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Student Health Services at Moffitt Health Center

Services We Offer

Overview of Services

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.

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. 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.

Our Services

ADHD Patient Information

  • 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 found here 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 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.
  • 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.

Local Testing Resources 

USM Community Counseling and Assessment Clinic
Phone: 601-266-4601

USM Psychology Clinic
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 
info@willswaybehavioral.com
Phone: 601-255-5264

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 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)
  • Meningococcal vaccine, especially for freshmen living on campus. Two vaccines are necessary to protect against 5 vaccine-preventable serogroups (One vaccine covers serogroups A, C, W, and Y and the other covers serogroup B)
  • Tetanus/Diphtheria (Td) – A booster of Td within the last 10 years

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:

  • 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 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.

  • Preventative Health Care
  • Annual physicals and Pap tests
  • 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
  • Sexual Assault Assistance - Abusive Relationships

The Sexual Assault Crisis Center can be reached at 601-264-7777.

X-ray services are also available and performed by certified technicians on chest and extremities (i.e. hands, legs, fingers, etc.)