Belhaven University is on the doorstep of some of the best medical facilities and doctors in the entire Southeast, and we need to take advantage of the care that is so close to our campus. So, to provide for you the best care possible, we have listed several of these facilities in order to direct you in case of need. Though we hope there will never be a need for you to visit one of these locations, we understand the importance of knowing all of your options and their various uses. The following is a list of several of the excellent health service providers nearby campus.
The MEA medical clinics located throughout Jackson are the ideal spots to handle the various needs of our students. With accommodating weekday and weekend hours, and their close proximity to campus, MEA clinics provide the perfect place is a student is not feeling well. These sites are recommended for illnesses that are not emergency related.
About Baptist Medical Center:
Baptist Medical Center is a full-service emergency care facility providing emergency services 24 hours a day. Baptist's ER provides care to patients of all ages and those with diagnoses ranging from non-emergent complaints to life threatening conditions. All physicians on staff in Baptist's Emergency Department are board-certified specialists in emergency medicine.
UMC doubles as one of the South's premier hospitals, as well as a training ground for many of the doctors and nurses of the next generation. Located less than a mile from campus, it is an ideal place for any emergency related needs of our students.
For uninsured students:
University Medical Center suggests that for students who do not have insurance or have international insurance, you will do best to go to the Federally Qualified Health Center at the Jackson Medical Mall (about 3 miles from campus). The FQHC is federally subsidized and staffed by UMC physicians. They assured us it provides quality care but will be less costly for our uninsured students.
Belhaven University recommends, but does not require, the bacterial meningitis vaccine for incoming resident students. There has never been a case of meningitis at Belhaven and the disease is rare, but the University is concerned that students be protected. The vaccine costs approximately $130 and can be administered at the Mississippi Department of Health, just a short drive from campus.