The mission of the University of Memphis Student Health Center (SHS) is: to empower students to make informed healthy choices and to take responsibility for a goal of lifelong wellness; to provide personalized health services, education and disease prevention to a diverse student population; and to enhance academic achievement, personal growth, and out of the classroom learning.
Student Health Center is located on the main campus at 3770 Desoto Avenue, south of
McWherter Library. Our mailing address is: The University of Memphis, Student Health
Services, 200 Hudson Health Center, Memphis, TN 38152.
Student Health Center is open on:
Mondays 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Tuesdays 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Wednesdays 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Thursdays 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Fridays 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
* The last patient sign-in time is 4:10 pm. No patients may be signed-in after 4:10 pm.
We are a Walk-In Clinic. No appointment is necessary.
The facility is closed weekends, holidays, and announced university closures.
ELIGIBILITY FOR CARE:
Medical Services are available to all students, faculty and staff.
Students may be seen during the semester in which they are enrolled. A current University ID must be presented for admission. Students may be seen between the Fall and Spring or Spring and Fall semesters for an access fee. Additional service fees may apply.
Faculty and Staff must present a current University ID and will be seen until 3:30 p.m. Monday-Friday. Faculty and Staff are charged an access fee. Additional service fees may apply.
Visitors on The University of Memphis campus are eligible for first aid only.
Our major emphasis is on maintaining, restoring and/or improving the physical and emotional
health and wellbeing of students. Student Health Center is an accessible, cost effective health care facility that emphasizes campus wide health promotion, disease prevention, and acute episodic outpatient medical care. Individualized attention, courtesy and patient confidentiality to all is of primary importance.
Student Health Center is staffed with a Physician, Nurse Practitioners, Registered Nurses,
Licensed Practical Nurse, Laboratory and X-ray Technologist, Health Educator, and various
administrative support personnel.
Short-term, acute illnesses and injuries are addressed at Student Health Center. Patients with chronic, complex or recurrent medical conditions must continue to use their primary care physician for issues related to their chronic illness. No routine physicals are performed at Student Health Center. Only lab tests ordered by Student Health Center medical providers will be performed.
Job related injuries are not treated at Student Health Center. If you are an employee or student employee at the university and you are injured on the job, you must report the incident to your supervisor who will obtain the appropriate paperwork from the Human Resources Department.
A Family Planning Clinic is provided by the Memphis and Shelby County Public Health
Department. The Family Planning Clinic provides birth control information, devices,
medications, and examinations by appointment. Family Planning Clinic fees are based on a
sliding scale and are separate from Health Services charges. Payment may be made by cash or check only. To schedule or cancel an appointment, please call 678-2643.
Students are charged a prepaid nominal fee for immunizations.
• DIPHTHERIA - TETANUS: Tetanus prophylaxis may be obtained when medically
• HEPATITIS B: A series of 3 injections are required.
• INFLUENZA: Flu Shots will be available across campus. Check our web site for the fall
CLICK HERE for detailed information on TB screening
HEALTH EDUCATION PROGRAMS:
Student Health Center attempts to optimize student wellness with an emphasis on prevention by developing outreach programs and assisting with University research protocols. The Health Educator is available to provide free, health-centered educational programs for organizations, classes, and groups of interested students. The Health Educator will assist students with selection of appropriate information, brochures, handouts, provide individual counseling, and will serve as a health resource for students. Nutrition education is also available.
Crutches and other aids are loaned out on a short-term basis. The patient will assume financial responsibility in the event of damage or loss of the loaned equipment.
Students enrolled at the university are not charged an access fee. Most routine diagnostic and laboratory analyses required for treatment will be at NO charge. Students pay fees for
dispensary medications, and vaccinations. Students will be notified of any charges before a test or procedure is performed. Student Health Center requests payment before services are provided. Payment may be made by cash, check, credit card, or Tiger Funds. Students may be seen between the Fall and Spring or Spring and Fall semesters for an access fee. Additional service fees may apply. When more in-depth evaluation or treatment is needed the patient is referred off-campus. All charges are the responsibility of the patient.
