Student Health Services

Welcome to Student Health


During COVID 19, all Student Health Services visits are by appointment only and each visit will be preceded by a telephone screening.  To schedule your appointment, email Richardson@uamont.edu or call 870-460-1051.


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

  • 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.
  • Lactation Room

When the Student Health Services Nurse is unavailable, student assistants operate the Self-Care Center.

Student assistants can check weight, blood pressure, and temperature.  The Self-Care Center also offers limited treatments for illnesses and injuries such as:
 
Allergies, Diarrhea, Sore Throats, Cold Sores, Headaches, Toothaches, Coughs, Menstrual Cramps, Upset Stomachs, Cuts or Scrapes, Poison Oak/Ivy.

UAM has partnered with Mainline Health Systems, Inc. to offer comprehensive medical and behavioral health services right here on campus. It is convenient, confidential, and affordable.

Walk-in appointments are welcome, or you can request an appointment online at the UAM Medical & Behavioral Health Clinics - Mainline Health Systems, Inc.

Visit the Mainline Health UAM Medical Clinic for...

  • General medical care
  • Management of chronic medical illnesses such as diabetes, high blood pressure, etc.
  • Acute care for illness and injury
  • Preventative care
  • Physical exams
  • Minor office surgical procedures
  • Wound care
  • Orthopedic services
  • STD screenings & contraception options
  • Integrated behavioral health
  • Women's Health Care
  • Allergy & immunizations
  • TB skin test
  • Telehealth

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

The Mainline Health team can diagnose, treat, and write prescriptions for most illnesses. They also conduct health screenings, COVID tests, and run labs.

The Mainline Health Systems, Inc. clinic is open to all University of Arkansas at Monticello students, faculty, and staff.

There are no financial eligibility requirements.

Students, faculty, and staff are also eligible regardless of their health care coverage status and their ability to pay.

Insurance will be billed as appropriate and in accordance with each insurance carrier’s contractual guidelines.

Mainline Health Systems, Inc. will offer sliding fee payment programs for those that qualify.

Students’ health needs will be assessed, and students may be referred to their primary care provider for continuity of care.

HOURS OF OPERATION

Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Location: Maxwell Hall
Contact: 870-224-0647


Additional Information

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.

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

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.  Your submitted form will be reviewed then, if necessary, further instructions will be provided to you. 

Office of Student Health Services

(located in the Randy S. Risher Wellness Center)

Ms. Terri Richardson, RN
Student Health Services Nurse

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

Hours of Operation

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

After Hour Emergencies:
University Police (870-460-1000)
Drew Memorial Hospital (870-367-2411)

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