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 clinics.
The Student Health Center provides health care for acute illnesses and injuries, allergy injections, immunizations, and health education. Some students will be referred, depending on the type of illness/injury, at the discretion of the Student Health Center staff.
Located on the 2nd floor of the Patterson Building,
on the corner of College and Edgewood.
(Across from Tarver Library and Penfield Hall)
Hours of Operation
Fall and Spring Semesters
Monday through Friday, 8-12 and 1-5 (Closed 12-1)
CALL to see about physician's hours
(478) 301-2696 or (800) 637-2378
AFTER HOURS and WEEKEND EMERGENCIES
See Macon Area Quick Care and Emergency Room locations here
The 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-mailas 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
The insurance plan that is sponsored by Mercer is commonly referred to as “ the school insurance”, or “Chartis”. The important “name” to remember when seeking a provider is the PPO group, which is First Health/SouthCare.
Insurance cards are not mailed out until after the end of Open Enrollment, but you can print out a temporary card from Chartis (Formerly Pearce & Pearce) website. However, the insurance is in effect during that time, and if you are enrolled in this insurance, you will be covered.
Each covered student must create an online account by going to www.studentinsurance.com, and following the instructions. Many services are available on your account, including the monthly “Student Health 101” magazine