Georgia Southern Health Services operates by advanced appointments. To schedule an appointment, please call 912-961-5726. Follow up appointments can be scheduled by calling our office or by going to MyChart.memorial health.com.
If you present to Health Services without an appointment, the receptionist will assist you with scheduling an appointment as available. Students arriving after 4:30 PM without a prescheduled appointment who are not in need of immediate attention will be scheduled for an appointment on a later date.
Once your appointment is made it is important that you 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. Students arriving late for their appointment may be required to schedule another appointment.
To cancel or re-schedule an appointment, please contact our office.
What to Expect During Your Visit
Once you arrive at Health Services you will need to sign in at the reception desk. 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.
The Nurse Practitioner will review your history and current issues. You’ll be asked to describe any symptoms you’ve had if any. A physical exam will be performed that is targeted based on your symptoms.
Depending on the symptoms you describe, your 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.
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. Our front office staff 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.
Parental Consent Form
Any student under the age of 18 must read and sign this form along with a parent. The form can be obtained by calling our office at 912-961-5726. Return the completed form to us via fax at 912-961-0679.
According to the GSU Faculty and Student Handbook, class attendance policies, including how absences and excuses are handled, are determined by each individual faculty member/instructor. As such, it is not our responsibility at Health Services to “excuse” absences, and we do not distribute “excuses” for absences. We will give the patient, when appropriate, a form that serves as a verification of their visit. In certain instances related to specific injuries or illnesses, the form will include our recommendations as to whether the patient should or should not restrict their activities. Please note that this verification of visit form should not be misconstrued as an “excuse.” We leave the decision to “excuse” the absences up to the individual faculty members and instructors. Our role is to try to keep students healthy, and our recommendations are based on that purpose. We respectfully request that students discuss and resolve their health related classroom absences with their faculty member or instructor; or, if those issues cannot be resolved in this manner, one should seek resolution working through the Dean of Students Office.
Last updated: 9/2/2020