Student Health Center
Frequently Asked Questions
Do I need an appointment?
No. The Student Health Center is a walk-in clinic with no appointment necessary. Patients are seen first-come, first-serve except at the discretion of the nurse, when a patient may be seen ahead of others due to the severity of his or her illness. Please allow sufficient time to wait when you come to the Health Center.
Who will treat me when I go to the Health Center?
The Health Center is staffed by Medical Assistants and Nurse Practitioners. The Nurse Practitioner is able to evaluate your illness, and to treat accordingly.
What do I do if I am sick and the clinic is closed?
Phoebe Convenient Care - Acute illnesses,or injuries. X-ray capability available.
Open Mon-Fri 8am-7pm / Sat & Sun, Holidays 9am-5pm
2336 Dawson Rd. Albany, GA
If you have a private health care provider in the community you may want to contact this provider's office.
Emergency Department (Please do not go to ER, unless it is a true life or death emergency)
Can I get an excuse for class or work at the clinic?
If you are seen in the Health Center, we can give you an excuse that indicates that you were seen in the Health Center. We have a policy of not discussing your health care with your employers or teachers.
What services are available at the Health Center?
We diagnose and treat minor, acute illness such as colds, upper respiratory infections, urinary tract infections, and skin conditions. We are able to counsel women on their family planning options. We maintain a stock of commonly used over-the-counter medications to dispense to patients. We have a variety of lab tests in the clinic such as tests for Strep throat and urine pregnancy tests. There is a small charge for these items.
If you need more intensive or specialized care, we can refer you to resources for this care. Any costs associated with health care outside of the Student Health Center is the responsibility of the patient.
Who has access to my medical records?
Your medical record is confidential. Your records will not be released, or discussed with parents, or other individuals without your consent. Information will not be released without your written consent except in cases of legal subpoenas and some communicable diseases, which by law, must be reported to the Department of Public Health. Medical records are maintained for 10 years in compliance with Georgia law and are destroyed in a confidential manner.