The staff of Health Services welcomes you to Georgia College and if you are a returning student, welcome back! The beginning of school is an exciting time with all sorts of activities all around. Take time to take care of yourself as you embark on this journey. The “basics” will always matter and never change. You need to get adequate sleep and rest. Try to eat a balanced diet. Don’t eat or drink after others. Think twice before making choices you may regret for a lifetime. Yes, you will have to study, but take time out for some fun and relaxation. Take care of personal hygiene, including hand-washing. Washing hands properly has been proven to be one of the best defenses against spreading germs and illnesses. As you let the “basics” slide, your health and well-being will surely follow. It is hard to study and survive stress when your defenses are weakened.Come by and visit the new Health Center. We are located in the new Wellness and Recreation Center at West Campus. We will be happen to show you around, answer your questions, and help you get better when you get sick. We are open Monday-Friday, 8:15-4:30. You will need your Bobcat care to access our main entrance or, if you come through the main Wellness Center entry, you will need to register with the Wellness Center desk through their finger-vein scanning process…this only takes a few minutes.
Early in fall semester we will begin giving flu shots. Flu shots are FREE to students and go a long way in helping prevent flu outbreaks. Even though you may have never had the flu, living in a new, close environment, you are highly prone to getting the flu. Flu is a virus and spreads very easily. All it takes is one good sneeze or cough from someone with the virus and you can end up sick. So ‘man-up’ and get your flu shot. It is a quick, relatively painless shot and only takes a couple of minutes of your day. If you get the flu, you can miss days of class and get behind in your studies PLUS just feel awful for several days..….not worth it!
We offer many other services through the clinic and are able to take care of most illnesses that college students develop. Come by, see the place, and ask questions. We are always eager to help you in any way.