Student Health Services

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Free COVID Screening and Testing Resources

Two new free services are now available to North Georgia residents who have possible exposure to or symptoms suggestive of COVID-19 (coronavirus).

Virtual Screening

On April 13, Governor Kemp announced that Augusta University Health is providing free COVID-19 virtual screenings for all Georgians.

Potential patients can access the virtual screening conducted by medical providers at the University’s Medical Center through the Augusta University Health website or through their apps.  

AU COVID Virtual Screening

Those Georgians without a smartphone or a device with webcam capabilities can still call Augusta University Health's hotline at (706) 721-1852 to access the screening.

After the virtual screening is completed, patients who need testing will be directed to the most appropriate location for further evaluation or treatment.

Free COVID-19 Testing In North Georgia

North Georgians 18 and older with symptoms of Coronavirus Disease COVID-19 such as fever, dry cough or shortness of breath, may receive FREE Testing through North Georgia Health District.

For more information about COVID-19 and FREE Public Health Testing in North Georgia, log onto NGHD COVID Testing  or call 1-888-881-1474 to register for testing.

Due to restricted/reduced scheduling or staff, the KWSHC will not be able to schedule appointments at this time for our student population who reside off campus.

For healthcare, call your medical care provider or your preferred medical facility.  In case of a medical emergency call 911. 

Coronavirus Update

Georgia Department of Public Health has established an COVID-19 hot line at                           1-844-428-2681 or visit the DPH website at https://dph.georgia.gov/ .

Call ahead before you go to a doctor’s office, urgent care or emergency room if you suspect you have been exposed to  COVID-19 (coronavirus).

Dalton State College offers free, quality health services to currently enrolled students.  Our services focus on those illnesses and injuries common to most college students.  See the list below.  If you have a question about other services, please call us. 

Through these services, we will assist students in developing and maintaining good health and well-being necessary for success in college and beyond. The mission of the Student Health Center is to provide quality care in time of sickness and injury and to promote wellness through health education and activities designed to help students maintain healthy lifestyles. We promote a long-term commitment to health and overall well-being by utilizing local and on-campus resources.

IN CASE OF EMERGENCY: CALL 911 OR PUBLIC SAFETY AT 706.272.4461. 

To limit the spread of contagious disease, patients are seen by appointment.  

To schedule an appointment call 706.272.2532.

 

Prior to your first visit  to the Ken White Student Health Center,  you can log in to the health center portal below to complete required consent forms and make your check-in process inside the health center more efficient.  

 

MINOR CONSENT FOR TREATMENT

Students under the age of 18 must have parental consent to be seen in the clinic. The Patient Agreement for Minors form must be completed and signed prior to your visit.

The Patient Agreement for Minors form can be accessed here.

 

Screening: Common Illnesses

The Health Center provides diagnosis and treatment of common illnesses, including:

  • Asthma
  • Upper Respiratory Infection
  • Strep Throat
  • Influenza
  • Mononucleosis
  • Sinusitis
  • Ear Infection
  • Conjunctivitis
  • Eyelid Stye
  • Stomach Virus/Nausea
  • Acid Reflux
  • Urinary Tract Infection (Females)
  • Oral Fever Blisters
  • Toothache

Additional Screenings

The Health Center will provide screening and counseling for the following conditions:

  • Pregnancy
  • Blood Pressure Monitoring
  • Blood Glucose Monitoring
  • Anemia

STI Testing

The Health Center provides free STI testing one time a month for the following conditions:

  • Gonorrhea
  • Chlamydia

An Email blast will be sent with the scheduled date prior to the event. Appointments are required for testing. Please contact the Health Center for your appointment 706.272.2532.

Management: Minor Injuries

The Health Center can assist in managing minor injuries and conditions such as:

  • Minor cuts/ abrasions (not requiring sutures)
  • Sprains/ strains not requiring x-rays
  • Common skin problems

Students with any injuries requiring sutures or x-rays will be referred to outside agencies for management.

CONFIDENTIALITY

Your medical records and all discussions with student health services are confidential. Records are only released with your written consent unless required by law.

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Staff

The clinic is staffed by:

  • Clinical Director
  • Nurse Practitioner
  • Medical Assistant

Nurse practitioners are registered nurses with advanced nursing degrees and clinical expertise. Nurse practitioners provide care through practice guidelines and have a consulting physician available at all times.

How to Find Us On Campus

Student Health Services and Counseling are located in the Health Professions Building, Suite 266.

Finding the Student Health Services center could be challenging if you’ve never visited the Health Professions Building. Signage has been placed throughout the building to help you navigate. When entering the building from George Rice Dr. (Public Safety Entrance), follow the signs to Student Health Services located on the second floor of the Health Professions building at the bottom of the outside stairwell.