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All new incoming students are required to show proof of immunization. Immunization forms will not be accepted if the form is incomplete. VIEW FORMS>>

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TSU COVID-19 Testing & Tracing

fi For the past several months, TSU faculty and staff members have been creating and implementing plans to keep the University community as safe and healthy as possible during the world’s worst health crisis in our lifetimes. These plans include detailed instructions from the Tennessee State Department of Health, the Center for Disease Control and other agencies regarding testing, contact tracing, face-coverings, physical distancing, hygiene, facility cleaning, and other guidelines designed to slow the spread of COVID-19.During a recent call it was determined to change the previously agreed upon testing process. 

TSU has self-testing kits available for students, faculty and staff, with pre-paid express shipping.  Kits are available at the Campus Health Center located on the third floor of the Floyd-Payne Campus Center. If you are experiencing coronavirus symptoms, contact the Campus Health Center at (615) 963-5291, email: or contact the TSU COVID-19 non-emergency phone line and email at (615) 963-6888

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Free Flu Shots

Free $10 Publix Gift Card

A Publix pharmacist will be here to
administer Free flu shots!
Please bring your insurance card.

Tuesday, November 10, 2020

10:00AM to 3:00PM

in Kean Hall

*Staff and Faculty must have proof of insurance or pay in cash.

TSU Telehealth Services Powered By myURGENCYMD

atTennessee State University’s University Health Center is now providing Telehealth Services powered by myURGENCYMD.  This telemedicine service provides after-hour, weekend, and off-campus consultations with board-certified physicians via phone, email and video.  Virtual doctor visits can be requested from all 50 states and Puerto Rico, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days per year with no limit to the amount of consultations.  Every telemedicine visit, whether a student is seen while on campus or out-of-state will be reviewed by University Health Center doctors and will provide students with seamless continuity of care.  This partnership puts Tennessee State University on the cutting edge of student healthcare delivery by offering a convenient and cost-efficient alternative to urgent care or clinics when students are unable to been seen on-campus. 

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Our Mission

omThe 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. 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.




Student Health Services


The Tennessee State University's Student Health Center is an on-campus clinic staffed by qualified medical professionals to safeguard the health of TSU students and the University community.  Services provided include:

  • -First Aid
  • -Emergency Care and Referral
  • -Emergency and appt.-based consultation regarding Health Concerns
  • -Gynecology (including annual Woman's Care appts.)
  • -Referrals for the appropriate continuum of care to physicians, hospitals,   clinics, and other related agencies

Students suffering from complex medical/surgical problems are hospitalized at local hospitals of their choice (at their own expense). The university accepts no responsibility for any student requiring hospitalization or specialty referrals. 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 (Room #304 in the Floyd-Payne Campus Center).


Immunization Requirements

irThe 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.


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:

Send the forms to:  

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


Director/ Campus Physician 

Dr. Ivan R. Davis, Sr. MD

Campus Physician

Dr. Edward R. Hills OB GYN 

Dr. Hill is providing Telehealth consults for Women's Care appts. on Wednesdays (the regularly scheduled day), consultations will still be available for this service.

Nurse Practitioner

Beatrice B. Edmundson RN FNP

Lead Nurse Dana Humphrey

Walretta H. Chandler LPN 


Olivia Brown RN

Administrative Assistant

Bonita Collins


Arlesia Frelix PT 


Contact Us

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

Floyd-Payne Campus Center
Kean Hall - 3rd Floor - Room 304 
Phone: (615) 963-5291
Fax: (615) 963-5084

Monday- Friday -8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.  | Saturday- Sunday- closed