Information for Incoming Students

Welcome New Yellow Jackets!

We know new students have a lot of questions about their health needs, especially in the time of the Covid-19 pandemic. Watch our information session below regarding our clinic services, immunizations, and the difference between the health fee and the Student Health Insurance Plan, recorded on Wednesday, July 1st. Below you'll find more information incoming students need to know, both about our usual operations and what's different due to Covid-19. For additional questions you may have, don't hesitate to reach out to us at (404) 894-1420

About our usual operations

Our Clinic Services 

  • Primary Care: routine physicals, acute illness and injuries, minor procedures
  • Women’s Health - routine and acute gynecological care, contraceptive consultation
  • Psychiatry - medication management and evaluation, Asperger's support group
  • Allergy, Immunization, & Travel - travel immunizations, allergy shots, flu shots
  • Lab/Radiology - common lab tests (blood, flu, etc), x-ray
  • Dietitian/Nutrition - nutritional support, specialty diet management, healthy eating tips
  • Tech Dentistry - dental care from outsider independent practitioner
 
Making an Appointment 

Hours are 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Mon/Tue/Wed/Fri; 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Thursday

Students can schedule an appointment on-line by clicking below or by phone - details for each clinic's appointment scheduling can be found at the link below. Please note that for the Primary Care Clinic, appointments will be assigned as “Respiratory” or “Non-respiratory” until further notice.

Students with urgent health needs after hours can find a NurseLine and a list of local urgent care centers on this page:

 
Pharmacy 
The Pharmacy is located on the 1st floor of the Stamps Health Services building, carries most prescriptions. The Pharmacy also carries select over-the-counter medications. Be sure to bring your photo ID and insurance card when you come by to pick up your pharmacy needs. 
 
 
Immunizations 

Many questions about which immunizations requirements can be answered on the page linked below. There you can submit your immunization records through the patient portal, find which immunizations are required and find other necessary forms. While most submission deadlines have passed for fall, students with gaps in their record are not out of luck: students have until two weeks into the fall semester to complete their immunization requirements, after which a hold will be placed on their account that will affect their spring registration. Students will have the opportunity to complete their immunization requirements during Week of Welcome and the first weeks of class.

Allergen immunotherapy, also known as allergy shots, available through the Allergy, Immunization, & Travel clinic. To sign up for allergen immunotherapy, visit the link below to find the forms and contact information you'll need to get started.

Some students will travel abroad during their time at Tech - they can get their travel immunization needs covered here as well. Travel appointments are booked 6-8 weeks in advance of travel. Find other important information about these services at the link below.

Health Fee vs. Student Health Insurance 
The Health Fee is a mandatory student fee that covers unlimited visits to a clinician in Primary Care and Women’s Health, as well as limited visits to Psychiatry, and a host of other basic services commonly needed by students. 

 

Stamps Health Services (SHS) is accredited by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care, Inc. (AAAHC)

About our operations under Covid-19

Covid-19 has changed the way our on-campus services operate. We understand how uncertain these times are, and we are working to accommodate the needs of our campus community who continue to depend on these services. The safety and health of our students, faculty and staff is our highest priority. Georgia Tech’s plan for in-person instruction and campus protocols due to Covid-19 may change as we continue to receive guidance from USG as well as local and national officials. Please check this page and the Covid FAQ page for updates.

What We Know Now:

  • For the Primary Care Clinic, appointments will be assigned as “Respiratory” or “Non-respiratory”. Respiratory appointments are for patients with symptoms that could be Covid-19.
  • All “Respiratory” patients will get a point-of-care test for Covid-19 prior to being evaluated by a provider.
  • Respiratory patients will be seen in a separate area.
  • Masks or cloth facial coverings are required for everyone entering the building.
  • All patients, visitors, and staff will be screened prior to entry to the building.
  • Tele-medicine will be used when possible in all clinics