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Student and Employee Health

The Student and Employee Health Department is responsible for occupational health services for students and employees including immunizations, preventive trainings, and initial treatment for on the job injuries. The main office is located in N136.

Hours are 7 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday, except on official UMMC holidays. Contact us at (601) 984-1185.

If students or employees experience an on the job 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

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Joy Akanji, DNP, RN-BC
Nurse Manager

Services

  • Vaccines: Influenza vaccine is free. Tetanus/Tdap, MMR, and Varicella and Hepatitis B vaccines are administered at a cost.

  • 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.

SEH provides immunizations such as influenza, tetanus/ Tdap, MMR, Varicella, and Hepatitis B vaccines. Cost may apply for student and contractor vaccinations. Refer to Students Vaccine Charges. Pay at Student Accounts and bring a receipt. Students' Hepatitis B vaccine series must be completed by the end of the first semester.

SEH also conducts annual tuberculosis screening and respirator fit testing as needed based on current guidelines.

SEH provides initial assessment and treatment of non-urgent workplace injuries for UMMC students and employees. There is no health care provider fee for assessment and initial treatment of workplace injuries in Student and Employee Health. However students may be responsible laboratory, radiologic, or other fees. Bring your medical insurance card. Injuries requiring ongoing treatment will be preferred to appropriate provider as needed.

For blood-borne pathogen exposures, report to Student and Employee Health as soon as possible. If exposure occurs after 3:45 p.m. or on weekends/ holidays initial for care for Blood Borne Pathogen exposure is provided in the UMMC emergency department.

SEH does not treat acute or chronic medical conditions (colds, sinus infections, hypertension, diabetes, ADHD, etc.) that are not work related. Treatment for such conditions should be obtained from the individuals, personal health care provider.

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

Children are not allowed into Student Employee Health (SEH) waiting area unless the children are being served in the outpatient lab located in SEH.

Primary Care Services

Student and Employee Health does not provide primary care services. A Quick Care Clinic for UMMC employees, their immediate dependents, and UMMC students 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 call (601) 984-2273 or (601) 984-6800 or Click here to request an appointment to see health care providers.

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.

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