Atrium Health Navicent and Central Georgia Technical College (CGTC) have partnered to offer on-campus health services to students, faculty and staff beginning this fall. After many years of cooperation in support of education and training in health sciences, the two organizations strengthened their partnership through this agreement, which was ceremonially signed May 19.
CGTC students, faculty and staff will have access to medical care without having to leave campus in Macon and Warner Robins. Students at the school’s Milledgeville campus will have access to services at an Atrium Health Navicent clinic less than a mile away, located at 821 N. Cobb Street in Milledgeville.
Collaboratively, Atrium Health Navicent President Delvecchio Finley and CGTC President Dr. Ivan Allen have worked to reduce barriers to health care and ensure CGTC students have access to quality care close to home. Student services are supported by the student wellness semester fee approved by the student body leadership.
“Offering on-campus health services will help eliminate barriers students may face in accessing health care, offering a convenient clinic near their classroom so they can live healthier lives,” Finley said. “Thanks to Central Georgia Technical College for partnering to help improve the health of our community.”
Students will have access to a primary care physician on the Macon or Warner Robins campus or can choose to seek telehealth options. For those who already have a primary care physician, urgent care services are also available.
Clinics will be open Monday through Friday and will provide medical care such as wellness exams and physicals. Clinics will also provide drug screenings, vaccinations and treatment for common illnesses such as the flu, strep throat and COVID-19. Female students will be able to book their annual gynecological exams and pap tests. For students with chronic health conditions, doctors at the clinics will provide ongoing care management, monitoring and on-site laboratory services.
“We are extremely pleased to be able to partner with Atrium Health Navicent to offer this service for our students,” said Dr. Allen. “After opening student housing in January, it is imperative to meet the health care needs of our students not only on-campus, but also through telehealth services for our online students. This agreement, which is a first within the Technical College System of Georgia, will allow us to do just that.”
Atrium Health Navicent is part of Advocate Health, which is headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina, and operates on-campus health care for nearly half a dozen colleges in North Carolina. However, this is the first such partnership with a technical college in Georgia.
The potential reach and benefit of the clinics is especially significant to CGTC’s more than 12,000 students, and 1,000 faculty and staff, representing 131 Georgia counties.
“Atrium Health Navicent’s dedication to our local communities and students in the region is evident and we are proud that those pursuing education and advancement for their families will now have additional access to these services,” said Dr. Allen
About Central Georgia Technical College:
As a unit of the Technical College System of Georgia, Central Georgia Technical College offers credit instruction, adult education, and customized business and industry training designed to promote community and workforce development. CGTC offers programming throughout its eleven-county service area, the State of Georgia, and globally with quality technical education programs, transferable coursework, study abroad opportunities, dual enrollment and high school equivalency options, re-entry education programs for incarcerated individuals, and NJCAA and club sports, as well as student housing. The College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACS COC) to award associate degrees, and many programs hold industry-specific accreditations and approvals from various state and national agencies.