Telephones and Headsets

HITS supports a wide variety of phones and phone-related solutions to help keep you connected – including telephones, voicemail, Jabber (softphone), analog and fax lines, Unified Clinical Communications (UCC), and more!


  • For some requests, staff can expect to see ATSG (formerly Optanix) team members (who will be wearing red “contractor” badges) visiting their work areas to troubleshoot or perform phone-related work.
  • To receive the fastest possible service, select an item under "Telephone Issues and Requests," below.

Report a problem with an existing service or device

Report a problem with an EXISTING service or device

Report issues with Cisco Finesse and Jabber accounts using Finesse

If you are reporting an issue with Cisco Finesse, please first check out the Cisco Finesse knowledgebase article before completing this form.

If you are a Cisco Finesse user and you want to report an issue with Jabber, please note that in the form.

Request new/changes to service or device


What is Jabber?

Jabber Softphone operates like a phone, but through your computer and the internet rather than traditional phone lines. Jabber Softphone allows you to use a Michigan Medicine CoreImage windows computer or mobile phone (Android/iPhone) to answer a single U-M phone number. For information on how to start using Jabber Softphone, please visit our Knowledgebase.

Using Jabber on Smartphones

If you wish to use your personal iPhone or Android mobile device for use with Michigan Medicine jabber, you will need to install Intune on your device to be in compliance with Information Assurance policy. Learn more about Intune.  Note: If you use a device to access or store sensitive institutional data, you'll need to comply with Michigan Medicine policy on device use (UMHS Policy 01-04-507: Mobile Device Security).

Check the U-M Finance website to see if there are any current discounts on cellular plans. 

If your Department is purchasing a smartphone for you, please follow your departmental process for ordering and approval of equipment. For information on strategic vendors, go to U-M Procurement.

Headsets for Jabber

Jabber compatible headsets are not purchased, provided, or supported by HITS. If you need to order Jabber compatible headsets please contact Jamie Franklin from ReadyHeadsetGo at

NOTE: The form below should be used to request a Jabber account and/or software. It is not intended for changes to an existing Cisco Jabber software telephone. If you are in the process of migrating to a Cisco Finesse account, you do not need to request a Jabber account. One will be assigned to you.

Cisco Finesse

Requesting a new Cisco Finesse profile

Click the button below to request the creation, modification or removal of a Cisco Finesse Agent profile. Cisco Finesse Agent profiles require an active Michigan Medicine account and an enabled Exchange/Outlook account.


This form can be used to request new voicemail, make changes to existing voicemail, or delete voicemail. You can also request new voicemail to email, make changes to existing voicemail to email, or delete voicemail to email. Additionally you can use this request to change your voicemail password.

Desk Phones

This form is used to request a Cisco desk telephone.

Wall Phones

This form is used to request a Cisco wall telephone.

Conference Phones

This form is used to request a Cisco Conference telephone.

Cisco Wireless Phone (Model 8821) Belts or Clips Request

Use this form to request a new Battery or Phone Clip for Cisco Wireless Phone Model 8821 only.

Unified Clinical Communications (UCC) Phones

What is UCC?

Unified Clinical Communications (UCC) is an effort to streamline, simplify, and improve communications in inpatient care areas – by providing a unified solution for secure text, voice calling, and closed-looped alarms and alerts.

In the project’s early phases, existing “SANS” phones (and their functions) will be replaced by iPhones. Over time, additional features and functionalities will be added, creating a more unified experience.

Request UCC Phones or Accessories

Click below to request phones and accessories, including charging stations, cases, belt clips, etc.

Report a UCC-related Issue

This form can be used to report issues related to Unified Clinical Communication (UCC) iPhones.

Red Emergency Phones

Use this form to request to order Red Emergency Telephones 

Analog/Fax Lines

This form is used to request an analog or fax line.

Data/Telephone Jack Installation

This form is used to request the installation and activation of a data/telephone jack.

Telephone Feature Changes

This form is used to request feature changes to an existing Cisco telephone.

Telephone Moves

This form is used to request moving an existing Cisco telephone.

Telephone Disconnects

This form is used to request to disconnect an existing phone number.


Need a headset?

Units are responsible for purchasing headsets, if required.

To purchase headsets, contact Ara Bedikian from ReadyHeadsetGo at (requires PCard or a purchase order request).