Health Services

We Care Clinic - Health Services ready to help

There is no need to worry when you get that dreaded phone call from a sick child. LaGrange College has a campus clinic designed to provide urgent medical care – a first stop for minor injuries and illness.

Operated by WeCare TLC, Health Services is located at the corner of Forrest Avenue and Dallis Street (directly across from the college’s soccer complex).  The clinic provides urgent care office visits with a physician or nurse practitioner, urgent care prescriptions (antibiotics), and in-house lab work.  A required fee of $100 per semester is assessed for the use of the facility.
Services do not include visits for chronic medical conditions or prescriptions for birth control pills or other maintenance medications.

Because the staff is dedicated to serving a small population, doctor visits usually take up less time. And the clinic staff generally spends about 20 minutes with each patient, on average, compared to the seven minutes usually provided in other settings.

The campus clinic offers a convenient health benefit to students.  However, these services do not replace the need to carry a personal health insurance policy.

The clinic is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Monday and Wednesday, and 8 a.m. to 3p.m. on Tuesday and Friday. 
(The clinic will be closed on Thursdays and weekends.) Students are encouraged to call for an appointment at (706) 298-4914 option 1.  However a drop in is acceptable if the student is willing to wait and be worked into the schedule

WeCare TLC Health Services Q & A

  • Q: Who can go to WeCare TLC, Health Services?
  • A: All students can go to WeCare TLC, Health Services for "urgent" care. There is a physician and nurse practitioner onsite. They are able to prescribe medications and run in-house lab work. They do not provide care for on-going, medical conditions.

  • Q: Is there a cost to visit, or will there be a claim against my insurance?
  • A: There is a required fee of $100 per semester assessed on the student account.  There is no payment due at the clinic nor will there be an insurance claim.

  • Q: Is there a cost for medications?
  • A: If medicines are filled at WeCare, there is no cost. If you require a medication WeCare does not stock, a prescription will need to be filled at a pharmacy at your cost.

  • Q: Where is WeCare located?
  • A: On the corner of Forrest Avenue and Dallis Street – directly across from the LC Soccer Complex.

  • Q: What are their hours of operation?
  • A: Monday and Wednesday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday and Friday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. (Closed on Thursday and weekends)

  • Q: Do I need an appointment?
  • A: YES! Please call 706.298.4914, option 1 (even though it says physician or hospital), to schedule an appointment.

  • Q: Do I need to show my student ID?
  • A: Yes, make sure you take your student ID with you.

  • Q: Do I still have to be covered under an insurance policy?
  • A: Yes, while WeCare will not file an insurance claim, it is advised that you have personal health insurance coverage.

  • Q: Can my friends go with me?
  • A: Due to limited space in the waiting area, please do not take all your friends with you!

  • Q: Do I have to go to WeCare for services?
  • A: No, you may go to any other physician office or urgent care center, but it will be at your expense and filed on your personal insurance.

  • Q: If WeCare is closed, where do I seek medical care?
  • A: Unless it is an emergency or an accident, we suggest you wait and schedule an appointment at the clinic. All emergencies and serious accidents will be referred to a hospital emergency room and filed with your insurance.


Counseling Center

We know there is more to a healthy student than physical well-being. Sometimes the stresses of being away from home, keeping up with academics and dealing with new relationships can be a little hard to handle.

The LaGrange College Counseling Center's mission is to maintain a welcoming and confidential atmosphere while providing academic coaching, personal growth development and short-term counseling. The center assists in attaining accommodations for students with physical, mental and learning disabilities, and helps students successfully create both short- and long-term goals toward their academic, personal and career objectives. A licensed counselor directs the counseling and coordinates all other services.

An important part of our philosophy is that each student has the resources available to receive advice, assistance and counseling throughout his/her college experience.

Contact:
Pamela Tremblay, Ed.S., LPC
Director of The Counseling Center
National Certified Counselor
(706) 880-8313
ptremblay@lagrange.edu