Student Health Services 

Mission Statement 

The mission of UAM Student Health Services is to provide the basic health care needed by members of our university community (students, faculty and staff) to pursue their educational goals and to provide information to this community which will enhance each individual’s ability to achieve and maintain an optimal level of total wellness. 

On your initial visit to UAM Student Health Services, you will be required to fill out a Health History Form.

Drop-ins are welcome. However, to reduce your waiting time, you may call or email for an appointment.

Available Services

  • Emergency first aid.
  • Health education, counseling, and evaluations. 
  • Health screenings (blood pressure, blood sugar, hemoglobin, body fat composition, cholesterol, strep A, pregnancy, otoscope exams, etc.)
  • Assessment, treatment and OTC medications for minor illnesses.
  • Assessment and treatment for injuries.
  • Specific care prescribed by physicians (injections, dressing changes, wound care, etc.)
  • Assistance with proper use of the health care system through appropriate referrals.
  • When the Student Health Services Nurse is unavailable, student assistants operate the Self-Care Center.
  • Lactation Room

Medical Excuses

UAM Student Health Service does not provide medical excuses for short-term absences which result in missed classes, exams, assignments, work or practices due to illness or injury. In certain circumstances where the illness or injury is prolonged, requires hospitalization or the student is instructed not to attend classes, work or practices due to the severity or communicability of the illness, SHS will work with students in providing appropriate documentation.  

Students are advised to contact the appropriate professor, instructor, coach or supervisor in the event they need to miss classes, exams, assignments, work or practices due to an illness, injury or an emergency. While absence should be a rare occurrence, Student Health Service encourages students to make mature decisions when they are too ill to attend class or activities. All decisions concerning the impact of an absence, as well as any arrangements for making up work, rest with the professors, instructors, coaches or supervisors. 

Flu

Action Steps to Save Lives

Meningococcal Meningitis Advisement

*Meningococcal Meningitis is a rare but potentially dangerous illness.  Although the risk of contracting this disease is low for the general population, there is a greater potential risk of outbreaks for college-aged students due to a prevalence of risk factors that are often part of campus life.  These risk factors include residence hall living, active and passive smoking, bar patronage, and alcohol consumption.  As a preventative measure, Student Health Services recommends students check with their health care providers for further information about available vaccines or contact us at (870) 460-1051.

*-as required by Arkansas Legislative Act 1233

Tuberculosis Screening

Arkansas Law indicates that any student who was *foreign born* is subject to the requirements of the Arkansas Department of Health Tuberculosis Screening Program for Foreign Born University and College Students. 

In order to comply with these regulations, the student must begin by completing and printing a Tuberculin Skin Testing Database Questionnaire.  Take the completed form to UAM Student Health Services on the lower level of the Gibson University Center.  At that time, you will receive further information and instructions.

 

Office of Student Health Services (located in the UAM Wellness Center)

531 University Drive
P.O. Box 3459 
Monticello, AR 71656
870-460-1051 (phone)
870-460-1653 (fax)

Available Hours:  Monday - Friday; 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. during Fall and Spring sessions.

After Hour Emergencies: University Police (dial 1000); Drew Memorial Hospital (367-2411)