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 within a mile of our campus. So, to provide for you the best care possible, we have made arrangements with the Lakeland Family Medical Center to provide health services for all our students, and they will accept your personal or family medical insurance and even handle all the paperwork in most cases – this clinic is on Lakeland Drive not far from Cups in Fondren. University of Mississippi 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 $80 and can be administered at the Mississippi Department of Health, just a short drive from campus.