Medical Services

On-Campus Primary Care

The Graf Clinic, operated by Baptist Medical Group of Pensacola, is a primary care clinic conveniently located on campus between Coberly Hall and Bradley Tower.

On weekdays, a doctor or nurse practitioner is available by appointment to meet your primary care needs (see Eagle’s Nest for details).

Fees incurred for on-campus labs, diagnostic testing, and pharmaceuticals will be applied to the student’s account at the time of service.

Clinic visits are not an automatic excuse for missing a required activity (e.g., class meeting, chapel, etc.). Unless you are experiencing significant illness or injury, plan your visit around required activities. If unavoidable, activity absences may be reviewed through Attendance and Conduct each week.

After-hours health needs and serious illnesses or injuries are referred to off-campus medical facilities associated with one of three area hospitals.

Fees

Residence hall student visits to the Graf Clinic are covered by the Health Services fee.

The Clinic may ask you to return later in the day or the next day to see a medical professional; if you agree to return but fail to show up, you may be charged $10 for missing your appointment.

The cost of lab draws, prescriptions, over-the-counter medications, and other medically related expenses will be discussed at your visit and applied to your college account. See the current catalog for information on semester fees.

Off-Campus Appointments

The Clinic can assist you in scheduling off-campus appointments and recommend area specialists who can meet your needs. You are responsible for the cost of these appointments either through your healthcare insurance or out of pocket; the cost of off-campus appointments cannot be applied to your college account. PCC does not accept financial responsibility or provide insurance for students needing emergency medical care, hospitalization, or off-campus medical attention. Students are responsible either to provide their own health insurance coverage, or coverage through their parents, or to pay the cost themselves.

Transportation is your responsibility. The clinic can assist with transportation on weekdays with 24-hours’ notice at no additional expense to you.

You should follow normal procedures for leaving campus, and remember not to schedule an appointment during scheduled activities. If missing a required activity is unavoidable, submit a day pass with an explanation. If your doctor recommends that you rest, you will want to “scan to room sick” at your residence hall lobby desk. The attendance policy addresses medical-related class absences.

Non-Emergency and Elective Surgery

Consult with Student Life before scheduling surgery.

Checking into Room When Sick

If you are sick but do not need medical care, tap “Check In (Sick)” at your residence hall lobby desk and stay in your room for the rest of the day. You may still go to meals and off campus to a medical facility or pharmacy; however, you should not attend or participate in classes, church, chapel, athletics, or social events. You must be checked in sick before an event (class, church, chapel, or other required events) starts, or you will not be covered for missing the event. Student Life personnel will come by throughout the day to make sure you are okay and get you help if needed. If you are sick on a third consecutive day, it is recommended that you visit the Graf Clinic or an off-campus facility for medical assistance.

If you are missing work, it is your responsibility to notify your work supervisor prior to your scheduled work time. If you miss any classes, follow up with your teachers for missed assignments.

If you miss any church service, attend video church the following Saturday. The dress, location, and times for video church are located on Eagle’s Nest. Failure to attend will result in demerits.