Student Health Service

The Student Health Service is a general practice medical clinic providing care to enrolled students of the University of Mississippi. The Student Health Service is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday. No clinical services are available during holiday periods. Tuition covers the cost of the services of the health care providers. Drugs, laboratory tests, X-ray procedures and supplies are provided to the student on a reduced cost basis. If any charges are made to the student that are covered by insurance, the Student Health Service upon request will file the necessary claim forms to the appropriate insurance company. Drug prescriptions are filled at the Student Health Pharmacy or at local pharmacies at the student’s own expense. Since the Student Health Service is a general practice medical clinic, some patients must be referred to medical specialists. Illness or injuries requiring hospitalization also are referred to the local hospital. The cost of this care must be borne by the student unless it is an illness or injury that is covered by medical insurance.

Information regarding insurance offered may be viewed online on the Student Health Service website.

Immunization Requirement

The Board of Trustees of State Institutions of Higher Learning, in cooperation with the Mississippi State Board of Health, requires that all entering students whose date of birth is after Jan. 1, 1957, must submit proof of two immunizations for measles and one for rubella prior to registration. Immunizations must be given after one year of age. Forms for documenting immunization or establishing an exemption to the requirement are available from the Student Health Service.

Physical Therapy

The Student Health Service, in conjunction with the Athletic Department, operates a physical therapy program. Students must have a referral from a physician or nurse practitioner for services.

University Counseling Services

The University Counseling Center offers personal counseling and therapy aimed at assisting individuals in the university community to cope with life stresses. Group counseling, needs assessment and 24-hour crisis intervention are just some of the services available. Brief personal counseling is free of charge to students, faculty and staff, with extended counseling sessions offered. Complete confidentiality is assured.