Student Health Services at Moffitt Health Center
Student Health Services at Moffitt Health Center
The University of Southern Mississippi's Student Health Services offers general medical
care for all students, faculty, and staff of this university. A $20 student fee is
charged for each visit to see a health care provider and can be placed on your student
ID. Other services such as lab, x-ray, and pharmacy are not included in the $20 fee.
Patients must present their photo ID at time of visit. Faculty and staff are charged an office visit fee.
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 women’s health exams, cholesterol screening, smoking cessation, and a men’s health program.
Under the umbrella of our student health services, we have a full- service laboratory, an X-ray facility, and a pharmacy located within the clinic facility. There are fees associated with these services.
Appointments are required. Same day appointments can be made if scheduling permits. Please be sure that your address, phone number, and e-mail address are current each semester. Visit Appointments and Checking Labs for more information on how to schedule appointments and/or view recent labs.
We do accept and file insurance for our services. We are currently only in network with Blue Cross/Blue Shield (this includes State and School Employees) and Mississippi United Health Care plans. We are listed as certified with Tricare to file claims. This is not the same as Network Providers but Tricare will now recognize Tricare Standard members and they will only be responsible for regular co-pays, co-insurance, and deductibles as they apply.
We will issue excuse notes for students who miss class or work for appointments or illness. If you lose or need an additional excuse note you will have to return to the clinic to receive a new or additional copy.
ADHD Patient Information
Local Testing Resources
USM Community Counseling and Assessment Clinic
USM Psychology Clinic
Connections - Hattiesburg Clinic
2 Southern Pointe Parkway, Suite 200
Hattiesburg, MS 39401
Psychiatric Services: 601-261-5977
22 Millbranch Road
Hattiesburg, MS 39402
The Office of Health Promotion at Moffitt Health Center houses two alcohol and drug related programs:
The Eagle Check-Up program consists of 2-3 meetings in which students can confidentially discuss their alcohol and/or marijuana use with a trained counselor supervised by a licensed psychologist.
The Collegiate Recovery Community is a group of USM undergraduate and graduate students pursuing lives in recovery from various substance use problems and other behavioral addictions.
For more information, visit Alcohol and Drug Programs and Resources.
Allergy sufferers can receive their allergy injections at Student Health Services. The patient will have to provide their medication with orders from their prescribing physician. Allergy medication will be stored/refrigerated at the Student Health Services.
The Office of Health Promotion is available to provide information on various health topics and promote healthy behaviors to college students. Health educators are available to develop programs and give lectures to classes, residence halls, and student organizations about the health concerns of college students.
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
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:
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:
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 Student Health Services.
Registered laboratory technologists operate a full-service laboratory located in Student Health Services for your convenience. A wide range of laboratory testing is available during office hours and most lab results are available while you wait.
Stress, depression, and anxiety are increasingly prevalent on college campuses. If you or someone you know develops symptoms such as:
They/You may benefit from seeing a professional about mental health concerns.
The Student Health Services staff will be happy to assist you. Additionally, counseling is available free of charge at Student Counseling Services located in Bond Hall. Or, call, 601-266-4829.
A licensed pharmacist fills prescriptions from health care providers both within and
outside Student Health Services. Over-the-counter medications are also available for
purchase without a prescription. Show your insurance card before purchasing prescriptions.
Delivery Service for Hattiesburg Campus Employees:
Faculty and staff 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.
Student Health Services 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 patient rooms and in the lobby near the pharmacy.
The Sexual Assault Crisis Center can be reached at 601-264-7777.