First aid supplies and first aid to the injured are available. Since Athens Technical College is nonresidential, students normally secure medical services through their primary care physicians. In case of serious accidents or illnesses, staff members refer students to the nearest hospital or to the hospital of the injured student's choice for emergency care. The staff person will also attempt to notify relatives of students. Students and/or their families are responsible for the cost of such emergency care and ambulance service if needed. The college requires all students to purchase state-mandated accident insurance at registration. This coverage protects students while they are engaged in college activities for the entire semester. In case of accidents, students are responsible for any expenses not paid by this accident insurance (see General Accident Insurance).