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Student and Employee Health serves as the primary resource for occupational-health services such as immunization and tuberculosis screening, when needed for academic purposes – including documentation required for clearance to participate in learning activities at other institutions. Student and Employee Health is also the preferred option for initial assessment of non-emergency occupational health related injuries that occur on weekdays between the hours of 7:00 am to 4:30 pm. Student and Employee Health does not charge for provider or nurse actions in providing services to students. Charges may be incurred for laboratory or imaging services. Student and Employee Health can be contacted by calling (601) 984-1185. For additional information, visit their web page.

If there is a severe occupational injury or a situation, such as a blood or body fluid exposure, that requires urgent treatment at night or on a weekend, students should seek care at the UMMC Emergency Department and notify Student and Employee Health afterward. Students in Mississippi are not covered by Workers Compensation and so may incur costs related to workplace injuries. Normal health care procedures, such as billing insurance, will take place as appropriate.

For Primary Care Services, call (601) 984-2273.

Wellness and Mental Health Service

Student Assistance

DRUG POLICY — Pursuant to the Anti-Drug Abuse Act passed in October 1988 and the Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act Amendments of 1989 (Public Law 101-226), UMMC is committed to maintaining a drug-free work place and to prevent the illicit use of drugs and the abuse of alcohol by students and employees. All students are to abide with this policy.

IMMUNIZATIONS AND VACCINATIONS — The UMMC Health Care Professional Student Immunization Requirements policy is available in PolicyTech. Questions about the policy should be directed to Student and Employee Health.