Health Services

Health Services

HGTC is a nonresidential College and does not provide infirmary facilities. First aid kits are available in many locations across campuses. Significant illness or injury is treated by health care professionals through the process below.

Illness or Medical Emergency

Depending upon the severity of the case, if a student is incapacitated and immediate evacuation is necessary, a member of the faculty or staff should contact 911 for transport of the student to the nearest medical facility and notify Public Safety to provide the name of the medical facility or physician to which student was taken. In these cases, the following steps are taken:

  • Public Safety will notify the Office for Student Affairs, who will immediately contact the individual listed as the emergency contact in the College’s administrative system. When the accident occurs on either the Grand Strand or Georgetown Campuses, Public Safety will notify the assigned Campus Director or designee of that Campus and will notify the individual listed as the emergency contact in the College’s administrative system;
  • If accidental injury occurs during evening or weekend classes, Public Safety should be contacted immediately, who will notify the President, Executive Vice President for Academic and Workforce Development, and the Vice President for Student Affairs; 
  • As a step in the notification and documentation process for accidents and injuries, an Accident/Incident Report should be completed and routed to appropriate individuals;
  • In less severe cases, the student should contact the nearest faculty or staff member, make arrangements to see a physician if needed, and have the emergency contact, a parent, spouse or friend take them to a physician or home as appropriate; and,
  • A report must be filed on all accidents or injuries.  Student should report injury to their professor, Student Affairs or Public Safety