Health Services

Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV)

 

STUDENT HEALTH SERVICES WILL PROVIDE UPDATES ON THE NOVEL CORONAVIRUS (2019-nCoV) AS THEY BECOME AVAILABLE.  SEE BELOW FOR ANSWERS TO FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS.

WHAT ARE THE RESULTS OF THE JANUARY 2020 POSSIBLE CORONAVIRUS STUDENT CASE?

- The CDC results were NEGATIVE, confirming that the student DID NOT have Coronavirus.

WHAT PREVENTATIVE ACTIONS CAN STUDENTS TAKE DURING FLU SEASON?

- Everyone 6 months and older is encouraged to get a flu shot.

- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.

- You may also use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.

- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.

- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.

- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.

- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.

IT IS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED THAT STUDENTS & STAFF CONTINUE TO PRACTICE PREVENTATIVE ACTIONS AS FLU SEASON CONTINUES.  IF YOU ARE FEELING ILL, MAKE AN APPOINTMENT WITH YOUR HEALTHCARE PROVIDER.  YOU CAN MAKE AN APPOINTMENT AT STUDENT HEALTH SERVICES BY CALLING (931) 372-3320.

WHAT ARE SYMPTOMS OF THE NOVEL CORONAVIRUS (2019-nCoV)?

- For the vast majority of people who have had the illness, symptoms were mild (like a cold of flu) and they resolved after several days.  Flu like symptoms include fever, cough, shortness of breath, and sore throat.

WHAT HAPPENS TO THE STUDENTS ATTENDING TENNESSEE TECH UNIVERSITY IF THERE IS A CONFIRMED CASE ON CAMPUS?

- If a 2019 N-CoV virus is confirmed, then Centers for Disease Control protocols will be followed.

WHAT IF I RECENTLY TRAVELLED AND HAVE CONCERNS THAT I'VE BEEN EXPOSED TO 2019-nCoV?

- Contact your medical provider.  You may contact Health Services at (931) 372-3320.

For information regarding the 2019-nCoV virus, please visit https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/index.html.  

 

Tech's Health Services is located at the corner of 7th and Mahler Avenue (east side of Bell Hall near the railroad tracks). Our health care providers are experienced in treating various medical problems. We offer acute, urgent care, preventive care, immunizations, and allergy shots. Our professional staff includes a physician, family nurse practitioners (FNP), nurses, and a pharmacist. Also, we have a pharmacy technician and administrative associates as our support staff.

All services are available to full-time and part-time registered students and faculty/staff at Tennessee Tech. Services are NOT available to families of students or to families of faculty/staff.

It is best to make an appointment; however, walk-ins may be available if time permits. Please call 931-372-3320, or schedule an appointment online via the Eagle Wellness Portal.

All New Incoming Students Living On-Campus

Effective July 1, 2013, all new incoming students at any public institution of higher learning in Tennessee who are under 22 years of age and are living in on-campus housing are required to produce proof of adequate immunization against meningococcal disease (meningitis).

If, due to unforeseen or emergency circumstances, there is no provider available at Health Services, the following are local walk-in clinics in the area:

Satellite Med - 1120 Sams St., Cookeville, TN 38506 (931) 528-7312
Physicians Urgent Care - 225 N. Willow Ave, Cookeville, TN 38501 (931) 525-5454
Fast Pace Urgent Care Clinic - 562 West Main St., Cookeville, TN 38506 (931) 854-9601
Cookeville Regional Urgent Care Clinic - 201 West 5th St., Cookeville, TN 38506 (931) 783-5353

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Office Information:

Location: Bell Hall 105
Phone: (931) 372-3320
Fax: (931) 372-3848
Email:  healthservices@tntech.edu

Mailing Address:

Health Services
Campus Box 5096
Cookeville, TN 38505

Office Hours:

Monday - Friday
8am to 4:30pm CST