Allergy / Travel Clinic, University Health Center, University of Georgia
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Allergy Clinic

Frequently Asked Questions


The Allergy Clinic provides allergy injections for eligible patients, monitors the responses to the injections, and educates patients about signs, symptoms, side effects, and anticipated reactions. Allergy injections are administered under the prescribed orders of the patient's allergist or other physician. Injections are administered by a registered nurse, and there is a mandatory 30 minute waiting period after the injection.

The Allergy Clinic schedules appointments for routine, ongoing allergy injections. Patients are requested to schedule an appointment to meet their prescribed regimen and reschedule when needed to stay current with the prescribed therapy.

The Allergy Clinic does not provide allergy testing; this must be completed at the allergist's office prior to scheduling an appointment.


Fees**

There is a fee for each visit based on the number of allergy injections.
**Fees are subject to change.

Health Fees Paid:
1 injection: $15.00
2 or more injections: $20.00

Non Health Fees Paid:
1 injection: $26.00
2 or more injections: $38.00


Appointments

Appointments are necessary and can be made by phone or in person.


Phone: 706-542-5575

Hours:
Monday - Friday, 8 am - 5 pm
Closed from 12 noon - 1 pm

Allergy Injection Hours:
Monday, 8:20 am - 11:30 am, 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Wednesday, 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Thursday, 8:20 am - 11:30 am, 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Location:
The Allergy Clinic is located on the 1st floor of University Health Center.


Frequently Asked Questions


I'm having problems with seasonal allergies. Can I make an appointment to be seen in the Allergy Clinic?
No, the Allergy Clinic only sees those that are currently receiving immunotherapy (allergy shots). However, you can make an appointment to be seen in your primary medical clinic.

I want to start getting my allergy shots at University Health Center. What do I need to do?
1. Have your allergist mail your extract & orders to the Allergy Clinic, or you may deliver them in person.
2. Schedule an appointment.

What is the address to mail extract?
Allergy Clinic
University Health Center
The University of Georgia
Athens, GA 30602-1755

Will my insurance cover my allergy shots at the University Health Center?
UHC is considered out-of-network for all insurance. You will have to contact your insurance company to verify coverage.

Can you re-order my allergy extract?
Yes. You will need to sign the allergy extract re-order form, as well as any other forms required by your allergist each time a new vial is ordered.

Can I make/cancel my appointment online?
No. Appointments in the Allergy Clinic must be made/cancelled by phone or in person.

How long do I have to wait after receiving an allergy injection?
30 minutes is the mandatory wait time.

I'm going to be out of town for summer/winter break. Can I take my extract with me?
Yes. Call the clinic one day in advance so that we'll have your extract and a copy of your shot record packaged for you.


Allergy Resources


Food Allergy Research and Education - www.foodallergy.org

American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, & Immunology - www.aaaai.org

Atlanta Allergy & Asthma - www.atlantaallergy.com

The Weather Channel - www.weather.com

www.pollen.com