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About Us

Who We Are

Welcome to your Student Health Center. We function both as a physician office and a counseling center to meet your health needs. Our staff look forward to providing quality health services to ensure the best overall health you can obtain during your academic career at Alabama A&M University.

Mission Statement

Our mission is to promote the well-being of the Alabama A&M University community and generate a health campus culture by providing integrative and best practice healthcare services by promoting physical, emotional, and spiritual development in a safe, supportive, and confidential environment.


1) We will maintain strict confidentiality, function in a professional atmosphere, and hold to the highest clinical and ethical standard of care.

2)We are accessible and responsive, culturally competent and support the acquisition of knowledge, skills, and behavior necessary to recover, build & maintain health balances lifestyle.

3) We promote self-awareness, teach effective self-care and wellness strategies, as well as encourage personal responsibility and empowerment


1) We will strive to meet and provide high quality care and needs for the Alabama A&M University family
2)We will treat everyone with dignity, respect, and sensitivity
3) We commit to on-going training and professional growth and Development

Confidentiality & Privacy

Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) is a Federal law that protects the privacy of student educational records. Generally, post-secondary institutions must have a written permission from the student in order o release any information from a student's education record. However, FERPA allows schools to disclose those records, without consent, to the following parties or under the following conditions:

  • School Officials with legitimate educational interest
  • Other schools to which a student is transferring
  • Specified officials for audit or evaluation purposes
  • Appropriate parties in connection with financial aid to a student
  • Organizations conducting certain studies for or on behalf of the school
  • Accrediting organizations
  • To comply with a judicial order or lawfully issues subpoena
  • Appropriate officials incases of health and safety emergencies
  • State and local authorities, within the juvenile justice system pursuant to specific State Law

For more information, see http://www.ed.gove/policy/gen/guid/fpco/ferpa/index.html

Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPPA)

A major goal of the HIPPA Act of 1996 is to assure that individual's health information is properly protected while allowing the flow of health information needed to provide and promote high quality health care and to protect the public's health and well-being. The Rules strikes a balance that permits important uses of information, while protecting the privacy of people who seek care and healing. The John and Ella Byrd McCain Student Health Center records are protected under HIPPA.

For more information see http://www.hhs.gove/ocr/hippa