Student Health Centers
If you believe you have COVID-19 symptoms, have been exposed to someone who has tested positive for COVID-19, or if you have received a positive test from a non-Mercer health care provider, please call the Student Health Center hotline at (478) 301-7425. If prompted to leave a message, provide your callback number and a Mercer Medicine representative will return your call as soon as possible.
To report a positive COVID test result from an off-campus facility, please see the instructions below for Off-Campus Testing. Home tests are not accepted.
The monkeypox virus is an orthopox virus that is primarily transmitted by direct close, personal contact with another human’s infectious scabs/sores, or body fluids. If a student is exposed to the monkeypox virus and starts to develop symptoms, they should isolate in their apartment/dormitory and call Campus Health at 478-301-2696 (in Macon) or 678-547-6130 (in Atlanta.) If a faculty/staff member is exposed to someone with the monkeypox virus and starts to develop symptoms, they should contact their primary care provider.
Campus Health is designed to provide quality healthcare and treatments for enrolled students who are actively attending classes at the university.
Urgent care services are available for faculty and staff.
Mercer University Campus Health is operated by Mercer Medicine, a subsidiary of Mercer University School of Medicine.
Campus Health manages two clinic locations. Call to make an appointment with our care team.
- Treatment of minor illnesses and injuries
- Medication and prescriptions as indicated
- Chronic illness management, or referrals as indicated
- Women’s health
- Lab testing, including for STIs and COVID-19
- Health education
- Physical exams
Students must complete a patient information form when coming to Campus Health for the first time and provide updated information once every year.
Student athletes must check with their trainers to obtain necessary forms prior to scheduling an appointment.
COVID-19 Surveillance Testing
Unvaccinated students are no longer required to undergo weekly surveillance testing.
Students who are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 need to be tested, regardless of their vaccination status. Students who have been exposed to someone infected with COVID-19, may choose to be tested as well or wear a mask and continue social distancing, then get tested if any symptoms occur. Anyone choosing to be tested who has no symptoms or has not had an exposure will be required to pay $90 at the time of service.
All patients must complete this demographics form prior to their COVID-19 test appointment.
If you test positive for COVID-19, submit your off-campus result to firstname.lastname@example.org. Type “Macon Test” in the subject line if you are on the Macon, Savannah, or Columbus campus. Type “Atlanta Test” in the subject line if you are on the Atlanta, Henry, or Douglas campus. In the body of the email, type your full legal name and Mercer ID.
Mercer Medicine accepts positive PCR and antigen (called rapid) tests from testing facilities. Home tests are not accepted.
Free COVID-19 vaccines are available through Campus Health for students, faculty and staff and community members who are at least 16 years old.
Make an appointment to get your COVID-19 vaccination during an upcoming Campus Health vaccine clinic.