Services Provided

Treatment is available for most of minor illnesses and injuries and is provided by Nurse Practitioners. Students are seen by appointment. Call 478-445-5288 to schedule an appointment or login to Unify and select Medicat to book appointments online. Few walk-in slots are available.

Numerous lab tests are done in the clinic such as CBC’s (complete blood count), finger stick blood glucose, pregnancy tests, mono spot, rapid strep testing, flu testing, HIV testing, wet mounts and urine analysis. Numerous other lab tests are available and are sent out to the local hospital lab. See the “Insurance” tab for additional information.

Student Health Services does NOT administer allergy shots. Names of local physicians who do administer the shots can be provided to students. Call the clinic for additional information.

A network of referral services are available in the community and used when needed or if preferred. A close network exists between Health Services and Counseling, other campus departments, the Baldwin County Health Department and Oconee Regional Medical Center.

Health information and other types of educational materials are available in the clinic.

All medical information is confidential. Students must sign a "Release of Medical Information" form before any records or medical information can be released, except in the case of a life-threatening emergency or as required by law. 
 

Insurance is filed for visits to the clinic. The Student Health center files insurance for visits, lab work, and procedures performed at the clinic.  Because students pay a health fee each semester, there is no balance billing from the clinic. The cost of medications prescribed is the student’s responsibility.  If a student has lab work done that is sent out to the hospital or to another lab, the cost of the lab then becomes between the insurance company, the lab, and the student. Students should present their valid insurance card at each visit and bring their Bobcat Card ID to each visit. If medications are reeceived in the clinic, there is a $5.00 charge.  If students do not file insurance there are charges for in-house lab work...Rapid strep tests, Mono tests, and Pregnancy tests cost $10 each.  A CBC and Flu test are $15 each. Students may pay cash, with a credit card, ot with Bobcat cash. 

When registered for the current semester the Health Fee is automatically included in registration charges. If not enrolled for Maymester/and or summer, students registered for the upcoming fall semester have the option of paying a reduced Health Fee of $50 for use of the Student Health Clinic and the Wellness and Recreation Center during Maymester and summer semesters.

The Georgia Board of Regents has negotiated with United Health Care to provide an insurance plan for college students. Information on student insurance is available at www.uhcsr.com

 

Clinic visits are through appointments.Appointments can be made by calling the clinic at 478-445-5288 or can be made online by going to Unify, then to Medicat and following the prompts.  Few walk-in visits are available. Students who come to the Health Clinic on a walk-in basis will be given an appointment for either the same day or within a 24 to 48 hour period, depending on their health condition. If a walk-in student presents with an urgent care condition, they will be seen immediately. Students having an emergency event should go directly to the Emergency Room at Oconee Regional Medical Center.

If the student is 10 or more minutes late for the appointment, it may have to be rescheduled. Students should call the clinic if running late or to cancel the appointment. 

 

 

The National Collegiate Health Assessment, sponsored by the National College Health Association, is administered at Georgia College every two years in the Spring semester. This survey looks at various aspects of college health on topics such as physical fitness, nutrition, personal violence and safety, sexual health, mental health, sleep, alcohol and other drug use, academic impediments, and demographics of students. 

This information is used to determine what the health needs are at Georgia College, as well as determine how health promotion programming should be structured based on student responses.

 


Student Health Services
Wellness & Recreation Center
Campus Box 091
Phone 478-445-5288
Fax 478-445-3142
Director: alice.loper@gcsu.edu