SCAD Center for Health

Primary care

In Savannah, St. Joseph’s/Candler operates a primary care clinic for SCAD students:

SCAD Center for Health
1900 Abercorn St.
Savannah, Georgia

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.

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/Candler Immediate Care — Savannah
361 Commercial Drive at Eisenhower Drive
Savannah, Georgia

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

Emergency care

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

Emergency rooms:

Candler Hospital
5353 Reynolds Street
Savannah, Georgia

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

Central Referral Office

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, 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.

Central Referral Office
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.