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Student Health Center
The Student Health Center (SHC) provides health services for all Mercer students regardless of insurance coverage. SHC is considered the primary healthcare provider for students who have the school insurance. Students with this insurance should contact Student Health if appointments or referrals are needed prior to seeking other medical attention unless after hours or in cases of emergency.
The Student Health Center provides health care for acute illnesses and injuries, allergy injections, immunizations, women’s health, and health education. Some students may be referred, depending on the illness/injury, at the discretion of the Student Health Center staff.
Located inside the Field House (in front of the Football field), the Student Health Center is open 8am - 5pm, Monday – Friday (closed 12 noon – 1pm).
Confidentiality: All visits to the Student Health Center are confidential. No information will be released to anyone without the written consent of the patient.
Class Excuses: 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, if possible, or via phone or email. 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.
Immunization Policy: University health requirements are included in the “Entering the University” portion of this catalog.
General medical information is available on the Student Health Center web site at http://shc.mercer.edu.