Certification of Immunization Form
After Hours Needs and Area
Oglethorpe University expects all students to have their own health insurance. If you need assistance with finding health insurance on your own, please feel free to contact us for guidance.
Oglethorpe University has partnered with SmartCare Urgent Care, which is located next to campus on the corner of Hermance and Peachtree Rd., to provide an array of health services for students during the academic year. They have a physician on staff 7 days a week with extended hours.
Although students are free to seek medical care wherever they choose, all students are welcome to access care at SmartCare Urgent Care seven days a week and communicate with staff there about their health needs. At certain points in the academic year, SmartCare will partner with the University to provide health awareness programs on campus.
Each student is charged a health fee for the academic year. With this fee Oglethorpe has arranged to cover each student’s copay at SmartCare Urgent Care for up to ten (10) visits during the academic year when classes are in session. Students are responsible for maintaining their own insurance and covering all health fees associated with their visit other than the co-pay at SmartCare Urgent Care. Oglethorpe will also cover a portion of student payments who have high deductible insurance plans that do not require copays. The contributed amount will vary according to each individual policy, but Oglethorpe and SmartCare will work to reduce costs.
This health arrangement is limited to the academic year only. The dates are August 15- December 17, 2013 and January 10 - May 17, 2014. Outside of the school calendar, students are responsible for all fees associated with their health visit, including their copay.
SmartCare’s ability to provide in-house x-rays, immunizations, fluids, and other common lab tests brings a great convenience to students. Additionally, they provide all required vaccinations at discounted rates, sports physicals for $25, and a “travel clinic” for additional vaccinations needed for study abroad trips.
If you did not want to utilize or participate in any medical services, education or awareness activities on campus or at SmartCare, you were required to waive out of this health fee by completing the Oglethorpe University Health Fee Waiver by July 24, 2013.
If you missed that deadline, you may appeal for a waiver by 12 noon August 19th, 2013. Your are required to include your reason for appeal and reason for missing the deadline: Click Here to access Health Waiver .
No waivers for health fee are permitted after 12 noon the first day of class, August 19, 2013.
For more information regarding health information, contact Kame Jo Thomas, Campus Life Coordinator at 404-364-8335 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
New students please select the Certification of Immunization Form for details on how to submit your required health information.