Clinic Services

Immunizations Required

Measles, Mumps, Rubella, Tetanus, Varicella and Hepatitis B.  Hepatitis B is required for students 18 years of age and younger.  Meningitis or Waiver is required for all students who reside in the residence halls.

Medications and Supplies

First Aid and Supplies
Condoms
TB Skin Tests
Tetanus and Diphtheria Toxoid Injections
Flu Vaccine
Health Related Resource Materials
Limited Lab Work
Treatment by College Physician and Nurse Practitioners
Over-the-Counter Medications (such as those for colds) are available.
Crutches and Heating Pads are available and are temporarily loaned.

Other Services

Nursing Assessment
Referrals
Diet & Nutrition Counseling,
HIV/AIDS Counseling (and testing)
STD Counseling 
Exploring Pregnancy Options 
Monitoring Hypertension 
Immunization Evaluation & Consultation 
Recommendation to Excuse from Class 
Health Related Programs for Student Groups 
Women's Comprehensive Health Program (fee prorated through District Health Department). 

Referrals

The Health Center staff will assist students in making appointments with dentists or medical specialists. The cost for such medical services is the financial responsibility of the student..

Medical Records

A confidential health record is created for each patient upon completion and return of a medical history form to Georgia Southwestern State University. Health information cannot be released without the patient's written consent unless mandated by law. (If the student is under 18 years of age, the parent(s) or legal guardian(s) must sign a consent for treatment form which is kept in the health record file). Medical and mental health records are not included in the general University record system. Medical records are maintained in compliance with Georgia state laws and are destroyed in a confidential manner.

Copies of medical records and immunization records may be obtained by completing the "Consent for Authorization for Use/Disclosure" form. There is a $1.00 fee payable to Health Center or online payment.

Special Clinics

The Women's Health Clinic

We welcome both women and men to Women's Services to discuss any topics related to sexual or reproductive health.

The Women's Health Clinic is a comprehensive women's health program. The program is provided by Georgia Southwestern State University in a collaborative effort with State of Georgia Department of Health. Nurse practitioners are available every Wednesday that school is in session. Students are seen by appointment only. You may make appointments by calling the Health Center at (229) 931-2235. Please notify the Health Center as soon as possible if you are unable to keep your appointment. 

Services Available:

Gynecologic annual examination which includes:
Breast examination 
General health screening 
Pelvic examination 
Pap smear 
STD check 

Current gynecologic concerns:
Vaginal infections 
Bladder/urinary problems 
Menstrual irregularities/cramps 
Menopause and peri-menopause care and concerns 
Colposcopy (by referral) 
Breast problems 
STD symptoms 

Sexuality or birth control consultation:
Sexuality concerns and questions 
Safer sex information 
Start prescription birth control method 
Refills of birth control pills 
Counseling regarding STDs and birth control methods 
Emergency contraception (Morning After Pill) 
Depo-Provera contraception 
Pre-conception counseling 
Diaphragm fitting 
Pregnancy testing/counseling