University Health & Wellness
Notice - April 25, 2017
As many of you may have heard in the news, several universities across Missouri, Illinois and Kentucky have recently had confirmed cases of the mumps. Murray State University has recently received one confirmed report of a student on our campus having the mumps.
Mumps typically causes swollen and tender parotid glands located just below the ears and around the jaw bone on one or both sides of the jaw. Other symptoms may include fever, headache, muscle aches, tiredness and loss of appetite. After puberty, mumps can cause inflammation and soreness of the testicles in men or the breasts in women. Symptoms are usually noticed in 12 to 25 days after exposure to an infected person. Most people with mumps recover completely in a few weeks.
The most effective way to prevent mumps is through vaccination. This typically is through administration of the measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine. However, cases may still occur despite prior vaccination.
At Murray State University, the well-being of our students is our number one concern. Should you feel that you need to seek medical attention, please contact Health Services which is open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 8-11:30 a.m. and 1-4 p.m. and Wednesday from 8-11:30 a.m. You may also contact your family practitioner or local urgent care facility. Students living in the residence halls may contact their Resident Director if they have questions or concerns.
The mission of Health Services is to provide free healthcare services to Murray State students, faculty, and staff.
Our office is fully committed to protecting the privacy of our patients' information. Medical records are strictly confidential. No medical information is released without the client's written consent, except as required by law.
Visits to Health Services are free for current Murray State University students, faculty, and staff. Summer clinic services are available to students enrolled in summer classes, as well as faculty and staff members. Anyone utilizing Health Services MUST present a valid Racer ID card. Save time on your first visit by completing the Health History Form /campus/HealthServicesDocs/HealthHistory17.docx
- Physical assessment for illness or injury
- Treatment for illness and minor injury
- Laboratory Services - CLIA-waived lab tests such as urine dipstick, rapid strep, urine pregnancy, urine sexually transmitted infection, rapid HIV, mono, and fasting blood sugar can be performed in the clinic at no charge to the student, faculty, or staff member. Additional laboratory testing will be referred to an outside provider.
- HIV testing/counseling
- Evaluation of health risks
- Tobacco cessation/counseling
- Health promotion
- Health education
Health Services is located in the North wing of Wells Hall on the ground floor. The main entrance faces the quadrangle and is the door closest to Faculty Hall.
136 Wells Hall
- M, Tu, Th, F 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and 1-4 p.m; Wed 8am to 11:30am (spring and fall hours)
- M-F 8-11:30am (summer hours)
- There may be times during regular clinic hours we will close due to high patient volume. Anytime we are closed during our normal operating hours (unless there is an official University closing) we are available for appointments and emergencies by calling 270-809-3809.
- Should a student, faculty, or staff member have an urgent health care question during times the clinic is closed, he/she may call Public Safety at (270)809-2222. The operator will contact an on-call nurse to get in touch with the individual.
- Kim Paschall MS, BSN, RNBC, Director mailto:email@example.com
- Lynn Fromm MSN, APRN, FNPBC, Associate Director mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org
- Emily Hill BSN, RN, Staff Nurse mailto:email@example.com
- Jennifer Waldrop BSN, RN, Staff Nurse mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org
- Donna Kitchen, Administrative Specialist mailto:email@example.com
Immunizations offer protection from vaccine-preventable diseases. Some areas in the United States are experiencing re-emergence of some of these diseases. Take the time to check your immunization status and ensure you are up-to-date on especially MMR, Tdap, and Meningococcal vaccines. You may get these and other vaccines at the Calloway County Health Department (270)753-3381 or any local physician’s office. Contact MSU Health Services for further information. You can also find current disease trends and immunization information at www.cdc.gov.
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