HELPFUL HEALTH INFORMATION
It is recommended you have a copy of your insurance and prescription cards to carry with you. Since not all insurance companies work with the same doctors and facilities, it is important that you know how to access your network to assure you see a healthcare provider your insurance has an agreement with so you do not get billed inappropriately. If you need help navigating this process, please stop by the Wellness Center for personal guidance.
While Toccoa Falls College does not require students to carry medical insurance, it is STRONGLY ADVISED. (Please note: Intercollegiate athletes ARE REQUIRED to have primary medical insurance.) If you do not have medical insurance, here is a list of possible resources:
- Stay on your parents’ plan. In most cases, you are eligible if you are under 26 and unmarried.
- E.J. Smith & Associates
- International Student Protection
- Dept of Health & Human Services
- New students please complete required TFC Medical Forms and Immunizations and submit to Student Health Services. Forms can be found online at New Student Requirements or can be obtained at the Student Wellness Center.
- Make sure you have prescription refills and/or the means to refill them when you are living on campus. School breaks are a good time to make arrangements to see healthcare providers to get refills (and take care of other health-related issues).
- The Channing L. Bete Company publishes a booklet entitled, “Your Child’s First Year of College-A guide for parents”. This booklet covers health, communication, homesickness and safety. For more information, click here.
- A list of health related community resources is available at the Student Wellness Center.
- Student Health Services offers a variety of durable medical goods (i.e. crutches) that can be checked out on a temporary basis.
- Personnel of the Student Wellness Center offer periodic wellness education opportunities during the school year. Watch for information on these offerings and join us!