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, until the last 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