Faculty and Staff are charged an access fee and may incur charges for laboratory analyses, xrays, immunizations, medications used during treatment, and/or procedural costs. Patients will be notified of any charges before a test or procedure is performed. Student Health Center requests payment before services are rendered. Payment may be made by cash, check, credit card, or Tiger Funds. Faculty and Staff are not eligible to have prescriptions filled at our onsite dispensary. When more in-depth evaluation or treatment is needed the patient is referred offcampus. All charges are the responsibility of the patient.
A Dispensary is available for the convenience of our students. Faculty and Staff are not eligible to have prescriptions filled at our onsite dispensary. Most frequently used prescription medications written by the Student Health Center's Staff Physician and Nurse Practitioners, as well as a variety of over-the-counter medications, may be purchased at a nominal charge.
Student Health Center has one reserved parking spaces located in front of the Health Center. The parking spaces are for Health Center patients only. Please obtain a temporary parking permit from the Receptionist and display it in the front windshield of the vehicle. The temporary parking permit must be returned to the Receptionist when leaving the Health Center. Violators of this parking area are subject to a fine.
All students are encouraged to have health insurance coverage since not all medical care can be provided at Student Health Center. If insurance is desired, the Tennessee Board of Regents has authorized and approved a private insurance company to provide domestic students and their families with coverage. Details concerning the insurance plans available can be found at the following website: www.studentinsurance.com International students must contact the International Students Office for information about purchasing the mandatory health insurance plan.
Insurance claims will not be completed or filed by Student Health Center' personnel.
Prior to treatment at Student Health Center, the patient is required to complete a short personal medical history form. All patient medical records are confidential. This information is not released to any source, University or otherwise, without the written consent of the patient, except as required by law or court order. When authorized to release medical records they will not be transmitted via facsimile. All medical records properly authorized for release will be mailed.
PERMISSION FOR TREATMENT:
Patients who are 18 years of age or older may sign the Permission to Treat form.
Patients under the age of 18 must have the Permission to Treat form signed by their parent or legal guardian. In the event that this form is not on file at Student Health Center, an attempt will be made to contact the parent or legal guardian to obtain permission to treat the patient, only one time, if non-emergency. The Permission to Treat form may be obtained at Student Health Center.
In the event of injury or sudden, emergent illness occurring in the classroom or on campus, the student, faculty or staff member present will call the University Campus Police at 678-4357 (678 - H-E-L-P). Details of the situation should be reported to the Campus Police, who will then respond to the scene and evaluate. A decision then will be made as to whether the patient needs to be transported by ambulance to an emergency facility, or referred to Student Health Center for evaluation.
AFTER HOURS EMERGENCIES:
When Student Health Center is not open, help for emergency medical conditions will be
coordinated by the University Campus Police at 678- 4357 (678-H-E-L-P). The patient may be transferred to a local medical facility, if conditions warrant. The patient will be responsible for the cost of transfer and care at that facility.
Rape, attempted rapes and assaults are to be reported immediately to University Campus Police at 678-4357 (678-H-E-L-P) for proper disposition. Of primary concern, is the victim's physical and emotional well being. The medical staff of Student Health Center will assess and treat any minor physical trauma. Those individuals with injuries of a more serious nature will be referred to a local emergency room. The victim will be referred to the Rape Crisis Center and/or a counselor in the Psychological Counseling Unit for support and follow-up.
Student Health Center is not responsible for the transportation of a patient to another medical facility. The patient should arrange private transportation which will be at the patient's expense.
Students are urged to plan visits to Student Health Center around their class schedule.
Excuses for class or work absence are not given.
In order for a student to receive a medical drop, the student's current attending physician (not the physician or nurse practitioner at Student Health Center) must certify in writing that the patient is unable to complete the semester and that it would be injurious to his/her health.
Further information may be obtained about Student Health Center by calling 678-2287 or
browsing this web site.