The Foster-Johnson Health Center is an ambulatory medical facility. It is the student's advocate for health promotion, disease prevention and early intervention of illness. The health center provides basic health care services to the Grambling State University student body by offering immediate care, medical advice, health counseling, assessment and treatment of maladies, referrals, and wellness education.


  • Assessment and treatment of minor illness and injury
  • Care and Referral For Orthopedic Sprains, Strains, Fractures
    (recuperative items, crutches and heating pads, are available for loan)
  • Depo-Provera
    (student supplies medication, documentation of previous injections, and a pap smear within the past year)
  • Dipstick Urinalysis
  • Free Condoms
  • Free Over-The-Counter Medications
  • General First-Aid
  • Health Counseling
  • Health Insurance Information
  • HIV Testing
  • Minor Lab Tests (CLIA waived)
  • Referrals
  • Sutures/Staples Removal
  • STI Clinic
  • TB Skin Test (PPD) - $15.00
  • Urine Pregnancy Test
  • Weight and Blood Pressure Checks
  • Wound Care


  • Assessment of ears, nose, throat, eyes, skin
  • Check vital signs (temperature, pulse, respiration, blood pressure)
  • Collect samples for laboratory test (such as urine and blood)
  • Communicable diseases evaluation (chicken pox, mumps, measles, etc.)
  • Respiratory check for allergies, asthma, bronchitis, cold, flu, sinus, etc.


Non-prescription medications are kept in stock at the health center and are available to the students. However, when the nurse practitioner writes a prescription, the student is responsible for purchasing the prescription from an area pharmacy of their choice.


Excuses will be issued for medical emergencies only. You should plan your non-emergency visits during your free period. When you report to the Health Center, it is assumed that you are not missing a class. No personal excuses for exams are given. Please see your class instructor.


Students may request their medical records to be released in person, by mail, or by fax. Medical records are personal and private and cannot be released without your written permission, except as required by law. Please be prepared to provide a picture ID when requesting medical records and allow five business days to process the release of medical information. Consent to Release Information Form.