SCAD Center for Health

Emergency care

In case of an emergency, students should seek help by calling 911 or visiting the emergency room at Memorial Health University Medical Center or St. Joseph's/Candler hospitals. In emergency situations, EMS may be contacted to provide transportation.

Emergency rooms:
St. Joseph's Hospital
11705 Mercy Boulevard
Savannah, Georgia
912.819.4100

Candler Hospital
5353 Reynolds Street
Savannah, Georgia
912.819.6000

Primary care

In Savannah, St. Joseph’s/Candler operates a primary care clinic for SCAD students, located at 1900 Abercorn St.

The SCAD Center for Health is staffed by a nurse practitioner. Currently enrolled students are treated and tested for a variety of common ailments such as colds, earaches, asthma, sinus infections, minor gynecological complaints and small abrasions. More severe cases are referred to a physician or an emergency room. The clinic accepts many insurance plans and offers a self-pay option.

The primary care clinic is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. For faster service, schedule an appointment. Limited walk-ins are offered based on schedule availability. Call to schedule an appointment at 912.819.1560.

The clinic is not equipped for urgent care or emergency situations. Read below to learn more about urgent care centers in the area.

Students in Atlanta, Georgia; Hong Kong; and Lacoste, France, also have access to health services through local medical practitioners.

Urgent care

Urgent care centers are available in the Savannah area at 361 Commercial Drive at Eisenhower Drive, 912.355.6221, in Savannah, and 107 Canal Street on Pooler Parkway, 912.450.1945, in Pooler. There are also a number of other urgent care facilities in the surrounding areas:

St. Joseph's Hospital
11705 Mercy Boulevard
Savannah, Georgia
912.819.4100

Candler Hospital
5353 Reynolds Street
Savannah, Georgia
912.819.6000

St. Joseph's/Candler Immediate Care — Savannah
361 Commercial Drive at Eisenhower Drive
Savannah, Georgia
912.355.6221

St. Joseph's/Candler Immediate Care — Hinesville
780 East Oglethorpe Highway at General Stewart Way
Hinesville, Georgia
912.385.0801

St. Joseph's/Candler Immediate Care — Pooler
107 Canal Street on Pooler Parkway
Pooler, Georgia
912.450.1945

St. Joseph's/Candler Immediate Care — Bluffton
3 Progressive Street at Buckwalter Place
Bluffton, South Carolina
843.548.0533

St. Joseph's/Candler Immediate Care — Rincon
5621 GA Hwy 21 S
Rincon, Georgia
912.295.5860

South Georgia Immediate Care Center — Statesboro
1096 Bermuda Run Rd.
Statesboro, Georgia
912.871.5150

CareCall

Students have access to CareCall, a telephone health information/community resource referral center provided by St. Joseph's/Candler. It is staffed by specially trained registered nurses who respond to a wide array of health care concerns. CareCall makes credible, personalized health care information available to all community residents.

Information provided by CareCall is available at no cost, Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. The service offers health care information, help in finding physicians, community resource information and referrals, health care orientation for new residents, and registration for St. Joseph's/Candler classes and seminars.

CareCall
912.819.3360
800.622.6877 (Georgia and South Carolina)

Learn more

Virtual health app

Via the St. Joseph's/Candler SmartCare 24/7 app, students can access a live health care provider when and where they need it, day or night. A team of board certified doctors and nurse practitioners provide consultation, diagnosis and treatment for minor illnesses through video chat or over the phone, without an appointment, for only $49. St. Joseph's/Candler SmartCare 24/7 can treat a variety of minor illnesses such as these common conditions:

  • Cold & flu
  • Pink eye
  • Rash
  • Stomach flu
  • Allergies
  • Urinary tract infection in adult women
  • Back pain

The SmartCare 24/7 app is available for free through the App Store and Google Play. More information is available on the St.Joseph's/Candler website.