We provide quality services to students, staff, and faculty that empower individuals to be well informed and self-directed participants in their own health. We believe that academic goals can be reached more efficiently and with fewer obstacles when you know the value of a healthy lifestyle and have the tools necessary to stay healthy.
Health Services is a nurse directed service staffed by a licensed registered nurse located on the Poplarville campus. We provide many services; however, we are not a clinic. We are dedicated to promoting health and wellness through nursing care and wellness counseling. We do not diagnose, and we do not have prescriptive authority. Appointments are not required for services.
Our services include, but are not limited to:
- Over-the-counter medications and first aid supplies,
- Assessment of illness and injury,
- Acute minor illness care,
- Acute injuries and first aid care,
- Nutritional counseling,
- *Referral and appointment assistance to appropriate health care providers (physicians, specialists, dentist, etc. at the student’s expense).
- Referrals to mental health providers,
- Wellness programs and events throughout the year (Ex. Immunization clinics).
- Tobacco cessation counseling,
- Blood Pressure, Weight, Heart Rate screenings,
- Emergency sanitary supplies for female students.
- Health education materials and resources.
- Pregnancy prevention counseling.
- Drug testing.
Students/staff requiring more extensive treatment and medical care will be referred to the appropriate facility such as urgent care, emergency room or their own health care provider. Students/staff will be responsible for the cost of off-campus services. If the Health Services office is closed students who need to seek emergency medical attention should contact 911 or campus police at 601-403-1300.
There is no charge for services for students currently enrolled at Pearl River Community College. All over-the-counter medications, first aid supplies, and other health related items and services are provided at no cost.
Class attendance policies are determined by the policies/procedures of the institution. Excuses are not provided by Health Services for absences from class. When a minor illness occurs which causes absence from class, it is the student’s responsibility to notify instructors of the reason for the absence. Extended illness, hospitalization, or family emergencies should be report to the Assistant Vice President of Student Services.
When you visit Health Services, you have the right to privacy, confidentiality, and to be treated with respect. All treatment is confidential. We do not maintain medical records nor do we release information outside of Pearl River Community College without your permission, except information necessary for public welfare/safety such as communicable disease, or as required, in our judgment, to protect you or others from immediate physical danger. We can only discuss student issues with parents of students 18 years of age and older with written permission/FERPA (Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act).