Student Health Services
The University Student Health Service, a section of The Emory Clinic, provides outpatient and inpatient care to students in the Student Health Center at 1711 Uppergate Drive. Regularly enrolled, fully registered Emory students with ID cards validated for the current term are eligible for health care at the Student Health Services.
The Outpatient Clinic provides a variety of medical services, including care for acute illnesses and injuries and follow-up of short-term continuing health problems. In addition, appointments are available at scheduled clinics for specialty services, including gynecology, family planning, immunizations, allergy injections, and psychiatric or mental health services. The clinic is open from 9 a.m. to noon and 1 - 4 p.m. on weekdays and during its scheduled hours on most Saturday mornings during the regular school session.
Hospitalization for students requiring inpatient care is provided by the Inpatient Department. Students with critical illnesses requiring full hospital services may be admitted to Emory University Hospital.
Students are charged for certain services, including inpatient care, X-rays, laboratory studies, and physicians' services outside the Student Health Service.
Mental Health Services
Students may see the consultant psychiatrist by self-referral or referral from the Health Service. The psychiatrist provides evaluation, counseling, and limited treatment for students with problems related to emotional well-being. If further treatment is indicated, the psychiatrist will refer the student appropriately.
Emergency medical services are available to students on a twenty-four-hour a day basis through the Student Health Service. Students with urgent medical problems occurring after hours are seen in the Inpatient Department by a registered nurse. An on-call physician is available for consultation when necessary. In the event of a serious life-threatening emergency requiring immediate treatment, the student should go directly to a hospital that has an emergency department or call DeKalb County Emergency Service at 911 (dial direct).
Students' dependents are not eligible for care through the Student Health Service, but may be seen by appointment on a fee-for-service basis in the Faculty-Staff Clinic of the University Health Service. Children under twelve are not eligible for care at the University Health Service. Certain services not provided by the Student Health Services such as complete physical examinations, may be obtained in the Faculty-Staff Clinic on a fee-for-service basis.
University-sponsored insurance, including major medical coverage, is an option available to students and their dependents. Participation in the university-sponsored insurance plan is required of all foreign students. Further information regarding health care or insurance may be obtained by calling the Student Health Center at 404.727.7551 or the Faculty-Staff Clinic at 404.727.7535.
University and Community Counseling Service
The University and Community Counseling Service provides a broad range of services for students and staff of the university. These services include educational and vocational counseling, individual and group counseling for personal problems, self-help groups in such areas as study and social skills, and consultation concerning various agencies of the university community. These services are provided free of charge to students and at a reduced rate to staff.