- General medical and nursing care is provided for acute, urgent and minor medical issues.
- Medical screenings and referrals are provided for major acute problems.
- Physical examinations are provided for class and work.
- Treatment of most athletic injuries. Fractures may be referred.
- Evaluation and treatment of Women's Health and gynecological problems. We also offer family planning services and pap smears by appointments only. There is a non-cancellation fee of $10. Various forms of contraception are dispensed through the clinic.
- Sexually Transmitted Illness screening and testing are performed.
- Suturing of minor superficial lacerations, ear irrigations, and staining of the eye with fluorescein dye for scratches may be performed as needed.
- Provide Tuberculin skin testing, Hepatitis B, Meningitis, Tetanus/Diptheria and Varicella vaccinations. *Costs for these immunizations vary and must be paid for by the student.
- Allergy Injections: Allergy Shots are given as ordered by the patient’s physician/allergist, ONLY when a physician or nurse practitioner is present. The physician/allergist may specify which medical professional is needed for the allergy injection. Students must have received their initial does prior to coming to Health Services for injections. Contact Health Services at HealthServices@tntech.edu for additional information regarding Allergy Shots.
- Medications: Medications commonly used by our physicians are purchased from a wholesale drug company. They are prepackaged in quantities used by our physicians and dispensed at a lower cost to the students, as compared to retail pharmacies. Patients who need less frequently used medications are given prescriptions to be filled at retail pharmacies. Outside prescriptions may not be filled at Health Services.
- Laboratory and Phlebotomy: We collect specimens (blood, urine, etc.) for numerous tests that are sent to contract laboratories or the state laboratory for analyzing. Due to Department of Health and Human Services’ federal regulations, only a few laboratory tests are performed on site at Student Health Services. Although most laboratory testing is ordered by Health Services personnel, students may bring orders from their private health care provider and results will be faxed to a primary care physician with student's permission.
In-house procedures include Rapid Strep and Mono testing, urinalysis, urine pregnancy testing, fingerstick blood sugar, and microscopic evaluation (when indicated).
- Inpatient Care is limited only to an observation stay of a few hours duration.
- Health Education: Both the medical and nursing staffs consider education about the patient’s medical problem(s) a prime responsibility and try to make each patient’s visit an educational experience as time permits.
Important: All New TTU Students
We suggest all new students attending TTU to review the Immunization Requirements for admission to the university.