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Student and Employee Health

The Student Employee Health Department is responsible for student health and on-the-job employee injuries. The clinic is located in Room N136.

Hours are 7 a.m.-5 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.

olutade,-joyce.jpgJoyce Olutade, MD
Medical Director

Joy Akanji, DNP, RN-BC
Nurse Manager


Students may receive nursing care, first aid and over-the counter medications at SEH on an as-needed basis during hours of operation. Standard sick call hours are staffed by a nurse practitioner and/or a physician. Sick call hours are 8:00 a.m.-4:15 p.m. To shorten your wait time, please call (601) 984-1185 to make an appointment.

Medical provider is Joyce Olutade, MD, medical director.

  • Vaccines: Influenza vaccine is free. Tetanus/Tdap, MMR, and Varicella and Hepatitis B vaccines are administered at a cost. Refer to Students Vaccine Charges. Pay at Student Accounts and bring a receipt. 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.

There is no health care provider fee for treatment for acute illnesses and minor injuries; however, there is a charge for blood tests and radiological exams. Please bring your medical insurance card.

SEH does 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 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.

  • Click here for needlestick protocol and procedure.
  • Click here for the Student Assistance Program.
  • Click here for the UMMC immunization and TB screening form.
  • Click here for the TB Risk Assessment form.
  • Click here for TB screening form for educational observers (3 days or less).
  • Click here for student vaccine charges.
  • Click here for the UMMC Student Immunization Policy.
  • Click here for the Mask Fit Questionnaire form.
  • Click here for the Student Injury Report.
  • Click here for the Student Registration and Insurance form.
  • Click here for Student Health Services.


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. 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 (601) 984-2273, a dedicated line through UMMC's Access Center.

Children not allowed in SEH clinic

For medical reasons, children are not allowed into Student Employee Health (SEH) waiting area unless the children are being served in the outpatient lab located in SEH. SEH clinic staff attend to sick students daily, who often have acute viral illnesses.  They also attend to employees who have had exposures to various infectious pathogens, including TB, chickenpox, pertussis, RSV, influenza and various other viral illnesses.  In our very small waiting room, the possibility of airborne and contact pathogen transmission is quite high.