Valuable Knowledge: Free STI screening at the Health Center

George Andersen

Sexually transmitted infection (STI) screenings will be administered for free this semester through the Georgia Southern University Health Services Department, which is located at 984 Plant Drive, across from the Performing Arts Center.

STI screenings are recommended for everyone even if no symptoms are shown. Many STIs show no symptoms for months or years and can be unknowingly spread between sexual partners.

“I’ve heard that people can live symptom free, so it’s better to get yourself tested than to spread it,” Judson Rogers, junior education major, said.

While STI screenings can be made by appointment and administered free of charge, the medication can be bought through GS Health Services if needed.

Other services that can be accessed through the GS Health Services include injury treatment, health education and promotion, mental health and more. To find a list of the health services provided at GS, visit

The GS Health Department suggests that appointments be made up to two weeks in advance and that you arrive to your appointment fifteen minutes prior to your scheduled appointments.

Appointments can be made online through the Online Student Health (OSH) patient portal. An insurance card must be brought to your appointment, and any rescheduling can be done online at the OSH patient portal.

GS Health Services is run by a team of board-certified physicians, nurse practitioners and physician’s assistants. The Georgia Southern Health Center has been accredited by the Accredited Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC).