Just for Parents
Student Health Services of Georgia College wants to ensure that your student has adequate access to healthcare and health information. For additional information contact us at 478-445- 5288.
Please make sure that your student's immunizations are up to date. The immunization form is sent to the student with the acceptance package. Please return this form to the Record's Office. You may also send a copy to the Student Health Clinic. The Certificate of Immunization form is found at http://www.gcsu.edu/studenthealth/docs/Immunization_Certificate.pdf
Please make sure that your student knows their personal health history, such as allergies to food or medications, and your family health history. They should be aware of any health conditions they have and the names of all medications they take. Students should be knowledgeable of their health insurance coverage and bring their insurance card to every clinic visit.
All health records are confidential and require a student's signature for release. Due to privacy laws, Health Services staff cannot discuss medical information about your child's illness or treatment however, in case of an emergency, you will be notified. All employees of Student Health Services must sign a confidentiality form upon hiring. Breach of this agreement is grounds for dismissal. However, feel free to contact us if you have general questions or if you have information to share with us regarding your child.
Every student should have some basic health care supplies and tools on how to deal with minor medical problems. Send your student to college with:
* Digital Thermometer
* First aid kit: band aids, antibiotic ointment, acetaminophen (Tylenol), ibuprofen (Aleve)
* Refills for their prescriptions
*Allergy shots are NOT provided by Student Health Services. The clinic can provide a list of physicians locally who administer allergy shots*
As a service to our families here at Georgia College, we are providing an online subscription to Student Health 101 for both your student and yourself. Student Health 101 is a monthly health and wellness magazine just for GC students and their families. Each issue contains valuable information that will help your student make better decisions and can help you gain a better understanding of the health and wellness challenges that face today’s students.
Each month, we will post the latest issue of the family-only Parent Perspective, along with the Student Health 101 issue that your student will receive. Please take a few minutes to read the issues each month, as we believe that they can be a valuable resource for you and your family.
You can view the e-zine here each month: http://readsh101.com/gcsu-pp.html
Websites for parents:
A Parent's Guide for the Prevention of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drug Use: A resource for parents of students at independent schools, developed by Community of Concern. www.thecommunityofconcern.org
College Parents of America- www.collegeparents.org
Partnership for a Drug-Free America- Resources for Parents www.drugfree.org
Substance Abuse Treatment Facility Locator: A resource from the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. Lists treatment programs in every state. www.findtreatment.samhsa.gov
College Drinking Prevention: A resource from the National Institutes on Alcoholism and Alcohol Abuse www.collegedrinkingprevention.gov
Century Council- Distillers fighting drunk driving and underage drinking www.centurycouncil.org/
Addiction411 offers a range of articles on substance abuse, drug and alcohol rehabilitation, dual diagnosis treatment, detoxification, and other forms of addiction. A general drug guide is also included. http://www.addiction411.com/battling-addiction/