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Frequently Asked Questions - Columbus State University

Student Health Center

Frequently Asked Questions


To make an appointment to see a nurse or doctor, obtain a prescription refill or get immunizations, call 706-507-8620.

A phone triage nurse is available during business hours and your call will be returned as quickly as possible.

Main campus Clinic: Student Health Center is located in Tucker Hall on the west side of main campus.

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Mailing address:
Student Health Center
Columbus State University
4225 University Avenue
Columbus, GA 31907-5645

Patients can feel comfortable knowing the Student Health Center adheres to a strict confidentiality policy. Patient information is held in confidence and will not be released without the patient‘s signed consent.A student's Health Center record is not part of the university's records.

Please see our Notice of Health Information Privacy Practices (PDF)

Eligibility determination is based on enrollment at Columbus State University and payment of the Student Health fee of $53.00 each semester. Online students who do not pay the Student Health Services fee may choose to do so at the Student Health Center to receive services. Your Student Health Fee allows you to access to all services offered in the Student Health Center. Examples of available services include nurse triage, samples of over-the-counter medication, and FOUR visits per semester to see the physician or mid-level provider without co-pay. AFTER the fourth visit to the physician or mid-level provider, there will be a $20.00 co-pay for EACH visit. In-house prescriptions and labs ordered by the physician or mid-level provider are available at discounted rate.

All incoming students must comply with the University System of Georgia's and the Board of Regents' immunization requirements, which must be met before registration.

All students must provide documentation of immunization for measles, mumps, rubella (MMR); varicella; tetanus; and diphtheria. The Hepititas B vaccine is also required for students who are 18 years of age or younger at the time of expected enrollment.

Download a Certificate of Immunization (PDF)

Immunization Requirements

Immunization Information

Yes. Even though Student Health Center will meet many student health care needs, it does not cover the cost of emergency or specialized care, hospitalization, out-patient diagnostic tests and surgery. Services will be provided to students regardless of their health insurance status.

Columbus State University offers a voluntary accident and illness policy to help cover these unexpected and potentially expensive costs. UnitedHealthcare is the administrator and underwriter for the Student Health Accident and Insurance Plan.

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Documentation of a visit to Student Health Center (nurse or physician) is available the day of the visit. However, the documentation statement provided does not excuse the student from class.

Remember, class requirements and attendance are administrative concerns between a faculty member and student.

For after-hour services, please refer to our after hours & emergency care section to find the nearest urgent care facilities.

Several CVS and Walgreens locations are available throughout Columbus. Here is a list of pharmacies in Columbus (PDF) with contact information, address and distance from both campuses.

We do not administer allergy injections here in the clinic. Please discuss with your allergist prior to arriving on campus. We can help you find local allergists here in Columbus.
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