|Student Health Center|
Student Health Center: (864) 488-8348
The Health Center is located on the 1st floor of the Dixie Lodge/Dobson Student Center . The center offers basic medical service to students, faculty and staff of Limestone College. Students with chronic conditions are advised to work with a medical practitioner in the Gaffney area, who can monitor their long-term needs.
The Health Center assists students with minor illnesses and offers some lab tests, and vaccines. A nurse is available during Health Center hours; students also have access to two consulting physicians, Dr. Todd Morgan and Dr. Charles Stroup, for needed appointments. Resident Assistants or Resident Directors can contact the nurse after hours, if needed.
In order to give proper attention to students' physical and emotional health needs, the following policy will be observed:
Our Health Center is required by law to protect the privacy of your personal health information. Upon request, the College will provide you with information about our practices.
In the case of an emergency, students living in a residence hall should promptly report serious illness or injury to an RA or RD; the student should then immediately go to the emergency room at Upstate Carolina Medical Center or call 911.
The College assumes NO responsibility for the charges incurred by the student for services rendered by the doctor or the hospital.
Other Services Offered:
Early intervention is the key to quick recovery! Students are urged to visit the nurse at the first sign of illness. The Health Center does stock over-the-counter medications for colds, headaches, etc. However, if a cold or headache strikes in the evening or on weekends, when the center is closed, students may want to have on hand the following items:
All full-time students are required to carry some form of health insurance. For those who do not have coverage, or those who do have coverage but wish to secure additional coverage, Limestone College coordinates a plan with Markel Insurance. More detailed information may be obtained from Markel by contacting the Office of Student Services. You should provide insurance information on the Medical History form as indicated. Each student should have proper insurance identification when he or she comes to Limestone.
When patients come to the center, they are provided documentation to verify the date and time they were seen in the center. This is the only documentation provided. The service does not issue class excuses. Students are urged to contact their professors immediately when an illness or accident prevents them from attending class and to present their verification forms to their professors immediately upon returning. Occasionally, students who become ill may be required to go home for a few days to speed recovery and/or minimize exposure to other students. In this event, the nurse will contact the Academic Dean, who will notify professors. Students are responsible for making up all work missed.
Students are responsible for their own transportation to and from off-campus medical/psychological providers. Most students have cars or can arrange transportation through friends. If a student cannot secure transportation, he/she may contact the Health Center or the Office of Student Services. A cab voucher can be provided by either of these departments.
After Hours Medical Care
One of the most frequently asked questions is “Where do students receive care when Health Services is closed?” Extended Care, part of Mary Black Hospital has evening and weekend hours. A copy of the front and back of the student’s insurance card and parent information is required and a co-payment is due at the time of services being rendered. The provider will bill your insurance company. When Extended Care is closed, emergencies are handled through the Upstate Carolina Medical Center emergency room.
Extended Care: 864-489-5001
724 Hyatt Street
Hours: Monday – Friday 5 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Saturday 9 a.m. – 11 a.m.