Welcome to Student Health Services
Albany State University Student Health Services provides episodic health care and health promotion services to students registered at the University. The services include assessments and treatment, follow-up and referrals. There is no overnight stay but minimum confinement for observation and referrals to physicians or local hospitals as indicated. The nursing staff provides health maintenance assistance via referral for students with chronic health conditions. The Health Center staff includes two Nurse Practitioners, a Consulting Physician and a Licensed Practical Nurse.
Student Health Services is responsible for disseminating health promotional education to all students. Student Health Services complies with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA rules and regulations). All health and medical information contained in medical records is strictly confidential and may not be released without written permission of the student or by a court order.
The University System of Georgia requires all students to be current with immunizations and to submit documentation of their current immunization status. Immunization records are submitted and maintained in the office of Student Health Services. Students who do not submit this information will have an immunization hold placed in their record. If a hold is placed in the student’s record, registration for the following semester will be denied until the information is submitted. A health history will be completed at the time of the first visit to the center.
A Student Health Fee is included in the registration fees and provides unlimited visits to the Health Center. Services are provided on a walk-in, first come first serve basis unless there is an emergency as deemed by the staff. The health fee does not cover admission to hospitals or payment to drugstores for filling prescriptions. Any expenses incurred for treatment or care by the hospital or local physicians will be the financial responsibility of the student and his/her parents/guardians. Student medical insurance is strongly encouraged.
Albany State University reserves the right to request a student to submit to a medical examination whenever advisable. Registration may be denied any student, prospective or enrolled, who, in the judgment of University Health Services, is suffering from an illness that would endanger the health of others or for which the university cannot provide services.