Wesson Health Center

Your health is our priority

The Wesson Health Center (WHC) is a first stop for students seeking professional medical advice and diagnosis, along with wellness information. Because students are a MAJOR part of our community, the Health Center is here to support health and wellness in body and mind, preparing you for success in athletics, on the stage, in the classroom and for life. The Wesson Health Center staff provides assessment, treatment and referrals on-site to all Millsaps College students free of charge.

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Staff, Hours, Contact Info & Location


Our medical services are provided by a registered nurse and the University of Mississippi Medical Center Department of Family Medicine. Final-year family medicine residents rotate through the center on a monthly basis during the academic year. They are supervised by an attending physician.

Hours & Contact Info

Phone: 601-974-1207
Email: [email protected]

Wesson Health Center is open for walk-ins during the following hours:

  • Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, 8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
  • Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
  • Closed Saturday and Sunday
  • The clinic is closed during the summer months and school holidays.

The doctor is available during the hours listed below:

  • Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
  • Wednesday, 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.


Wesson Health is located on the first floor of the Campbell College Center just inside the south entrance and next to the Post Office and mailboxes.

On-Site Services

  • General physicals
  • Counseling Services
  • Sports physicals
  • Illness assessment, diagnosis and treatment (including prescriptions)
  • Wound care (minor)
  • Blood pressure checks
  • Limited laboratory testing (contact WHC for more information)
  • Allergy, flu shots and other prescription injections (please contact WHC for more information)
  • Sexual health care
  • Health education information
  • TB testing for international students (by appointment)
  • Referrals to local healthcare specialists

If you have the sniffles, a headache, an irritating cough or need a Band-Aid®, stop by WHC! The office stocks many over-the-counter medications and first aid supplies:

  • Band-Aids®
  • Cough drops
  • Antihistamines and decongestants
  • Ibuprofen, Tylenol, Aleve, Midol
  • Disposable thermometers
  • Antacids
  • Ace wrap bandages and heating and ice packs
  • Crutches and wheelchairs
  • Menstrual products
  • Sexual health supplies

Cost & Health Insurance

All office visits are free of charge; however, there is a minimal cost for some lab tests and flu shots that will be charged to student accounts.

Please note, the Wesson Health Center does not file claims on the student’s health insurance. For any lab fees, a student will need to pay and can file a claim on their own medical insurance. For treatment off campus, students will need their insurance card and a photo ID. For information about health insurance, please visit the student health insurance page.

Medical Excuse Information


  • Email your professors with any questions/concerns about engaging in courses when you miss class due to illness. In-person attendance for all class/lab meetings is the expectations for all students. Student should notify their instructor of the need to miss a class, laboratory or studio session prior to the meeting time and provide a valid reason why they will be absent.  

  • In summary, faculty should be including attendance policies in their syllabi and students should be notifying their instructors of the need to miss a class before the absence occurs (within reason) and providing a valid excuse for it to be counted as an excused absence.  This does not mean a student needs to provide a doctor’s/nurse’s note before the absence occurs, but certainly it should be provided when they return to class.  Students definitely should be communicating with faculty prior to absences when exams or assignment deadlines are missed. 

Excuse Notes from Weston Health Center

  • Wesson Health Center (WHC) Policy on the Provision of Excuses:

  • Excuse/verification notes will be provided only when current clinic evidence is present. You must be seen by a medical provider in the WHC. Phone calls/emails/drop-ins for notes are not acceptable.

  • Requests for an excuse/absence note for a retroactive report of medical complaint (e.g. “I missed my exam yesterday because I was sick”) will be granted if clinical evidence supports the claim of illness after being seen by the WHC physician.

  • An outside health care provider may be seen, e.g., emergency room or clinic. Please bring a copy of the discharge paperwork to the WHC and an excuse will be given after consultation with the WHC physician.

  • Excuse/absence notes for missed classes due to off-campus appointments will be granted on a case-by case-basis. Please bring a copy of the discharge paperwork from this appointment to WHC.

After-Hours, Emergencies & Area Medical Resources

After-Hours Care

Acute illnesses and emergencies can be treated after hours at one of the many walk-in clinics in the area.

Walk-In Clinics

4880 I-55, Jackson, MS 39211
Hours: 8 a.m.- 8 p.m. Sat.-Sun.

American Family Care
710 Highland Colony Pkwy Suite A, Ridgeland, MS 39157
Hours: 8 a.m. -8 p.m. M-F
Sat-Sun 8 a.m.- 5 p.m.

Fast Pace Health Urgent Care
1612 E County Line Rd, Ridgeland, MS 39157
Hours: 8 a.m.-8 p.m. M-F
Sat. 8 a.m.-6 p.m.
Sun. 1 p.m.-5 p.m.

MEA Clinics
North Primary Care Plus Clinic
5005 Old Canton Road,
Jackson, MS 39211
(601) 957-3333
Monday thru Saturday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Orthopedic Walk-in Urgent Care

Capital Ortho
104 Burney Dr.
Flowood, MS 39232
Hours: 8 a.m.– 4 p.m. Mon.-Thursday
8 a.m.-3 p.m. Fri.


For medical assistance, call the Health Center (974-1207) during office hours. After hours, follow this procedure if it is an emergency:

For medical emergencies (e.g., loss of consciousness, cardiac arrest, seizure, head injury, serious fall or fractures, excessive bleeding), the victim or a bystander should first call Campus Safety (974-1234) and remain with the individual.

  • 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.

The Health Center staff will assist with emergencies during office hours. Campus Safety and Health Center Staff members are certified in CPR and First Aid, and will render care until an ambulance arrives.

If a resident or visitor in a residence hall is involved and the situation is not critical, contact a resident assistant first. If one can’t 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.


University of Mississippi Medical Center:
2500 N State St | (601) 984-1000
(0.6 miles from campus: Map)

Baptist Hospital:
1225 N State St, Jackson, MS | (601) 968-1000
(0.6 miles from campus: Map)

St. Dominic Hospital:
969 Lakeland Dr, Jackson, MS | (601) 200-2000
(1.4 miles from campus: Map)

Psychiatric Emergencies

If you believe a student or visitor is in immediate danger of doing physical harm to him/herself and lives 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 s/he needs is worth having her/him 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.

University of Mississippi Medical Center:
2500 N State St | (601) 984-1000
(0.6 miles from campus: Map)

Merit Health Central:
1850 Chadwick Dr.| (601) 376-2600
(12 miles from campus: Map)

For crisis and suicide prevention counseling 24/7
• Suicide & Crisis Intervention – 988
• Rape and Sexual Assault Crisis Line (local) – 800-656-HOPE

Mental health care is important for all individuals, outside of crisis situations. And it has a significant impact on our physical health and wellbeing; including our happiness, satisfaction, susceptibility to infection, sleep habits, concentration, etc. Millsaps offers counseling services to all students free of charge. For more information visit Millsaps Counseling Services.

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