouraged to contact Moffitt Health Center, Gulf Park Health Center or a local healthcare provider to discuss their symptoms and schedule an appointment for testing. Moffitt Health Center has rapid antigen nasal swab testing available on site with a 20 minute turnaround time. 

Faculty, staff, and students who are exposed to COVID-19:

  • The CDC no longer requires quarantine after Covid exposure.
  • Wear a Mask around others.
  • Continue monitoring for Covid-like symptoms for 10 days.
  • Get tested 5 days after exposure OR when you develop Covid-like symptoms.
  • Self-screen for Covid Symptoms.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention- If You Were Exposed

 If your Covid test result is Positive, follow the Isolation Recommendations.

Faculty, staff, and students who test Positive for COVID-19 should:

  • May discontinue isolation after being fever-free for 24 hours.
  • You do not need to be completely symptom free to end isolation.
  • You do not need to be retested to end isolation.

If at any point during self-isolation, the condition rapidly worsens with severe symptoms requiring emergency care, please call 911 for immediate help. Inform the 911 operator that you are positive for COVID-19.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - Steps When Sick 

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - Isolation

If you test positive for COVID-19 and are high risk for serious illness, treatments are available from Moffitt Health Center, Gulf Park Health Center or local healthcare provider that can reduce your chances of hospitalization and death.  

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - Treatments for Severe Illness

Employees who test positive for COVID-19 must notify their direct supervisor to keep them informed and aware of the employee’s return to work. 

Students who test positive for Covid-19 must notify their instructors and Dean of Students Office in order to keep them informed and aware of their absences. This link may be used to complete a Request for Academic Notification through the Dean of Students Office.

Some people who have been infected with the virus that causes COVID-19 can experience long-term effects from their infection, known as post-COVID conditions (PCC) or long COVID. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - Long-Term-Effects 

State, local, and territorial governments may have travel restrictions in place. Check your destination’s COVID-19 situation here before traveling.

The Health Education Department is available to provide information on various health topics and promote healthy behaviors to college students. The nurse educator is available to develop and present programs to classes, residence halls, and student organizations about the health concerns of college students. Examples are Sexually Transmitted Infections, Substance Abuse, Tobacco and Vaping Cessation, Stress Management, Narcan Training, Women's Health, Men's Health and Sleep Hygiene recommendations. Contact Melanie%20Blanton or Moffitt Health Center to schedule. 

Two doses of measles-containing vaccine (usually administered as MMR vaccine) are required for all first-time enrollers 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 sent back (in a timely manner) to the admissions/registration office. Doing this in advance will simplify the registration process for both students and college officials.

Re-Immunization is necessary when:

  1. Measles vaccine was administered before 12 months of age and/or before January 1, 1968.
  2. 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)
  • Influenza (flu)
  • BOTH Meningococcal ACWY and Meningococcal B vaccines  (Especially for freshmen living on campus)
  • Tetanus/Diphtheria (Td) – (A booster of Td within the last 10 years)
  • HPV Vaccine (Human Papillomavirus Virus)

For further information on immunization requirements or recommendations, refer to the CDC Immunization Schedules, MSDH Immunization Schedule for Adults, or the MSDH Immunization Schedule for Children

Travel Abroad Immunizations

A list of specific immunizations and vaccines needed for traveling out of the country is available by visiting the CDC Traveler's Health website. These vaccines can be obtained at Moffitt Health Center. Please call and speak with a nurse before making an appointment for any other vaccines other than those listed above to ensure they are in stock and do not have to be ordered. 

Registered laboratory technologists operate a full-service CLIA certified laboratory located in Moffitt Health Center for your convenience. A wide range of laboratory testing is available during office hours and most lab results are available while you wait. If our lab can not run a test it may be sent to an outside lab. Any labs not ran on site in our Moffitt Health Center lab will be billed to the patient by the outside performing lab (Labcorp or Quest Diagnostics.)

  • STD screening and counseling
  • HIV testing and counseling
  • Preventative Health Care
  • Annual physicals
  • Testicular Exams

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 a headache, digestive symptoms, and chronic pain
  • Fatigue
  • Tearfulness       

They/You may benefit from seeing a professional about mental health concerns.

The Moffitt Health Center staff will be happy to assist you. Counseling is available free of charge at Student Counseling Services located in Bond Hall. Call 601.266.4829 for more information.

For information regarding vaccine eligibility in Mississippi, visit Vaccination Against Mpox. 

