Health and Safety
University Public Safety (University Police)
They offer a number of services to the UWG community to provide a safe and secure campus. Public Safety provides weather and school closing information, emergency plans, assistance with car trouble, parking services, and campus security. To find out more information about public safety, please visit their site at http://www.westga.edu/police/.
The University has installed 24 emergency phones around campus which connects directly to the Public Safety 24 hour emergency line. These phones are found on the big poles that read EMERGENCY, and pushing the big red button will connect you to the University Police Dispatcher. These phones are to be used any time a person needs to contact University Police, which can include true emergencies such as those involving a criminal act or medical situation or something as simple as requesting directions or assistance with a jump-start.
In case of Emergency, students on campus should call 678 839 6000.
The University provides student health services primarily for the diagnosis, first aid and treatment of patients with minor and short-term acute illnesses or injuries. Health Services is located in the center of campus across from the University Community Center (UCC) and near Parker and Adamson Halls. Current hours are posted on the Web site. In addition to basic diagnostic care and treatment under the supervision of a physician, services include allergy and family planning clinics, a pharmacy and immunizations.
If your student is in the care of Health Services and you wish to contact an individual staff member, please consult the menu of contact information. You can also review our experienced staff members' resumes at that location. Please be aware that health care is treated confidentially, so the Health Services staff cannot discuss a student's care without his or her permission.
Payment for Off-Campus Medical Care
Although our physician and nursing staff is capable of treating most illnesses on campus, they sometimes refer students to off-campus, specialized care for such things as x-rays or dentistry. In such cases, or when a student chooses medical services other than Health Services, the expenses incurred are the responsibility of the student, as are any prescriptions not stocked at the Health Services Pharmacy. Emergencies are referred to Tanner Medical Center, Carrollton's local hospital.
Counseling and Career Development Center
- Located in Row Hall
In addition to physical healthcare, UWG offers a full range of counseling services for all West Georgia students. The Counseling and Career Development Center provides career, academic and mental-health counseling for all University of West Georgia students. Additional support services for disabled and non-traditional students are also coordinated through the Center. For more information about the Counseling and Career Development Center, please visit their site at http://www.westga.edu/counseling
Other Health & Safety Services
- For more Health & Safety resources, please visit the Student Services website at http://www.westga.edu/~stusrvc/index