The Herschel A. Smith Health Center is located behind Carter I bldg. (Rosalynn Carter Health Human Science/Nursing Building). It is open weekdays (Mon – Fri) to serve registered GSW students (beginning on the first day of class each semester), faculty and staff. For more information see Eligibility under "General Information" tab.
Summer Office Hours
Monday-Thursday: 7:30 am - 5:30 pm
Friday: 7:30 am - 11:30 am
Weekends and Holidays: Closed
Office Hours during Regular Academic Year
Mondays & Wednesdays: 9:00 am - 6:30 pm
Tuesdays: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursdays: 8:00 am - 6:30 pm
Fridays: 8:00 am - 1:30 pm
Weekends and Holidays: Closed
Patients that are ill/sick may park in the circle in front of the Health Center.
Students may call and schedule an appointment. Walk-ins are also accepted.
Herschel A. Smith Health Center
800 GSW State University Drive
Americus, GA 31709
Emergencies: 229-931-2245 (GSW Public Safety) or 911 (Local Dispatch)
Dial 911 (9-911 from a campus phone) immediately for a life-threatening emergency.
For an on-campus emergency which you have determined is not life-threatening, please contact the Health Center at 931-2235.
After 6:00 p.m. or before 8:00 a.m., students should contact your Resident Assistant, on-duty Residence Life staff member, Campus Safety at 931-2245 or the Emergency Room at Phoebe Sumter Medical Center at (229)924-6011 - 126 US-280 Americus, GA 31719.
Patient Rights & Responsibilities
You have the right to...
- Reasonable access to care, regardless of ethnicity, age, gender, disability, national origin, or sexual orientation
- Considerate care which respects individual needs, value, and beliefs
- Reasonable access to care within our mission and scope of care
- Sensitive care
- Informed participation in decisions regarding care, including discussion of ethical issues
- Information about diagnosis and treatment
- Know the identity and professional status of the provider
- Personal privacy and confidentiality of information
- Designate a representative decision-maker
- Accept or refuse care and to be informed of the medical consequences of refusal
- Be informed of research and educational projects affecting care or treatment, and to refuse to participate in such activities
- Approve or refuse release of information, except as required by law
- Present concerns and complaints and to receive a response
- Information about services, hours, fees and payment, eligibility, and treatment of minors
You have the responsibility to...
- Provide accurate and complete health information
- Report whether you clearly comprehend the plan of treatment and what is expected of you
- Express any concerns about plan of care and ability to follow it
- Follow the treatment plan
- Understand the consequences of noncompliance with the treatment plan and accept the responsibility for refusing treatment or failing to follow instructions
- Present any significant concerns to the provider or other Health Center representative
- Report unexpected changes in condition to the provider
- Keep appointments, or if unable, to inform the provider
- Respond to Health Center requests for feedback and evaluation of care provided
- Respect the rights and property of patients and staff
- Follow Health Center rules and procedures