New Health Center to open in January

Jozsef Papp

The new Student Health Services Center is expected to be finished and inaugurated in January 2016, interim president Dr. Jean Bartels announced at a welcome ceremony for Georgia Southern employees.

The expansion will allow the students to receive more specialized and intensive care. Physical therapy will be offered at the new building rather than having to go somewhere else to get treated for a physical injury. In addition, the counseling department and eye care will be located in the health center as well. Since it’s a two-story building, the second floor will be restricted entirely for women’s health. Other Services and type of insurance accepted will be expanded as well. 

The last updated posted online was on May 5, 2015. It stated the ceiling tile installation had begun, VCT flooring and ceramic tile was 90 percent complete, and the midmark casework was installed except for the tops. Architectural millwork was expected to be delivered on August 7, while the carpet to be installed by the end of August. The building has power and the HVAC system startup was expected to begin on June 10.

The Health Center, which costs around $8.3 million, will be located at the corner of Plant Drive and Chandler Road. It is expected to be an exponential improvement compared to the current health center location on Forest Drive.