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Student and Employee Health

The Student and 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 a.m.-4:15 p.m. Monday-Friday, excluding UMMC holidays. To shorten your wait time, 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. 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 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.

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A Quick Care Clinic for UMMC employees and their immediate dependents is located on the second floor of the Lakeland Medical Building, 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.

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As an additional option for UMMC employees and their immediate dependents, UMMC 2 You is a benefit under the Blue Cross and Blue Shield State and School Employees’ Health Plan for online minor medical care. Click here to learn more.

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 small waiting room, the possibility of airborne and contact pathogen transmission is quite high.