Health Services

Safeguarding the Health of Our Students

REMEMBER TO TURN IN YOUR IMMUNIZATION FORMS!

FALL IMMUNIZATION DEADLINE JULY 1,2015

BEGINNING JULY 1, 2013 ALL NEW INCOMING STUDENTS ARE REQUIRED TO SHOW PROOF OF IMMUNIZATION FOR MENINGITIS PRIOR TO MOVING INTO CAMPUS HOUSING

 

SERVICES

Services are available from 8:00 A.M. to 4:30 P.M. M-F. The services include first-aid, emergencies, counseling on health problems, gynecology, referrals and the communication of pertinent information to consulting physicians, hospitals, clinics and other agencies.

Clinics are held Monday through Friday by a physician who examines, administers, or prescribes treatment and medication.  Students suffering from complex medical/surgical problems are hospitalized at local hospitals of their choice (at their own expense).


COMMUNITY SERVICES

Brochure of Services 


CONTACT US

Student Health Services
Tennessee State University
3500 John A. Merritt Blvd.
P.O. Box 9528
Nashville, TN 37209

Campus Location
Tennessee State University Health Services
Kean Hall Room 304
3rd Floor Main Campus  

Phone: (615) 963-5291

Email: Studenthealthservices@tnstate.edu

Fax: (615) 963-5084 

 



 


 

Health ServicesStudent Health Services is maintained to safeguard the health of students. Clinics are held by a physician who:

  • examines,
  • administers, or
  • prescribes treatment and medication.

Students suffering from complex medical/surgical problems are hospitalized at local hospitals of their choice (at their own expense). The university accept no responsibility for any student requiring hospitalization. Therefore, students are strongly encouraged to enroll in a Student Injury and Sickness Insurance Plan. The enrollment information is located in the Student Health Center and Student Affairs (Room #304).

STUDENT HEALTH PLAN

In order to avoid any lapse in your coverage, students are encouraged to inquire about any student health insurance. Please see informative link below regarding insurance plans for Domestic and International Student Health Insurance .

Student Health Insurance Information

Affordable Care Act/ Health Insurance Marketplace 101
Health Insurance Marketplace allows you choose an insurance health plan that is right for you. It gives you different types of health plans to meet a variety of needs and budget. Please visit Healthcare.gov for more information. Open enrollment October , 2013 through March 2014.

IMMUNIZATION REQUIREMENTS

The state of Tennessee requires students entering colleges, universities, and technical institutes with enrollment of greater than 200 students to provide proof of two (2) doses of Measles, Mumps, and Rubella (MMR) vaccine on or after the first birthday or proof of immunity to measles. As well as proof of month and year of history of varicella (chicken pox) or two (2) doses of Varicella vaccination.

In compliance with this law, and in an attempt to maintain a safe and healthy campus environment, Tennessee State University requires that all entering students, born after
1957, furnish documented proof of having immunity to measles or having been immunized with two doses of MMR vaccine on or after the first birthday unless contraindicated because of pregnancy, allergy to a vaccine component, or other valid medical reason(s).

The law states that immunizations are not required if they conflict with the parents, or guardians, (or individuals over 18) religious tenets and practices, affirmed under the penalties of perjury.They are also not required if a qualified physician shall certify that administration of such immunization would be in any manner harmful to the child involved. (TCA Section 49-6-5001). 

The Certificate of Immunization must be completed and signed by a licensed M.D. or D.O. and returned to the TSU Student Health services.

NOTE: YOU WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO REGISTER FOR CLASSES UNTIL AN ACCEPTABLE FORM IS ON FILE IN THE STUDENT HEALTH SERVICES OFFICE.

The State of Tennessee as of July 1, 2013 requires all new incoming students to obtain an inoculation for meningococcus or sign a waiver stating that they do not want the vaccine. This is an ACT to amend Tennessee Code Annotated, Title 49, relative to vaccinations for meningococcal disease. Students with asthma, diabetes or other chronic health problems should make arrangements with their primary care provider to receive flu shots.

**As of Fall 2003 TSU will begin a Hepatitis awareness campaign.  Students are urged to get vaccinated for Hepatitis A and B.  They are serious, infectious diseases that affect the liver.  College lifestyle factors increase the risk for the contraction of Hepatitis as well as other diseases transmitted through blood and body fluids.  Many students share almost everything.  They may eat/drink after one another, share personal items such as earrings, razors, even toothbrushes and have unprotected sex.  Students and parents should contact their Primary Care Provider for this immunization.

Please complete the following forms:

 ...and send the forms to:  

Student Health Services
Tennessee State University
Kean Hall Room 304
P.O. Box 9528
Nashville, TN 37209

STAFF

 
Director / Campus Physician  Dr. Ivan R. Davis, Sr. MD
Campus Physican   Dr. Edward R. Hills OB GYN
Nurse Practitioner Beatrice B. Edmundson RN FNP
Nurse Practitioner Karie M. Holldorf RN FNP
Lead Nurse Walretta H. Chandler LPN
Campus Nurse Kenyatta Bradford LPN
Administrative Assistant III William Fain 
Pharmacist Arlesia Frelix PT
Public Health Coordinator KaShawna Parker MSPH

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OUR MISSION

The Tennessee State University Health Services aims to provide quality outpatient health care and education to all students and to empower students with knowledge of their personal health status and educate them on how to maintain a healthy lifestyle throughout their lives.

PHILOSOPHY

Student Health Services is maintained to safeguard the health of the students.  All activities are carried out with emphasis on education for the promotion of good health.

   






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