Staffed by master's and doctoral-level licensed Nurse Practitioners!
The Health Services Medical Clinic is available Monday and Thursday afternoons from 12:30 p.m. until 4:30 p.m. on the Blountville campus in Room C2112 of the General Studies Building. To ensure that you will be seen, please call 423.323.0212 after 8:15 a.m. to schedule a Same Day appointment. Walk-ins will be seen only as the schedule permits.
The Medical Clinic is provided by licensed Nurse Practitioners from ETSU's Student and University Health Services. Nurse Practitioners provide on-going care, evaluate conditions for referral, offer health education, and answer any questions on health concerns you may have. Evaluations and services include, but are not limited to, the following:
Information on Antibiotics
Students ask many questions about the use of antibiotics. Most students come to Health Services with the expectation of receiving an antibiotic for what is very often a viral syndrome. Most viral illnesses last anywhere from a week to two weeks. Though we wish that antibiotics would help, current medical research does not show this to be true. For more information on the proper use of antibiotics, please visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
- Respiratory infections
- Urinary Tract infections
- Sexually transmitted diseases including HIV
- Sprains and strains
- Immunizations and TB testing
- Screenings for blood pressure and weight
- Vision and hearing screenings
- Reduced cost laboratory testing
- Reduced cost prescriptions
- Cervical cancer screening (PAP Tests)
- Birth control
- Pregnancy testing
- Physical examinations
- Health education
- Other concerns for which you would see a family doctor or practitioner
There is no charge for the office visit, although there may be a minimal fee for certain laboratory tests, vaccinations, or medical supplies.
Medical services received in Health Services are not a substitute for care by your primary health care provider, who knows your health conditions best. Students may be referred back to their primary care provider to ensure continuity of care.
To make an appointment:
Appointments are made on the Same Day as the clinic. Call 423.323.0212 after 8:15 a.m. on Monday or Thursday morning for an afternoon appointment.
If you cannot keep your appointment, please make sure you cancel as soon as possible and as far ahead of your appointment time as you can. You can cancel by calling 423.323.0212.
Important information to know about Medical Clinic appointments:
- Patients must present their Northeast State ID cards and Northeast State 900 ID numbers upon arrival.
- Arrive 15 minutes early for appointments.
- For physicals, bring any necessary forms or paperwork you need filled out. If any areas of the documents require your answers, please come to your appointment having already filled in the information.
Why are most appointments only scheduled for same day service?
The majority of appointments are reserved for same day use. This enables the licensed Nurse Practitioners to see a large number of students the same day they are sick or injured, instead of having to wait several days to get an appointment.
To ensure that you will get an appointment at the time of day that is most convenient for you, you are strongly encouraged to make your appointment as early in the day as possible. Be advised that if you wait until the afternoon to try to be seen in the Medical Clinic there is a possibility appointments will be completely booked for that day.
Additional ways to receive care:
If the appointment schedule is full for the day and/or you have an emergent issue (e.g., asthma attack, allergic reaction, laceration, burn, acute vomiting, diarrhea, urinary tract infection, fever greater than 102 degrees, acute mental health problem, or Sexual Violence) ask to see the Nurse immediately.
Emergencies are handled in order of seriousness of the presenting problem, but the staff is adept at handling serious issues and will work quickly to assess your problem and provide appropriate treatment.
Registered Nurses are available to consult with students, staff, and faculty during regular business hours.
Need advice when Health Services is closed? Visit the Health Topics, Health Web Sites, and Online Screenings resource pages.