The Student Health Center is located near the University Residence Halls and has a staff of nurses and a part-time clinician/physician. These staff members are available at regularly designated hours.
Students are required to have a current health history form on file in the Student Health Office. The Center is designed to help students with problems that would be taken to their own physician. Volunteer General Hospital is located near the University and is available for medical and surgical services and emergencies, but the student must pay his/her own hospital expenses.
All beginning freshmen are required to be in compliance with Tennessee Department of Health requirements regarding measles.
Students are urged to carry health insurance to cover illnesses and accidents that may occur while they are enrolled since this coverage is not provided by the institution. Information about the special coverage, available to them at low cost, can be obtained at the Student Health Center.