Additional Services

 

Counseling Services | Recreation Sports | Student Health Services

 


 

A. Counseling Services

Counseling Services provides voluntary, confidential, and free professional counseling to enrolled students for a wide range of issues, including:

Personal Issues: A whole array of individual concerns, such as relationship issues, anxiety, depression, trauma, adjustment to college and health problems.

Career Choice: Deciding on a major and a career field

Academic Skills: Time management, study skills, test-taking, test anxiety

We also provide:

Psychiatric Services: Limited to a maximum of two sessions

Alcohol and Other Drug Education: Learning more about alcohol and other drugs, screening and referral for treatment if needed

Referral: Assistance in locating additional sources of help, both on and off campus

Consultation: We consult with students, faculty, staff, and concerned family members about problems students might be having. While we cannot discuss any specific client's information, we are happy to suggest ways of addressing certain kinds of behavior, or help facilitate a referral to our office or to some other service.

For more information, visit http://www.gcsu.edu/counseling.

B. Recreation Sports

Recreational Sports offer students, faculty, and staff the opportunity to participate in various structured individual and team sports, ranging from "just for fun" to extremely competitive. These activities are provided in a recreational atmosphere where participants can pursue healthy lifestyles, form group affiliations, and develop leadership skills in recreational activities that may become life-long avocations.

Rec Sports consists of 3 functional areas:  Intramural Sports, Club Sports and Special Events.  All events are open to students with a valid Bobcat ID card, as well as all faculty/staff associated with the university.  Major Intramural Sports include basketball, flag football, dodge ball, soccer, softball, and ultimate.  Club Sport teams are student-run teams that compete with other universities.  These teams include, in part, lacrosse, soccer, swimming, ultimate, dance team, and wakeboard.   For a full listing of active club sports teams, visit student organizations and click on Club Sports.  Examples of Special Events include billiard tournaments, video gaming competitions, poker tournaments, and table tennis tournaments.

For more information about Rec Sports, including upcoming events, current events, schedules, and standings, visit http://imleagues.com/gcsu.  

To participate in Rec Sports students must individually register at http://imleagues.com/

C. Student Health Services

The Student Health Clinic is located on the first floor of the new Wellness and Recreation Center at west campus. The primary entrance is located at the west end of the building near the baseball fields There is limited parking available for student utilizing the clinic or Counseling Center, but a special permit must be obtained at the Health Clinic of Counseling Center registration desks. You may also reach the clinic by using the main Wellness Center entrance but you must be registered with the Wellness Center for entry via finger vein scanning.

Students are seen in the clinic on an appointment basis but there are limited walk-in visits available.  Students who come to the Health Center on a walk-in basis will be evaluated and given an appointment for either the same day or within a 24 to 48 hour period, depending on their health condition. If a walk-in student presents with an urgent condition they will be seen immediately. Appointments are required for Women’s Health visits and STD screenings.

The Health Fee must be paid each semester in order to use the facilities. When registered for the current semester the Health Fee is automatically included in registration charges. If not enrolled for Maymester/and or summer,  returning students now have the option of paying a reduced Health Fee of $50.00 for  use of the Student Health Clinic during Maymester, Summer I and Summer II semesters. Students must be registered for the upcoming fall semester in order to use this opportunity.

The optional fee can be paid at the Business Office or by cash or check in the Student Health Clinic. 

Limited first aid services are given to employees. An injury of any significance will require the employee to complete an accident form and he/she must be seen by a physician on the Worker’s Compensation Panel. Flu shots are provided for employees for a fee.

Bobcat card is REQUIRED for service.

The Student Health Center and Department of Wellness Programs within the College of Health Sciences are fee-based operations. The Health Fee must be paid each semester in order to use these facilities. When registered for the current semester the Health Fee is automatically included in registration charges. If not enrolled for Maymester/and or summer,  returning students now have the option of paying a reduced Health Fee of $50.00 for unlimited use of the Student Health Clinic and Wellness and Recreation Center during Maymester, Summer I and Summer II semesters. Students must be registered for the upcoming fall semester in order to use this opportunity. 

Available Services

Treatment is available for most of minor illnesses and injuries and is provided by Nurse Practitioners.

Numerous lab tests are done in the clinic such as CBC’s (complete blood count), finger stick blood glucose, pregnancy tests, Mono Spot, rapid strep testing, flu testing, HIV testing, wet mounts, and urine analysis. Numerous other lab tests are available and are sent out to the local hospital lab.

Appointments can be made for STD testing and Women’s Health care. Birth control medications are not provided by the clinic but can be prescribed based on examination and test results.

Student Health Services does NOT administer allergy shots. Names of local physicians who do administer the shots can be provided to students. Call the clinic for additional information.

A network of referral services are available in the community and used when needed. A close network exists between Health Services and Counseling, other campus departments, the Baldwin County Health Department and Oconee Regional Medical Center.

Health information and other types of educational materials are available in the clinic.

Confidentiality
All medical information is confidential. Students must sign a "Release of Medical Information" form before any records can be released except in the case of a life-threatening emergency or as required by law.

Costs
In order to control the need to increase the health fee and due to rising healthcare/medical supply costs, we are looking at providing GC students the opportunity to file on their health insurance plans. We do not plan to balance bill for any part of medical services the Health Clinic provides. The current health fee would serve as the deductible and would cover all services not covered by insurance. There would be no co-pays for most services.

We hope to have the filing agreement available to our students enrolled in the fall 2012 but it depends on what action the University System of Georgia Board of Regents decides upon this summer. Insurance plan information offered through the USG/BOR will be made available.

 Insurance is essential in case of emergencies and/or hospitalizations. Student should be aware of his/her coverage and keep a copy of their card or information on their person. You will be asked to provide health insurance information when you come to the clinic for an appointment. If you are currently covered by health insurance, check with your plan to make certain you are covered for services in the Milledgeville area.

Appointments
Clinic visits are through appointments but a few walk-in visits are available.  Call the clinic to make an appointment at 478-445-5288. In the near future, students will be able to schedule appointments and complete health forms online.  Students who come to the Health Clinic on a walk-in basis will be evaluated and given an appointment for either the same day or within a 24 to 48 hour period, depending on their health condition. If a walk-in student presents with an urgent care condition, they will be seen immediately.

Appointments are required for Women's Health exams, STD screenings, or physicals. Physical exams for athletes are done through the Athletic Department.

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