Georgia Southern Health Services operates by advanced appointments, and appointments are self-scheduled using the Online Student Health (OSH) Patient Portal. You can access OSH by clicking the OSH link after logging into your WINGS or mygeorgiasouthern page. The system allows you to enter in appointment dates and time ranges to review what appointments are available over various days and time slots. While all other clinic appointments may be scheduled online as far in advance as desired, please note that General Medical appointments (Blue, Green, and Gold) become available for online scheduling 18 hours before the given appointment time slot. However, appointments for Mondays become available for online scheduling on the Saturday before. The appointment may be reserved online up to one hour in advance of the given appointment time slot. This allows all General Medical Team (Blue, Green, Gold) appointments scheduled online to be either same-day or next-day appointments.
Save time today by scheduling your appointment using Eagle OSH. Once your appointment is made it is important that you adhere to the following guidelines:
- Complete any required forms for your appointment
- Arrive at the Health Center at least 15 minutes prior to your scheduled appointment to allow adequate time for check-in and any updates to your medical record.
- If you want us to file a claim to your health insurance, you must bring your insurance card for each visit.
- When you arrive for your appointment go to the appropriate kiosk to check in. (For Women’s Health use the kiosk in the Women’s Health waiting room.)
- Students arriving late for their appointment may be required to schedule another appointment
- To cancel or re-schedule an appointment, go to the OSH Patient Portal.
What to Expect During Your Visit
Once you arrive at Health Services you will need to sign in at the kiosk in the appropriate lobby and wait to be called by a member of the clinical staff. You will then be placed in an exam room or back in the lobby until a room becomes available.
In the event of an emergency or unforeseen situation your appointment may be delayed. We will make every effort to keep you informed of your wait time. Please allow at least one hour for your visit with us. Be aware that some visits may run beyond an hour.
Your health care provider, (Physician, Physician Assistant or Nurse Practitioner), will review with you your history and current issues. You’ll be asked to describe any symptoms you’ve had, if any. The medical provider will then perform a physical exam, which is typically targeted based on your symptoms.
Depending on the symptoms you describe, you doctor may recommend certain tests, such as blood work, x-rays or other tests specific to your symptoms. This will be discussed at the time of your visit. Make sure you ask questions if there is something you do not understand. In addition, the provider may prescribe certain medication (s) to treat your condition, some of which may be filled at the Health Services pharmacy if desired.
In the event the provider determines the patient needs further treatment or diagnostic procedures beyond what the Health Services can provide, the provider may recommend referral to an outside service or specialist provider. The Patient Support Services nurse will assist with this process.
At the conclusion of your visit the provider’s nurse will schedule you for a follow-up visit if indicated and then direct you back to the front exit.
Last updated: 8/18/2017