Student Health Services

Student Health Services

Student Health Services is your go-to place to receive guidance on physical ailments and advice on living a healthy lifestyle. Services include consultations, wellness plans and assistance in scheduling appointments with local physicians. We can treat minor conditions and injuries and will refer students to appropriate community resources if necessary. Over the counter medications and first aid supplies are available in Student Health Services. If an on-campus student has a medical need or emergency outside of regular office hours, he/she should feel comfortable contacting the Resident Assistant or Resident Director on-call. Students may also contact Campus Security at ext. 5444, or dial 911.

Location and Hours
We are located on the lower floor of Fant Hall.
Monday – Friday, 8:30 AM – 12 PM and 1:00 – 5:00 PM

THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW
NEW STUDENT HEALTH REQUIREMENTS

“Congratulations! You have been accepted into Toccoa Falls College!” Words you have been waiting for. The next steps to get ready for check-in day are before you.

Among other things there are health requirements to take care of. If you are taking 6 or more credits on campus in a semester these are tasks you must complete. Attention to these items before arriving on campus will greatly expedite your check-in process. First, complete the Medical History Form (For a printable Medical History Form click here: Printable Medical History Form 2018)
Be prepared with your immunization record since there are some important vaccines required before admittance to TFC. Most of these are common childhood immunizations and it is likely that you have already received most if not all of them. The required immunizations are:

  • Hepatitis B – 3 doses
  • Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR) – 2 doses
  • Varicella (Chicken Pox) – 2 doses (unless you have history of the chicken pox illness)
  • Tetanus booster within the last 10 years
  • Meningitis vaccine – This is not required but STRONGLY RECOMMENDED especially if you are planning to live on campus. If you choose not to receive the meningitis vaccine you MUST read, sign and turn in a Meningitis Waiver 2018

Next, please complete the Tuberculosis Screening Form 2018.  This may or may not include a TB test. Please submit this form and TB test results if applicable to Student Health Services.

If you will be under 18 on check-in day, please have your parent/guardian complete the Medical Consent Form.

*Student Health Services abides by recommendations and guidelines on immunizations and health requirements by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the Advisory Committee on Immunizations Practices (ACIP), the American College Health Association (ACHA) and the University System of Georgia Board of Regents.  

 

NEW STUDENT HEALTH SERVICES CHECKLIST

____ Complete Medical History Form INCLUDING Immunizations

____ Complete Meningitis Vaccine Waiver ONLY if declining the Meningitis Vaccine

____ Complete Tuberculosis Screening Form

____ Complete Parental Consent Form ONLY if under 18 years of age on check-in day

 

*Please note: ALL INTERCOLLEGIATE ATHLETES MUST COMPLETE THE ABOVE FORMS FOR STUDENT HEALTH SERVICES IN ADDITION TO REQUIRED FORMS FOR THE ATHLETIC DEPARTMENT. 

 

If you have any questions regarding health requirements, please contact Student Health Services at health@tfc.edu or (706) 886-7299 ext. 5304.


Staff

Diane Russell BSN RN – Director – drussell@tfc.edu

Diane has 35 years of nursing experience in a variety of areas including office, hospital and outpatient settings where she has served as a bedside nurse, in the perioperative suite and as an educator. Her goals for being part of the TFC community are to serve as a caregiver, educator and role model to the student body.

Jennifer Hollingsworth – Administrative Assistant – jhollingsworth@tfc.edu

Jennifer is a teacher by trade, equipping her for the organizational and administrative responsibilities as the Student Wellness Center Administrative Assistant. Married to a T.F.C. professor, Jennifer and her husband have been involved in student life for more than 35 years. One of the favorite parts of her job is meeting and greeting students, and looking for ways to show God’s love to each person that walks into the Student Wellness Center.