Wesson Health Center

Wesson Health Center

Feeling sick? Need an allergy shot? Need health questions answered? Hope to see a physician? The Wesson Health Center provides basic health care on site to all Millsaps College students.

The Center is located on the first floor of the Campbell College Center, just inside the College Center's south entrance. An experienced Registered Nurse coordinates services and care for 28 hours per week. The University of Mississippi Medical Center assigns its physicians to our center for approximately 10 hours per week. While regular office visits are free of charge, costs are applied to the few basic lab tests and immunizations performed in the center.

After-hours emergency care is not affiliated with the College, but is quickly made available at the Baptist Health Center (adjacent to the south border of campus), the University of Mississippi Medical Center (diagonally situated across an intersection from the northeast corner of campus), or St. Dominic's Hospital (2 miles north of campus). 

Missing Class for Medical Reasons?

If you are too ill to make it to class or have to miss class for a doctor's appointment, then it is in your best interest to always let your professor know in advance, if possible. Even if you e-mail or call just before class or send word to your professor by a friend, it makes a good impression that you made the effort to notify him or her.

The Wesson Health Center staff will not provide a medical excuse for class when you are seen in the clinic, but they will provide written documentation as to when you were seen in the clinic. Whether an absence for medical reasons is treated differently from any other absence is determined by each individual professor. 

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Hours

Wesson Health Services is open during the following hours during the regular academic year:

Monday 8:30am - 1:30pm
Tuesday 8:30am - 2pm
Wednesday 10:30am - 3:30pm
Thursday 8:30am - 2pm
Friday 8am - 1pm
Saturday CLOSED
Sunday CLOSED

The clinic is closed during summer months.

Our medical doctors are available by appointment (with walk-ins seen when possible) during the hours listed below. Please call the College Nurse at 601-974-1207 to schedule an appointment.

Monday 10:30am - 12:30pm
Tuesday 10:30am - 12:30pm
Wednesday 1pm - 3pm
Thursday 10:30am - 12:30pm
Friday 10:30am - 12:30pm
Saturday NO HOURS
Sunday NO HOURS

 

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Staff

Carol Lowe, RN
College Nurse, Wesson Health Center
601.974.1207

Health Services does provide limited on-campus medical treatment to all Millsaps students free of charge. Our medical services are provided by the University of Mississippi Department of Family Medicine. Final year family medicine residents rotate through our center on a monthly basis during the academic year, and are supervised by departmental teaching staff.

 

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After Hours Care

For basic medical treatment off campus, you may make an appointment with a doctor on your own. Our doctors on campus will usually refer students to the Lakeland Family Practice Center, which is run by the University of Mississisppi Medical Center's Department of Family Medicine. You will need an appointment to see a doctor there. The Lakeland Family Practice Center is located at 878 Lakeland Drive, just a few blocks west of St. Dominic Hospital. The phone number is 601-984-6800.

Local Health Clinics
If students wish to see a doctor when our clinic is not open (for non-emergencies), they may visit one of the local walk-in clinics, such as:

Baptist Medical Clinics Family Health Center 6250 Old Canton Road 601.957.1015
Baptist Medical Clinics Family Health Center 309-B Airport Road, Pearl 601.939.1960
MEA Medical Clinics 5606 Old Canton Road 601.957.3333
University of Mississippi Family Medical Clinic 878 Lakeland Drive 601.984.6800
Mississippi Family Doctors 187 Doctors Drive, Pearl 601.939.8921

NOTE: Unless your insurance is with one of the large Mississippi managed care networks, expect to have to pay for your visit out of pocket and file your own insurance.

 

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Emergencies

Should there be a medical emergency on campus which does not involve on-campus housing, but requires an ambulance:

  • Call Campus Safety first at extension 1234.
  • Tell them the nature of the emergency and where the patient is located.
  • Allow Campus Safety to call 911 for an ambulance.
  • Campus Safety will give them directions and escort them to the patient.
  • Campus Safety will notify appropriate staff or involved people.

If a resident or visitor in a residence hall is involved and the situation is not critical, contact a resident assistant first (if one is close by or can be found quickly) and let them call Campus Safety to request an ambulance. If a resident assistant cannot be found quickly, call Campus Safety at extension 1234.

If an ambulance is not needed, someone close to the patient can transport him/her to an emergency room for treatment. Jackson area emergency rooms, closest to most distant, are:

University of Mississippi Medical Center 2500 North State Street 601.984.4000
Baptist Medical Center 1225 North State Street 601.9681000
St. Dominic Hospital 969 Lakeland Drive 601.200.2000
Central Mississippi Medical Center 1850 Chadwick Drive 601.376.1000
G.V. Sonny Montgomery VA Medical Center (Veterans Only) Woodrow Wilson Drive (past UMC) 601.364.1244

There are also emergency rooms outside the Jackson area at Rankin Medical Center and Madison County Medical Center.

 

Psychiatric Emergencies
If you believe a student or visitor is in immediate danger of doing physical harm to himself/herself and is in a residence hall, find a resident assistant with whom you can discuss your concerns. Have someone stay with the person to provide support at least until Millsaps staff become involved directly and a plan is determined. Remember that getting someone the medical help he or she needs is worth having that person possibly upset that you betrayed a confidence. In case of an actual suicide attempt that does not appear to require an ambulance, there are two emergency rooms in hospitals with psychiatric units close by. They are:

University of Mississippi Medical Center 2500 North State Street 601.984.4000
St. Dominic Hospital 969 Lakeland Drive 601.200.2000

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