Students, faculty, and staff may receive their annual flu shot through the Health Services Pharmacy. No appointment is required.
- Monday through Friday
- 9:00-11:30AM and 1:00-4:00PM
- $25 or free with most insurance plans
Students may schedule an appointment for their flu shot through Health Services on the Armstrong campus. Please call 912-478-5641 to schedule an appointment.
*Due to the recent transition of Health Services management on the Armstrong campus, we are currently unable to administer flu shots to faculty and staff. Additionally, our Armstrong clinic is not currently accepting health insurance.
Student Wellness and Health Promotion is excited to partner with the Georgia Department of Public Health to offer free HIV screening on campus. Testing events are scheduled throughout the semester – additional information and upcoming dates can be found online here.
Health Services is now offering the updated bivalent COVID-19 vaccine boosters. These updated boosters are designed to better protect against the most recently circulating COVID-19 variants and will help to restore protection that has waned since previous vaccination.
Individuals are eligible for the updated booster at least two months after completing their primary series or after receiving their last booster dose.
Georgia Southern students, faculty, and staff can schedule an appointment for a COVID-19 vaccine by visiting the Eagle Online Student Health (OSH) Patient Portal in MyGeorgiaSouthern.
SAVANNAH, Ga., September 6, 2022 — The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) has placed two new COVID-19 testing kiosks on Georgia Southern University’s campuses in Statesboro and Savannah, allowing access to free COVID-19 testing 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
The testing kiosks are located in central areas, including outside the Student Union on the Armstrong campus and outside the University Bookstore on the Statesboro campus.
After completing a brief registration form, the kiosks dispense a test kit that includes a nasal swab, like other at-home tests, and instructions on collecting the specimen. Once the specimen is collected, it is safely packaged back into the kit and placed in the kiosk.
The specimens are picked up daily and sent to an accredited lab for PCR testing. In many cases, individuals will receive notification of their test results by email or text within 48 hours of specimen collection.
“Having these kiosks on our campuses is another way the university is displaying its commitment to keeping our communities safe,” said Emily Rogers, director of Health Services for Georgia Southern University. “We appreciate the Georgia Department of Public Health’s continued assistance in these efforts, and for providing our students, faculty and staff with an easy, convenient, reliable way to test for COVID-19.”
These kiosks will also serve local communities to help meet COVID-19 testing needs throughout the area.
Pre-registration for testing at the kiosks is not required, but available at https://register.testandgo.com/. There is no out-of-pocket cost for the tests provided through a DPH kiosk, but for those individuals with insurance, their insurance will be billed for the test. A map of kiosk locations and a short video about using the kiosks can be found at https://dph.georgia.gov/covidtesting.
COVID-19 testing is one of many prevention measures, along with vaccination and booster doses, masking, and physical distancing, that protect you and others by reducing the chances of spreading COVID-19.
“Testing continues to play a significant role in limiting the spread of COVID-19,” said Jessica Schwind, epidemiologist and director of Georgia Southern’s Institute for Health Logistics and Analytics. “As we enter a new phase of this pandemic, it’s important we explore innovative ways to make testing more accessible and convenient in our communities.”
For more information about COVID-19 testing and vaccines available at Georgia Southern University, visit https://auxiliary.georgiasouthern.edu/healthservices/covid-19/.
An additional testing kiosk is expected to be delivered to the Liberty Campus in Hinesville at a future date.
Georgia Southern University, a public Carnegie Doctoral/R2 institution founded in 1906, offers approximately 140 different degree programs serving almost 27,000 students through 10 colleges on three campuses in Statesboro, Savannah, Hinesville and online instruction. A leader in higher education in southeast Georgia, the University provides a diverse student population with expert faculty, world-class scholarship and hands-on learning opportunities. Georgia Southern creates lifelong learners who serve as responsible scholars, leaders and stewards in their communities. Visit GeorgiaSouthern.edu.
Georgia Southern Health Services is excited to offer telehealth appointments, in addition to our regular walk-in and scheduled appointments. Students who schedule a telehealth appointment will meet with one of our Health Services providers through a secure Google Hangouts Meeting.
Telehealth meetings are reserved for specific appointment reasons, including (but not limited to):
- Gastrointestinal symptoms, like nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea
- Respiratory symptoms, like coughing, sneezing, or runny nose
- Headaches, including migraine (new onset, not ongoing)
- Mood issues
If the telehealth provider determines that additional testing (like flu, strep, or mono) is necessary, walk-up testing will be scheduled through your preferred Health Services location. Additionally, patients will not be charged an additional visit fee if the telehealth provider determines that an in-person evaluation is needed.
Video Appointment Requirements
- You should be in an area with a stable internet connection/WiFi signal.
- You should be in a private, well-lit space.
- You should not be driving or operating machinery.
- You should not have other individuals present during the telehealth visit unless they are needed to provide assistance. If they are present, then your consent for them to be present is assumed and you should notify your medical provider.
- Based on medical license requirements, students wishing to participate in a telehealth appointment must be physically in the State of Georgia during their visit.