Take care of yourself

If you’re not feeling well, take advantage of the college’s Health Services clinic. The clinic is designed to provide urgent medical care – a first stop for minor injuries and illness.

Operated by WeCare TLC, Health Services is located at the corner of Panther Way and Dallis Street (directly across from the college’s soccer complex). Directions

The clinic provides urgent care office visits with a physician or nurse practitioner, urgent care prescriptions (antibiotics) and in-house lab work. A required fee of $100 per semester is assessed for the use of the facility.

Services do not include visits for chronic medical conditions or prescriptions for birth control pills or other maintenance medications.

Because the staff is dedicated to serving a small population, doctor visits usually take up less time. And the clinic staff generally spends about 20 minutes with each patient, on average, compared to the seven minutes usually provided in other settings. (Though the clinic offers a convenient health benefit to students, it does not replace the need to carry a personal health insurance policy.)

Hours of operation are from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday and 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursday. You are encouraged to call for an appointment at 706-298-4914 option 1. However a drop-in is acceptable if you can wait to be worked into the schedule.

Q & A

Q: Who can go to WeCare TLC, Health Services Clinic?
A: All students can go to the Health Services clinic for "urgent" care. There is a physician and nurse practitioner onsite. They are able to prescribe medications and run in-house lab work. They do not provide care for on-going medical conditions.

Q: Is there a cost to visit, or will there be a claim against my insurance?
A: There is a required fee of $100 per semester assessed on the student account. There is no payment due at the clinic, nor will there be an insurance claim.

Q: Is there a cost for medications?
A: If medicines are filled at WeCare, there is no cost. If you require a medication WeCare does not stock, a prescription will need to be filled at a pharmacy at your cost.

Q: Where is WeCare located?
A: On the corner of Panther Way and Dallis Street – directly across from the LC Soccer Complex.

Q: What are their hours of operation?
A: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Thursday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Q: Do I need an appointment?
A: Yes, if possible. Please call 706.298.4914, option 1 (even though it says physician or hospital), to schedule an appointment.

Q: Do I need to show my student ID?
A: Yes, make sure you take your student ID with you.

Q: Do I still have to be covered under an insurance policy?
A: Yes, while WeCare will not file an insurance claim, it is advised that you have personal health insurance coverage.

Q: Can my friends go with me?
A: Due to limited space in the waiting area, please do not take all your friends with you!

Q: Do I have to go to WeCare for services?
A: No, you may go to any other physician office or urgent care center, but it will be at your expense and filed on your personal insurance.

Q: If WeCare is closed, where do I seek medical care?
A: Unless it is an emergency or an accident, we suggest you wait and schedule an appointment at the clinic. All emergencies and serious accidents will be referred to a hospital emergency room and filed with your insurance.