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Student/Employee Health

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  • Student/Employee Health

    The Student/Employee Health Department, responsible for student health and on-the-job employee injuries, is located in Room N-136. A Quick Care Clinic for UMMC employees and their immediate dependents is located on the second floor of the Lakeland Medical Building at 764 Lakeland Drive.

    Hours are 7 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday, except on official UMMC holidays.

    If students or employees become ill or sustain injury after normal workday hours, they are encouraged to seek care at UMMC's Emergency Department if necessary.

    Employees

    UMMC employees and their immediate families who need to see a physician for minor illnesses can get an appointment within 24 hours through Quick Care Clinic. Most patients will be seen the same day they call for an appointment.

    The clinic, staffed by the Department of Family Medicine, handles common and acute illnesses, such as sore throat, earache, upper respiratory, urinary tract infections, flu and gastrointestinal infections as well as minor emergencies, such as sprains or rashes, and yearly preventive medicine physicals.

    To schedule an appointment, employees should call 4-CARE (601-984-2273), a dedicated line through UMMC's Access Center.

    Students

    Jane Free, Nurse Manager
    Jane Free, Nurse Manager

    Students may receive nursing care, first aid and over-the counter medications on an as-needed basis during all hours of operation. Standard sick call hours are staffed by a nurse practitioner and/or a physician. Sick call hours are 8:30-11:30 a.m. and 1-3:30 p.m.

    Medical providers: Sara Murray, CFNP: Nurse Practitioner; Joyce Olutade, MD: Medical Director.

    Vaccines: Tetanus (Td/Tdap), Influenza vaccine and Varicella vaccines are free.

    Hepatitis B vaccines cost $55.00/dose. Pay at Student Accounts and bring a receipt. The Hepatitis B vaccine series must be completed by the end of the first semester.

    TB Screening: An annual TB skin test or blood test is required of all students. Students who have had  prior BCG vaccination are screened with a TB blood test. There is no charge for TB screens.

    Medical care for acute illnesses and minor injuries is provided at no charge to students. However, there is a charge for blood tests and radiological exams. Pleased bring your medical insurance card.

    We do not treat chronic medical conditions (Hypertension, diabetes, ADD, ADHD etc.). Students with ADD/ADHD should see their personal  physician for medication refills.

    Blood borne pathogen exposure: Report to Student and Employee Health as soon as possible. Go to Fast Track at the ER after 3:45 p.m.

    Staff members at Student/Employee Health have no role in any student's academic assessment or evaluation.

    In case of class conflicts, appointments can be scheduled by calling (601) 984-1185. If a student is sick and a physician is not immediately available, the nursing staff of Student/Employee Health will make arrangements to have the student seen by an external physician.