Student Housing

AHEC Housing during COVID-19

AHEC housing is a precious commodity and necessary to support our academic and clinical partners.  We have implemented an aggressive cleaning protocol for all of our units and are following all CDC guidelines.  It is our assumption that your students will be performing under the CDC-based health & well-being guidelines, and that you will be providing them with the necessary PPE and instructions on proper handwashing, etc.  While students work in clinical settings, they will be interacting with healthcare workers, patients, families, etc. in the clinical learning environment, so they are not in a COVID19-free “bubble” outside their housing units. As they (and we) shop for groceries and move around in the “open” Georgia where people interpret the CDC guidelines differently, there is ambient risk. Given these considerations, AHEC housing policy is to proceed with our typical housing assignments which do involve shared bedrooms and bathrooms.  To do differently effectively halves our bed inventory in support of community based clinical training.  We are confident students will be as safe in our housing as they are anywhere in the community, as long as they follow the recommended guidelines.

A few of our academic partners have requested non-shared bedrooms or bathrooms during this time.  If availability allows, we will attempt to meet this request, but believe it will be highly unlikely.  Thank you for your understanding.

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If you are a STUDENT, please click on the links below to learn more about the AHEC housing available in northwest Georgia.  If you need help in determining which town is closest to your clinical training, please contact us at housing@blueridgeahec.org

If you are a PRECEPTOR or community member and want to know more about providing student housing, please contact us.  We are always looking for additional student housing.

Mandy Hunter
Assistant Director & Clinical Training Coordinator
Blue Ridge Area Health Education Center (AHEC)
Office: (706) 235-0776  ext. 206
mhunter@blueridgeahec.org

Important! To reserve a room:

To reserve a room with Blue Ridge AHEC, you must be a student in good standing with your school and be scheduled for a school-approved clinical rotation assignment.  Please complete the two forms below, then email the Statewide AHEC Student Housing Agreement Form to housing@blueridgeahec.org .  The Statewide AHEC Student Support Form will be submitted electronically.