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Health Services


Carson-Newman University Health Services, located in the Kathleen Manly Building at 1611 Russell Ave (across from the First Baptist Church; beside Burnett Hall), provides nonemergent outpatient care for all currently enrolled students. Carson-Newman University Health Services is staffed by a registered nurse (RN), who is experienced in triaging various medical problems and oversees Health Services. Limited appointments are available with a family nurse practitioner (FNP) upon request. A medical doctor (MD) serves as medical director of Health Services and is available to the RN and FNP for consultation.

ALL COVID-19 Updates can be found HERE

Scheduling an Appointment

Due to COVID-19 Health Services will be operating telephone triage only at this time. We are still here for you by phone: 865-471-3350 or email: Monday-Friday 8:00-4:30. Please leave your name, student ID, phone number and the best time for the nurse to call you back. 

For questions related to COVID-19 you may call the Tennessee Department of Health Public Information lines from 11:00 am- 11:00 pm: 877-857-2945, 833-556-2476, or 865-215-5555.   

Services and Fees

Students will not be charged for office visits but may incur minimal charges for prescriptions. Cash, credit cards and debit cards are accepted.

Preparing for your Appointment

Please arrive at least 15 minutes before your first-time scheduled appointment in order to complete any necessary administrative procedures. As we do not desire to impose delays on those who have otherwise arrived on time, patients who arrive 15 minutes after their appointment may be asked to reschedule.

Class Excuses

Carson-Newman University Health Services encourages the development of responsible health care habits. Medical excuses will not routinely be issued for missed classes or examinations. However, exceptions may be made in cases of contagious illness or severe illnesses requiring an extended recovery period. These statements are provided on an individual basis. It is the student’s responsibility to communicate directly with the instructors. Please review page 26 of the Carson-Newman University Undergraduate Catalog Class Attendance Policy.

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