When students return to The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga for the fall semester, they will be welcomed with a new Student Health Center.
The UTC Student Health Center offers expanded services to students, including free visits for routine care, such as blood pressure checks, fevers, headaches, and upset stomachs. Dr. Chris Smith, Coordinator of the UTC Family Nurse Practitioner Graduate Program, serves as director of the center. In addition to the full-time health care providers staffing the center, faculty members from the UTC School of Nursing will engage in faculty practice in the center. Additionally, graduate students in nursing, athletic training, and physical therapy, will have opportunities for clinical learning experiences under the supervision of expert practitioners in the center.
“UTC faculty members and our students and graduates provide top quality health care to the citizens of this region. They work in doctors’ offices, hospitals, and other health care facilities. This new Student Health Center will offer the same level of care to our students,” said Dr. John Delaney, UTC Vice Chancellor for Student Development. “This is a tremendous opportunity for our students to benefit from the expertise of our faculty.”
The center will offer Level 5 acute care to students, which previously was not available without going to off-campus providers.
“We are dedicated to providing quality care to our students right here on campus,” said Smith. “We think they deserve the best possible care available and that’s what we’re striving to accomplish.”
Some of the services provided at the center include immunizations, physicals, health screenings, and maintenance of health records.
The center is located in the Metropolitan Building on the UTC campus. The center’s hours are 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Friday. The center closes for lunch from noon-1 p.m.
For more information, please call the UTC Student Health Center directly 423-425-2266.