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 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 Health Services forms and may be accessed by the direct web-links 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 in Jackson Hall, Suite 100. 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 and notify Health Services.
For general care, contact the following offices or individuals:
- Health Services – 706-419-1275.
- Counseling Staff – 706-419-1275
- 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
Health Services encourages all students to come by Health Services if they are sick. Appointments are recommended to minimize wait time, however walk-ins are welcome. By having a nurse practitioner on staff, minor illness and injuries can usually be treated on site. Prescription medications, lab tests and diagnostic procedures can be ordered. At the conclusion of their appointment, a note can be provided for the student to share with their professors and/or work supervisor if they are too ill to attend.
It is the student’s responsibility to contact their professors when they are unable to attend classes.
If you have any questions about the Priesthill Center, or medical concerns as you enter Covenant, please contact Tina Holt at 706-419-1275 or by e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.