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Georgia Southwestern's Health Services aim to advance the health of students by providing a spectrum of cost effective services. Our Health Services are committed to integrating primary prevention clinical health services, through referral, mental health services and various forms of healthcare counseling. We will strive to become the principle advocate for a healthy campus community. 

All enrolled students paying the Student Health fee at Georgia Southwestern State University are eligible for GSW Health Center services during the semester currently enrolled. Those students who take less than 3 semester hours or are only online may utilize the Health Center after paying the GSW health fee. Current student ID must be shown before receiving service. 

Student Resources

Immunization Information

Vaccination Consent Form

Student Health Insurance

A valid GSW student ID card is required for services. Services are available to currently registered GSW students beginning on the first day of class through the last day of finals each semester.

Free COVID-19 Vaccinations & Testing

Vaccines for GSW students, employees and family members are available at no cost on campus at the Student Health Center. The Student Health Center also continues to maintain a large supply of both Rapid COVID-19 tests (results within 15 minutes) and saliva tests (results within 3 days) at no cost to GSW students, employees and family members.

Reporting Health Concerns

Students who are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, should self-isolate and continue monitoring symptoms. Those experiencing symptoms or that have tested positive, should complete the COVID-19 Online Reporting form at gsw.edu/COVIDreport. If you have questions, email covid@gsw.edu, which notifies the Office of the Vice President for Student Engagement and Success.

Following a confirmed report, an absence notification will be sent to the appropriate faculty members. No “Return to Class” date will be provided, but students will be instructed to follow the most recent GDPH guidelines for safely returning to the classroom. 

 

Student Reporting Form

Confidentiality

Your Georgia Southwestern State University medical record is confidential. Information will not be released without your written consent except for legal subpoenas and cases of some communicable diseases, which by law, must be reported to the Department of Public Health. As health care providers, we must follow HIPPA and Patient's Right guidelines

Contact

Herschel A. Smith Health Clinic

Adjacent to Carter 1 Rosalynn Carter Health Human Science Building

229-931-2235
229-931-2666 fax
229-931-2245 After Hours Emergency Contact (Public Safety)
health@gsw.edu

Monday – Thursday 8:00am – 5:00pm Friday: 8:00am - 2:00pm

Staff


COVID-19 Vaccination
The Health Clinic will be offering the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine to employees and students through vaccination clinics.  For a quicker process, please complete the Vaccination Consent form prior to arriving for your scheduled appointment.

Services & Highlights

The Health Clinic offers its services to all Georgia Southwestern students and employees. Some services include:

  • Testing for strep, flu, mono
  • Flu and COVID-19 vaccinations
  • Hemoglobin and glucose testing
  • Three fully-equipped exam rooms
  • STI and STD testing

Other Benefits

Georgia Southwestern employees may visit the Health Clinic by using their insurance and providing a $20 co-pay.

FAQ

Do I need an appointment?

No. Students can visit the health clinic at any time without an appointment. Walk-ins are always welcome.

Can I receive a pregnancy test?

A quality pregnancy test with complete instructions is available to students at a cost of $5.00. For the most accurate results the test should be performed using a urine sample from the first morning specimen. We suggest that the student return to the Health Center for options counseling or family planning as indicated.

Can I get STD/STI testing at the Health Center?

We do provide STD/STI testing throughout the semester. HIV/AIDS testing is also usually available, though we recommend contacting Middle Flint Healthcare if you request the test at a time that we are not offering it. 

What infection control precautions do you use at the Health Center?

Student Health Services is sensitive to the issue of infection control and follows the standards set by OSHA and CDC. Our clinical staff wears new, disposable gloves with each patient as called for by the procedure. All clinical work surfaces are cleaned according to the schedule in the Exposure Control plan as mandated by OSHA. Reusable equipment is sterilized as appropriate. Disposable equipment is disposed of according to our Infection Control/Exposure Control Plan.

Can I get my immunization/health records sent to another college or university?

Yes, we require that you fill out the medical record release form and submit it via email at health@gsw.edu. This form gives us legal permission to release the information and requires a $1.00 fee payable to the Health Center. You may also access your records at http://www.medproctor.com/

Vaccinations
GSW Wellness Hub
Resources
The Health clinic strongly suggests all GSW community members be vaccinated against the flu and COVID-19. Vaccines will be advertised when available and are given by experienced medical professionals. 

The GSW Wellness Hub is an online wellness magazine and app with articles and videos on mental health and wellness including sleep habits, study tips, new food recipes and even fitness routines. Access the Wellness Hub at gswwellnesshub.com or by downloading the CampusWell app on Apple or Android. Once downloaded, search for Georgia Southwestern State University to access the Care@GSW Wellness Hub.

Medical Record Request

Immunization records may be requested in writing to the Health Center by submitting the Consent for Authorization form. The consent forms can be completed at the Health Center or by accessing the above link. Records may be requested by submitting the consent form in person, or via email (health@gsw.edu). In order to avoid any delays, please be sure to include all the names you may have used while attending GSW. The patient's information is held in confidence and will not be released without the patient's signed consent. Records will only be released to the patient or a physician.  A student's Health Services records are not part of the University's records. 

  • Immunization and/or Medical records are $1.00 per page. Health Services accepts payment in the form of cash, check, or money order. Credit or Debit card transactions can be processed through the cashier in the business office (229-931-2013).
  • The request will not be processed until we receive payment. Please include a form of payment with your requests to avoid any delays. If you are picking up your records from Health Services, you may indicate on your requests that you will pay at the time of pick up.
  • You may have someone else pick up your request if you send written permission for that person to pick up your request. The person picking up your immunization records only must have proper identification.
If you'd like more information on COVID-19 or the vaccination, please call 229-931-2235 or stop by and speak with one of our healthcare professionals.
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