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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 
  • Health Related Programs for Student Groups 
  • Women's Comprehensive Health Program (fee prorated through District Health Department). 


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.

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 

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