Do I need to be seen?
Because of the complexity of health problems, it is impossible for a nurse to make this decision over the phone. You will be advised to come to Student Health Services (SHS) to be seen by a healthcare provider.
Appointments and Walk-ins
Appointments at SHS are required for annual gynecological examinations and physical examinations (i.e. athletics, ROTC, diving, job shadowing, camp counselor and study abroad). For an illness or injury, students are seen in the order that they sign in as a walk-in. Appointments may be made by calling 662-915-7274. Walk-ins are accepted until we reach provider-capacity for the day.
SHS opens at 8 a.m. Monday through Thursday and at 9 a.m. on Friday; closing time is 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Students who come to the clinic early in the morning usually have a shorter wait time.
When you sign in, you may choose to see the next available healthcare provider or request a particular provider. Students who have Blue Cross insurance should request a Blue Cross provider. However, if you do not choose to wait for a Blue Cross provider or if one is not on duty, you will be asked to sign a form indicating that you are aware that the provider you will see at Student Health, for that visit, is not a Blue Cross provider.
Visits at Employee Health Center are by appointment only.