Located in a state-of-the-art, 35,000-square-foot facility in the Joseph Brown Whitehead Building, Stamps Health Services is an outpatient ambulatory center that provides healthcare and health education to eligible students and their spouses or domestic partners. Stamps Health Services is located at 740 Ferst Drive, next to the Campus Recreation Center (CRC).
General Description of Services
Services are provided in five areas: Primary Care, Women’s Health, Psychiatry, Health Promotion, and support services of Pharmacy, Laboratory, and Radiology. Standard business hours are from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday and on Thursday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Summer hours are 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Stamps Health Services is closed Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays. Hours are subject to change. Check the website for updates. Call 911 or the Georgia Tech Police at 404.894.2500 for emergencies.
Appointment Information: Appointments are required in Primary Care, Women’s Health, and Psychiatry. Appointments are not required for Health Promotion.
Primary Care Appointments may be made online at www.myappointment.health.gatech.edu.
Appointments also may be made by calling:
Primary Care: 404.894.1420
Women’s Health: 404.894.1434
Health Promotion: 404.894.9980
Patients should arrive fifteen minutes prior to their appointment for administrative check-in. Individuals arriving at Stamps Health Services requesting care without an appointment will be assessed by a registered nurse. Based upon the clinical outcome of the RN assessment, individual will receive appropriate and timely care, which may include one or more of the following options:
1) Health education and self-care
2) Future scheduled return appointment with a physician
3) Physician evaluation and treatment if medically necessary
Walk-in service is designed for urgent care. Students with the most serious conditions will be given priority. Wait times may vary.
Eligibility and Cost Services are only for currently enrolled students, co-op students, and spouses/domestic partners of enrolled students who have paid the student health fee for the current semester. (A spouse or domestic partner is only eligible if the student and spouse/domestic partner have both paid their health fees.) The health fee is automatically assessed to a student’s account along with tuition expenses if he or she is taking four credit hours or more. If a student is taking fewer than four credit hours or is enrolled in the co-op program, the student and spouse/domestic partner may opt to pay the health fee and use all health services.
Primary Care and Support Services (Pharmacy, Laboratory, and Radiology) Primary Care is staffed with physicians and nurses experienced in the care of college-aged students. They are educated and skilled to care for health issues in the areas of general medicine, travel medicine, acute injuries or illnesses, allergy management, and immunizations.
The health fee covers:
Unlimited visits with a primary care physician or registered nurse
Basic radiological studies
Some prescriptions and laboratory tests
Basic medical supplies
Blood pressure and health screening
Additional services (available at a low cost) include:
Chronic or special-order prescriptions
Gynecology specialty clinic
Certain lab tests
Women’s Health The Women’s Clinic provides a variety of services such as gynecological exams, birth control, and STI (sexually transmitted infection) counseling and treatment. Appointments are required. Care is provided by our board-certified OB/GYN and certified Advanced Practice Registered Nurses. Exams are usually covered by the student health fee. There may be a small charge for some laboratory tests.
The Psychiatry Clinic, on the second floor of the Stamps Health Services Building, provides general psychiatric services to eligible students, spouses, and domestic partners. Two hours of service per semester are covered by the student health fee. Fees apply for additional hours of care.
Health Promotion Health Promotion services are available to all Georgia Tech students, spouses, domestic partners, and organizations seeking information and counseling on health topics such as nutrition, diet, substance abuse, exercise, sexual assault, contraceptives, and STIs. Located on the second floor of the Stamps Health Services Building, Health Promotion practices a concept of wellness based on preventive education and self-responsibility. Some of the services available include:
Wellness and health education seminars
Information resource center
Individual consultations for personal health planning
Program development services for interested campus organizations and student groups
Peer education seminars
Nutritionist consultations on an affordable, fee-for-service basis
Other Collaborative Campus Services
Tech Optical Express
404.894.9533 In coordination with the on-campus Tech Optical Express (located in the Student Center Commons), Stamps Health Services offers an annual eye examination for a co-pay as part of the student health fee. Students must complete an Optical E-Form prior to scheduling an appointment at Tech Optical Express by logging in at www.myappointment.health.gatech.edu. Walk-ins are welcome; however, students without appointments may experience a short wait.
Medical Requirements for Admission/Registration The Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia requires that all students entering Georgia Tech meet certain immunization requirements. The requirement for tuberculosis screening must also be fulfilled. In addition, all entering students must complete and return a medical entrance form prior to registration. Registration for classes will not be permitted until these requirements have been met. Full details of all health and medical requirements for incoming students can be found at www.health.gatech.edu.
Confidentiality Stamps Health Services maintains complete patient/provider confidentiality and is HIPAA compliant. All medical information concerning a patient will be kept confidential. If the patient is eighteen years old or older, a signed consent form from the patient is required in order to release information. If the patient is not yet eighteen years old, a signed consent form from the patient’s legal guardian is required.