Gordon State College Health Center
The mission of the Gordon State College Health Center is to provide support and assistance with preventative health care and to evaluate, diagnose, and treat minor health concerns, illnesses, and injuries.
For a Life Threatening Emergency:
Call Public Safety at 678-359-5111 or
Emergency Medical Services at 911.
Gordon State College Health Services
419 College Drive
Barnesville, GA 30204
Hours of Operation:
8:30 am- 11:30 am; 1:00 pm- 4:00 pm
Closed weekends and Gordon State College holidays
Medical Director of Gordon State College Health Services (once a week visits): Dr. T. Aaron Buice
Nurse Practitioner: Alice Turner, RNC-WHNP-BC
GSC Health Services is located in Commons C, beside the Public Safety sub-station.
Health Center Services are available by appointment. Appointments can be made by phone (678-359-5476), or on a walk-in basis. Appointments are encouraged to help students manage their schedules, to improve services of the Health Center, and to prevent contagious and infectious diseases.
Urgent Care (Emergencies):
Urgent Care Services include triage, evaluation and treatment of medical urgent illnesses and injuries such as acute asthma, respiratory infections, major cuts, burns, and high fever. If you are unsure if you need to be seen urgently, call 678-359-5476 for advice about your condition.
The Gordon State College Health Services provides care for a wide variety of concerns, from acute illness to prevention and promoting wellness and healthy living. Healthy students are successful students. Services are provided are not limited to treating the following:
- Influenza Vaccinations (free to currently enrolled students)
- Respiratory infections
- Urinary tract infections
- Pregnancy testing and referral, if needed
- Gastro-intestinal complaints
- Minor burns
- Skin infections
- Minor strains and sprains
- Testing for influenza, mono, strep
- Random glucose testing
- Cold and allergy
- STI's (Sexually Transmitted Infections) are referred to the Lamar County Health Department for testing as a referral service.
- HIV/AIDS testing are referred to the Lamar County Health Department. On-campus testing for HIV is conducted annually and sponsored by the Department of Public Health- District 4 at no cost for currently enrolled students.
All laboratory tests performed in the Health Center are Clinical Laboratory Improvement Act (CLIA) approved labs.
A lactation room is available in the Student Health Center. Students, faculty, and staff may access it for breastfeeding. A quiet room with a comfortable chair, access to a sink for cleaning, and a refrigerator for milk storage is available. Users must provide their own storage containers and must date and label any milk stored in the refrigerator.
Verification of Treatment:
Students are encouraged to make an appointment for services at the Health Center that does not conflict with classes, if possible. Students are assessed by the nurse practitioner are provided with written documentation stating they were seen in the Health Center. A verification of treatment form is not an excuse for student who do not attend classes. Only instructors may excuse students who do not attend class.
Fees & Insurance:
Gordon State College Health Services is a part of the Department of Student Affairs and is funded by student health fees. Health Services are provided to all students who are currently enrolled at Gordon State College.