Health Center


At the Student Health Center, we believe you should develop personal responsibility for your health during your years at MVSU.  Staying healthy will give you a competitive edge, both now and in the future.  Maximize your education at the MVSU by improving you health and staying healthy.

Mission & Goal

The Student Health Center does not exist to replace the student's private physician, but is primarily organized to provide affordable education and preventive healthcare and health maintenance.  Students benefit from services that are at decreased or no cost.  This prevents the need of the student to leave campus to seek care, which results in medical bills which financially burden the students.


The Health Center provides educational and preventative health care to the student body of Mississippi Valley State University. Contractual medical services are provided by a licensed physician. Student patients are referred to outside entities as required by individual cases.

Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.


  • Monday 7am - 8am
  • Thursday 12pm - 5pm

Phone:   662-254-3331
Fax:       662-254-3332

In the event of an accident or illness, the student should:

  • If on campus, report immediately to the Student Health Center so the proper treatment can be prescribed
  • If away from the University, consult a doctor and follow his/her advice
  • Report all accidents or illnesses to the Student Health Center as soon as possible.

Illnesses in the residence halls should be reported to the Student Health Center.  Any student who is found to have a communicable disease is encouraged to inform the Health Center, so that the University can provide him/her with the necessary counseling.  The University's administration is committed to take every reasonable precaution to provide a safe, healthy environment on campus.  Without assuming any financial responsibility, the University reserves the right to recommend such medical attention and care as may be deemed necessary in case of a student's illness or accident.

If you are seeking medical assistance after hours, weekends or holidays, please contact your residence hall staff or call the MVSU Police Department at 254-3478.

For emergencies after hours, weekends or holidays, contact the MVSU Police Department at 254-3478.


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Walter Parker, RN, NREMT-P

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Cynthia Willingham, MD
University Physician

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Shirley Thomas, RN
Clinical Nurse

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Ora L. Gardner, Pharm D

Other Resources

  • MedStat Emergency Medical Service
  • 911 for  emergencies (Call MVSU Police @ 662-254-3478 after 911 is called)
  • For non emergencies call 662-455-4700

Local Health Care Provider

Mississippi State Department of Health