Student Health Center
The Student Health Center (SHC) is the primary provider of health services for all Mercer students, regardless of insurance coverage. It is staffed by two RNs, and a physician who sees patients by appointment during scheduled clinic times.
The Student Health Center provides health care for acute illnesses and injuries, allergy injections, immunizations, and health education. Some students may be referred, depending on the illness/injury, at the discretion of the Student Health Center staff.
Located on the 2nd floor of the Patterson Building,
(Across from Tarver Library and Penfield Hall)
Hours of OperationFall & Spring:
Nurse visits available Monday through Friday, 8-12 & 1-5 (Closed 12-1)
MD (limited) scheduled appointments each day
Nurse visits on Tuesdays, Wednesdays 8-12 & 1-5 (Closed 12-1)
MD (limited) scheduled appointments on Wednesdays only during Summer
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Flu Vaccines now available in the Student Health Center
( Monday, Wednesday, Thursday 8am - 11am; Tuesday and Friday 1pm - 4pm
(no appointment necessary)(cost is $20 and must be paid for with the Bear Card)
AFTER HOURS and WEEKEND EMERGENCIESSee Macon Area Quick Care and Emergency Room locations here
CLASS EXCUSESThe Student Health Center does not provide medical excuses for missed classes, exams, or assignments. In the event that you need to miss class due to an illness, injury or an emergency, the Student Health Center recommends that you contact your professor, preferably before the class or exam takes place. You should speak with him/her in person, by phone, or e-mail as soon as possible. If you are unable to reach your professor, be sure to leave your contact information (telephone number and email) so that he/she can reach you. All decisions about the impact of your absence on your grade, as well as any arrangements for making up work, rest with your instructors.
The mission of Mercer University's Student Health Center is to enhance health and well-being by promoting healthy lifestyles, facilitating education and awareness, in addition to providing quality care for overall wellness of students.
Mercer-Sponsored Health Insurance/Website
All students enrolled at Mercer (except those at Regional Academic Centers and Engineering Distance Learning programs) are required to have health insurance. The charge for the Mercer sponsored insurance plan is placed on a student's tuition account each term. If the student wants the coverage, they must pay for it as part of their tuition. If a student does NOT want the coverage and wants the charge removed, follow the steps outlined at the end of this section.
Insurance cards are not mailed out until after the end of Open Enrollment, but you can print out a temporary card from the CORE Management website. However, the insurance is in effect during that time, and if you are enrolled in this insurance, you will be covered.
IF YOU DO NOT WANT TO PURCHASE THE MERCER SPONSORED PLAN (You already have coverage), you will need to complete the waiver process each term you are are enrolled in order to have the charge removed from your account. Deadlines and instructions on how to complete the waiver can be found here