Allergy Clinic

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.


Phone: 706-542-5575

Hours:
Monday - Friday, 8 am- 5 pm
Closed from 12:00 noon - 1 pm

Allergy Injection Hours:
Monday - Thursday, 8:20 am- 11:30 am, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Friday, 8:20 am- 11:30 am
Closed from 12:00 noon - 1 pm

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


Fees**

There is a fee for each visit based on the number of allergy injections.
**Fees are subject to change.
1 injection: $20.00
2 or more injections: $26.00


Appointments

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


New Patient Forms

Allergy Immunotherapy Patient Consent
Allergy Immunotherapy Referral Form
Authorization to Use/Disclose Health Information


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. Print out and have your allergist complete the following referral form before coming to your appointment:
Allergy Immunotherapy Referral Form
2. Print out and complete the new patient forms:
Allergy Immunotherapy Patient Consent
Authorization to Use/Disclose Health Information
3. Have your allergist mail your extract, orders, and informed consent obtained by your primary allergist to the UHC Allergy Clinic, or you may deliver them in person.
4. 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?
Please see: UHC Insurance Information


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.


What is the process for a student with food allergies?
The student will need to schedule an appointment with the dietician at 706-542-7313. The dietician will provide them with a personalized menu, give them a tour of the dining commons, go over areas of cross-contamination and much more. Each dining commons has a large “Food Fact Finder” on display at their Nutrition Education Station. It contains nutrition information and allergy alerts for the most common food allergens (eggs, wheat, milk, soy, fish, shellfish, tree nuts, peanuts, gluten).


What are the symptoms of allergies?
Runny nose, post nasal drip, itchy/watery eyes, headache, sneezing, congestion, and coughing are the most commonly associated symptoms.


Allergy Resources

Allergy Partners of Georgia - www.allergypartners.com
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