FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS: Augusta University Student Health Services

Appointments (strongly recommended):   706-721-3448

General email:  studenthealth@augusta.edu

Student Health Services:  Clinic access and services for COVID-19 care

  • Call 706-721-3448 for an appointment and speak to a triage nurse.
  • Hours: (subject to change, call for an appointment)
    • Mondays, Wednesdays:  8:00-5:00PM
    • Tuesdays:  8:00AM – 6:30PM
    • Thursdays:  6:30AM – 5:00PM
    • Fridays:  8:00AM-4:30PM
  • All patients presenting to the Student Health Clinic, regardless of the reason for the visit, will be screened for fever and respiratory symptoms at the time of arrival.
  • COVID-19 rapid antigen tests are available for patients with symptoms suspicious for COVID-19, as well as flu, strep throat, mono, and others (diagnostic testing only).
  • Get tested as soon as you develop symptoms, particularly fever, cough, shortness of breath, extreme fatigue, body aches, headache, new loss of taste/smell, nausea/vomiting/diarrhea
  • Wear well-fitting medical grade mask when around others for at least 10 days after testing positive.

 

  • Get tested as soon as possible. If you test positive:  Notify your professors, roommates. You are responsible for keeping up with class assignments. You need to self-isolate for five days; wear mask during isolation and for the next five days when around others. You may return if symptoms are improving and no fever for at least 24 hours without taking an antipyretic.
  • https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/symptoms-testing/symptoms.html
  • Get tested as soon as you have symptoms. If the first test is negative, repeat test in 48 hours.
  • Get tested at least 5-6 days after exposure to someone with confirmed diagnosis of COVID
  • Going to spend significant time with individuals at risk of severe disease (people who are not up to date with their vaccines (primary series + booster), older, immunocompromised, chronic medical conditions)

Information from GA Department of Health: https://dph.georgia.gov/covidtesting

Information from CDC: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/symptoms-testing/testing.html

  • These tests detect current infection and give you a result in 10-15 minutes. They are self-testing antigen tests  which do not detect antibodies which would suggest a previous infection and they do not measure your level of immunity.
  • https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/testing/self-testing.html
  • Some self-tests are designed to be used in a series (also known as serial testing). According to the FDA, you should repeat the 24 to 48 hours later. Receiving multiple negative test results increases the likelihood that you are not infected with the SARS-CoV2, the virus that causes COVID-19.
  • VIDEO - How to interpret self-test results
  • Free at-home self-tests from the U.S. government
  • If you are symptomatic and an Augusta University student currently registered for classes, make an appointment at the Augusta University Student Health Clinic for a diagnostic rapid COVID-19 antigen test: Call 706-721-3448.
  • Community-based testing sites – search for a location near you (by state): https://www.hhs.gov/coronavirus/community-based-testing-sites/index.html

 

  • Wear face coverings and do not touch your face.
  • Wash your hands or use hand sanitizer.
  • Practice physical distancing and stay 6ft apart.
  • Stay home if you feel ill.
  • Clean surfaces.

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