Services We Provide
Student Health Services is a clinic that is designed to accommodate the basic health needs of the students of UNG and teach prevention and self-help skills to students.
Student Health Fees
Student Health Fees are $70.00 per semester. The fee covers services rendered in the health clinic except specific immunizations, laboratory tests sent to the reference lab and birth control options provided in the Women's & Men's Health Clinic. Graduate Students, Student Teachers, and Students Interns should contact the Business Office to ensure that their Health Fee has been paid. All students must have paid their Health Fee in order to take advantage of the services offered by Student Health Services. The health fee is not mandatory on the Gainesville, Forsyth, or Oconee Campuses, but these students may pay the fee and take advantage of the services offered on the Dahlonega campus.
Walk-ins and Appointments
Walk-ins are welcome and appointments are available for the Physician and the Women's and Men's Clinic. All situations the medical staff deems an emergency will be considered priority. Among the services provided are acute evaluation and treatment for injuries and illnesses, general health maintenance, wellness education, resource information, and routine blood pressure screening. A selection of prescription medications is also available.
Medications and Specialized Care
Prescription medications can only by prescribe and delivered by the Physician Assistant, Nurse Practitioners, or University Physician. A prescription can be written by the College Physician or called into a local pharmacy by the Physician Assistant or Nurse Practitioners if the needed medication is not available at the clinic. When patients require more specialized care after our evaluation, they are referred to an off-campus specialist or to their personal physician based on the student's insurance policy.
A self-care center is available with basic medical supplies and several over-the-counter medications. An evaluation with a clinical staff member is not necessary to obtain these items.
Screening tests include CLIA-waved tests such as Strep A., Mono, Influenza, Accu-checks (glucose), hemoglobin, urinalysis, and urine pregnancy testing.
Injections available include antibiotic and anti-inflammatories. Immunizations and vaccinations are also available.
Women's and Men's Clinic
Student Health Services Women's & Men's Clinic offers wellness exams, breast health, testicular health, pregnancy testing, sexually transmitted disease testing and treatment, and birth control options. An additional minimum fee will be charged for laboratory tests collected and birth control given at the Women's and Men's Clinic.
Nutrition and Training Program
Student Health Services offers a Nutrition and Training Program which provides guidance regarding healthy eating habits and exercise. Student will be seen by appointments only.
Services not provided at Student Health Services
- Dental exams
- Pre-existing conditions are not treated at the clinic. The student's personal physician should monitor a pre-existing condition.
- We cannot fill a prescription written by any other physician's office or emergency room.
- Allergy injections are not available in the clinic. Students who are receiving desensitization injections prescribed by their physicians at home can receive their injections by an off-campus, local physician. The student must establish a patient base with that office. A list of offices is available upon request.
Students should have a copy of his or her insurance card with them. An available copy of your insurance card can be attached to your medical history form for information only. The clinic does not provide billing for insurance. The clinic does not treat auto-accidents or workman's compensation due to insurance requirements. A school insurance policy is available for students to purchase. Contact the Business Office for more information: 706-864-1407.