Photo: Moore Moore Health Center

Moore Building

The Rhodes College Health Center is located in the Moore-Moore building. The main entrance is on the east side of the building. Handicap access is available on the south side of the Health Center, closest to the Refectory. Staffed with two full-time health professionals, students can seek advice, and treatment for a wide range of medical needs, such as strep, flu, treatment of ENT infections, and some in-house lab work, as well as a obtain a prescription.

Health Center hours are 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.  Students can see the Director, Patty Sterba, RN or the staff nurse Krystal Smith, LPN at no cost for routine health issues. There is also a Self-Care counter, where students can obtain a cough drop, Band-Aid or perhaps a decongestant. Should a student be referred to, or prefer to see the Nurse Practitioner during clinic hours, appointments will be available five days a week, 9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Each appointment with the Nurse Practitioner will cost a flat $60 per visit. No payment will be required at the time of service, as the fee will be billed directly to the student′s Rhodes account. Insurance is not accepted at the Health Center. Generally, medical services provided at the Health Center address most of our students′ medical needs; however students are still required to have insurance coverage to attend Rhodes College.

Off-campus services such as some laboratory work, x-rays, specialists, and emergency room visits will be the financial responsibility of the student. We will do our best to refer students to medical facilities that are covered by their personal insurance plans.

For an appointment, call 901-843-3895. Walk-ins are always welcome!

Health Services News

No doubt you’ve heard about the new Health Insurance Marketplace (Marketplace), a key part of the health care law that will be open for business on October 1, 2013. But you probably still have questions. Like what is the Marketplace, and can you really get health insurance?

The best place for the latest, most accurate, information on the Marketplace is the updated website, At the site, you can learn what it is, who can apply for insurance, how to get insurance, how to lower your costs, and more.

You may buy insurance from private health plans that cover a comprehensive set of benefits, including doctor visits, hospital stays, preventive care, and prescriptions.

Enrollment Starts October 1, 2013 Visit to Get Ready

Starting on October 1, you’ll be able to enroll in the Marketplace directly for coverage that begins as soon as January 1, 2014.

More information is available at or by calling the 24/7 call center at 1-800-318-2596