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Health Center 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.

Appointments

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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
Phone: 229-931-2235
Fax: 229-931-2666
Emergencies: 229-931-2245 (GSW Public Safety) or 911 (Local Dispatch)

EMERGENCY CARE

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.

Announcements

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

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