Mpox is a viral illness that can cause flu-like symptoms and a rash. The virus is spread mostly through close, personal, and often skin-to-skin contact with a person who has mpox. Common forms of transmission include direct contact with lesions, body fluids of an infected person, or exposure to the respiratory secretions of an affected person during prolonged face-to-face contact. Transmission may also occur by touching items (i.e. clothing, linens, etc.) that came in contact with the infectious rash or body fluids.

Mpox is spread when a person is symptomatic. A person is contagious from the time symptoms start until the rash has fully healed and a new, fresh layer of skin has formed in the area. This typically takes between 2 and 4 weeks. No symptoms = no transmission. Symptoms = potential transmission.


  • Avoid close, skin-to-skin contact with people who have a rash that looks like mpox.
  • Avoid contact with the rash or scabs of a person known to have mpox, including kissing, hugging, cuddling with, or having sex with the person.
  • Avoid sharing dinnerware (utensils, cups), lip balms, cigarettes, or any other item that may come in contact with body secretions of a person who has mpox.
  • Explore vaccine eligibility in your area.


  • Fever and chills
  • Headache, muscle aches, and backache
  • Swollen lymph nodes
  • Exhaustion/fatigue
  • Rash (may look like blisters or pimples, usually follows the other symptoms)




  • Contact your healthcare provider immediately.
  • Avoid close or intimate contact with others until seen by a healthcare provider.
  • Avoid gatherings.
  • Notify Housing and Residence Life if you have mpox and live on campus.
  • Return home and isolate until your rash is healed and symptoms are gone (if possible.)
  • Isolate yourself in a separate room or area to prevent contact with people and pets.    Isolation and Infection Control At Home
  • If you are unable to attend class, students must notify their instructors and Dean of Students Office in order to keep them informed and aware of their absences. This link may be used to complete a Request for Academic Notification through the Dean of Students Office. 

Our staff treats a wide range of chronic health problems including asthma, diabetes, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, thyroid disease, etc. If specialty care is needed, then a referral will be placed to a local medical or surgical specialist. 

Moffitt Health Center offers confidential and FREE HIV screenings to all students, faculty, and staff.  Walk-ins are welcome. If you are coming for an HIV screening ONLY, you do not have to pay the $20 office fee.

We also offer other STI testing at a reduced fee. Services can be billed to insurance if desired. 

FREE condoms are available in all dorm lobbies, patient exam rooms, bathrooms of FSL housing and in the Moffitt Health Clinic lobby in a large orange basket. 

At the USM Pharmacy a  licensed pharmacist fills prescriptions from health care providers both within and outside Moffitt Health Center. Over-the-counter medications are also available for purchase without a prescription. Show your insurance card before purchasing prescriptions. Patients can request to be notified of their prescription(s) being ready via text notification. 

Patients can now elect to get their medications via free curbside pick-up. Two designated parking spots are located on the 4th street side of our building across from patient parking. Upon arrival, the patient should call the pharmacy to notify them of their arrival and indicate which parking spot they are in. Payment may also be collected over the phone.

Phone: 601.266.4075

Faculty and staff located on the Hattiesburg campus can now elect to have their prescriptions delivered to them for no extra cost! Please note that controlled medications cannot be delivered and must be picked up at the pharmacy. By filling out the Prescription Delivery Request and Consent Form, available here and at the pharmacy, you can sign up for this free service. If you have any questions or concerns, please give the pharmacy a call at 601.266.4075.

  • Preventative Health Care
  • Annual physicals
  • Pap tests (recommended for over 21 year olds)
  • Breast Exams
  • STD screening and counseling
  • HIV testing and counseling
  • Contraception and Contraceptive counseling
  • Birth-control pills
  • Emergency Contraception (morning after pill)
  • Pregnancy testing (however, we cannot continue any prenatal care)
  • Preconception counseling
  • Referrals
X-ray services are also available and performed by certified technicians on chest and extremities (i.e. hands, legs, fingers, etc.) They are then sent to a Radiologist to be read and Moffitt Health Center will receive a report of the findings. 


Contact Us

and USM Pharmacy
Scott Hall
118 College Drive Box #5066
Hattiesburg, MS 39406

Campus Map

Phone Numbers
Clinic 601.266.5390 
Pharmacy 601.266.4075

Patient Hours 

Fall and Spring Semesters
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Thursday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Fall and Spring Semesters
Monday - Friday:  
9 a.m. - 5 p.m. 
Clinic & Pharmacy:
Semester Breaks & Summer 
Monday - Wednesday and Friday:
8:00 a.m. - Noon,
1 p.m - 4:30 p.m
9:00 a.m. - Noon,
1 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.