Health & Counseling Services
Welcome to Priesthill Center
The Priesthill Center consists of Health Services and Counseling Services at Covenant College. The Health Service Office is available to treat student’s minor illnesses and injuries and to refer students to other health care facilities as needed. The college consulting physician has an office 5 minutes from campus on Lookout Mountain. He is available by phone for consultation. Appointments at his office can be made through the Health Service Office. The Counseling Service Office provides free, confidential counseling to students. Personal counseling, premarital, marital and family counseling are available. Skill-building workshops, residence hall presentations, and subject-specific discussion groups are offered throughout the academic year.
New Students and Priesthill Center
In an effort to provide necessary care for you as a student, the Priesthill Center requires each new student to submit a medical history form for our records. The form to be completed is on the back of the Health History form and may be obtained below. The forms will not affect admission decisions but must be filled out completely and mailed to the Admission Office. This information is strictly for the Health Services Department and will not be released to anyone without your knowledge and written consent.
The Priesthill Center Location
Priesthill Center is located on the second floor of Carter Hall (Rooms 231, 256 and 257) and can be accessed by the stairwell immediately left (south) of the Blink. Office hours are from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm and1:00 pm to 4:30 pm.
The Priesthill Center Contact Information
For immediate medical assistance of an urgent or life-threatening nature, call 911.
For general care, contact the following offices or individuals:
- The Health Services Staff - extension 1275 or 419-1275.
- The Counseling Staff - extension 1275
- The College Physician (For appointments) - extension 1275 or 419-1275
- For immediate assistance on the hall after hours, contact your Resident Advisor or Resident Director.
- For immediate assistance on campus, contact the nearest faculty, staff or student to call for help.
The Priesthill Center Mission Statement
The staff of the Priesthill Center is committed to providing programs and services that will:
- enhance the educational process by providing quality, accessible and cost-effective medical care to allow students to maintain optimum physical and emotional health and to minimize interruptions in their academic pursuits;
- provide disease prevention, health promotion, and education services to help the college community develop healthy life-styles.
The Priesthill Center Name
The name Priesthill has its origins in Scottish history and was long associated as a haven of spiritual encouragement and refreshment for harried covenanters during the latter days of the Stewart persecutions. At Covenant College this name has been chosen to reflect the spirit with which the staff offers themselves to those in need of physical, emotional and spiritual strengthening.
The Priesthill Center Policy Regarding Class Absences
The staff of the Priesthill Services does not excuse students from class but will notify professors of illness that may impact class attendance. In order to issue a notification of illness to professors, students must contact health services before the class is missed and while they are still ill or injured.
A notification of illness will be sent to professors via e-mail when the Health Services staff is aware that a student is ill, in bed and missed class.
If you have any questions about this form, the Priesthill Center, or medical concerns as you enter Covenant, please contact Barb Michal at 706-419-1275 or by e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.