SCAD Center for Health

Health Center

The SCAD Center for Health believes students in optimal physical health are more likely to achieve their personal, academic and professional goals. So don't let a common cold get you down. Let the SCAD Center for Health get you back on your feet, so you can thrive at SCAD.

Public health advisory: Coronavirus

The Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) continues to closely monitor COVID-19 (coronavirus), and is in regular communication with local, state, and national health officials. Find SCAD’s messages, public health resources, and frequently asked questions at

Primary care

The SCAD Center for Health is operated by St. Joseph's/Candler Hospital and is staffed by a nurse practitioner, who can treat and test for a variety of common ailments such as colds, earaches, asthma, sinus infections, minor gynecological issues 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.

For faster service, call and schedule an appointment. Limited walk-ins are offered based on availability.

SCAD Center for Health

1900 Abercorn St.
Savannah, Georgia
Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
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Virtual help app

Students can speak with a health care provider at any time. 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.

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Urgent care

Urgent care centers are available near SCAD locations in Atlanta and Savannah. Urgent care centers are limited in the type of care they provide. Do not go to an urgent care center for a major emergency.

Savannah urgent care

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

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

Atlanta urgent care

Concentra Urgent Care
688 Spring St. NW
Atlanta, Georgia


Emergency care

In case of an emergency, students should seek help by calling 911 or visiting a local emergency room.

Savannah emergency care

Candler Hospital
5353 Reynolds St.
Savannah, Georgia

St. Joseph's Hospital
11705 Mercy Blvd.
Savannah, Georgia

Atlanta emergency care

Piedmont Hospital
1968 Peachtree St. NW
Atlanta, Georgia

Central Referral Office

SCAD Savannah students have access to the Central Referral Office, 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. The Central Referral Office makes credible, personalized health care information available to all community residents.

Information provided by the Central Referral Office is available at no cost, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Monday through Friday. 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.

Central Referral Office
800.622.6877 (Georgia and South Carolina)

Health care for international students

In order to protect students from the potential financial impacts of health issues, SCAD requires all international students (F-1 visas) to maintain adequate health insurance coverage for the entire academic year.

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Piedmont Park, Atlanta

Student health resources

Download the following documents for more information on student insurance options:

International student health insurance plan PDF
Alternate insurance waiver form (international) PDF
Domestic student insurance options PDF