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Student Health Services

Student Health Services

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Do I need an appointment?
  2. Where are you located?
  3. What about confidentiality?
  4. Am I eligible/is there a fee?
  5. Is there an immunization requirement?
  6. Is having a supplemental insurance plan a good idea?
  7. What about a student excuse?
  8. Where are Urgent Care facilities in Columbus?
  9. Where can I find pharmacies in Columbus?

  1. Do I need to make an appointment?
    Yes!

    To make an appointment to see a nurse or doctor, obtain a prescription refill or get shots, call 706-507-8620.
    A triage nurse assessment is available on a walk-in basis.

    Note:
    • Remember to arrive 20 minutes prior to your appointment.
    • Your student ID card or number is required on the day of your appointment.
    • For Women's Health appointments, students arriving more than 10 minutes late may be rescheduled.

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  2. Where are the Student Health Clinics located?
    Main campus Clinic Student Health Clinic is located in Tucker Hall on the west side of main campus.

    RiverPark Clinic Student Health Clinic is located in the same courtyard as Resident's Life Office.

    Please call 706-507-8620 for more details.

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    Mailing address:
    Student Health Center
    Columbus State University
    4225 University Avenue
    Columbus, Ga. 31907-5645

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  3. What about confidentiality?
    Patients can feel comfortable knowing Student Health Services adheres to a strict confidentiality policy. Patient information is held in confidence and will not be released without the patient's signed consent. A student's Health Services records are not part of the university's records.

    Please see our Notice of Health Information Privacy Practices

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  4. Am I eligible/Is there a health fee?
    Eligibility determination is based on enrollment at Columbus State University and payment of the Student Health fee of $53.00 each semester. Online students who do not pay the Student Health Services fee may choose to do so at the Student Health Center to receive services.

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  5. Is there an immunization requirement?
    All incoming students must comply with the University System of Georgia's and the Board of Regents' immunization requirements, which must be met before registration.

    All students must provide documentation of immunization for measles, mumps, rubella (MMR), varicella and tetanus dipththeria. The Hepititas B Vaccine is also required for students who are 18 years of age or younger at the time of expected enrollment.
    Download a Certificate of Immunization.

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  6. Is having a supplemental health insurance plan a good idea?
    Yes. Even though Student Health Services will meet many student health care needs, it does not cover the cost of emergency or specialized care, hospitalization, out-patient diagnostic tests and surgery. Just like your personal health care provider, the Student Health Center will accept all health insurance plans. Services will be provided to students regardless of their health insurance status.

    Columbus State University offers a voluntary accident and illness policy to help cover these unexpected and potentially expensive costs. UnitedHealthcare is the administrator and underwriter for the Student Health Accident and Insurance Plan.

    For more information and online enrollment, visit https://www.uhcsr.com/columbusstate.

    Current in-network insurance plans are: Atena, Cigna, Humana, Medicare, Multi-Plan, Tricare - standard, & UnitedHealthcare.

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  7. What about a student excuse?
    Documentation of a visit to Student Health Services (nurse or physician) is available the day of the visit. However, the documentation statement provided does not excuse the student from class.

    Remember, class requirements and attendance are administrative concerns between a faculty member and student.

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  8. Where are Urgent Care facilities in Columbus?
    For after-hour services, please refer to our after hours & emergency care section to find the nearest urgent care facilities.

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  9. Where can I find pharmacies in Columbus?
    Several CVS and Walgreens locations are available throughout Columbus. Here is a list of pharmacies in Columbus with contact information, address and distance from both campuses.